Montgomery, the capital city of Alabama, is located in the River Region, which is well known for its natural beauty. One of the earliest financial centers for the state, Montgomery continues to be an economic driver for the region. The main industries here include technology, manufacturing, health care and professional services. The city was recently ranked by Expansion Magazine as one of the “Hottest Cities in America” for business relocation and expansion.
Montgomery has a diverse mix of public and private school options, as well as quality post-secondary institutions. Health care in the region is excellent, with hospitals offering comprehensive medical services and facilities as well as cutting-edge specialty services and practices.
When it comes to recreation, there are many options for Montgomery residents. The natural beauty of the River Region makes it ideal for great hiking, biking, walking and other outdoor activities. For golf enthusiasts, there is the legendary Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail that attracts visitors from all over the world, as well as many excellent courses. Montgomery also plays host each year to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the fifth largest of its kind in the nation. The festival takes place in Carolyn Blount Theater Complex, which houses two separate theaters with a combined seating of over 1,000 people. The Festival Stage and the Octagon Stage, modeled after Shakespeare's Globe Theater, are set in a beautiful 250-acre park. The Winton M. Blount Cultural Park houses the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and boasts a garden modeled on those of the English herb gardens of the Renaissance period.
What you may not know about Montgomery:
- Montgomery’s business leaders were instrumental in founding Birmingham in 1871.
- Maxwell Air Force Base is built on the site of the Wright Brothers' Aviation School.
- Montgomery’s historical downtown is the home of the first electric trolley system in the United States.
- Montgomery is home to Hyundai Motor Company's first assembly plant in the United States.
- Montgomery also is home to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Fine Arts Museum, the fifth largest museum in the world.