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A low cost of living

The southeast region of the state is an affordable place to live, relocate or expand your business. Alabama has some of the lowest property taxes in the nation, giving you the ability to own and enjoy more. Dothan, a city of Dale, Henry and Houston counties, has the lowest cost of living in Alabama, according to the 2018 ACCRA Cost of Living Index. The city’s overall cost of living is 16% below the national average.

Southeast Alabama Attractions

Yoholo Micco Trail

333 E. Broad Street
Eufaula, AL 36027

Enjoy 3.2 miles of an abandoned rail bed that is now a beautiful walking trail with picturesque scenes, waterviews and many other hidden jewels along the way. Treehugger Park for an enjoyable picnic lunch, bird watcher's alley for the avid watcher and a fitness site.

Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Highland Oaks

904 Royal Parkway
Dothan, AL 36305

Located in the southeast corner of Alabama, Highland Oaks offers three nine-hole championship courses a nine-hole Short Course in Dothan.

The United States Army Aviation Museum

6000 Novosel Street
Fort Rucker, AL 36362

The U.S. Army Aviation Museum houses exhibits telling the history of Army Aviation ranging from a replica of the B-model Military Flyer built by the Wright Brothers to the latest in helicopter technology.

Frank Jackson State Park

100 Jerry Adams Drive
Opp, AL 36467

Frank Jackson State Park is a publicly owned recreation area that wraps around Lake Frank Jackson and forms the northwesternmost portion of the city of Opp in Covington County. The 2,050-acre park offers fishing, swimming and camping.

Wiregrass Museum of Art

126 Museum Avenue
Dothan, AL 36303

The Wiregrass Museum of Art hosts innovative educational programs that engage diverse audiences through their collections and exhibits. Admission to the museum is free and guided tours are available for visitors.

Pioneer Museum of Alabama

248 Highway 231 N
Troy, AL 36081

The museum is centered in a 19th-century farmstead with old buildings and artifacts, including a steam train and horse-drawn jail.

Annual Events

Kiwanis Covington County Fair

The Kiwanis Covington County Fair is sponsored by the Kiwanis Covington County Fair Association Inc. and co-sponsored by the Agriculture Center Board/Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Scarecrows in the Park

Scarecrows line the walking trails of Frank Jackson State Park during the months of October and November. The decorations and scarecrow scenes are created and donated by various individuals, businesses and school groups.

World Championship Domino Tournament

The Championship is always held the second weekend of July, with more than 300 people participating.

National Peanut Festival

Houston County hosts the nation’s largest peanut festival in Dothan, bringing thousands to the Wiregrass each year.

Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo

A fun-filled, family friendly weekend with snake shows, arts and crafts, and good food.

Crawdad & Music Festival

Grab a chair and listen to the sounds of wonderful music while biting into savory delights! This is a family-friendly, annual event held in downtown Ozark, AL on April 6, 2019.

Claybank Jamboree Arts & Crafts Festival

On the first Saturday in October, is a day filled with arts and crafts, food, children's amusements and live music. The event will be held on October 5, 2019 in downtown Ozark, AL.

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