The Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, which hosts the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament, was the one-time stomping ground to Michael Jordan, who briefly played for the Birmingham Barons.
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This year, MONEY scoured the nation to determine the best places to live in each state, adding a new category to their “Best Places to Live” franchise.
One reason they added this Best in State list is to help people find a new and perhaps better hometown that’s relatively close to their current one. The other reason is perhaps less useful, but it’s more fun: bragging rights. See what topped MONEY's list for Southern states.
The steel-truss War Eagle bridge, built in 1907, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The unincorporated area administered by the Cobb County Government was once dominated by chain restaurants, but it's now embracing mom-and-pops that will give your taste buds a pleasant surprise—and make the most of the small-town Dixie hospitality.
Sitting between the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Everglades to the west, Weston has no shortage of green space, including a dozen sports fields, nearly 50 miles of lined bike lanes, and the 100-acre Weston Regional Park.
The Horse Capital of the World is in the center of the inner Bluegrass Region. And have we mentioned you will never have to worry about finding good bourbon again?
Along the east bank of the Red River, Bossier City is home to Barksdale Air Force Base and four riverboat casinos/hotels.
Among its attractions are a 250-acre Gulfport Sportsplex and Gulf Islands Water Park, the largest water park on the coast.
A suburb of Raleigh, Cary offers a solid school system, safe streets, healthy job opportunities—plus 39 greenway trails and a massive nature preserve.
One of the prettiest cities in the country, Charleston is kissed on all sides by water, from the Cooper and Ashley rivers to the harbor leading to the Atlantic.
Back in the 1800s, Bartlett was a stop on the stagecoach route. In fact, it was formed from two towns: one called Union Depot and the other, apparently alluding to the lush surroundings, called Green Bottom.
The Plano Balloon Festival has become a signature annual event every fall. The rest of the year, Plano is known for making good on its motto—"A great place to do business," which has helped draw companies including J.C. Penney, Frito-Lay, and Bank of America to town.
At Ashburn’s epicenter is One Loudoun, a community that blends offices, shops, restaurants, entertainment, condominiums, and hotels where people gather for outdoor concerts, farmer’s markets, 5K races, and the December tree lighting ceremony.
Fall looks good on Charleston from across the North Plaza of the West Virginia State Capitol building in autumn.