Nicest Place in the South: February 2017

All rivers, they say, flow to the sea, and here in Southern Alabama, that means Fairhope. The city sits high on a sloping plateau, curling itself around the soft brown sand of the Mobile Bay, but despite the panoramic views this offers, you’ll find no towering condos or chronic arcade-bing standing between you and the sunset. The folks of Fairhope subscribe to a different pace, one that mimics the softness of the sea air, the gentle nudge of spent waves, and the quiet of a land utterly at peace with itself. Brimming with artists, writers, and other folks who appreciate the fullness of quietude, this jewel of the eastern shore is easily one of the Nicest Places in the South. (Check back here throughout the month of February for more Fairhope stories and photos.)



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