Quality of Life - Second to None

We could spend hours telling you how great Florence, Alabama is, but we will let some of these major publications tell our story.


Here's what USA Today had to say about Florence....

"Florence was voted as the most picturesque small town in the State of Alabama.   Florence sits on the Tennessee River in North Alabama and is a gateway to Helen Keller's home in nearby Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals' tremendous music scene."


Southern Living had this to say....

This great old college town on the edge of the Tennessee River oozes creativity, from hometown heroes W.C. Handy (the father of the blues) and legendary record producer Sam Phillips to contemporary designers Billy Reid and Natalie Channin.  Experience the town's creative vibe during First Friday sidewalk art shows or by perusing renowned galleries such as ARTifacts.  Wonder through one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most iconic designs at the Rosenbaum House.  Just down the road is Muscle Shoals, home of FAME Studios, where Aretha Franklin recorded 'I Never Loved a Man' (her first big hit), Wilson Pickett recorded 'Mustang Sally', and Etta James recorded 'Tell Mama.'  Today, it's a magnet for young Southern bands attracted by its storied pedigree."


Real Estate Website Movoto had even more to say...

"When most people hear the name Florence, luxury and beauty come to mind.  Of course they're usually thinking of the one in Italy - but those images wouldn't be too far off for this city in Lauderdale County.  Florence is considered the economic hub of northwestern Alabama, and is know for events like the W.C. Handy Music Festival in the summer and the Renaissance Faire in the fall.

Perhaps now, though, it will be known as one of the most pleasant places in Alabama, due to it's average summer temperature of 78° and air quality score of 36 out of 100 - one of the best in the state.  Perhaps this clean air is partly due to a low average commute time of just 19 minutes, or the 340 businesses nearby, cutting back on residents' time spent in the car."