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Montgomery, Alabama, situated along the banks of the Alabama River, has a rich and storied history that dates back to the early 19th century. Founded in 1819, the city quickly became a hub of the Southern cotton industry and was a major player in the slave trade, earning it the nickname “Cradle of the Confederacy.” During the Civil War, Montgomery served as the first capital of the Confederacy before eventually being relocated to Richmond, Virginia. The city was also a focal point of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, with the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott led by Rosa Parks sparking national attention and eventual change in racial segregation laws. Today, Montgomery is a vibrant city known for its rich cultural heritage, historic landmarks, and vibrant arts scene. The city continues to grow and evolve while honoring its past and looking towards a bright future.

1. The top 10 industries that are hiring locally:

  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Finance
  • Construction
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Government

2. The top 10 recreational activities the area is known for:

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Camping
  • Kayaking
  • Wine tasting
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Rock climbing

3. Average low and high temperature for the month:

  • Low: 45°F
  • High: 75°F

4. Average precipitation for the month:

  • 3 inches

5. Elevation:

  • 2500 feet above sea level

6. Average home price:

  • $350,000

7. Average household income:

  • $60,000

8. The top 10 tourist points of interest:

  • National Park
  • Historical Museum
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Zoo
  • Scenic Overlook
  • Shopping District
  • Art Gallery
  • Waterfront Pier
  • Adventure Park
  • Performing Arts Center

The top 10 restaurants:

Central

Montgomery

Offering an array of American classics, including fried oyster sliders and lamb ribs, this eatery presents a rustic atmosphere with hearty portions and a focus on seafood and grilled favorites.

Taste

Montgomery

TASTE isn’t a conventional bar, lounge or nightclub, but a sophisticated haven for grown-ups with excellent beverage choices and stimulating conversation with interesting people. The menu features flights of wine, craft beer & a variety of tapas including cheese plates, flatbreads & desserts.

First Watch

Montgomery

The bacon was delicious and the cheese grits were very tasty as well. Friendly, your food comes out quick and hot and delicious!

Ravello Ristorante

Montgomery

Italian, American, Seafood. Local eats.

Current Events:

The Rock Orchestra By Candlelight
Apr 15
Thu • 8:00pm

The Rock Orchestra By Candlelight

Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

REO Speedwagon
Apr 01
Thu • 7:30pm

REO Speedwagon

Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That... Tour 2024
May 01
Thu • 7:30pm

Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That… Tour 2024

Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

The Black Jacket Symphony Presents Prince's 'Purple Rain'
May 17
Thu • 8:00pm

The Black Jacket Symphony Presents Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’

Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

Comedian Earthquake & Nephew Tommy Featuring JJ Williamson & Celebrity
Mar 29
Thu • 7:30pm

Comedian Earthquake & Nephew Tommy Featuring JJ Williamson & Celebrity

Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

An R-Rated Magic Show
Mar 13
Thu • 8:00pm

An R-Rated Magic Show

Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

Pete Davidson Prehab Tour
Apr 19
Thu • 7:00pm

Pete Davidson Prehab Tour

Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

Maddie & Tae
May 02
Thu • 8:00pm

Maddie & Tae

Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

World Ballet Series: Swan Lake
Mar 25
Thu • 7:00pm

World Ballet Series: Swan Lake

Montgomery Performing Arts Centre