Auburn Alabama was named as one of 2009 top ten places to live in the U.S.A. by US News. They took an approach tailored for the times and current economic trends and their choices were based on a reasonable cost of living, stable real estate values, and plenty of entertainment opportunities and in particular, golfing.
Of particular interest to the golfing fan is this area is not only packed with entertainment opportunities for the rest of the family but is home to the Grand National Golf Course as well as being part of the stunning Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, a collection of 468 challenging holes divided between 11 different sites across Alabama.
For those planning a vacation, the Auburn Mariott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National with all the luxuries and plenty of family recreational opportunities, and of course golf at the Grand National Golf Course as a featured draw.
For the golfer planning a retirement home, or second home, then the low cost of living and reasonable real estate prices in this area make it highly attractive. The National Village at Opelika is a shining example of a golfing community, with expansive green spaces and gorgeous hiking trails and of course located adjacent to the renown championship course, the Grand National.
It doesn't matter if you are planning a vacation or hunting for the perfect golfing community, Auburn Alabama certainly deserves a second look from the serious golfing fan.