When you think about Auburn, you may think about college football. But Alabama’s fastest-growing metropolitan area is also an ideal city to raise a family. Expectant parents can choose from a variety of obstetricians, midwives, and doulas. (East Alabama Medical Center alone delivers about 2,000 babies each year!)
Cheering on the local college teams is fun for the whole family, but that’s far from the only entertainment in town. Auburn is home to several parks, museums, a large recreation center, and even an arboretum.
The mild weather makes every season a delight. But summers are really special for families in the Auburn-Opelika area, with outdoor concerts, a fun splash park, a vintage miniature train, child-focused library activities, and berry picking.
Anyone who loves shopping (in other words, every mom ever!) is sure to find numerous treasures, from clothing to monogrammed items, to gifts, in one of the many local boutiques. New moms can also forge meaningful connections thanks to a handful of local moms groups.