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Alabama Retirement Communities

As a retirement destination, Alabama is a bit of a hidden gem. But if you ask anyone who has decided to live their golden years in the Heart of Dixie, you’ll quickly learn what makes it a fantastic retirement destination. Learn more about activities, amenities, and benefits in Alabama, and get more information on our Alabama senior retirement campus, Magnolia Trace.

Acts Retirement-Life Communities in Alabama

  • Magnolia Trace

    One Clubhouse Avenue, Huntsville 35802

    Our beautiful retirement community in Huntsville, AL – named one of Money Magazine’s Best Places to Retire! Learn more about this quaint community.

Local Landmarks & Points of Interest Map for Alabama Retirees

Our Alabama senior community has so many on-campus activities, like fitness classes, an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and more. But you can also explore the Huntsville area and take in all the historic landmarks, shopping destinations, restaurants, and local culture of Madison County. Check out our interactive map below to see some of the local points of interest:


Golfing: The Huntsville, Alabama area is home to several public and private golf courses. A few golf courses are even a short distance from Magnolia Trace! And thanks to Huntsville’s temperate weather, you can practically golf year-round.

Outdoor Activities: Speaking of the great weather, Huntsville has plenty of parks, hiking trails, and bike trails. Learn more about parks in the Huntsville area.

Historic Landmarks: Like history? The Huntsville area has plenty of historic buildings, churches, and districts to be explored. Some landmarks worth checking out include Historic Huntsville Depot and Burritt on the Mountain.

Retiring with Acts Means Peace of Mind

Find out about lifelong healthcare at a fixed rate offered at Magnolia Trace.

Explore the Acts Retirement Communities Network

Perhaps you already live at our AL retirement home but are interested in visiting some of our other communities. The good news is that every Acts resident can visit and enjoy the amenities all 21 of our communities at no extra charge. Take a trip to an Acts community in Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, or any other state where Acts is present!

All Acts communities have attained the senior industry’s mark of excellence, having been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF-CCAC), an independent accreditor of health and human services organizations.

Benefits of Retiring in Alabama

Magnolia Trace residents who are new to Alabama love the great weather. Active seniors who want to live their retirement years to the fullest seem to thrive at our Alabama retirement community.

For those who enjoy shopping, dining, and the arts, Huntsville has plenty to offer. And Birmingham is less than two hours away.

Finally, Magnolia Trace offers Acts' Type A Life Care contract. So you get to relax and live your retirement exactly as you’ve always dreamed – worry-free!

Why Retirees Love Alabama

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    Low Cost of Living: According to CNBC, Alabama has one of the lowest costs of living in the United States. That means retirees have more money to spend on fun activities and hobbies that they wish to pursue in retirement.

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    Great Weather: Alabama has an average annual temperature of 65 degrees. If you’ve spent your whole life up north, moving to Magnolia Trace means you can say goodbye to blizzards and punishing winter storms for good!

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    Tax-Friendly: Not only is the average cost of living less in Alabama, but the state is tax-friendly towards retirees. has a breakdown of what taxes you can expect to pay.

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    Alabama is particularly friendly to veterans, and offers several programs and benefits for those who have served in the military.