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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Centre, Alabama

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Where to Retire in Centre and Home Prices

According to Zillow, the median home value was $136,592 in mid-2021.

What Is Special about Centre

The lake is the community's largest draw, with camp grounds, boat rentals and marinas aplenty. 

What Is Not Special about Centre

The poverty rate here is high, and limited shopping may dissuade some from retiring here. 

Climate and Physical Environment

Summers are very humid while winters are in the thirties and up. Centre is located on a very large lake, Weiss Lake, in northeastern Alabama, not far from Georgia border and the town of Rome.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Admittedly the outdoor life is more celebrated here than the cultural one. However at the Cherokee Historical Museum the local history and heritage is depicted in displays of old local newspapers, shotguns, wagons, Indian artifacts, doll collections, celebrity memorabilia, etc.


The crime rate is low.

Medical Facilities

The Cherokee Medical Center has 60 beds and a 24/7 emergency department. 


The closest large airport is approximately 85 miles away in Birmingham; Centre is about average in walkability when compared to other communities.

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