As Alabama’s only salt-water port, residents have long enjoyed the thriving economy that has depended on a history of healthy trade. Mobile is also the oldest city in the state and has a rich history that has been influenced by British, French, Creole, Spanish and Greek legacies. You can easily see how all these different cultures have had their influence on this amazing city as you walk through one of eight National Register Historic Districts. Known for its Southern charm and incredible variety of cuisine, this is a foodie's dream city. Try some wild-caught Gulf blue crabs, shrimp and oysters at top restaurants such as Wintzell’s Oyster House or Half Shell Oyster House. If you want some authentic Southern fried chicken, then Mary’s Southern Cooking is the place for you. Mobile is much more than just great architecture and food; the museums and festivals celebrate the area's great history and are known world-wide. Besides the History Museum of Mobile, there are also unique museums such as the Mobile Medical Museum and Mobile Carnival Museum - a real treat for culture lovers. The city is also the first to organize Mardi Gras in the United States, which lasts more than two and a half weeks and features a number of activities and entertainment options that the whole family can enjoy. Living in this great city is more affordable than ever with manufactured homes giving buyers all the benefits and safety of a site-built home for only a fraction of the cost. You’ll be able to find high-quality homes built by some of the best contractors in the state such as Clayton Homes, at prices starting from $43,047. With all the money you save, you can have all those special amenities you’ve always dreamed about, such as granite countertops, hardwood flooring and gourmet kitchen appliances.