The hometown of the openly gay Apple CEO Tim Cook, Mobile is actually at the forefront of many LGBT political efforts. The city itself is a hub for families who are raising children. Cornerstone MCC is an openly gay and LGBT friendly place of worship. The city was also ranked officially as the number one city in Alabama for the LGBT community by the 2013 Municipal Equality Index. The Gay Lesbian Bisexual Alliance at the University of Southern Alabama can provide tutors for your kids and a hub of activism if you want to join the LGBT cause directly.
Neighborhoods in Mobile range from sprawling rural properties to spaced one-acre developments. The entire area is pet friendly.