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About Auburn, Alabama

The first settlers of the city of Auburn in Alabama came in droves in 1876 led by Judge John Harper who envisioned the town to become a center of excellence in terms of education. Now, the city has become a college town and most notably the home of Auburn University. Aside from this, the city is also known for having a rapid economic growth since the 1990s and one of the fast growing within the country. Because it is located in a College Town, Auburn University has given the residents employment opportunities. The manufacturing and service sectors have also made a significant contribution to the city’s economic growth. The arrival of students to take advantage of the university’s high standards of education has also helped the economy. Even the public school system of Auburn has been rated as one of the best in the country, a realization of Judge Harper’s vision. Although the city has no professional sports teams to cheer for, they’re still big on the sport of football, baseball and basketball. For this, the residents make it a point to gather several times a year to cheer for the local teams in the state. Either one wants to shop, dine, stroll, learn, or just enjoy the city, there’s an endless array of things to do, places to visit, and cuisines to taste. Enjoy the vast collection of American and European collections at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, or try the Advancing American Art Collection, which showcases American artists. Before visiting the other minor parks, be sure to go to Chewacla State Park first and try biking, hiking, swimming, and camping for a complete outdoor experience.

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