Live the resort lifestyle all year round when you own a
home or condo in Gulf Shores AL, a Fort Morgan beach condo
or other real estate in Baldwin County, Alabama!
About Gulf Shores
Gulf Shores, Alabama, is a beautiful Gulf Coast community
where you'll enjoy resort style living at its finest.
Whether you rent or buy, you'll love the lifestyle provided
by living in a home or condo in Gulf Shores.
Once you're here, let your cares float away and become a
distant memory in this sun-drenched atmosphere. Spend your
days listening to the warm emerald green waters lapping at
the white sugar sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. They are
some of the whitest beaches in the world due to quartz sand
which is very powdery, soft… and easy on the feet. The
emerald green waters get their color from currents bringing
suspended silt from the Mobile Bay estuarial system.
Feast your eyes on the miles of coastal views. The Gulf
Shores coastline stretches farther than your eye can see…
over 30 miles! Walk along the beach and gather one-of-a-kind
sea shells or build sandcastles. Drink in the sights of
nature as you watch seagulls and egrets in flight. If you're
an angler, drop a line off the fishing pier and see what you
Gulf Shores has it all! You’ll find shopping, seaside
restaurants serving fresh seafood (straight from the Gulf),
vibrant green Gulf Shores golf courses, aqua sports,
dolphin-watching cruises, swimming… and so much more. Come
for a visit and find out why so many people decide to buy a
home or condo in Gulf Shores, AL, or other real estate in
Baldwin County, Alabama, so they can live here full time or
enjoy a vacation home of their own.
As of 2005, Gulf Shores has an estimated population of
over 6,333. The median family income is in the top 10% of
the state; residents enjoy good incomes that support their
Where is Gulf Shores?
Located in the most southern region of Alabama, Gulf Shores
is just south of Interstate 10 and Route 98, via the Foley
At the eastern end of Gulf Shores is a bridge that
connects to Pensacola, Florida, at the western end is Fort
Morgan State Park. Water is everywhere! The Gulf of Mexico,
the Intracoastal Waterway, and Mobile Bay surround Gulf
Mild Coastal Climate
Bask in Gulf Shores' mild coastal climate with its sunny
blue skies and silky Gulf breezes. You’ll find an average
summer temperature around 90° and temperate winters that
average about 65°.
Getting around in Gulf Shores is easy! With short commute
times, about 91% of residents drive to work; many are able
to walk or ride their bikes to work. Cabs, a public bus
system, limousine service and chartered bus transportation
are also available.
If you're traveling between Fort Morgan and Dauphin
Island, try the Mobile Bay Ferry for a scenic commute. It
makes several trips daily. To find out the schedule and
pricing visit the
Mobile Bay Ferry website.
Jack Edwards Airport – Gulf Shores is a well designed
small airport, but it doesn’t handle commercial flights. If
you have travel that requires commuting via a commercial
Pensacola Regional Airport is only a short 38 miles
Vibrant Business Community
Tourism industry is booming in Gulf Shores, but business
owners of all types flourish in this vibrant and friendly
community. Just a few of the many businesses include:
vacation rental management companies, banking, clothiers,
boutiques, jewelry stores, department stores, furniture,
gourmet foods, fresh seafood markets, water sports
equipment, charter boat rentals, coffee shops, casual and
fine dining restaurants.
The modern public schools in Gulf Shores are part of the
Baldwin County school system. Teachers and administrators
strive for excellence in helping students achieve their
educational goals. A large percentage of students go on to
achieve a college education.
Below are Gulf Shores schools:
Looking for a nearby college or university?
The Gulf Shores Campus of Faulkner State Community
College was built in 1993 and is located at 3301 Gulf Shores
Columbia Southern University, with an office in Orange
Beach provides an online accredited degree in many
Gather up your golf clubs and get ready for some action!
There are over seven premier Gulf Shores golf courses. Four
of them are championship courses built by renowned golfers
and golf architects. You’ll find golf courses designed by:
Arnold Palmer, Bruce Devlin, Jim Edgemon, Larry Nelson,
Jerry Pate and Earl Stone. There are courses for every skill
level including challenging water hazards. If you want a
unique golf experience, click here to get the details about
Gulf Shores Golf Courses.
Parks and Recreation
The parks in Gulf Shores are a great place to spend the day
with family and friends. Take the kids and have a picnic
lunch at the local Kids Park. If you like to go “birding,”
you might consider visiting one of the local nature parks.
Gulf Shores parks include:
- New Skate Park - 2008 West 3rd Street
- Sims Park - 2008 West 3rd Avenue
- Meyer Park – 400 East 22nd Avenue
- Kids Park – West 19th Avenue and West 3rd Street
- Gulf Shores Sportsplex – 19025 Oak Road West
- Wade Ward Nature Center – 500 Gulf Shores Parkway
- Wetlands Nature Park (behind the Sportsplex) - 19025
Oak Road West
seven Gulf Shores parks to choose from, your family will
stay active and enjoy the many opportunities for recreation
and local events.
One of the Top Attractions in
Gulf State Park, which sits on more than 6,150 acres of
prime coastal property, is widely considered to be the
premier attraction in Gulf Shores. Gulf State Park is famous
for its long white sand beaches, unbelievable surf and
abundance of plant and animal wildlife.
There are a number of activities available within Gulf
- Lodging - both modern and rustic cottages are
- Camping - all campsites are newly renovated. For
those who prefer to use a camper or recreational vehicle
(RV), the Gulf State Park Campground features water and
sewer hook ups, with 50 amp service. All camping pads
are newly paved and larger than normal size so that it
is easier to use your camper or RV.
- Enjoying the 2+ miles of white sand beaches
- Spending the day on Lake Shelby, a 900 acre fresh
- Site seeing
- Hiking one of the many nature trails
- Playing tennis
- Picnicking in pavilions or picnic areas
- Golfing on a world class championship Gulf Shores
The main entrance to Gulf State Park is located at 20115
State Highway 135 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Additional
information can be obtained by calling 251-948-7275, or by
Parks Department website.
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Formed in 1989, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo was originally
known as the Zooland Animal Park and was founded by Joey
Ward of Gulf Shores, AL.
The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is located within walking
distance of some of the most amazing beaches in the Gulf
Coast area. It has been has been featured on the cable
television network Animal Planet.
More than 300 animals, including macaws, monkeys, bears,
tigers and lions, call the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo home. The
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo has a petting zoo, an aviary and a
reptile house. During the summer months, you can see daily
animal shows that showcase the talents of the zoo's
Located at 1204 Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores,
Alabama, the Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except
for closures on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
For additional information visit the
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo website.
Bon Secour National Wildlife
Spend a few hours in this 6,000-acre wildlife habitat and
you may see migratory birds and nesting sea turtles. More
then 370 species of birds, including ospreys, herons and
hummingbirds, have been identified during migratory seasons.
This is also the home of the endangered Alabama beach mouse.
Visitors can enjoy fishing, hiking and birding tours. Visit
Secour National Wildlife Refuge's website to find out
Alabama Coastal Birding Trail
I was surprised to learn that according to statistics people
spend more money on birding than on golf. But this probably
doesn't surprise you if you're an avid birder.
The National Audubon Society has named the Alabama
Coastal Birding Trail as one of the top birding trails in
the nation. This trail is actually a series of six loops.
The loop that goes through Gulf Shores begins at the bridge
over Perdido Pass. This section is part of the Gulf State
Park and consists of beach and sea oat habitat with
opportunities for fishing, bird watching, and scenic views
of both the Gulf of Mexico and Perdido Pass.
Get information on all six loops at the
Alabama Coastal Birding Trail website.
Annual National Shrimp Festival
Gulf Shores hosts the Annual National Shrimp Festival, held
the second full weekend in October each year. While this
four-day festival highlights shrimp, it also features
musical entertainment, over 300 vendors offering fine arts
as well as arts and crafts, and a special section devoted to
children. This popular festival has something for everyone.
Get all the details at the
Annual National Shrimp Festival's website.
Located just west of Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan has the
distinction of being the great historical site of the
American Civil War battle of Mobile Bay. Fort Morgan was
named after Daniel Morgan, a well-known hero of the American
Civil War. Take an enlightening look into our past and visit
historic Fort Morgan. Meander along the river bank and
imagine American Civil War troops getting water and camping
overnight. See the guardian of Mobile Bay with all its
cannons; or follow the 90 mile Mobile Civil War Trail up to
Mobile. While you’re in Mobile visit Mobile’s grandest
The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion built in 1855.
Homes and Condos in Gulf Shores and Real Estate in
Baldwin County, Alabama
When considering purchasing real estate in Baldwin County,
you have many choices of styles, price ranges and amenities
to choose from including:
- Affordable single family homes
- Gulf Shores golf course homes
- Spectacular upscale waterfront homes
- Condos in Gulf Shores AL
- Fort Morgan beach condos
- New construction homes and condos
- And prime building lots
Gulf Shores' low crime rate and natural coastal beauty
makes it an ideal place to live, work, and raise a family.
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Come Home to Gulf Shores
Want to be near the emerald green waters of the Gulf coast
and white sugar sand beaches and close to shopping,
restaurants, water sports entertainment and more? You’ll
love it in Gulf Shores!
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