If you’re considering purchasing an Orange Beach condo
or other real estate in Baldwin County Alabama, here’s what
you need to know…
About Orange Beach
This magical gulf coast resort community stimulates your
senses as you discover its pristine beauty. Experience the
sun-kissed sand beaches and shimmering Gulf waters that look
like little diamonds sparkling in the sunlight. Listen to
the rush of the surf as the tide comes in. Here, you’ll find
some of the bluest skies, whitest and softest quartz sand
beaches and never-ending views of the emerald green waters
of the Gulf of Mexico.
The city of Orange Beach, Alabama is just east of
Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan in Baldwin County. Continuing on
to the east, you'll run into Perdido Key which goes all the
way to the Florida border.
The main mode of transportation is car. With such
great weather, you may prefer to bike or walk. Other means
of available transportation are local cabs, chartered limos
and chartered buses. The nearest commercial airport is
Pensacola Regional Airport which is just a short 30 mile
This progressive, coastal resort community has a
booming and vital economy. Tourism is the primary industry
with tourists and winter snowbirds pouring millions into the
local economy all year.
Orange Beach is host to vacationers from near and far and
is widely recognized as a year-round destination. Winters
bring the snowbirds from the upper Midwest and Canada, while
summers bring tourists from across the nation.
Businesses of all types find a thriving atmosphere here.
Just a few of the many businesses in Orange Beach are:
Hotels, vacation rental management companies, banking,
boutiques, clothiers, fresh seafood markets, casual and fine
dining restaurants, seaside cafés, coffee shops, art stores,
water sports equipment and charter boat rentals…and much
The average household income was $66,511 in 2006
with over 27% having incomes above $75,000. This provides
residents the ability to afford the easy resort lifestyle
they have come to treasure.
Orange Beach has a high number of college educated
residents. About 27% of full-time residents have some
college, while 36% of the population has a college degree.
Today the resident population of Orange Beach is over
5,330 and growing. It’s made up of professionals, families
and retirees. About half of the residents are married with
families, seniors who live here full time make up 17% of the
population and the average age is 44.
Orange Beach has a semitropical climate where
you’ll find some of the best weather on the coast. Year
round temperatures average 68°, with summer in the high 80’s
and an average of 65° in the winter. The wonderful
year-round weather is one of the reasons people love to live
and vacation in Orange Beach.
The Baldwin County School System won the 2007
Magna Award. It was one of fifteen school systems recognized
by the American School Board Journal in 2007, for
outstanding performance in classroom technology. Teachers
and administrators work hand-in-hand with parents to insure
children receive a quality education.
The school district employs highly qualified teachers
whose goal is to prepare students for great learning skills.
Alabama elementary schools led the nation in fourth grade
reading ability in 2007.
Local schools and colleges are as follows:
A Fishy History
Orange Beach was originally founded by fishermen
and boat builders and developed around a fishing community.
Fishermen found the Gulf of Mexico waters teeming with fresh
seafood and enormous fish. Today, the city has the largest
charter fishing fleet on the Gulf of Mexico with over 100 charter boats.
Lifestyle & Activities
If relaxation is what you’re after, spend a lazy
morning drinking coffee in your Orange Beach condo, looking
out at the inspiring views of the beach and Gulf coast. When
you're ready for some sun, head to the beach which is only
steps away. Kick off your sandals and dig your toes into the
soft sand. As you walk along, you'll find unique seashells
such as Beaded Periwinkle, King’s Crown, Wentletrap, Auger,
Calico Scallop, Horse Conch, Lightning Welk and Lion’s Paw.
This unpretentious, deep-south community is perfect for
living an active lifestyle. Whether you love tennis,
swimming, golf, boating, croquet, sailing, fishing or just
about any other outdoor activity, you'll find excellent
resources and state-of-the-art facilities in and around
For seniors, the Orange Beach Senior Activity Center
provides many weekly activities including arts and crafts,
dances, educational classes, games, trips and more.
Orange Beach has so much to offer, you’ll spend a
lifetime experiencing it all!
You can fish off the pier or charter a boat to go
river or back bay fishing. If you like the challenge of
deep sea fishing, you can charter a boat for a half day
or more and go deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Some
of the species of fish you might reel in are: Blue Marlin,
Dolphin, Grouper, Mackerel, Tuna, Red Snapper and Wahoo. No
matter what type of angler you are, you’ll find a rewarding
fishing experience in Orange Beach.
You’re only a short 10 minute boat ride from the
Orange Beach Marina, a sport fishing and boating
paradise. You can go boating, surfing, catamaran sailing or
swim in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Every August
you can observe the offshore power boat races along the Gulf
The Alabama coast is home to a variety of birds.
One of the most popular birding spots in the area is The
Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. The Trail, which is actually
a series of loops, provides directional and interpretive
signage to enhance the birding experience. Each loop takes
approximately a half day or more to complete. In between the
loops are places to eat, sightsee and absorb the coastal
beauty. Nature and birding enthusiasts will spy many species
of birds including majestic white egrets, cranes and
seagulls. To learn more about this birding paradise, click
on this link to
The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.
Bird buffs from around the nation flock to the annual
Alabama Coastal BirdFest. Here they can participate in
guided birding tours, attend seminars and take part in the
daylong Bird and Conservation Expo. To get all the details
about this event, click here to visit the
Alabama Coastal BirdFest website.
There are many talented artists in Orange Beach
who contribute to the beauty and culture of the community.
You’ll find accomplished artisans such as: Artists,
sculptors, writers, musicians, performers and photographers.
One of Orange Beach’s attractions is the
Orange Beach Art Center, formerly known as the Orange
Beach Hotel. The art center is located at 26389 Canal Road
in Waterfront Park. Area artisans display and sell their art
in the Orange Beach Art Center gallery and gift shop. There
is one-of-a-kind jewelry, paintings and photography,
pottery, mosaics…and more. Special informal concerts and
plays are held in the main gallery room with an intimate
setting of 26 people. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon
with family and friends!
The Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival is
held in Orange Beach every year in early November. The
festival provides an atmosphere to promote songwriters,
whether they have already written hit songs or they are
aspiring writers who need a forum to learn and get their
music out to the world. Find out this year's dates and
information by clicking on this link to the
International Songwriters Festival website.
Picture your foursome stepping onto any of these
golf courses under the beautiful blue skies of the Gulf
coast. You’ll find manicured, challenging fairways and
greens. There are numerous golf courses close by, including
the Orange Beach Golf Center located at 24401 Canal Road.
This public course has 9-holes and is 1,984 yards long; it
was designed by W. R. Bean and built in 1995.
Additionally, you’re just a short ride away from six Gulf
Shores golf courses:
Just east of Orange Beach, in Perdido Key, you’ll find
Key Golf Club and the
Perdido Bay Golf Club which is the former site of the
Pensacola Open. So, dust off your golf clubs and get ready
for a thrilling game of golf!
Orange Beach Condos and Real
Estate in Baldwin County Alabama
Imagine living where you have the best of all
worlds…beaches, the Gulf of Mexico to play in year round,
and most importantly…a great home for your family.
Here you'll find a wide variety of home styles including:
- single family homes
- quaint beachfront homes
- unique Gulf Shores golf course homes
- Orange Beach condos
- luxurious waterfront homes
- new construction,
- prime building lots
Prices range from the affordable to upscale beachfront
homes in the millions. Click here to start your
Search for Orange Beach
Condos and Real Estate in Baldwin County Alabama For Sale.
Elberta Condo Real Estate
One of the many requests I receive is for an
Elberta Condo. Real estate in Elberta does not include
condos. But there are many beautiful condos nearby including
Orange Beach condos, condos in Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan
condos. If you're interested in Elberta condo real estate,
contact me today to find out
which of these properties best fits your needs.
If you’re looking for resort style living in an
upscale golf community, I can help!
There are four great golf communities close by. Click here
to read about these Gulf
Shores Golf Courses and Fort Morgan Golf Course Communities.
Whatever you desire, there is real estate in Baldwin
County Alabama waiting for you. Come home to Orange Beach!
Let me help you find your Orange Beach condo or Gulf Shores
golf course dream home. Contact me
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