City of Fairhope
Today, Fairhope is a breathtaking vision that draws visitors from around the world who come to enjoy its natural beauty and its vibrant downtown filled with unique shops and galleries, gourmet restaurants, cozy cafes and more. A growing community of over 16,000 residents, Fairhope is also much more than just one of the prettiest small towns in the South. The city leads the way for others with active recycling programs, a state-of-the art water treatment system, involved citizens (over 70 percent report doing some type of volunteer work), and a new Comprehensive Plan that seeks to maintain the city’s high quality of life through controlled growth and development. Fairhope is a southern sanctuary that will transport you away from the outside world, whether you stroll along the Mobile Bay front at sunset or prefer to sit and listen to and watch local artists and musicians.
The picturesque community named Fairhope was founded in 1894 by idealists from Iowa who envisioned a economic Utopian society with a common ownership of land and gathered it had a “fair hope of success”. Not only was the Single Tax Colony established but also miles of beach that run along Mobile Bay, gorgeous bluffs where the view is impeccable, and many other lush green spaces filled with hundred year old Live Oak trees tinseled with Spanish Moss. Currently, the city of Fairhope maintains over 300 acres of parks.
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Fairhope has a vibrant downtown with unique shops, art galleries, and delicious eateries. You can find anything from a tackle box, the perfect pair of shoes, or the latest best seller all nestled along the tree lined streets of downtown. Take a walk along the flower-filled streets that take center stage and you will see that Fairhope’s Horticulture department is second to none. Floral displays are changed six times throughout the year according to the season. The annual ‘Lighting of the Trees’ ceremony kicks off the holiday season in November and lights stay on throughout Mardi Gras.
Known for it’s arts community, wildlife enthusiasts, and a plethora of community sponsored events Fairhope fosters fun for the whole family. Whether it’s the annual Arts and Crafts Festival, the Alabama Coastal BirdFest Expo, Polo at the Point, or the Jubilee Kids Triathlon, there is always something to do in Fairhope. It has been noted by well known authors that inspiration is abound in Fairhope and it is the perfect back drop to settle in and write. Take a stroll down by the Bay or have a look out over the Bluffs at sunset and you’ll know exactly why people from all over come to Fairhope.
Dedicated to making Fairhope the best it can be is shown throughout the community. Thomas Hospital, located in Fairhope, was recently awarded the honor of being one of Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals in the nation. Fairhope has two college campuses, Faulkner state Community college and the University of South Alabama/Baldwin County. ESILL, the Eastern Shore Institute for Lifelong Learning, offers unique non-credit courses in a variety of subjects for all ages. With a commitment to excellence, Fairhope is a community for all ages. Come visit, and you’ll see why you will want to call Fairhope home.
Fairhope is located within the Baldwin County Public School District and is home to Fairhope Elementary School, J. Larry Newton School, Fairhope Middle School, Fairhope Intermediate School and Fairhope High School.
Fairhope is located in Baldwin County, Alabama, near Point Clear, about 30 minutes from Mobile, Alabama and a little over an hour from Pensacola. This central location makes it a great choice if you need to commute to nearby cities.
Recreational activities abound on the bay ranging from fishing, golfing on one of the magnificent courses, biking, playing tennis, sailing and other water sports. Since the climate here is so pleasant, you can enjoy yourself all year-round. There are also many local festivals sponsored during the year as well as shopping that can be done at downtown galleries.
Fairhope has a host of restaurants for your dining pleasure. From Village Peddler and Camellia Cafe to Mr. Gene’s Beans, you won’t find better examples of traditional favorites near your South Alabama home! Mary Ann’s Deli and Bay Breeze Cafe or The Biscuit King provide casual dining for locals who live in South Alabama and want to enjoy a more casual atmosphere. If you enjoy vegetarian fare, stop by The Sunflower Cafe in Fairhope for delicious and healthy food, including a fabulous spinach and artichoke dip. For more information on Fairhope restaurants, click here.
Fairhope offers a wide range of shopping to accommodate all of your needs, from antiques, apparel and accessories to beauty, spa & cosmetics. You can also find unique books, art, collectibles and jewelry in Fairhope’s many specialty stores. Click here to see a list of shops located in Fairhope, Alabama.
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