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Gulf Shores Alabama Things To Do

Gulf Shores Alabama Real Estate Guide

Located on a western Alabama barrier island at the entrance to Mobile Bay, Gulf Shores is home to casual beach living, an active retirement community, and upscale resorts. Situated on the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Shores boasts incredible views from affordable condominiums, low crime rates, and a variety of eateries. Named one of America’s Best Little Beach Towns by Travel and Leisure magazine, Gulf Shores offers state parks, miles of pristine sandy beaches, incredible golf courses, fishing and leisure activities to locals and visitors alike. While the average age of residents is 46, Gulf Shores offers plenty to do for families from the 20-acre Waterville USA waterpark to the hiking trails in the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge awaiting exploration. Notable golf venues include Kiva Dunes, one of the state’s top courses. With a cost of living index below the national average, Gulf Shores offers lower costs in healthcare, energy and fuel than beach communities in other states.

Interesting Facts:

  • Mobile Bay Jubilee: A random, naturally occurring phenomenon during which a variety of species of crabs shrimp, flounder, eels and other fish-life swarm in the shallower coastal waters of the bay. Jubilee attracts visitors as locals celebrate easy access to abundant seafood.
  • Pleasure Island: As a major player in the local economy, tourism is part of the fabric of Gulf Shores life. For that reason, pleasure-seekers often refer to the area as Pleasure Island. Offering gulf fishing, beautiful white sandy beaches, golf, chartered boating cruises with dolphin watching, and water sports of all kinds, families and visitors of all ages enjoy the amenities of this relatively inexpensive playground.
  • Hangout Music Festival: Referred to locally as Hangout Fest or just simply Hangout, this three-day annual music festival held in May at the public beaches features multiple music genres, including rock, electronic dance music, indie and hip hop, that appeal to all comers. Named for the restaurant located at the terminus of State Route 59, the festival opened in 2010 despite the oil spill.
  • White Sand: The powdery white sand beaches of Gulf Shore come from quartz grains washed down to the Gulf from the Appalachian Mountains.


Good to Know:

  • Gulf Shores City Government: Check the city government website for vital information from city services and ordinances to community events.
  • Thomas B. Norton Public Library: Featuring free Wi-Fi and a computer lab, printing, photocopy, and fax services, the Thomas B. Norton Public Library services the community with a summer reading program and showcases local artists and art workshops.
  • Baldwin County Public Schools: Baldwin County is a national leader in a progressive, innovative digital approach to K-12 learning. Hallmarks of the Digital Renaissance programs are that students are the center of the classroom learning experience. Digital tools empower teachers to connect students with innovative learning opportunities.
  • Gulf Coast Senior Alliance: A team of professionals, from healthcare specialists to Financial Advisors, pledge high ethical standards of service to the area’s senior community.

Gulf Shores Alabama Things To Do information provided by the Jason Will Real Estate Team 251-866-6464.