Gulf Shores, Alabama 

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Population

13,166

+25.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

2.9%

Median Income

$45,777

Median Home Price

$339,100

Median Age

51.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

4.0 / 7.9

summer / winter

AL Gifts

Best Places to Live in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf coast towns - On the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, only eleven miles east of Mobile. October, April and November are the most pleasant months in Gulf Shores, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Gulf Shores, AL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Low crime
Strong economy
Mild winters
Cons
Humid
Long commute
Few cultural resources


What Bert Has To Say About Daphne-Fairhope-Foley Metro Area

The Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL metro area is located on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, only eleven miles east of Mobile. Daphne is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Baldwin county. It is also considered to be part of the larger Mobile consolidated metro area.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Alabama
County: Baldwin County
Metro Area: Daphne-Fairhope-Foley Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately conservative
City: Gulf Shores
Zip Codes: 36542
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 161 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Gulf Shores is 2.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gulf Shores jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Gulf Shores's cost of living is 1.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Gulf Shores's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Baldwin county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 76.2% to 22.4%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Gulf Shores's population is 13,166 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 25.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Gulf Shores is Real Estate: $339,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.4%.

SCHOOLS
Gulf Shores public schools spend $8,731 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.3 students per teacher in Gulf Shores. More Education



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Housing Market in Gulf Shores

It's a good time to buy in Gulf Shores. Home Appreciation is up 18.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Gulf Shores is $339,100.

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Reviews for Gulf Shores   6 Reviews
My go to place - 4/16/2021
Owned a place there for 20 years and spend a few weeks each season there. Heading back in a few weeks! Lows: Spotty internet for work. Saturday traffic. Hurricanes.... Read More

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Okay, where's the paradise? This is Paradise Islan - 5/24/2012
I know that there are a few people out there that would just as soon throw rotten tomatoes at me for saying what I’m about to say, but I hate, hate, HATE living in Gulf... Read More

Enjoy the Sunshine - 11/29/2011
Gulf Shores offers many sunny days, compared to the rest of Baldwin County.... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN GULF SHORES, ALABAMA
36542

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