Gulf Shores, AL

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have spectacular accommodations and rentals, award-winning restaurants, and amazing events. Our paradise is brimming with Southern hospitality, featuring one-of-a-kind attractions like championship golf, nature trails, water sports, and amusement parks (like the well known Waterville USA). Gulf Shores and Orange Beach gives you plenty to do for your next beach family vacation or romantic weekend getaway along the Gulf area.

Whether you’re in the mood for fun and adventure or lazy days on the beach, you can do it all in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Stroll hand-in-hand along the sugar-white sand as you reconnect with your partner or hear your children gasp with wonder when they spot frolicking dolphins on a dolphin cruise. If you’re craving an adventure location experience, cast your line into one of the country’s largest artificial fishing reefs during a deep-sea fishing trip. Discover history and travel back in time when cannons protected the waterways, and explore the nearly 200-year-old Fort Morgan.

Area Quick Facts


14,769

Current Population


194

Residents per Square Mile


389

Sales in the Last 180 Days


$285,000

Median 180 Day Sale Price

180 Day Sold Data

Condominium

206
Total Sold
$260,000
Median Sale Price
$858,600
High Sale Price
$29,500
Low Sale Price

Duplex

1
Total Sold
$345,000
Median Sale Price
$345,000
High Sale Price
$345,000
Low Sale Price

Mobile/Manufactured

4
Total Sold
$48,000
Median Sale Price
$102,000
High Sale Price
$10,000
Low Sale Price

Single Family Residential

172
Total Sold
$344,500
Median Sale Price
$2,000,000
High Sale Price
$90,939
Low Sale Price

Vacant

6
Total Sold
$66,500
Median Sale Price
$237,400
High Sale Price
$14,435
Low Sale Price

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Demographic information

Key Employment Sectors

Retail Is the leading employment sector for residents living in Gulf Shores, AL with 18.03% of the population followed by Construction which employs 15.67% of the population.


Population Information

48.99% Male

51.01% Female


Household Information

62.13% Owned

37.87% Rented

6,621

Total Households

$366,696

Average Home Value

$56,371

Individual Median Income

17 years

Average Household Occupancy Duration

42 years

Median Age

19.7%

Bachelor's Degree or Higher

School Information

1
High Schools
2
Middle Schools
0
Elementary Schools
1
Preschools
Address
Type
Level
Enrolled
Rating
1600 E 3rd St, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Type: Public
Level: PK - 6
Enrolled: 1,063
8
1600 E 3rd St, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Type: Public
Level: PK - 6
Enrolled: 1,063
8
450 E 15th Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Type: Public
Level: 7 - 8
Enrolled: 472
10
600 East 15th Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Type: Public
Level: 9 - 12
Enrolled: 832
6