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AL Gulf Coast Over the Past Decade

Growth of the Alabama Gulf Coast beaches in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores AL

The AL Gulf Coast's stretch of white-sandy beaches is changing right in front of us.  Gulf Shores and Orange Beach has grown at record pace in the past decade.  In 2006, we published an article that discussed the amazing growth of the Alabama beaches when compared to other coastal areas.  (See image left from article)  This may be partially due to the low taxes, more available land, population density, etc.., but Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are different places today.  The Alabama Gulf Coast accomplished this by simply taking care of its resources and making tough decisions that weren't always based on popularity.  A prime example happened earlier this year.  In the Spring of 2016, there was a huge jump in

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 The Gulf of Mexico is known for being one of the best spots for fishing in the world. The warm, tropical waters of the Gulf make an ideal climate for a number of snappers, tuna, mackerel, jacks, and many other species of salt-water fish. Perdido Pass, which separates Alabama Point from Florida Point, is popular with both residents and visitors who want to spend the day or even a weekend out fishing. Whether it’s from the pier or the beach or on a charter boat, a fishing trip in this area will not leave you disappointed.

            There are several species of fish that can be caught around Orange Beach and Perdido Pass all year long, including speckled trout, redfish, and sheepshead. Other species, such as southern flounders and king mackerels, are

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In this unique article, we're going to discuss our Facebook pages and how they help to broaden your market by incorporating social media in to an online marketing campaign.  There are numerous misconceptions about Facebook and other social media and whether or not they offer any benefit to Google search rank.  This is a difficult question to answer, but in short, it can be both beneficial and detrimental to rely on Facebook to increase your online ranking.

One thing that should be done is creating a Facebook business page with a link to the homepage of the site promoting the business / service.  We have an example here using Turquoise Place condos in Orange Beach, AL in a real estate capacity.  Visit

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The Beach Club Condominiums
527 Beach Club Trail | Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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The Beach Club condos are approximately 10 miles west on Fort Morgan road (181) and are off the beaten path a bit. In return for taking the road less traveled, guests are rewarded with 2 fantastic golf courses a few miles in either direction. Upon leaving the property, you literally can't miss them. The Beach Club offers a spa, several restaurants, shopping, nightly summertime pool side

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After another record-breaking season of fun in the sun both guests and residents prompted the powers to approve a $48 million budget.  The plans include investing more in recreational facilities, strengthening public safety and provides a three percent cost-of-living raise to all city employees.

From the projected $48 million, $3 million is carried over from last year's budget, $25 million the city intends to draw, with $23 million carrying over from 2012.  Orange Beach expects to have a $4.5 million surplus for 2013 - $2.5 million more than expected - on December 31st.

"We had a huge surplus," Mayor Tony Kennon said.  "But you never know what next year brings, so, you know, make hay while the sun shines."  Total expenses in 2014 are expected to

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After three straight years of increases in the numbers of visitors and the economical benefits associated, Baldwin County is obviously gaining in popularity.  More people are visiting and spending more while they're here.

Over five million people visited the Alabama Gulf Coast in 2012 and spent $2.9 billion while visiting Baldwin County.  That's an increase of over 4 million visitors and over $100 million since 2011;  this year (2013) is slated to break these number and establish new record marks.

It's estimated the coastal cities of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, AL will generate an estimated $343 million in rentals this year, an increase  from $323 million in 2012 and $280 million in 2011.  These numbers were based from the Gulf Shores and Orange

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Local tourism officials expect the flights to boost the economy and none as much as the Alabama / Florida beaches along the Alabama Gulf Coast.  The trip to the beautiful white-sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Perdido Key, FL will be be much more accessible and from a variety of new locations with fewer lay overs for those flying in to the area.  The city of Pensacola is only 45 minutes East of Gulf Shores, closer still to Orange Beach and a mere 20 minutes to Perdido Key, Florida.  Mobile, AL is approximately an hour from Pensacola International Airport.  City officials from the beaches of Alabama are excited about the new option for people to reach their vacation destination.   Southwest is now offering twice-daily nonstop service…
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Real Estate Rebound

     The local economy is moving in the right direction and this is partially due to the real estate market, according to Lee Lawson, president of Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance (EDA), based in Robertsdale, AL.  Lawson's recent comments were received at the Coastal Economy Outlook VI, the annual seminar produced by the University of South Alabama's Center for Real Estate Studies and Economic Development at which he outlined the various areas where Baldwin County experienced economic growth.
     Baldwin County had a “good solid year coming out of the recession,” having a population growth rate of over 2% bringing the total to approximately 190,000;  a 30% increase over the last 10 years.
     The Alabama Gulf Coast beaches of…
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Real Estate sales have been on a significant upswing in 2013.  Our local beach communities including Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, AL and Perdido Key, FL have had a 3.1% increase in sales and neighboring Mobile, AL has seen a 4.7% increase.  Nationally, prices has risen 12.6% when compared to May of last year.  New construction is up 7.4% according to Mike Cranston of Re/Max in Orange Beach, AL.  A contributing factor, according to Mike, is the considerable jump in prices of finished lots which is up 30 to 50 percent.  People who owned larger homes are downsizing to smaller homes.  The availability of foreclosed properties is down and now is a great time to buy considering the aforementioned areas (primarily a resort area) have not experienced large price

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Phoenix West II condominium has been under construction for some time now.  The inauspicious start is a subsequent result from Katrina.  The newest development from Brett Robinson was simply ill-timed.  The first Phoenix West building which was finished prior to the storm is one of the nicer developments on the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, perhaps on surpassed by the Turquoise Place towers.  Phoenix West II is the companies second project with elaborate amenities such as its lazy river.  One thing is for sure - when the building is finally completed and the certificate of occupancy is issued, it will be one of the great residences in an area already full of of beautiful condominiums.

In 2011, BP agreed to pay the development company 37.2 million dollars

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