Surrounding Area

Aerial imagery, local info for news, business, real estate, condos, festivals, concerts and an event calendar for the communities surrounding the South Alabama and Northwest Florida Gulf Coast.

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Warmer weather is just around the corner in beautiful Baldwin County, Alabama.  We have been eagerly waiting for the days of long-lasting sunshine, colorful displays of camellias and azaleas, and fun-filled outdoor activities with friends and family.  Over the next several months, plenty of exciting events and festivals are in store for the area with many not costing you a dime to attend.  Check out our list of popular events taking place in Baldwin County and start making plans with your favorite people.  Whether it's a fish-throwing competition, a never-ending beach party with world famous musicians, or a downtown festival celebrating local artwork and culture - there is something for all ages to enjoy.  Mark your calendars!   

 

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Moving right along schedule, the city of Gulf Shores is implementing the second phase of the Gulf Place Revitalization Project.  This massive effort will transform the city's most popular beach hangout, known as Gulf Place, into a pedestrian- and bike-friendly environment with aesthetic and facility enhancements along with improved traffic flow from West Beach to East Beach.  Originally called the 'T' by locals, Gulf Place is set in the heart of Gulf Shores at the Hwy 59 & Beach Blvd intersection and features a number of restaurants, retail shops, and the city's largest public beach.  The area serves as a lively entertainment venue and hosts several large events such as the National Shrimp Festival, NCAA Volleyball Tournament, and Hangout Music

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wharf-world-food-championshipsSomething big is cooking this weekend at the The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama.  The renowned 2017 World Food Championships is the largest food sport competition in the world with 1,000+ contestants competing in a culinary showdown from all over the globe.  Taking place November 7 - 12, the five day event will be jam-packed with exciting activities including the World Food Games, giveaways, cooking demonstrations, seminars, and live musical performances.  Four chefs from local restaurant favorites, Flora-Bama Yacht Club, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill, Driftwood Steakhouse, and Ruby Slipper Cafe in Orange Beach, will be competing in this year’s tournament.  They will have the opportunity to win a 10,000 cash prize awarded to each of the following categories:

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Locals driving along Beach Boulevard may have noticed the Gulf State Park buzzing with construction activity. Alabama's governor, Kay Ivey, has just announced the Gulf State Park Lodge is on track to open in the fall of 2018. The original lodge was severely damaged by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, and to the dismay of locals and tourists, has fallen in a state of disrepair for over a decade. Using funds from the Deepwater Horizon BP settlement, the new complex will offer a gulf-front hotel, conference room, interpretative center, and a learning campus.

The Lodge is home to the renown Gulf State Park which preserves over 6,000 acres of longleaf pine and palmetto forests, freshwater lakes, wetlands, and miles of beaches. Drawing in hundreds of thousands of

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Looking for the ultimate beach vacation experience on the Emerald Coast? Turquoise Place is a premier gulf front resort in Orange Beach, Alabama offering guests high-end amenities with breathtaking views of the Gulf, Perdido Pass, and Cotton Bayou. It's easy to understand why first-timers are awestruck by the sheer size and grandiose architecture of the resort's two towers. Holding 400 units, these extraordinary condominiums showcase an opulent and distinctive design with contoured edges wrapped in steel and shimmering turquoise glass. The developer, whose projects include the Caribe Resort, received exclusive permission to build the 24- and 30-story towers surpassing the prior 14-floor height restriction in the city of Orange Beach. Completed in

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The 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival is almost upon us! This four day festival is one of the Gulf Coast's biggest events attracting over 250,000 visitors each year, not to mention bringing in tremendous revenue for the area. The event is free to all visitors and will take place October 12-15 in the heart of Gulf Shores, known as Gulf Place, at the Beach Blvd & Hwy 59 intersection. Over 200 artist booths will be set up along the boardwalk showcasing an array of unique artwork and crafts. One of the event's main attractions is the Gulf Coast seafood, most notably shrimp, prepared into mouthwatering dishes. Take advantage of the free samples of seafood served up by festival sponsors and don't forget to treat yourself to a fest favorite, Cajun

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Over the past few years, CondoInvestment has witnessed a tremendous amount of growth and has become one of the leading real estate websites in Coastal Alabama. We have a number of projects planned this year, but one of the most exciting is that we are expanding our website to include three coastal areas:  Mobile, AL and Destin and Panama City, FL. We'll be providing more listings for homes and condos along with plenty of area info for those who are interested in Mobile, AL real estate.

Mobile is one of the oldest cities in Alabama and has played an important role in the state's history. French colonists founded Mobile in 1702 and it became the capital of Basse-Louisiane (this was the name given to the southern half of La Louisiane, which extended from

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Winter's over and spring is well underway in beautiful Coastal Alabama. If you're in the Orange Beach area, or planning to visit this year, you may be wondering what there is to do around town besides lounge by the pool in your Orange Beach condo or dig your toes into the fluffy sands by the Gulf of Mexico. Orange Beach offers a variety of family-friendly activities to do all over town. From hiking and dolphin watching to parasailing and concerts, there's always something to do in Orange Beach.

Just west of Orange Beach is Gulf State Park, which offers a number of things for visitors of all ages to do.

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Visitors and residents in the Foley area will have already noticed that the construction on the new OWA amusement park has been making some impressive progress since the start of the year. The first phase of construction on the expansive family-friendly amusement park is nearly complete and some of the most exciting attractions planned for the area are nearly complete.

When completed, OWA (owa means "big water") will take up 520 acres of prime real estate right off the Foley Beach Express. Part of the first phase of construction includes an amusement park with over 20 rides and exciting attractions for visitors of all ages. Right next to the amusement park is a shopping and dining area that was inspired by traditional Southern towns, with a distinct

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The Perdido Key Area Around Lost Key Golf Club

Aerial image of the Lost Key area of Perdido Key FL

This photo was taken from the Holiday Harbor condos in Perdido Key with the Lost Key Golf Club in the background, along with the Gulf-front condos that comprise the downtown Perdido Key beaches.

Perdido Key, Florida is a beautiful area that sits right on the Alabama/Florida state line. Lost Key Golf Club is one of the most popular golf courses in Escambia County, boasting fantastic views of the water and surrounding area. Located in the eastern region of Perdido Key, this golf course is just a few minutes away from Johnson Beach, an undeveloped and protected portion of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.  Find more info for Lost Key condos

The Lost Key Golf Club was redesigned in 2006 by the

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