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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As temperatures start to warm up here on the Gulf Coast, we can't help but notice the increase in southbound traffic on Hwy 59 and the Foley Beach Express in route to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.  Although the endless miles of sugar-white beaches draw in the majority of visitors, a large number of vacationers travel down to the area with their boats in tow to fish or sightsee with friends and family.  The Alabama coast is covered in a variety of water bodies, and with numerous places to launch from, it's easy to explore the local waterways and take in the beautiful scenic views.  Orange Beach is famously known as a boater's haven encompassing 20 miles of back bays, bayous, and inlets meandering throughout the city all flowing out to the Gulf of

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(Photo Credit - McGuire's Irish Pub)

The streets of Downtown Pensacola will be taken over by a green-hued crowd of 10,000+ this Saturday for McGuire's 41st Annual St. Patrick Day 5K Run.  Touted as one of the most anticipated events of the year, the downtown district will be booming with thousands of revelers dressed to impress with many sporting eye-catching outfits from Irish-themed wear to the kookiest of ensembles.  The 3.1 mile course is a prediction run meaning participants guess their running times beforehand and at the end of the race those with the closest finish times are declared the winners.  Prizes will also be handed out to the fastest female and male runners and the fastest teams.  The local event is kind of a big deal as it is the

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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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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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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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New feature!  Find every restaurant menu for the Alabama Gulf Coast.  Also, check out on Facebook page for great area info.

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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The architecture world was shaken last year when renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid passed away in Miami, Florida. Hadid, born in Iraq in 1950, is known all over the world for her work. She won the prestigious Stirling Prize in 2010 an 2011, was the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize in 2004, and was also the first woman to be awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects' Royal Gold Medal in 2015. Some of her notable designs include those for the aquatic center used in the 2012 London Olympics and the Guangzhou Opera House in China. She was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for the contributions she made to the world of architecture.

Hadid is leaving her mark on Miami with the construction of the One Thousand Museum,

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