5th Oct, 2013

Fairhope Alabama Homes to Retire Graciously

Fairhope Alabama homes continue to be popular for active retirees. Set in the middle of the Eastern Shore of the Mobile Bay, Fairhope real estate is attractive to retirees for a number of reasons. The climate is beautiful. Many enjoy fishing off the pier and boating in the Bay. There are trails for jogging and biking along with two golf courses.

Homes for sale nestle into the trees, shrubs, and vibrant flowers thriving on the coastal plain. A number of properties overlook Mobile Bay. Of course, there is a wonderful variety of Fairhope Alabama homes with price points suitable to everyone. In 2013, the median selling price of a home was under $250,000.

Fairhope AL homesNonetheless, Fairhope is more than a place to live. It is one of the most vital suburbs in the Mobile area. Founded in 1894 as a single-tax colony by the “Fairhope Industrial Association,” residents have always sought to build and sustain a model community. Perhaps the artistic/intellectual bent drives the governance, but the rich heritage and lush beauty add grace.

Newcomers to Fairhope Alabama homes are met with a welcoming, cooperative friendliness. Charming downtown captures the heart every day. Throughout the year, the community hosts a number of popular events. The Arts & Crafts Festival is a signature event. The Eastern Shore Art Center offers changing monthly exhibits. The Alabama Coastal BirdFest and many estuaries along the Mobile Bay and Gulf Coast highlight the magnificent habitat. Fairhope Music Festival, Big Band dances at the Adult Recreation Center, and fiddling jams on front porches keep an upbeat vibe.

Mustering civic pride, retirees weave themselves into the activities of all age groups. Retirees get involved through churches, organizations, sports and recreation, and part-time employment, as desired. Clubs such as gardening clubs and book clubs, boating clubs and country clubs provide interesting social activities. There is a campus branch for the University of South Alabama in the area. People can volunteer for the Baldwin County schools and at Thomas Hospital, or coach Little League.

The ambience remains comfortable yet stylish. The quaint small town definitely captures the dreams of people moving from colder climates. Over 16,000 residents have made Fairhope Alabama home. The median family income is approximately $67,000. The community is a low crime rate and high test scores. Whether living in Southland Place, River Mill, or near the historic downtown, retirees blend into the beautiful small-town lifestyle adore the slower pace.

For information about Fairhope Alabama homes and Eastern Shore properties, contact Lucinda Briggs of RE/MAX by the Bay at (251) 423-7127.

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