Gulf Shores, Alabama

Current Temperature ° Population 9,671

Gulf Shores is located in Baldwin County, AL. The population is 9,671, making Gulf Shores the 4th largest city in Baldwin County.

There are 3 public schools in Gulf Shores with an average Homefacts rating of A-. The total crime rate for Gulf Shores is moderate, and there are 17 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Gulf Shores is moderate and the median home sales price is $247,625. Detailed and up-to-date Gulf Shores property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Gulf Shores include Orange Beach, Foley and Magnolia Springs.

Gulf Shores Neighborhood Report

Schools

School Rating is Excellent
  • No High School Diploma: 7.1%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 62%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 30.9%

Crime Rate

53.01% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 265
  • Violent Crimes: 344
  • Robbery: 62
  • Burglary: 838
  • Property Crime: 5
  • Larceny Theft: 4

Registered Offenders

10.49% Higher than national avg.
  • 17 offenders in Gulf Shores
  • 17.58 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

38 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 1
  • Superfunds: 2
  • Tanks & Spills: 35

Unemployment

Moderate 4.1%
  • Alabama unemployment average: 4.3%
  • National unemployment average: 4.1%

Property Values

Median Property Value $247,625

Schools view all

3 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 3 K-12 public schools in Gulf Shores, AL and 0 private schools. Homefacts rates Gulf Shores's schools as Excellent, with an overall A- rating.
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0 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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Crime view details

17 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Real Estate view all

Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$293,950 compared to February 2017
Median Sales Price
$247,625 compared to February 2017
HOMES STANDINGS
950 Homes for Sale 4 Rentals

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    60.4%
  • Rented
    17.7%
  • Owned
    22%

950 Homes For Sale View All

$60,000
320 Peninsula Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
-- Beds | -- Baths
$184,900
Laguna Ct
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
-- Beds | -- Baths
$219,900
1321 W Hardwood Drive
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$175,000
6114 Trey Lane
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
3 Beds | 2 Baths

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

132 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Gulf Shores, AL issued 132 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 132 permits, 128 were issued for single family homes and 4 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Gulf Shores, AL issued 124 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Building Permits By Year

4 Rental Properties View All

$1,750
433 E 22nd Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$1,300
18389 Ft Morgan Rd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$1,750
6911 Crimson Ridge Street
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
4 Beds | 2 Baths
$1,700
308 Plantation Lane
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
3 Beds | 2 Baths

Fair Market Rents

**Displaying data from Gulf Shores, AL
  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $802
  • 1 Bedroom: $830
  • 2 Bedrooms: $958
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,392
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,615

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Environmental Hazards

38 Environmental Hazards

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  • Registered Polluters
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  • Superfunds
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  • Tanks & Spills
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (501/504)
    Gulf Shores, AL has 99.4% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Gulf Shores, AL is a green zone.
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  • UV Index VERY HIGH 7.06 Average
    Gulf Shores, AL is a very high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 51.87°
  • February 51.65°
  • March 57.65°
  • April 65.13°
  • May 71.58°
  • June 79.5°
  • July 82.18°
  • August 80.75°
  • September 74.97°
  • October 63.97°
  • November 57.27°
  • December 50.93°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Gulf Shores, AL

Earthquakes
Gulf Shores, AL has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Gulf Shores, AL has a very high risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Gulf Shores, AL has a very low risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Gulf Shores, AL has a high risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Gulf Shores, AL: $47,662

Unemployment

Unemployment in Gulf Shores is 4.1%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 4.3% and 4.1% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 33.70%
White Collar - 66.30%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Robert Bentley
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions
  • Sen. Richard C. Shelby

City Representatives

  • Bradley Byrne

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

Nearest Major Airports

12 FCC Towers view all

0 Hospitals view all

  • No hospitals found in Gulf Shores, AL

1 Library view all

1 Police Station view all

0 Retirement Homes view all

  • No retirement homes found in Gulf Shores, AL
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