Livability Score

76
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (2) F
Camellia Cafe
Coffee Shop
Coffee Loft
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (3) F
Halstead Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Fairhope Museum of History
Museum
Fairhope Museum of History
Museum
Food and Drink (13) D-
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Papa John's
Fast Food
Smoothie King
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Firehouse Subs
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
My Place Downtown
Bar
McSharry's Irish Pub
Bar
Mr. Gene's Beans
Sweets
Sandras Place
Fast Food
Eastern Shore American Legion Post 199
Bar
Fitness (0) F
Groceries (6) C-
Winn-Dixie
Grocery Store
Piggly Wiggly
Grocery Store
Piggly Wiggly
Grocery Store
Greer's Fairhope Market
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Parks (15) F
Unknown Name
Park
Fairhope Elementary School Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Fairhope Municipal Park
Park
Fairhoper's Community Park
Park
Fels Ave Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Knoll Park
Park
North Bluff Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Henry George Bluff Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Utopia Park
Park
South Beach Park
Park
Fairhope Municipal Pier
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (17) C+
Dollar General
Discount Store
Unknown Name
Shoes
Big Lots
Department Store
Unknown Name
Beauty
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
AT&T
Electronics
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Pro Cycle
Bicycle
Page & Palette
Books
Pierce Street Market
Convenience Store
East Bay Clothiers
Clothing
Knu Spa
Beauty
Fantasy Island Toys
Toys
CK Collection
Clothing
Ole Bay Mercantile
Gift Shop
Dallas Jones Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Battles Warf Mini-Mart
Convenience Store
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.1% take public transportation in Fairhope.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.1%
F
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cost of living C

The cost of living in Fairhope is 116/100 - which is 31% higher than Alabama.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
D
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime B+

Fairhope crime rates are 1,714 per 100k, which is 20% lower than Alabama
Property Crime
1,533 crimes per 100k
B-
Violent Crime
181 crimes per 100k
A
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employment A+

The median income in Fairhope is $80,106 - which is 79% higher than Alabama.
Med. Household Income
$80,106
A-
Unemployment Rate
2.7%
A-
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health A

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (3)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
D-
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Thomas Hospital
Hospital
Fairhope Police Station
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing A+

Fairhope home prices are $321,900 - which is 151% higher than Alabama
Home Price
$321,900
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
24%
A+
Home Affordability
4x (home price to income ratio)
D+
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schools A-

The Fairhope graduation rate is 93% - which is 18% higher than Alabama
School Test Scores
69%
B-
High School Grad. Rates
93%
A+
Elementary Schools (4) F
Fairhope Intermediate School
Fairhope Elementary School
Marietta Johnson School Of Organic Education
J Larry Newton School
High Schools (3) F
Baldwin County Virtual School
Fairhope High School
St Michael Catholic High School
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ratings A+

Fairhope has an overall rating of 88% from 20 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (18)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Becky Feltus Realtor 5 rating By Anonymous ( May 10, 2022) Fairhope is an excellent place to raise a family and/or retire. Friendly, safe, low taxes and beautifully nestled on Mobile Bay. Close enough to major cities but surrounded by calm, happy and peaceful. ...Read More Read Less
Artistic community with a quaint downtown area 4 rating By ellegriffin ( Jul 17, 2013) I grew up in Fairhope, Alabama. Fairhope is a wonderful city to raise a family in, retire to and place to visit! This quaint community has a unique downtown area that encourages locals to become involved in. Many of the shops are locally owned and operated, giving Fairhopians the ...Read More opportunity to support each other.

The school system is amazing. Fairhope Public Schools give students quality educations as well as numerous extracurricular activities to become involved in. My mother has been a second grade teacher at Fairhope Elementary School for over 10 years and has seen many of her students succeed after graduation.

The downside to Fairhope is that it is a rather pricey area. Taxes are high, homes are expensive and rent can be high compared to other areas in Baldwin County.

Fairhope is located right on Mobile Bay. The prices are worth it if you can afford the area and do go back into the community for holiday events, art walks and other local necessities.

The shops and restaurants within Downtown Fairhope are somewhat limited, especially after 5pm and on Sundays. Many other restaurants and shopping areas are open within city limits, but are not easily accessed by foot or public transit. The BRATS bus system is better than it used to be, but still improving.

The crime rate is low. The police are friendly and helpful.

Overall, Fairhope is a wonderful area to live in as long as you can afford the cost of living. The experience of growing up in Fairhope is one I will always remember! Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Fairhope? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Fairhope Elementary School Playground
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Fairhope Municipal Park
Fairhoper's Community Park
Fels Ave Playground
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Halstead Amphitheater
Fairhope Museum of History
Fairhope Museum of History

Food & Drink

Unknown Name
Papa John's
Smoothie King
Little Caesars
Firehouse Subs
Sonic
Subway
McDonald's

F Commute

Is public transit available in Fairhope? Of all people who commute, 0.1% take public transportation in Fairhope.
Drive to Work
80%

4% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

D- Health & Safety

Is Fairhope a healthy and safe place to live? No, there are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,

Hospitals

Thomas Hospital

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

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