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Best Places To Live In Gulf Shores, AL

  • Gulf Shores, AL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 11,252
  • When my wife and I retired, we wanted a sunny and warm place to call home and we have found that while living in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, we feel like we have our own…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score78
  • Fairhope, AL
  • City: 19.9mi / 32.0km away
  • Population: 17,996
  • 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…[read more]
  • Lillian, AL
  • City: 18.8mi / 30.3km away
  • Population: 1,298
  • Orange Beach, AL
  • City: 7.4mi / 11.8km away
  • Population: 5,791
  • Magnolia Springs, AL
  • City: 9.8mi / 15.8km away
  • Population: 740
  • Point Clear, AL
  • City: 19.5mi / 31.3km away
  • Population: 2,272
  • Elberta, AL
  • City: 11.7mi / 18.8km away
  • Population: 1,400
  • Foley, AL
  • City: 8.9mi / 14.3km away
  • Population: 16,741
  • The summers are so hot and humid you can't even walk out your front door without being sopping wet with sweat. It is like the reverse of the movie The Shining. Instead of being snowed in you are stuck…[read more]
  • Robertsdale, AL
  • City: 19.6mi / 31.5km away
  • Population: 5,776
  • Silverhill, AL
  • City: 18.9mi / 30.4km away
  • Population: 809
  • Perdido Beach, AL
  • City: 13.3mi / 21.4km away
  • Population: 596
  • Bon Secour, AL
  • City: 3.2mi / 5.1km away
  • Population: 650
  • Summerdale, AL
  • City: 14.1mi / 22.6km away
  • Population: 910

Listed above are the best places to live in Gulf Shores, AL for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Gulf Shores, AL, followed by the best places to live near Gulf Shores, AL, sorted by Livability Score.

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