search within
search within
score by
home / rent price

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 Score76
  • Fairhope, AL
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • 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
  • 18.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,298
  • Orange Beach, AL
  • 7.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,791
  • Point Clear, AL
  • 19.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,272
  • Magnolia Springs, AL
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 740
  • Foley, AL
  • 8.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,741
  • I've been living in Foley Alabama for 3 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and the nice friendly neighbors and shops throughout the city. The school system in Foley is not the best but my…[read more]
  • Elberta, AL
  • 11.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,400
  • Robertsdale, AL
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,776
  • Silverhill, AL
  • 18.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 809
  • Bon Secour, AL
  • 3.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 650
  • Perdido Beach, AL
  • 13.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 596
  • Summerdale, AL
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 910

Listed above are the best places to live in Gulf Shores, AL for 2020. 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.

To customize the list of best places to live in and around Gulf Shores, AL, you are able to first select the search radius, which is the maximum distance you'd like to search for nearby cities or neighborhoods. Next, you can choose to display cities only, neighborhoods only or both cities and neighborhoods. The population dropdown will allow you to customize the size of the cities that you would like to appear in the list. You can then set the importance of each category based on what's most important to you. Finally, you can set your home/rent budget based on what you're comfortable spending on housing or rent. Once your search preferences have been set, you will have your personalized list of the best places to live in Gulf Shores, AL.

Are you looking to buy or sell?
What style of home are you
What is your
When are you looking to
ASAP1-3 mos.3-6 mos.6-9 mos.1 yr+
Connect with top real estate agents
By submitting this form, you consent to receive text messages, emails, and/or calls (may be recorded; and may be direct, autodialed or use pre-recorded/artificial voices even if on the Do Not Call list) from AreaVibes or our partner real estate professionals and their network of service providers, about your inquiry or the home purchase/rental process. Messaging and/or data rates may apply. Consent is not a requirement or condition to receive real estate services. You hereby further confirm that checking this box creates an electronic signature with the same effect as a handwritten signature.