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Relocating to the Baldwin County Alabama Gulf Coast?
There is so much to see and discover in Beautiful Baldwin County on the Southern Alabama Gulf Coast. You are probably asking yourself, should I buy a new or pre-existing home or maybe a condo at the beach? What is the education system like? What fun and exciting adventures can I take my kids on? What about my pets? What are the best restaurants to take my family to or just an evening out for the two of us? We are here to answer any questions you may have about relocating to Baldwin County and any of its surrounding cities. Southern Hospitality and friendly faces with a smile are what you will get here on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Whether you are just visiting or thinking about relocating to Baldwin or Mobile County, we will make it an easy move and you're going to love it here!
One organization that is friendly with newcomers relocating to the area is "Welcome Friends". Baldwin County Schools System is one reason people move here. It's an opportunity for a great public school and private school education for everyone.
Top Things people love about Baldwin County:
People love our white sand beaches, fishing, and watersports. Hangout Festival in May, The Wharf in Orange Beach, Fairhope Pier and downtown, Mardi Gras in February, 28 Golf Courses to choose from, shopping at Tanger Outlet Mall in Foley, Eastern Shore Centre Mall in Spanish Fort. Restaurants are plentiful, we enjoy Lulu's, Dragon Fly, Another Broken Egg, Sunset Pointe, Fish River Grill, Stix Japanese restaurant in Spanish Fort, Master Joe's Fairhope, Master Joe's Orange Beach, Jessie's Restaurant in Magnolia, Sea-N-Suds on the Beach in Gulf Shores, Tamara's Downtown Fairhope, Lambert's "Throwed-rolls", OWA Park and Resort, Big Daddy's Grill, Mary Ann's, Panini Pete's, Sunset Pointe, The Original Oyster House, The Warehouse Bakery and Donuts and so many awesome restaurants with great food! Enjoy our beautiful parks, the Gulf and Mobile Bay, and many more incredible places to explore, eat out or dine-in, enjoy family adventures in local parks, on the beach, and in the water. We are known for Alabama & Auburn Football and Friday Night's Lights with our great High Schools Football!
Chamber of Commerce Offices for Relocating to Baldwin County:
Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, 327 Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope, AL 36532 (251.928.6387) eschamber.com
Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, 3150 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (251.968.7200) mygulfcoastchamber.com
South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, 112 W. Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL 36535 (251.943.3291) southbaldwinchamber.com
Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, 23150 Hwy 59, Robertsdale, AL 36567 (251.947.2626) centralbaldwin.com
In the City of Fairhope during the month of November is the Fairhope Film Festival. The event happens for 4 days at the beautiful and historic bayside city in Fairhope with 5 festival venues all within walking distance. These great award-winning films are notable feature films, short-story and documentaries you must see. To view upcoming film events, be sure to check out Fairhope Film Festival.org. Downtown Fairhope you can take in a movie, have lunch or dinner, walk along the streets and do some shopping. After the movie or dinner, enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the nightlife.
The City of Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival is in the month of March. This event takes place over a three-day weekend with over 200 vendors, food, entertainment, music, and over 230 exhibitors from all over. The Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts takes place on the streets of downtown Fairhope.
OWA Amusement Park and Resort in Foley. OWA is great for your family to enjoy a day of fun. 21 dazzling amusement park thrill rides, kiddie rides, and family-friendly rides to enjoy. Special Events happen all year round so be sure to check the event schedule online. Stay at the nearby hotels, enjoy shopping, dining and so much more coming to OWA. Eat, drink and shop for the whole family.
Should I Buy a New Construction Home?
If you are thinking about purchasing a new home, you get to pick out your Lot and floor plan with a Builder of your choice, you can pick your colors, kitchen, number of baths, flooring, interior, and exterior design, and more. You can also choose a spec home, a home just completed or almost completed and you can pick a few options or upgrades that have not been added yet. Most of the Builders build Fortified Construction Homes which means they are Gold, Silver, or Bronze level for the best protection of your new home.
Your new home comes with a one-year warranty, depending on the Builder, and up to 10 years for structural items. Energy efficiency is common which saves you money year after year. A new home can reflect the way you want to live.
New Construction Home is a fantastic opportunity for home Buyers in Baldwin County. In Baldwin County we have several popular Builders to choose from: D.R. Horton, Holiday Builders, Emerald Homes, Truland Homes, Adams Homes, and DSLD Homes to mention a few. Each of these Home Builders offers different and unique bonuses, upgrades and financing when purchasing a new home. Buying new construction usually requires a small down payment, just like other home purchases. If you need help with getting pre-approved for your new home, we can connect you with a local trusted lender. We are experienced in working with these New Home Builders and it is FREE to represent you. We will help you find the right New Home Builder for your next house.
Should I Buy an Existing Home For Sale?
If you are looking to buy an existing home on the market, you will be generally looking at established Neighborhoods. There will be HOA (Home Owner Association) which may have fewer restrictions in subdivisions that have been existing over time. Once you find the right home to purchase, you will make an offer on an existing home and you will likely close within 30 to 45 days. Many home buyers are looking for a good deal and may consider making an offer on a fixer-upper or a home that may need a little TLC or a few repairs to save time and money on their investment. In older and established homes, you will find unique features you may not find in newer homes. You need a Realtor who can negotiate the best price for your budget and get the home you want. That's where we come in. And the best part is that the Seller pays for our commission; Not You!
When relocating to Baldwin County and if you choose to buy a New Home Construction or an existing house is what you are looking for, let's get together and we can answer any questions you may have about purchasing your next home.
ValPointe Real Estate is in the business of helping people reach their goal of buying and selling Real Estate in Baldwin County and Mobile County. Together our agents have over 35 years as a Realtor and we are dedicated to making your home buying experience easy and provide our clients and customers with professional service. We assist regional, national, and International companies with executive relocation services. We pride ourselves on being the best real estate agents in Alabama.
Snowbirds come to the Gulf Coast
Snowbirds come from the North relocating to the Gulf Coast to get away from the cold and snow. The Snowbird Festival is coming up again in January. Whether you are deciding to move closer to family or on your own, it is always a pleasure to have visitors from out of town enjoying our great weather during the Winter. ValPointe Real Estate is ready to help you find your new vacation home or permanent home here n Baldwin County and enjoy living on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
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