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Retire To Gulf Shores, AL
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Gulf Shores, Alabama is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.



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Read the city profile and recent blog posts from local real estate and community experts. The EPA map on page 3 shows superfund cleanups in the area and the interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Gulf Shores, Alabama


Gulf Shores Population
. 1990 2000 2010
Baldwin County blank blank 182,265
Gulf Shores 3,261 5,044 9,741



Gulf Shores
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2013 .$192,34910.4%
2012 .$174,2172.6%
2011 .$169,806-9.8%
2010 .$188,151-24.7%
2009 . $249,993 -9.4%
2008 . $275,948 -33.8%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2013)
. Gulf Shores GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $192,349 $345,000
Nearest Big City Mobile na
Home Sales Price in Mobile $115,000 $251,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 135% of Mobile home prices 137%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2013)
. Gulf Shores GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $192,349 $345,000
Monthly Rent $1,158 $1,363
Price/Rent Index 11.2 times the annual rent 17.0



Gulf Shores
Cost of Living (2013)
83% GPTR 99 City Average
118%



Gulf Shores Taxes
(2012-2013)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 8.5% -- 8* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 97 days 43* -- 107 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Gulf Shores Building Permits
(single family homes)
2012 94
2011 49
2010 26
2009 40
2008 81



Gulf Shores Interactive Maps


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