Gulf Shores is a city located in the Foley metropolitan area, which is part of Alabama, United States.
Gulf Shores is good for those who prefer a quiet atmosphere, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - however some parts can be quite loud, especially near the airport (Jack Edwards Airport).
In Gulf Shores, around 45% of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, whereas the rest are mainly single detached homes. This city has quite a good selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 55% of the units in the city are occupied by home owners whereas renters occupy the remainder. This part of the Foley metropolitan area did not experience a single housing boom; the construction of new homes in Gulf Shores is spread throughout several decades in recent history.
A fraction of home buyers in Gulf Shores may be able to buy their groceries on foot in one of around 20 stores, while others will have to turn to a vehicle. There are also over 100 restaurants in this part of the Foley metropolitan area. In terms of education, it can be very hard to walk to high schools and primary schools from houses for sale in Gulf Shores.
The favored way to navigate Gulf Shores is very often driving. It is very easy to find a parking spot. In contrast, traveling on foot is not very feasible for property owners in Gulf Shores because running common errands is inconvenient.