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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Foley, Alabama

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Where to Retire in Foley and Home Prices

The area has become very popular with retirees thanks to its proximity to the coast, warm climate, and low cost of living. According to Zillow, the median home price was $293,926 in early 2023, up about 16% over the past year.  There are a number of active communities here - see link at top left.

What Is Special about Foley

Low cost of living and being on Mobile Bay and all of its great watersports. Being near the utopian community of Fairhope is also a big plus. The City of Foley Antique Rose Trail features over five hundred varieties of fragrant roses. There is also a City Museum and Model Train Exhibit. The Foley Golf Course is 18 holes.

What Is Not Special about Foley

The property crime rate is high but much lower than the rest of Alabama. This is also prime hurricane country.

Climate and Physical Environment

Foley is not far from Mobile and 28 miles from Pensacola. The average July temp is about 80 and the average Jan temp is 50.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Foley has a historic district, museums, many dining choices and is host to several events and festivals throughout the year. The Foley Public Library has over 50,000 volumes, internet computers, children's reading programs and public meeting rooms.


The crime rate is more than double the national average.

Medical Facilities

South Baldwin Regional Hospital serves Foley. It is also a short drive to Pensacola.


Foley is a very walkable town.

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