Joyce Kendall’s Newsletter    RE/MAX Orange Beach        Spring 2019
                                                                   

OFFICE251-981-2400   CELL: 251-978-0536   EMAIL joyceatthegulf@gmail.com

WEBSITE:   www.ALBeachHomes.com

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Joyce’s Message 

With the decrease in inventory, prices are rising.  Buyers, please don’t wait until you are priced out of the market.  Call me for current, up to date information.  Rentals seem to be booking a little slower this year, but hopefully that is just people being unsure of their dates.  Please, whatever you do, don’t book your vacation with VRBO or other sites that take all the choices out of the owners’ hands and charge renters huge fees.  Check out these local rental sites: www.alabamavacationhomerentals.com/   www.ECBYO.com or other local sites to book your vacation.

 Waterfront home in Lillian - New construction on Perdido Bay – brick 1910 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bath home is Gold Fortified and handicap accessible. It has granite counter tops, stainless appliances, 2-car garage.  Also, master bath with glass surround, double sinks & walk in closet.  Lot is 81’ on the bay & approx. 300’ deep.  It is in the new Elberta High School district but close enough for a quick drive to Pensacola, Foley or the beaches.   $515,000  MLS 266758.  Now is Move In Ready.  Call me at 251-978-0536

Waterfront lots in Florida - Do you want to build your own house.  Here are 2 bay front lots.  Each is 60' x 210', zoned up to duplex on each lot.  Has access to public sewer & water.  Growing neighborhood.  MLS 233425 $165,000  MLS 241117  $185,000  or both lots for $340,000

349 Gulfview Lane, Parasol West subdivision - Large riverfront 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home in gated subdivision across from the Gulf and 2 miles from Orange Beach.  This 3-level home has wrap around decks on each level plus a 3-car garage.  This is approx 3600 sq ft.  Community has pool with rest rooms & 10 common-use boat slips.  Future, assigned slip will be available for additional charge.  $749,000 furnished   MLS 282599

Oyster Bay Village #1006 - extra large 3/2 in 55+ community with indoor pool, water access, clubhouse,etc. Well-cared for unit has large sunroom & laundry, and one-car garage  2123 sq ft. Bargain priced at 199,900  MLS 282795

OWA in Foley

The Poach Band of Creek Indians with the City of Foley have formed a joint venture for OWA, which features 21 rides, Groovy Goat Restaurant, Wahlburgers’ Restaurant, Trattoria Pizza, Crazy Donuts, Auntie Anne's, Cinnibon & Hershey Ice Cream Parlor.  Also, in the park is the Marriott Towne Place Suites.  More stores, restaurants & features will be added in 2019 including Paula Deen's Family Kitchen & Legends in Concert stage show. Website:  https://visitowa.com/

New Convention Center in Gulf Shores  - The long awaited rebuild of the State Park's Convention Center is finally open.  The Lodge, a Hilton Hotel, offers over 40,000 sq ft of flexible indoor/outdoor meeting space including The Gulfview Ballroom. Dining includes Foodcraft, featuring local farmers' & fishermen's bounties; Perch, a refined dining experience for dinners only; and Roasted Oak Coffee & Wine Bar

Sea, Sand & Stars Science & Nature Center will be open Monday thru Thursday 9 am to 2 pm June 3 - 27 and July 8 - 25. in Orange Beach.  Great for residents and visitors


Misc Info

Three new snorkeling reefs are currently being built about 300' off Orange Beach shoreline and will be a great place to practice this sport.

 Locals Only

Gulf Shores has broken away from the Baldwin County School System and formed their own system. Orange Beach & Ft Morgan areas will remain with the Baldwin County Public Schools.  There is lots to be discussed, including where Orange Beach students will attend during the transition.  Orange Beach has already announced the construction of a new middle school on Canal Rd where the old sewer plant was located, but it will not be completed until the 2020 school year.  They also plan to build a new high school just north of the inter-coastal waterway, off the Toll Road.  One of our realtors, Norma Lynch, was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Baldwin County School Board.  We are all proud of her, and she will do a great job, as she is a retired teacher & principal.

Plans to widen Canal Road in Orange Beach eastbound from the Wharf are finally underway.   It can't happen soon enough, as traffic is always backed up.

A proposed 206 apartment complex called Regency Place is meeting a lot of opposition but is currently planned for downtown Gulf Shores

 
Things to Do

5/2 to 5/4  Hot Air Balloon Fest in Foley
5/9/19     Alabama in concert at the Wharf
5/10/19   Bryan Adams at the Wharf

5/11/19  Jim Gaffigan at the Wharf
5/17 to 5/18  Orange Beach Billfish Classic - Wharf
5/17 to 5/19  Hangout Music Festival - Gulf Shores
5/25 & 26  Thomas Rhett at the Wharf

5/25/19  Living History Memorial Day Tribute - Ft Morgan
5/31 - 6/1 Florabama Fishing Rodeo
6/6/19    Hootie and the Blowfish at the Wharf
6/15/19  Dierks Bentley at the Wharf

7/3/19    Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Wharf
7/3/19    Independence Day Street Party at the Wharf
7/4/19    Fireworks at Gulf Shores
7/5/19    Rascal Flatts at the Wharf
7/19/19  Luke Bryan at the Wharf
8/17/19  Little Big Town at the Wharf
8/20/19  Pentatonix at the Wharf
8/22/19  Brad Paisley at the Wharf

8/31/19  Chris Stapleton at the Wharf
9/28/19  Lynyrd Skynyrd  concert at the Wharf
10/10 to 13 Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival
11/7 to 17 Frank Brown Songwriters' Festival - various spots


There is lots more to do.  Go to the https://www.gulfshores.com/ website for more ideas

 

Sporting  Events

I am sure you will find lots of sporting events, whether you want to participate, or just watch.   There are a lot of golf courses in the area, plus tennis, beach volleyball & runs.  This area has become popular with youth sports.  Here are two of the area’s complexes.

Foley Sports Complex – soccer, softball & baseball

 http://www.foleysports.com

Gulf Shores Sportsplex – CR 6 – football, baseball, soccer, softball & track

http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Gulf-Shores-Sportsplex-40

 

Other Interesting Places

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuse – Hwy 180 Gulf Shores   http://www.fws.gov/bonsecour

Ft Morgan Historic Site – Ft Morgan  http://www.ft-morgan.com

Dauphin Island Sea Lab – Dauphin Island  http://www.sealabestuarium.org

National Museum of Naval Aviation – Pensacola  http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org

Bellingrath Gardens – Mobile  http://www.bellingrath.org

Tanger Outlet Mall – 130+ stores – in Foley  http://www.tangeroutlet.com/foley

    

Helpful Links        

Flora Bama  http://florabama.com

City of Gulf Shores www.GulfShoresAL.gov

 Orange Beach  www.cityoforangebeach.com

Tourism & Convention www.GulfShores.com

Baldwin County taxes  www.co.baldwin.al.us

The Wharf  www.amphitheateratthewharf.com

Perdido Chamber  http://visitPerdido.com

Tanger Outlet Mall in Foley www.tangeroutlet.com 

The Hangout in Gulf Shores https://www.thehangout.com/

Owa Park   https://visitowa.com/

The Wharf   https://www.alwharf.com/

  

Pick the location where you want to buy and call me for the best deals.

 

                  Hope to see you soon.

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