Joyce Kendall’s Newsletter    RE/MAX Orange Beach        
                                                                   

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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 are brisk this summer but please, don't forget we rent properties year round and Spring & Fall are great here.  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 this local rental site:   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.   Bargain at $499,999  MLS 266758.  Possible owner financing.  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

1805 Bay Street, Foley -  1 owner brick ranch with 3 bedrooms, office, 2 baths, screened porch & 2 car garage.  Wood, tile & carpet floors, Granite countertops throughout. Beautiful yard with fruit trees & flowering shrubs.  Convenient location $199,000  MLS 286527

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 194,900  MLS 282795

Gulf Shores Plantation 3320 - 2 bedroom, 2 bath updated, top-floor condo.  Great amenities include indoor pool & hot tub, several outdoor pools, exercise room, tennis courts, on-site restaurant & next to Kiva Dunes Golf Course.  Bargain priced at $225,000  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

Tanger Outlet Mall - lots of stores for everyone is located in Foley


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 & high schools on Canal Rd where the old sewer plant was located, but it will not be completed until the 2020 school year.  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

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 & fun 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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