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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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Gulf Shores, Alabama


Gulf Shores Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2013 (est.)
Baldwin County blank blank blank 182,265
Gulf Shores 3,261 5,044 9,741 10,765



Gulf Shores
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2017 .$269,1538.1%
Aug $243,000 . .
Jul $253,000 . .
Jun $280,000 . .
May $259,000 . .
Apr $271,000 . .
Mar $277,000 . .
Feb $264,000 . .
Jan $292,000 . .
2016 .$248,9429.2%
2015 .$227,9841.9%
2014 .$223,65816.3%
2013 . $192,349 10.4%
2012 . $174,217 2.6%
2011 . $169,806 -9.8%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2017)
. Gulf Shores GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $269,153 $425,000
Nearest Big City Mobile na
Home Sales Price in Mobile $134,000 $319,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 163% of Mobile home prices 103%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2017)
. Gulf Shores GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $269,153 $425,000
Monthly Rent $1,280 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 14.1 times the annual rent 18.2



Gulf Shores
Cost of Living (2017)
86% GPTR 99 City Average
109%



Gulf Shores Taxes
(2016-17)
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 9.0% -- 4* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 99 days 47* -- 113 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Gulf Shores Building Permits
(single family homes)
2016 257
2015 160
2014 128
2013 124
2012 94
2011 49
2010 26



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