Most of the time, when people think about real estate in Gulf Shores, they think condos but there is so much more than just towers overlooking the Gulf.  Here you’re going to see just how popular single family neighborhoods are on “paradise island”.  Gulf Shores is continuing to attract more people on a regular basis who want to either live here full time or have a great second home in the south.

Remember, the statistics that you’ll read below are only for single family homes in Gulf Shores, not condos.  You’ll find a ton of information about that real estate on other blog posts.

The Best and Most Popular Neighborhoods in Gulf Shores – Spring 2019

All of this information is taking from real estate sales for single family homes from March 20th through June 21st (Spring).  Although the most popular neighborhoods will be feature below, here’s what happened in Gulf Shores overall.

There were a total of 198 homes that sold in Gulf Shores this Spring, totaling $81,770,033 in sales volume.

  • The most expensive home sold for $1,875,000.
  • The least expensive home sold for $90,000.
  • The average sales price – $412,982
  • The median sales price – $332,437
  • The average price per square foot – $193
  • The average square feet – 2,186
  • The listing to selling price ratio – 96%

That’s a lot of real estate, folks!  Again, that doesn’t include condos or land.  There are many great neighborhoods in Gulf Shores so how did I come up with this list?  I always determine the best by looking at a neighborhood’s popularity (or number of home sales).  Out of the 198 homes that sold, these neighborhoods attracted the most buyers during the Spring of 2019.

Click on the links below to see all of the homes that are currently for sale in that neighborhood.

Craft Farms – There were 10 homes that sold in this attractive neighborhood located in the north section of Gulf Shores.  You’ll enjoy living on a championship golf course as well as being in close proximity to shopping and restaurants.  Most homes have 3 or 4 bedrooms with square feet from 2,200 to 4,200.

Craft Farms North – The neighborhood itself is fairly new but there are still a lot of brand new homes being constructed.  The majority of the 18 homes that sold were built in 2019.  It’s connected to Craft Farms but this locale is closer to the Foley Beach Expressway.

Crimson Ridge – Here you will find fairly new homes at very affordable prices.  It offers smaller homes from around 1,500 to 2,000 square feet at an average of $108 per square foot.

Island Wood – With 10 sales last Spring, Island Wood is another very popular neighborhood in town.  This one is located on Gulf Shores Golf Club just a few miles from the beach.  You’ll find new construction here ranging in price from around $275,000 to $350,000.

Morgantown – This beach side community is located in the Fort Morgan area and offers buyers a great opportunity to own a single family home on or just off the beach.  These homes are all on stilts of course and run around $240 per square foot.

Raintree Place – This is a smaller community located off of Route 8 near Hwy 59.  Living hear will put you only 10 minutes from the beach.  Home prices are running between $225,000 and $245,000.

The Peninsula – The Peninsula is a large and beautiful golf course community.  The neighborhood is gated and has plenty of great amenities including pier on it’s private beach (pictured at the beginning of this post).  There were 20 homes that sold here during the Spring ranging in price from $285,000 to $628,000.

Thanks for taking the time to visit!

See all of the neighborhoods of Gulf Shores here.

For those who are looking to move to Gulf Shores, take a closer look at these neighborhoods.  If you need more information on a particular house or if you would like to take a private tour please get in touch with me.

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