Alabama Real Estate: Baldwin County

Baldwin County encompasses towns and cities, bordered by Mobile County on the west and by the state of Florida to the east. Previously part of the Mississippi territory, Baldwin was established 10 years before the state of Alabama and became an Alabama county in 1819. According to the 2013 Census, the population of Baldwin County was 195,540 and is the largest county in the state (and larger than the state of Rhode Island).

Useful Telephone Numbers for Baldwin County Utilities
Licenses and Registration Info
Local Airport Information

Baldwin County Map

I’m a Realtor who lives in Spanish Fort; however, my office is the entire county of Baldwin County. Here is a list of cities and towns that I represent:





Unincorporated Areas that I cover:

With an abundance of natural beauty and activities to take in as well as a fantastic school system, there is no wonder why Baldwin County is growing so fast.

Baldwin County Facts and Lifestyle

Population and Growth

  • Tied for 8th fastest growing MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) in the US
  • Fastest growing county in Alabama
  • 43% growth in population since 2000
  • Growing by 2% to 4% each year
  • Unemployment rate of 0.5%
  • Largest population projected growth of all Alabama metropolitan areas
  • More than 170 new businesses are started each year
  • Regional labor workforce of over 500,000
  • Median household income of $50,183
  • Forbes ranks Baldwin in the Top 50 Places to Grow a Business
  • Residential home sales have grown 51% since 2010
  • Builder Magazine ranked us in the Top 10 Homebuilding Markets
  • Extremely low crime rates
  • 178 Quality of Life Index compared to nationwide average of 100
  • #1 tourist destination in Alabama (by far)


Excellent School System

  • 7 universities and 9 community colleges within 50 miles
  • 88% of residents have a high school diploma or greater
  • 84% high school graduation rate
  • ACT scores have either met or exceeded the state and national averages for the past 8 years
  • SAT scores have been above the national average for the past 8 years
  • 1 in 10 have a graduate degree


Health Care Options

  • 3 major hospitals with 287 beds and 7 medical clinics
  • 9 hospices
  • 313 physicians and 98 dentists
  • 3 wellness centers and 13 health clubs
  • 89 Cost of Living Index compared to nationwide average of 100


Abundant Activities

  • Abundant outdoor activities with 26 miles of bay waterfront and 32 miles of white, sandy beaches on the Gulf
  • Unique shopping and entertainment venues
  • 28 championship golf courses
  • 57 parks and recreational areas
  • Fresh water, inshore, and offshore fishing
  • More than 1,100 restaurants
  • Large shopping centers and thriving downtown areas

Because of the low cost of living, a high quality of life, low tax burdens, and a robust transportation infrastructure, Baldwin County is attracting large industries to further strengthen the job market.

Major Industrial Companies in Baldwin

  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Standard Furniture
  • Vulcan, Inc.
  • Ace Hardware Support Center
  • Quincy Compressor
  • Bon Secour Fisheries
  • International Paper
  • Segers Aerospace
  • Ascend Performance Materials
  • Quality Filters
  • Hydratech Industries


Important Baldwin County Websites

Baldwin County Official Site
Solid Waste – Garbage Pick-up
Comprehensive resource guide for all utility companies for the cities of Baldwin County.
Baldwin County Public Schools
Business License Information
Drivers License
Car Tags, Plates, & Titles
Register to Vote

Jeff Nelson – Baldwin County Real Estate Expert

If you are thinking about selling your Baldwin County home, condo, or other real estate, please allow me to help make the transaction a pleasant, smooth experience. On the other hand, if you are in the market to buy real estate, you’ll find abundant residential options to choose from. Whether it’s a craftsman style single-family home or a Gulf front condo, our market is good and we have listings that should fit your budget and needs.

I live in Spanish Fort and have been selling homes for nearly 13 years. My goal is to provide exceptional service and expert advice as it relates to the area and the actual real estate transaction.

Call or send me an email so that we may talk about how I can best serve your real estate needs!

Jeff Nelson
IXL Real Estate – Eastern Shore

Lower Alabama Realty Group