Orange Beach is one of Baldwin County’s most popular coastal communities. Gulf Shores is just to the west and Perdido Key, Florida is to the east, which means that Orange Beach really is at the heart of the action. The past few years have brought tremendous growth in Orange Beach, both as a tourist destination and a residential area. Gulf-front condos and condos with boat slips in Orange Beach have always been popular choice for second homes, but now they are becoming more and more popular investment opportunities as the tourism industry continues to grow in the area. Orange Beach, as part of Baldwin County, is also an ideal choice when finding a place to live. Baldwin County is the fastest growing county in Alabama, with numerous improvements and projects being planned all over the area. The Ono Island community is, arguably, the most popular residential area in Orange Beach, but there are also a number of other waterfront subdivisions throughout the city.
Although Orange Beach is most popularly known for white-sand beaches and a vibrant nightlife, this area has something for everyone. Coastal Alabama and Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast is freckled with undeveloped beaches and national parks. Gulf State Park, which spreads over parts of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, is home to the second longest pier on the Gulf Coast, numerous walking trails, Lake Shelby, and some outdoor adventure zones. The Gulf of Mexico is widely known as one of the best fishing spots in the world. Orange Beach, with numerous waterways throughout the city, makes chartering a boat or storing your own quick and easy. Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico or Orange Beach’s Perdido Pass can be fun for the whole family and friendly locals are happy to point out some of the best spots, either onshore or offshore. If fishing isn’t your thing, but you’d still like to be out on the water, sailing around Bird and Robinson Islands is an appealing activity. Of course, a quick trip to Gulf Shores or Perdido Key can also be fun for the whole family.
Turquoise Place is one of the most distinctive condominiums in Orange Beach thanks to the shimmering turquoise glass running the entire length of the towers. This distinctive design is part of what makes it so popular. Looks go a long way when people are looking for the perfect vacation destination or potential second home and Orange Beach offers some of the most visually stunning condominiums on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Bella Luna, with its distinctive arch shape and beautiful glass paneling, does not have nearly as many units as Turquoise Place and might not be as well-known, but still offers one of the more beautiful getaways in town. When you’re looking for something even more private than Bella Luna or Turquoise Place, Opal becomes the obvious choice. Some other similar condos in the area include Phoenix Orange Beach (currently under construction) and the Admiral’s Quarters.