Foley : Alabama

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What it's Like to Retire in Foley

Foley is a rapidly growing town of 14,000 in southwestern Alabama on Mobile Bay. The population doubled from 2000 to 2010, much of that coming from retirees who are attracted to the area and lovely nearby Fairhope. The downtown Historic District has some lovely old homes, as shown in this photo courtesy of Wikipedia and Spyder_Monkey.

 

Where to Retire in Foley and Home Prices

The area has become very popular with retirees thanks to its proximity to the coast, warm climate, and low cost of living. According to Zillow, the median home price was $143,665 in early 2016.  There are a number of active communities here - see link at top right.

 

What is special about Foley

Low cost of living and being on Mobile Bay and all of its great watersports. Being near the utopian community of Fairhope is also a big plus. The City of Foley Antique Rose Trail features over five hundred varieties of fragrant roses. There is also a City Museum and Model Train Exhibit. The Foley Golf Course is 18 holes.

 

What is not special about Foley

The crime rate is very high. This is also prime hurricane country.

 

Who will like retirement in Foley

People looking for a low cost environment near the water will like Foley.

 

Local economy is driven by

Tourism and construction are important to the economy.

 

Climate and Physical Environment

Foley is not far from Mobile and 28 miles from Pensacola. The average July temp is about 80 and the average Jan temp is 50.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Foley has a historic district, museums, many dining choices and is host to several events and festivals throughout the year. The Foley Public Library has over 50,000 volumes, internet computers, children's reading programs and public meeting rooms.

 

Crime

The crime rate is more than double the national average.

 

Medical facilities

South Baldwin Regional Hospital serves Foley. It is also a short drive to Pensacola.

 

Transportation

Foley is a very walkable town.

 

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Facts about FOLEY
  • State: AL
  • Environment: Coastal,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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