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Oyster Bay Village

2277 Oyster Bay Lane, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542

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Oyster Bay Village, a Leafy 55+ Town Home Community, is on Alabama's Gulf Coast and Has a Path to the Intracoastal Waterway and Dolphin Viewing

Situated between Oyster Bay and Liitle Lagoon in southern Alabama's Gulf Shores, 55+ Oyster Bay Village is a leafy, low key town home (some say condominium) community. It was built between 1984 and 1997.

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Each of the 35 or so single level buildings has two homes, and floor plans range in size from 1,343 to 3,192 square feet. Most residences have two bedrooms, two baths, and an attached one car garage. A private patio, vaulted ceilings, and built-in appliances are common. Upgrades can include sky lights, bay windows, new kitchen cabinets, and brand new countertops. Exteriors are fiber cement and come in pastel colors.

Prices begin in the mid- to high-$100,000s. HOA fees cover everything except electric, but there is an annual insurance assessment. Please verify this information with a Realtor as it is bound to change.

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Inside the Village clubhouse, residents enjoy a swimming pool, billiard tables, a catering kitchen, a library, as well as rooms for games and exercise. A patio, a gazebo, and a woodworking shop are just outside clubhouse doors. The community is wheelchair accessible.

A 1/4 mile path extends from the northern end of Oyster Bay Village to the Intracoastal Waterway, where a pier and a gazebo await for dolphin viewing. Docks and access to the Gulf of Mexico are across the street to the south.

Oyster Bay Village is near a handful of golf courses, including Craft Farms Golf Club, a 36-hole Arnold Palmer-designed course that winds through trees and along Cotton Creek. To the northwest, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge beckons. Its 7,000 acres of coastal wetlands are open to paddlers, bird watchers, and beachcombers. The city of Gulf Shores manages recreation centers, a Mardi Gras parade, movies in the park, and a national shrimp festival.

South Baldwin Regional Medical Center is 10 miles away in Foley and is accredited.

This area has a humid subtropical climate. Summers and early fall are hot and humid while late fall and winter are less humid and cooler. On average, the area receives 60 inches of rain per year.

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Alabama:

The Heart of Dixie was admitted to the Union on December 14, 1819. The Cotton State was a major player in both the American Civil War and the American Civil Rights Movement. Montgomery was once the capital of the Confederacy and also the heart of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Its current economy is fed by agriculture, auto production, and aerospace. Only Arkansas and Georgia produce more broiler chickens. Alabamians built the Apollo 11 rocket and helped land the first human on the moon.

Bordered by Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama covers 52,423 square miles of land and water. Topography ranges from mountains and plateaus to river valleys, lowlands, and coastal plains. Average rainfall is 56 inches per year. Growing seasons can be long and summers hot. Winters are normally mild.

Mobile, Alabama has the oldest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States. Nicholas Langlois introduced Carnival to the city in 1703, fifteen years before New Orleans was founded.

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Stats:

Population - 4,863,300 

Persons 65 years old and over - 16%

High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 84% 

Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 23% 

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 4% 

White persons, not Hispanic - 65% 

Median household income - $43,634 

Median home value - $125,500 

Social Security taxed? No

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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Why Choose a 55+ Community?

Most people who choose to live in a 55+ development are looking for a sense of community with other people of similar backgrounds. Many of these developments are gated and guarded, adding to a sense of security. Often the homes are low maintenance or "lock and leave," giving owners the freedom to do things other than mow the lawn, shovel the snow or replace the roof. The biggest draw is often the amenities, ranging from lavish clubhouses to activity directors and championship golf courses, making some developments akin to country club living (or summer camp for adults). While 55+ communities are not for everyone, they continue to be a popular choice for many people.

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