Nestled along the shoreline of the Mobile Bay is the charming town of Fairhope. It is located in the Eastern Shore area and has received many accolades over the years from leading tourist publications. Fairhope is located in the southern section of Baldwin County.
Fairhope currently has a population of 19,561 with over 54% of those individuals being female. The median age in Fairhope is 45. There are over 5,033 family households in Fairhope. The city has seen its population increase over the years with 700 people relocating to the area in the last year.
Fairhope Intermediate School
Fairhope Middle School
Fairhope High School
Bayshore Christian School
Marietta School of Organic Education
Coastal Community College has a campus located in downtown Fairhope.
Fairhope residents stay busy with the number of annual events held in the city. The Fairhope Witches Ride is a popular fundraising event held in the center of town. Women from across the country dress up in witches clothing and ride the streets of Fairhope passing out candy during Halloween.
Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival is held in March each year. The Bald Eagle Bash is a food festival held in May that honors environmental preservation.
Fairhope has its fair share of neighborhoods for families of any size budget.
Quail Creek is an established neighborhood in Fairhope. The neighborhoods of Quail Creek Villas and Quail Creek Estates also make up the large subdivision. Neighbors have the opportunity to use amenities such as tennis and racquet courts, pool and the Quail Creek Golf Course.
Gayfer Estates Plantation is an older neighborhood near downtown Fairhope. Arlington Farms, Bay Meadows, Fairwood, Greythorne Estates, and River Mill are just some of the moderately sized neighborhoods located in the city.
Stone Creek is the first village concept community on the Eastern Shore. The 330-acre subdivision is surrounded by natural beauty and has an ample amount of amenities including a fish stocked lake, a nature preserve and a lodge/clubhouse with a zero entry pool.
Fairhope Falls and Firethorne are two of the newer subdivisions in Fairhope. Firethorne has large homesites and tree lined streets with an estimation of 250 lots.
This historic Fruit and Nut District is one of Fairhope’s oldest and established neighborhoods. It is located steps away from Downtown Fairhope.
Nightlife/Things To Do
There is never a short list of things to do in Fairhope. From nightlife to family events, there is something for everyone.
Some of the popular bars in Fairhope are; The Bone and Barrel, Tongue and Groove Drinkery, Fly Bar, McSharry’s Irish Pub, Little Whiskey Christmas Club and Bucky’s Birdcage Lounge located at The Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa.
When locals venture out for a meal they can find themselves at Dragonfly Food Bar, Sunset Pointe at Fly Creek, The Wash House, Sage Lebanese Cuisine and Café, Thyme, Camellia Café, R Bistro and Pastry and Saltwater Grill.
Family-friendly eateries include Panini Pete’s, Fish River Grill #1, Julwin’s Restaurant, Warehouse Bakery and Doughnuts and Gambino’s Italian Grill.
Strolling down the Fairhope Municipal Pier is a must-do when visiting. Locals also enjoy the city’s First Friday Artwalk monthly event with its local music and artists lining the streets. Families can spend the day at Fairhoper’s Community Park, Fels Toddlers Park and the Fairhope Dog Park. Fairhope also has other facilities for those with an active lifestyle.
Fairhope Municipal Sporting Parks/Volanta Sports Park consists of an indoor/outdoor pools, disc golf course, skate park, two gymnasiums, open green space, baseball fields and is home to the municipal football stadium.
Mike Ford Tennis Center At Fairhope Stimpson Park features a lighted walking track and six tennis courts.
Beach Park Tree Trail is located at the Fairhope Municipal Pier and has over 500 species of trees.
Fairhope Recreation Center is located near the Fairhope Municipal Pool and features a fitness facility, racquetball court, basketball gym, indoor walking track, sauna and other amenities.