Orange Beach Community Information

POINTS OF INTEREST/EVENTS

Orange Beach hosts vacationers for the beach atmosphere, music and the many sporting events and tournaments hosted by the Orange Beach Sportsplex. Residents can use the Backcountry Trail system through the Gulf State Park with the trailhead located at the Sportsplex. Additionally, Orange Beach is home to the tallest Ferris wheel in the Southeast. Annual events include the Hangout Music Festival in nearby Gulf Shores; the National Shrimp Festival; Song Writer Festival, The Famous Flora Bama and the many music events at The Wharf Amphitheater.

Nearby Mobile is home to cultural influences with its mixed French, Spanish, Creole heritage, in addition to British and African. Mobile hosts the annual Carnival celebration and is the birthplace of Mardi Gras. Residents can visit the nearby Mobile Museum of Art, the Saenger Theatre of Performing Arts, the Mobile Symphony and Opera, or head to the annual BayFest, the metro area's popular three-day music festival. Other options are to head east to the Pensacola area, home of the loved and honored Blue Angels.

EDUCATION

Orange Beach is part of the Baldwin County Public Schools system. Pleasure Island consist of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores cities. They have each have a Elementary and Middle school, the only High schools is Gulf Shores High. For higher education, students may attend a number of nearby campuses including University of South Alabama, Bishop State Community College, Spring Hill College, Faulkner University, and University of Mobile, to name a few. The area also has private and Christian schools to choose from.

ECONOMY

With a prime location on the water and abundant natural resources, nearby Mobile is the metropolitan hub that has enjoyed a steady economic increase throughout the last 20 years. Medicine and research, aerospace, retail trade, construction and manufacturing are among Baldwin Counties major businesses. The area's fastest growing industries include tourism and services.


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