Foley, AL 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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    Overview

    Foley is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama. It’s approximately 40 miles from the city of Mobile. Retirees agree that Alabama has some of the most welcoming communities, and adding the warm weather to the mix is definitely a highlight. 

    Climate & Geography

    The climate in Foley is categorized as humid subtropical, which means summers are hot and humid, while winters are mild. Residents can expect more rainfall than the national average, no snowfall, and approximately 226 days of sunshine throughout each year. 

    Foley is the main city of the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley Micropolitan Statistical Area. It’s near the border into Florida and the Gulf Shores

    Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

    Foley’s warm weather is perfect for outdoor activities. Parks can be found throughout this quaint city. The community frequently comes to together at the Downtown OWA where shopping, dining, and entertainment can be found. The city is also rich in culture with museums and music halls scattered throughout. 

    Cost of Living & Taxes

    The overall cost of living is much lower than the national average, but slightly higher than the state average. The primary factor is the very low cost of homes, housing, and transportation, although all other cost of living indexes are below average. 

    The state of Alabama is one of the most tax friendly to retirees. Many sources of retirement income are exempt from taxes such as federal and state pensions. Social Security is also exempt. If a homeowner is 65+ and disabled or makes less than $12,000, they are exempt from state property taxes. 

    Health Care

    Alabama’s Gallup Well-Being Index score is 44 out of 100.

    There is one health care facility in Foley: South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. 

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