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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Orange Beach is a suburb of with a population of 5,927. Orange Beach is in Baldwin County and is one of the best places to live in Alabama. Living in Orange Beach offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Orange Beach there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many retirees live in Orange Beach and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Orange Beach are above average.
About Orange Beach...
Population
5,927

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$295,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,103
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Orange Beach Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    98.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    16.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    130.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    212.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,368.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    114.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Orange Beach

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,506
National
$55,322

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Orange Beach Reviews

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Many festivals and activities year round for all age groups provide entertainment for all. Beach and water sports provide relaxation and various sports. Many restaurants provide great food, especially seafood. Food can be healthy or really bad for you! Take your choice. Many hiking and bike trails are in the area as well as kayaking and boating. Museums and historical sites are educational and entertaining. Housing prices are low off beach and reasonable water and beach front. While roads are in good repair, the traffic design patterns are poor at best! It is a friendly and welcoming community to both locals and the many tourists who visit yearly. Glad we discovered Orange Beach!
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If you ever looking for area just to get a way from reality. Orange Beach Alabama is the place to be. It is a small southern charm deep in south of Alabama, with a big beach to lay out and catch a nice tan. Orange Beach is full of exclusive restaurants that serve anything from burgers to seafood. My favorite place to go whenever I visit is Livebait, which is a restaurant and also a club that is in the back. Plenty of condos to enjoy the sunrise and sunset out on the balcony. Orange Beach Alabama is the place to be.
My experience here in Orange Beach, AL is great I moved here not knowing what it may bring to my life for me and my family. But as we got settled in and explored the area it was nice everything is in the right place, everyone here is nice and respectful. I love this place because the beach is on my bucket list on where to live. And Orange Beach being so small, has all the features that you would need to live work, places to shop. I just love this place