Fairhope

The town is a scenic neighborhood featuring streets lined with live oak trees, historic homes, and an adorable walkable downtown coined as a “pedestrian’s paradise”.

Welcome to Fairhope 

A quaint town retaining its charm as a cultural mecca 

Fairhope is a tiny town in Baldwin County, Alabama, located on Mobile Bay's eastern shoreline. Besides its sweeping picturesque views of Mobile Bay, Fairhope is a small, vibrant town with gorgeous parks, lovely art galleries, upscale seafood restaurants, and gift shops. Fairhope's growth is evident in its bustling neighborhoods, tree-shaded neighborhoods, and spacious parks. The town is a scenic neighborhood featuring streets lined with live oak trees, historic homes, and an adorable walkable downtown coined as a “pedestrian’s paradise”. 
 

What to Love 

  • Beautiful nature preserves and parks 
  • A fascinating, walkable downtown area 
  • Highly rated schools 
  • Panoramic views of the Mobile Bay 

Local Lifestyle 

The city of Fairhope is quaint but contemporary and retains an art and cultural scene – something worth exploring. The neighborhood offers a laid-back vibe that residents adore. Even though Fairhope is among Alabama’s fastest-growing communities, it's also excellent for people looking to experience the rich, historic taste of the Old South. Fairhope retains most of its original small-town vibe and ambiance. Its active arts community, outstanding public amenities, exceptional schools, and fantastic recreational programs make it a desirable place for families. 
 
Fairhope is a great hometown for everyone, regardless of age. The town boasts Southern hospitality, and people love it because of its simple pleasures, including arts, entertainment, dining, recreation, and the warm, welcoming nature of its locals. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Explore shops in Downtown Fairhope and discover opulent, classic, and beautiful antiques. Visit The Fairhope Store for a fun, beachy, and laid-back boutique, and Page and Palette for a good book. Check out Downtown Antiques, Copper Roof Antiques, and Aubergine for opulent antiques. 
 
The city of Fairhope will undoubtedly find its way to your heart through its incredible cuisine and drinks! Fairhope offers a wide range of high-end restaurants for every craving you might have. Some of the best restaurants you should check out include the Grand Hotel at Point Clear, Sunset Pointe, Bluegill Restaurant, The Fairhope Inn Restaurant, and the classic Panini Pete's. Flybar is a popular spot for its designer cocktails and brewed beers. 
 

Things to Do 

Visit Downtown Fairhope and have a fun shopping spree as you explore local art and cuisine. For art lovers, visit the Eastern Shore Art Center located on Oak Avenue. The center features numerous exhibits of renowned sculptors and painters. Experience local art at the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival. This multi-day event features live music, food vendors, and children’s activities. 
 
Head to the Eastern Shore Trail and enjoy Alabama’s beautiful scenery with a wide range of outdoor recreation, including running, walking, or biking. The Fairhope Municipal Pier is a perfect stop for anglers. Fairhope has many parks you can explore, including Knoll Park, Fairhoper's Community Park, and Mike Ford Tennis Center
 

Schools 

Baldwin County Public Schools serves the community of Fairhope. Top-rated schools include:
  • Fairhope Elementary School, PK-3
  • Fairhope Middle School, 7-8
  • Fairhope High School, 9-12
  • Bayshore Christian School, PK-12
  • Bayside Academy, PK-12

 


Overview for Fairhope, AL

21,825 people live in Fairhope, where the median age is 43.1 and the average individual income is $44,534. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,825

Total Population

43.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$44,534

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Fairhope, AL

Fairhope has 8,119 households, with an average household size of 2.67. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fairhope do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,825 people call Fairhope home. The population density is 1,507.72 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,825

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43.1

Median Age

48.2 / 51.8%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
8,119

Total Households

2.67

Average Household Size

$44,534

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Fairhope, AL

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The following schools are within or nearby Fairhope. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Fairhope East Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Fairhope West Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Baldwin County Virtual School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
Marietta Johnson School Of Organic Education
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Fairhope Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5

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