When most people think of a condo at the beach, they think of the tall towers that dot the shoreline. Beachfront condos are great - I mean, the view, right? - but if you're looking for somewhere to call home, a condo on the beach might not be your best bet. Most of the units are only used for vacation, and are in the rental market for the rest of the year. You have a new neighbor every week! And that great view? It comes with a high price tag attached.
Have you ever considered moving inland a few miles? Gulf Shores, Alabama has a lot more to offer in condominium living than Gulf front. Park View Condominiums are only a five minute drive from the surf and sand, but they are a world away from typical beach condo life.
Park View Condominiums have exactly that - a great view of the George C. Meyer Tennis Center in Meyer Park. The park is also home to a fantastic Kid's Park, ballfields, a skateboard park, and the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center. Next door is the South Baldwin Community Theater, and the city dog park is a five minute walk away.
Construction on Park View Condominiums began in 1996 with Phase 1, which was one building with sixteen total units. Four more phases have been added since then. All of the buildings are wood frame on concrete slab construction with composite shingle roofs. There are one, two, and three bedroom units in each of the buildings. The grounds are professionally landscaped and maintained. Park View Condominiums have a "no less than 60 days lease" clause in place, preventing weekly vacation rentals.
Did I mention price? These units typically sell for less than $150,000, and the condo fees are low, making this a perfect retirement option.
So if you're thinking about moving to the beach, by all means, do it! Park View Condominiums have a lot to offer. Remember, you can live here, too!