Top 5 Reasons to Live in Foley, AL

Foley is a hidden oasis tucked away off of Mobile Bay, located at the very bottom of lower Alabama at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico. This city is home to many family centered, free spirits who are always looking for an afternoon or weekend adventure. If you’re considering making a move, here are five reasons why you should consider Foley as your next home.

Location, Location, Location

You hear it on HGTV all the time, location is everything when it comes to buying or renting a home. In Foley, there is something to offer in each area of the city. If you are looking for a beach getaway, South Pointe Apartments and Homes is a quick 10 minute drive away from the sandy shores of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Close enough to enjoy the coastal life but also far enough away to avoid the tourist hustle and bustle.



If you’re from the South, chances are you have heard of this restaurant which is home to the famous “throwed rolls”. This Foley staple is home to hundreds of visitors throughout the year, creating wait times which can reach up to three hours on a busy beach weekend! Foley locals are able to take advantage of being in close proximity to this home-style cooking known for generous portions and a welcoming atmosphere. 



OWA, which means big water, is a five hundred and twenty acre amusement park, home to twenty-three thrill rides, unique restaurants and entertainment galore! This hidden gem is located along the Foley Beach Express and is the perfect stop for beach visitors and locals. Not only does OWA have thrills for the adventure seeker, they also have a gaming center, live music and shopping and dining experiences for anyone looking for a fun Friday activity. Fun fact, you can also view the OWA fireworks right from our community


Water Life

Weekends in Foley are all about boat life. Owning a fishing pole or boat is a must for many of the Foley locals. Starting Friday afternoon, the Bay and surrounding rivers begin to fill with fishermen, tours and kayaking adventurers. If you’re looking for a fun weekend getaway, Gulf Shores is a popular destination with famous getaways like Hangout Restaurant and the Track. South Pointe Apartments and Homes also offers residents the rare amenity of boat storage. 



Along with the amazing views provided by the Bay, the wildlife living in the surrounding areas is an attraction for tourists throughout the year. The Delta, located at the top of the bay, is one of the most biodiverse areas in the nation with both freshwater and saltwater marine life living amongst each other. Animal viewing businesses have begun to pop up throughout the lower Alabama area including WildNative Tours, Alligator Alley and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.


Foley, Alabama is the relaxing destination where southern charm and hospitality meets the adventure seeking water lovers. While there are many more reasons to live in Foley, these are our top five. If you think Foley may be your next home, give us a call.

South Pointe Apartments and Homes offers rental homes and apartments. We are located in a prime location at 679 East Michigan Ave. in Foley, Alabama. To schedule a tour of our community give us a call at (251) 971-3800 or visit our website

What Our Residents Have To Say

This is a GREAT place to live! It’s close to all the shopping centers and food stores. Sarah and Becky in the office are amazing and so friendly! Scott the maintenance man is quick to come and fix whatever needs to be done too. It’s clean, cozy and very quiet, so my husband and I absolutely LOVE living here.

They also have community events that really bring everyone together, like the Fajita Friday and the Valentine’s Day breakfast!! There is a lot of southern hospitality here and I wouldn’t live anywhere else!

Crystal Velazquez

South Pointe Resident, Google Review


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