Fairhope Real Estate
You can take a stroll down charming city blocks in hundreds of small towns around the country, but you won’t mistake the red brick pathways of Fairhope, Alabama, on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, for any other city. For one thing, Fairhope is one of only two Single Tax Colonies remaining in the U.S. and in 2009 the city was ranked as the second best small town in the south by Southern Living magazine. Listed on the 2000 census as a town of 12,480, and today estimated around 17,000, Fairhope has also been recognized by Coastal Living as one of the Top 10 Romantic Escapes. Founded in 1894 by 28 followers of the economist Henry George, Fairhope covers roughly 11 square miles including a large portion of the eastern shore along the Mobile Bay. Those thinking of relocating here will find it to be a magnetic town, with an appealing mix of southern charm, outdoor opportunities and artistic attractions.