Perdido Beach is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 631 people and just one neighborhood, Perdido Beach is the 331st largest community in Alabama.
Real Estate Prices
Perdido Beach real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Perdido Beach house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Perdido Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Perdido Beach is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Perdido Beach who work in healthcare (17.80%), office and administrative support (13.98%) and food service (9.32%).
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Perdido Beach has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Perdido Beach has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Perdido Beach than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Perdido Beach may be for you.
One of the nice things about Perdido Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Perdido Beach, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.99 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Perdido Beach is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.