Bob Hanley, Realtor
Bob Hanley

Foley Real Estate Analysis

Foley is a city in Baldwin CountyAlabama. Foley was named for its founder, John B. Foley of Chicago. As Foley was traveling to President McKinley’s funeral in 1901, he met a railroad agent who told him of the area in South Baldwin County. Foley came down the following year, and he liked what he saw and bought up between 40,000 and 50,000 acres of land. He then returned to Chicago and formed the Magnolia Land Company. As he began to sell off acreage, he realized the need for a better way for the people to come to Foley. Foley used some of his own money to lay the rails so the train could come from Bay Minette. The first railroad station was built in 1905. The original station burned in 1908 and was replaced the following year by the station that is now the City’s museum. John Foley donated parcels of land for a school and churches. The first train to service Foley was a wood burner called the “Pine Knot Special.” It would leave Foley in the morning and make a return trip in the afternoon. As people cleared the land, they would place liter knots in a wood box for the engineer to use as was needed. Foley was incorporated in 1915 with G. I. Weatherly serving as its first mayor.
With a downtown area that is historic and alive with shops, restaurants and museums make Foley a vibrant and entertaining place to visit and live. Annual events include arts festivals, food festival and balloon festivals to name a few. Fun attractions include outdoor activities, historic attractions and a train museum that is widely renowned. Shop for antiques, boutique clothing or unique gift items and stop in at an old-fashioned soda fountain, as well as visiting Tanger Outlets with more than 115 true outlet stores. Everywhere you look you’ll find something fun to explore and experience.
Many new home communities are springing up all over the Foley area with a wide variety to match your home style and price range.

When you’re ready to buy or sell real estate in Foley give Bob a call!


Foley Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Foley

332 N BAY ST FOLEY, AL 36535
Photo of 332 N BAY ST, FOLEY, AL 36535 (MLS # 558652)
0 beds 0 baths $830,000
15360 TROON DR FOLEY, AL 36535
Photo of 15360 TROON DR, FOLEY, AL 36535 (MLS # 556851)
4 beds 3 baths 2,515 sqft $247,000
Photo of 7491 W COOPERS LANDING RD, FOLEY, AL 36535 (MLS # 556501)
3 beds 3 baths 1,870 sqft $174,000

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Foley School Data

Foley School Districts

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Foley Schools

Foley Middle School
7-9, public
Magnolia School
PK-6, public
Foley Elementary School
K-4, public
Foley Intermediate School
5-6, public
Foley High School
8-12, public
Victory Christian Academy
PK-7, private
Open Door Christian School
PK-11, private
Open Door Christian School
PK-11, private
Alabama Gulf Coast Christian Academy
PK-12, private
Alabama Gulf Coast Christian Academy
PK-12, private
Faith Christian Academy
PK-7, private