Fairhope was created by a group of hardy souls seeking adventure and being practical, who also wanted a “fair hope of success.”
Fairhope was founded in November 1894, on the site of former Alabama City as a utopia single tax colony by the “Fairhope Industrial Association”. The purpose of the single tax colony was to eliminate disincentives for productive use of land and thereby retain the value of land for the community.
Over the years artists, writers, craftsmen and vacationers came to Fairhope and found it to be an inspiring haven for their work and have helped to make the community what it is today. A growing community of over 16,000 residents, Fairhope is much more than just one of the prettiest small towns in the South. The city leads the way for others with active recycling programs, a state-of-the-art water treatment system, involved citizens and a new Comprehensive Plan that seeks to maintain the city’s high quality of life through controlled growth and development.
Be sure to enjoy these things to do in Fairhope!
- Downtown Fairhope/Fairhope Avenue: Shop, Stroll and Dine
- Fairhope Municipal Pier and Beach
- Fairhope French Quarter
- Wintzell’s Oyster House for fresh seafood
- Eastern Shore Watersports
- Quail Creek Golf Resort
- Windmill Market
- Fairhoper’s Community Park
- Fairhope Museum of History
- Oak Hollow Farm
327 Fairhope Ave., Fairhope, AL | (251) 928-6387