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Finding A Coastal Home Away From Home

Brian Pugh has called many cities across Alabama “home.” After growing up in Mobile, attending college in Tuscaloosa and accepting his first position afterward in Birmingham, he began looking for his forever home. 

“I graduated with a degree in English with a history minor with the expectation of going to law school,” Brian shares. “After passing the LSAT, I knew law wasn’t for me. So I uprooted myself and determined I would pick the place I wanted to live and go from there.” 

Naturally, Brian chose the beach. Soon coastal Alabama became home, and Brian launched a career helping others discover the allure of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach with a venture in real estate. 

“The Gulf Shores mantra is, ‘Small Town, Big Beach,' and that’s exactly how it feels,” says Brian. “You still have the small-town feeling and a family-friendly environment, plus a world-class beach. The state of Alabama is investing heavily in enhancing the town’s infrastructure to keep a steady flow of traffic, which continues bringing great businesses, restaurants and activities to the area.” 

Among the countless restaurants brimming with fresh seafood dishes and refreshing cocktails, the area recently introduced OWA – a theme park and indoor waterpark. And of course Orange Beach features The Wharf with a vast amphitheater and nightly light show among its restaurants and shops.

“The new developments have helped broaden our season, and families are now able to come down during winter break to get a taste of entertainment and beach life,” says Brian. “Even with the new activities, the area still maintains its family-oriented environment.” 

Located about seven hours from Franklin or a quick flight into Pensacola or Gulf Shores, a condo or beach house in Alabama is an excellent option to establish your coastal home away from home. A tenured realtor with Brett Robinson Vacation Rentals, Brian stands ready to help find a beachfront property in the booming area. Working primarily with the Phoenix condos, there are a number of existing units for sale, as well as new builds slated to open over the next three years. 

“The Phoenix condos are hallmarked as high quality construction built with solid steel reinforced concrete,” said Brian. “It’s good to know your investment is safe down here.” 

Brian offers a full suite of services from navigating the purchase to property management, should the investment be used to generate income, with both in-person site visits and virtual tours available.

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