We Are Downtown Foley

Where the Gulf Coast Begins

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 Downtown Foley

    Downtown is the place where the history and memories of coastal Alabama comfortably meet the spirit and energy of a forward city.  Foley Main Street is committed to preserving the district’s rich past while promoting its future growth through a sound economic development strategy. We invite you to explore our downtown, venture into our independent shops and boutiques, taste the flavors of unique cafes and bistros, soak in the sounds of music at our events, relax under the shade of trees in our parks, and become a part of a place that embodies the pace of the region.    As the region continues to grow at a pace that changes the landscape each year, Downtown Foley is embracing its role as an authentic place with the warm family welcome of a true community that believes in its future.    

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WE ARE DOWNTOWN FOLEY

We are a place of beginnings. In 1905 John B. Foley envisioned a community where farmers could bring their crops to the people. The rail spur that began here shipped fresh food from South Baldwin County throughout the region. In 1915, the community incorporated and downtown thrived as a place where farmers came to market.  

It was here that Navy Pilots embarked on their journey to fight in World War Two. Local legend John Snook transformed his telephone operators into the Nylon Army – women ready to stand and defend the region from German invaders. Those that fought in the war found a welcoming place to set down roots during peacetime. 

In the decades after the war, the region began to transform. Visitors eager to enjoy the white sand beaches and clear ocean waters of the Gulf of Mexico flocked to the area. Downtown Foley thrived as the primary shopping and dining destination for the growing coastal resorts of Pleasure Island.  

As the region continues to grow at a pace that changes the landscape each year, Downtown Foley is embracing its role as an authentic place with the warm family welcome of a true community that believes in its future.  Downtown is the place where the history and memories of coastal Alabama comfortably meet the spirit and energy of a forward city.    

We invite you to explore our downtown, venture into our independent shops and boutiques, taste the flavors of unique cafes and bistros, soak in the sounds of music at our events, relax under the shade of trees in our parks, and become a part of a place that embodies the pace of the region.  

We are Downtown Foley  -  Where the Gulf Coast Begins

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