About The Perdido Key Area

The Perdido Key Area is a unique community with local businesses and activities spanning both coastal communities of Alabama and Florida. 

When you think of the Perdido Key Area, this consists of beach communities such as Perdido Key, FL, and neighboring Orange Beach & Gulf Shores, AL. Also included in the community are agricultural areas such as Lillian, AL & Beulah, FL, and a few Florida urban communities such as Warrington, Navy Point, Belleview, and other outlining communities of Pensacola, FL. 

Much to the relief of our locals and devoted guests, Perdido Key escaped the early explosion of beach development, mostly due to its remoteness. To this day, Perdido Key proudly represents one of the last stretches of untouched beaches that captured the attention of the very first visitors.  The partnership of local homeowners, small businesses, and dedicated visitors recognizes the importance of environmental stewardship to maintain the charm, tranquility, and natural beauty of the island, all while providing protection and habitats for the unique and diverse wildlife that exists on Perdido Key.

The Official Perdido Key Area Guide is published yearly as a local guide to everything in Perdido Key, from local resources, things to do, places to see, and a directory of local businesses in the Perdido Key Area. 

Location of Perdido Key on Florida and Alabama Map

Our Name

Perdido Key’s literal translation means “Lost Key,” so named by the early Spaniards who discovered it in 1693. Until then, the Key was the well-kept secret of Gulf Coast Native Americans – Perdido Key’s first inhabitants.

Today, Perdido Key remains a unique community where locals and travelers worldwide come to “get lost” on the narrow strip of protected coastline. Home of sparkling blue waters and soft, crystal-white sands; find yourself in paradise when visiting Perdido Key! A barrier island on the state line of Florida and Alabama, Perdido Key is comprised of more than 60 percent of state and national parks, forever preserved for public use. Our protected shoreline safeguards nature and limits development for our coastal community. In addition, the Island offers water access to the peaceful Intercoastal waterway to the north and the natural beaches of the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

Upon Crossing the Theo Baars Bridge to the island, one can sense a laid-back feeling of island life on the key. Get to know what it is like to be “running on island time” as you experience the relaxed feel of the locals and small business community, the consistent yet gentle cool island breeze, and the miles of state and national parks that promote the island’s remoteness.

Perdido Key Real Estate Demographics

Median Rental Price


Median Real Estate Price


Rates among the top 6.4% of retiree-free communities in Florida.

Perdido Key has a higher income than 82.7% of the neighborhoods in the USA.

80.5% of real estate are condominiums (with a combination of low and mid-rises).

63.5% of housing

here is seasonally occupied.

50% are renters

50% are owners

The lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States.




41,000+ Students

35 Elementary Schools

9 Middle Schools

7 High Schools

Information and complete listing of Escambia County Public Schools, visit: http://www.ecsd-fl.schoolloop.com


Baldwin County Public School logo

31,000+ Students

27 Elementary Schools

7 Middle Schools

9 High Schools

Information and complete listing of Baldwin County Public Schools, visit: https://www.bcbe.org/bcbe

Important Numbers

Emergency Numbers

Immediate Emergencies: Dial 911

Perdido Urgent Care: (850) 466-8668

Emergency Dental Orange Beach: (251) 964-7425


Health Centers: Escambia County- FL


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Health Centers: Baldwin County- AL


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