Wedgewood has more permanent residents than any other area in Gulf Shores. Because of this, it is also the most kid friendly community down here. If you are driving through this area and a child crosses the street, then take caution. There are likely a dozen more chasing him. Wedgewood has experienced steady residential growth since the 1980’s, when people realized the benefit of its high elevation and central location. Buyers that want to be far from the tourist crowd but still live on the island, make Wedgewood their first choice. Many of the City’s administration offices and parks are found in this area, including the police and fire station, Bodenhamer Recreation Center, Ball Fields, Kids Park, and the South Baldwin Community Theater.
Coming south on Hwy. 59 over intracoastal bridge, turn right on 19th street just after Shell station. Go through to 3rd stop sign. Turn right on 2nd avenue and Park View condos will be on right about 2 blocks. Turn right into complex. Bldg. E is on the left in the back of the complex.
Generally speaking, the Wedgewood Area is the first area you will come to after crossing the Gulf Shores Bridge coming onto the island. It is centrally positioned between Ft. Morgan Road (Highway 180) to the South, the Intracoastal Canal to the North, and Highway 59 to the East.
Take a stroll through the newly revived Waterway District that is located along the Intracoastal Canal. While there, drop by Acme Oyster House for some chargrilled half shells before enjoying a frozen bushwhacker at Tacky Jacks. There is a public boat launch in the Waterway District, too. Although, this is one of the busiest launches in Gulf Shores, if you live in Wedgewood you are one step ahead of the traffic. So grab the fishing poles and head to the great fishing found in the reefs in Mobile Bay. The children will be entertained for hours at the numerous parks located around the Bodenhamer Recreational Center. There is a playground area, skate park, ball fields. The onsite pavilion provides a great venue for birthday parties, too. Just make sure to call ahead and reserve your date. For those that swing the sticks, the Gulf Shores Golf Club is one of the best values in our area. It is directly in the middle of Wedgewood, allowing for a number of golf course homes and lots to be found here, as well.