Island Winds East and Island Winds West in Gulf Shores, Alabama are older developments in the area, but are still some of the most popular Gulf-front condos in town due to their great location. These two towers sit directly west of the Highway 59 and Beach Boulevard intersection. This area of Gulf Shores is commonly referred to as “West Beach” and is a popular, family-oriented area with numerous restaurants, shopping outlets, and other things to do. Island Winds is the closest condominium development to The Hangout, making it an ideal spot for activity on the beach. Island Winds East and West were developed and completed in the late 1980’s. Most of two-bedroom units are smaller, with just under 600 square feet, while the three-bedroom units range from 1,200 to 1,400 square feet. The property has an outdoor pool, onsite management, meeting room, and grilling area for owners and guests. Island Winds is ideal for an investment condo because it rents well and is popular all year, but it also makes for a great secondary residence on Alabama’s Gulf Coast.