The "forward city" of Foley has served as the economic epicenter for southern Baldwin County since its founding. "Going to town" in southern Baldwin County means a trip to Foley. This urban hub with its hanging flower baskets and landscaped corners has beautiful maintained its "main street" character. It also boasts a rich heritage that is beautifully preserved at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum and the L&N Depot Museum. Residents enjoy the natural beauty of abundant wildlife. The nearby estuary creates opportunities to see a flycatcher, hummingbird, plover, or a diverse selection of butterflies. The Foley area also enjoys the title of “Golf Coast" and boasts more than a dozen professionally designed golf courses. Residents enjoy a large library, the healthcare services of South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, a civic center, local museums, fine galleries, and charming antique shops. More than five million annual customers frequent the Riviera Centre Factory Stores. Foley is a small town that creates a mini-metropolis that meets nearly every need.