All About Daphne Daphne, AL Real Estate Guide
Daphne, The Jubilee City, is the largest city along the Eastern Shore. Situated directly between Spanish Fort and Fairhope, Daphne rightly seems to be a mixture of them both.
First, Daphne has big box retail and chain restaurants. The Jubilee Square shopping center boasts names such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ulta, TJ Maxx, Longhorn Steakhouse, O’Charley’s, and 5 Guys Burgers and Fries. Daphne also plays host to The Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Sam’s Club.
Secondly, like Spanish Fort, Daphne has easy access to the interstate as well which makes it a popular choice among those who have a daily commute to Mobile. Again, like Spanish Fort, Daphne (east of Hwy 181) is experiencing a large boom as well. The availability of large tracts of land have made Daphne the landing pad for numerous beautiful and large neighborhoods.
Like Fairhope though, Daphne has a true downtown. Downtown Daphne is the scene for numerous Christmas & Mardi Gras parades. Again, like Fairhope Daphne also has miles of expensive and luxurious bayfront homes. In Daphne’s Old Towne area you will find beautiful oak lined streets with stately manors, the prestigious Bayside Academy (website can be found here), as well as Christ the King Catholic School (website can found here).
Similar to the rest of the Eastern Shore, Daphne’s schools are top-rated in both academics as well as athletics. Its proximity to the interstate, its availability of both big box as well as locally-owned stores and restaurants, as well as the variety of housing options make Daphne a very popular choice for newcomers to the area.