All About the Eastern Shore Eastern Shore Real Estate Guide
The Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay is a colloquial term that doesn’t have any true boundaries. Generally, the cities and communities of Spanish Fort, Daphne, Malbis, Belforest, Fairhope, Montrose, and Point Clear are all considered part of the Eastern Shore. Some people may consider Silverhill and Fish River a part as well though.
The Eastern Shore is a suburb of Mobile and many residents commute daily for work. The area is known for its low crime rate, good schools, slower pace, and less traffic than its larger neighbor across the bay. Traffic can be an issue at times, however that’s usually just at rush hour and during the Christmas season. Local knowledge also helps to avoid congested routes as well.
The Eastern Shore is neatly situated between the cities of Mobile and Pensacola as well as the beaches of Baldwin County. The Eastern Shore enjoys a higher per capita income than the statewide average and that can be reflected in the higher home prices as well. Currently, the Eastern Shore (as well as all of Baldwin County) is the fastest growing MSA in the state and in the top 10 nationwide in percent population growth.
There is plenty of big box shopping in Malbis, Spanish Fort, and Daphne with boutiques being the main attraction in Fairhope. While there are dozens of chain restaurants, the Eastern Shore is also noted for its numerous local eateries. There are two notable country clubs along the Eastern Shore: TimberCreek and Lakewood. The Eastern Shore also has several local events such as The Lighting of the Trees in Fairhope and dozens of Mardi Gras parades. Regardless of your budget, your neighborhood preferences, or your work route, the Eastern Shore has dozens of living options to suite most anyone.