Welcome to a quaint cottage, tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, complete with a trickling stream winding through the back yard. No, it’s not way out in the country! The location of this fabulous home is actually extremely convenient to shopping, schools and industry. Welcome to 164 Buena Vista Drive, in the Lake Forest subdivision, right in the heart of Daphne, Alabama!
Lake Forest subdivision is Alabama’s largest residential community with over 3,000 homes and 50 miles of paved roads! It’s multiple entrances provide easy access to different areas of Daphne. Located less than one mile from Interstate 10, Lake Forest residents enjoy an easy commute to Mobile for work, less than 10 miles away. For numerous dining, shopping and recreational options, all that the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay has to offer is right at your fingertips!
Also available to residents are numerous community amenities, including the Lake Forest Championship Golf Course and the Yacht Club and Marina. After a game of tennis at the neighborhood’s own Racquet Club, residents can cool off in any of the 3 community pools located throughout the subdivision. For families with younger children the nearby playgrounds are a huge plus. Not forgetting services provided for fishing, boating, and even the Lake Forest Stables, providing boarding, riding lessons, and parties!
As for the home itself, built in 1992, it embodies peaceful serenity. The seller actually bought the home for the very reason that it had a “cozy feel and a quiet atmosphere.” With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the open concept split floor plan is spacious, bright and inviting. The long concrete driveway along the side of the home leads to a double carport off the back of the house, adjoined to a nice deck area. The privacy fenced back yard provides a perfect place for grilling and entertaining friends, always with the comforting sounds of the flowing creek in the background.
For further personal insight about 164 Buena Vista Drive, please see the following interview with the seller herself:
Jason: Were schools a factor in your decision to purchase this home?
Seller: “Yes, my granddaughter went from daycare to 9th grade in the Daphne schools.”
Jason: What have become your top 5-10 favorite features of the home?
Seller: “a) It’s a quiet area b) it’s close to interstate I10 c) It’s close to restaurants and stores d) 1 story, no stairs, nice layout e) People are friendly and nice here!”
Jason: Where do you find yourself spending the most time in the home and why?
Seller: “Sitting on the carport, listening to the creek while grilling and entertaining friends and family.”
Jason: What improvements have you made to the home or property over the years?
Seller: “I installed a new fence, laid down new grass front and back yard, laid down new wood floor in living room and new tile in dining room and kitchen, new carpet in 3 bedrooms, laid plywood in attic for storage space.”
Jason: What are your favorite grocery stores and shops in the area?
Seller: “Walmart, Kohl’s, Bass Pro Shop, Home Depot, Lowes, Hobby Lobby, and the Malbis Mall, and so much more.”
Jason: Any interests or hobbies you enjoy on or near the property?
Seller: “I was on the bowling league at Eastern Shore Lanes at Malbis Mall.”
Jason: Average utility costs in summer and winter?
Seller: “Average utility bill was about $120-$150 month.”
Jason: What will you miss most about living in or owning this property, as well as the surrounding community?
Seller: “Being so close to everything, stores, Interstate 10, and the surreal of the quiet it brings.”
Jason: If you don’t mind me asking, why have you decided to sell your home?
Seller: “I got married and moved in my husband’s house with him.”
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