City of Daphne
Daphne is located along the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay and is known for its fine schools and strong family values. A community that has almost doubled in size in the last five years, Daphne still maintains a small town feel. CNN/Money website ranked Daphne as 96th in the “Top 100 Best Places to Live.”
Fishing and crabbing make use of the beautiful resources surrounding Daphne and it is known as “The Jubilee City.” Jubilee, refers to a time when the blue crabs, shrimp and fish converge on the shallow waters of the Bay Shore shoreline and are scooped up by those waiting onshore to fill their ice chests. Daphne celebrates with the Eastern Shore Chamber’s Arts & Crafts Festival and Festa Italiana each spring, too, where families who live in Daphne gather to celebrate the area’s rich heritage. Many waterfront homes in Daphne offer private water docks and access as well as panoramic views of the Mobile Bay’s sparkling water, making everyday life magical for those who live in Daphne.
The fast growing city of Daphne is located on the Eastern Shore, nestled along the east side of Mobile Bay. Daphne is a community rich in it’s heritage with both indoor and outdoor historical points of interest. Daphne’s tree shaded streets, and many parks with access to the bay, rivers and beaches offer a community oriented lifestyle. A leisurely walk or bike ride is a great way to see some of nature’s beauty Daphne has to offer; from blooming azaleas, historic moss covered oak trees, to stunning bay views where you’re sure to spot a few alligators.
Daphne residents have access to quality recreational facilities offered by the city, a recently expanded library, and a new municipal complex located in the center of Olde Town Daphne on Scenic 98/Main Street. This charming area is home to many local shops and fabulous food. With all the shopping, site-seeing and public parks to take in, you will have worked up an appetite. Whether you decide upon the Eastern Shore Cafe for crab-cakes or an authentic Italian meal at the landmark restaurant Guido’s, it might be your first visit but it won’t be your last. For dessert, you can walk across the street to Something Sweet bakery and smile when realize you’ve discovered the perfect cupcake!
Each year Daphne hosts the Jubilee Festival, an outdoor arts and crafts show that attracts artists and shoppers from the Southeast. This is a fun filled weekend for foodies, art-goers, and the entire family. Honoring it’s Italian heritage Daphne hosts two annual festivals, the Festa Italiana, sponsored by Christ the King Church and the delectable Mamma Mia Cook-off benefits the Daphne schools. What other events does Daphne have to offer you ask? During the Lenten season Mardi Gras parades are presented by several mystic organizations and are celebrated by the entire family. Floats are flamboyantly bedazzled with riding masked revelers who throw Moon Pies, candy, beads and toys to the pedestrians lining the streets along the parade route. Afterwards, put the kids to bed and don your finery for a Mardi Gras ball and “Laissez les bons temps rouler” enjoying food, live music and dancing!
Daphne offers the opportunity of top notch education from both private and public schools and continuing education for adults as well. If you’re looking for the perfect home in Daphne, you are sure to find it among one of many new developments or family-friendly historic neighborhoods. Many homes offer private boat docking and access to panoramic views of Mobile Bay. It would be our pleasure to be your tour guide in finding you the perfect home in one of the finest city’s on the Eastern Shore. Let one of our qualified SouthAlabamaLiving Real Estate Team members be the first in welcoming you home.
Aside from “Jubilee,” Daphne also has a variety of other recreational activities. Most popular is boating on the Bay, shopping area boutiques, meandering along the many flower-filled city parks or watching spectacular sunsets over Mobile Bay. Year-round golf and tennis is a huge attraction due to the area’s mild climate. Daphne has many golf course communities with breathtaking views of the fairways and greens as well as your ability to play a round or two every day.
Guido’s Restaurant is reason enough to visit Daphne and almost a reason to move to this charming town. BBQ and pulled pork sandwiches at Mike’s Smokehouse Market will seal the deal, as will many of the other charming restaurants in Daphne.
Jubilee Square is a 355,088 square foot shopping center located at the crossroads of Interstate 10 and Highways 98 and 90 in Daphne. With Rave Motion Pictures, TJ Maxx, Stein Mart, Rack Room Shoes, Books-A-Million, Pier 1 Imports and Hobby Lobby, and even Home Depot, this outdoor mall offers plenty of shopping for you all your needs.
Daphne Area Links
- City of Daphne
- Alabama League of Municipalities
- Alabama One Call
- Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance
- Baldwin County Public Schools
- Baldwin County Utilities
- Baldwin County, Alabama
- South Alabama Regional Planning Commission
- South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce
- State of Alabama
- University of South Alabama – Baldwin County
- Baldwin County Utilities