Daphne

Daphne, Alabama is a suburb along the Eastern Shore near Mobile, Alabama. Daphne has all of the comforts of a major city, including retailers like Target, Wal-mart, Office Depot, Hobby Lobby and many more; as well as fitness chains that are increasing in popularity like Orangetheory Fitness, Pure Barre and Planet Fitness.

 

Daphne is not your average suburb, there is a small-town, friendly atmosphere through out the city and hosts everything from big-box retailers, many local businesses, beautiful housing divisions and believe it or not, farmland! This area is not overdeveloped, but just developed enough to find all the comfort you may be searching for in your new home. In fact, on the CNN & Money Website, Daphne was ranked 96th in America’s “Top 100 Best Places to Live”.

 

Overall Vibe:

This is certainly a small city, with under 25,000 people, and you are likely to run into people you know in the grocery store, and well, most places you go! That cozy feeling is comforting to Daphne locals who like to spend their time shopping in the many locations the town offers, including the Eastern Shore Center, located in nearby Spanish Fort, which is full of of most brands you could want, including Ann Taylor Loft, Victoria’s Secret, Belk, Barnes and Noble, a movie theatre and bowling alley and more. Daphne even has a Bass Pro Shop! When the family isn’t out shopping, their likely grabbing a bite to eat at a local establishment, or the many chains that call Daphne home, like Baumhower’s Wings, Longhorn, O’Charley’s, Olive Garden or Cracker Barrel.

 

This is also a religious community, and there are a wide variety of churches and denominations to choose from all across the area. Downtown Daphne is a charming subset of the community that is home to local restaurants, a yoga studio, small local shops and unique boutiques.

Median Income:

$61,986

 

While it’s common for Daphne Locals to commute to Mobile, or Pensacola, Florida for their occupations, many people do work locally. There are a multitude of jobs in retail based on the demand of shopping in this quaint area, as well as hospitality jobs in restaurants and in local hospitals and businesses. Daphne also houses a large development population as the community continues to grow so do local construction, lumber and building companies. Did we mention Real Estate?!

 

Average House Price:

$220,000

 

Daphne has six public parks and a multitude of green lands, so no matter where you settle, you’ll likely have access to beautiful outdoor landscapes.

Local Utilities:

You can discover information on Utilities by visiting these two providers:

Riviera Utilities: http://www.rivierautilities.com

Daphne Utilities: http://www.daphneutilities.com

Schools:

  • Daphne East Elementary School (K-6)
  • Daphne Elementary School North (K-3)
  • W.J Carroll Intermediate School (4-6)
  • Daphne Middle School (7-8)
  • Daphne High School (9-12) *A highly regarded public secondary school that offers progressive and global curriculum

Private Schools:

  • Bayside Academy (K-12)
  • Christ the King Catholic School (K-8)

 

What to Look Forward to:

Daphne is most famous for the Jubilee time of year, in which, blue crabs, shrimp and fish wash up to the shoreline, ready and available to be scooped up into your ice chest. This rare phenomena only happens in two places in the world, Daphne, AL and Tokyo Bay in Japan.