Daphne is a thriving city located on the Eastern Shore of the Mobile Bay. It is centrally located in Baldwin County and is the principal city of the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley area. Daphne is just 11 miles east of Mobile and has easy access to Interstate 10. Daphne is known as the “Jubilee City” because of the marine phenomena of fish, crustaceans and shrimp suddenly washing up along the city’s shore.
Daphne has 24,685 residents; an increase of over 18% since 2010. Fifty percent of women make up the residency of Daphne. The median age in Daphne is 37 and 5,764 people consist of family households.
Public Schools in Daphne
Daphne East Elementary
Daphne Middle School
Daphne High School
W J Carroll Intermediate School
Private Schools in Daphne
Christ the King Catholic School
The Community School
Daphne has a wide variety of events throughout the year. The most popular one being the Jubilee Festival held every year in September. Artists from across the country come to the festival to display their work.
Lake Forest is the largest subdivision in Daphne. It boasts over 3,000 homesites and is the largest subdivision in Baldwin County and the state of Alabama. It has amenities such as a golf course, pools, tennis courts, yacht club and horse stables.
Plantation Hills is a neighborhood similar to Lake Forest with moderately sized homes but without a Homeowner’s Association fee. Bay Branch Villas and Bay Branch Estates are two larger established neighborhoods but do not offer amenities.
Daphne is also home to several up and coming communities. Bellaton, Dunmore, Caroline Woods, Canaan Place, Brookhaven, and French Settlement all consist of newly constructed homes with various amenities.
Historic Malbis and Timbercreek are two larger, established neighborhoods located in proximity to the I-10 corridor. Restaurants and shopping are also nearby.
Old Towne Daphne is located on the main street corridor in town. It has more established homes that sit along the edges of the bay. Established neighborhoods such as Hillwood, Potter’s Mill, Magnolia Oaks and Oak Bluff Estates are located in Old Towne Daphne.
Nightlife/Things To Do
Due to Mobile Bay being so close, Daphne is never short of outdoor and water activities. There are piers for fishing and boat launches for watercrafts such as kayaks and canoes.
Daphne also has a variety of parks. May Day Park sits right on the shores of Mobile Bay and has playground equipment. Centennial Park and W.O. Lott are located in Old Towne Daphne and have playground equipment for children of all ages. While no playground is on site, Bayfront Park is on the water and has a walking trail that leads to a local beach.
The Daphne area is filled with plenty of activities for everyone. The city hosts Brown Bag by the Bay Concert Series in May Day Park during the spring. A witches ride takes flight during October and parades for Mardi Gras and Christmas stroll through Old Towne.
Old Towne Daphne has popular local bars and restaurants such as Manci’s Antique Club, Guido’s, and Buster’s Brick Oven. Local eats in Daphne include The Wacky Shrimp, The East Shore Café, The Sugar Kettle Café and Soul Caffeine Coffee.
Daphne has big box retailers such as Walmart, Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Target. It is also home to local shopping such as Objects, Buckle My Shoe, Pink Post Office Boutique, and farmer’s markets Hazel’s and Allegri’s.
Daphne is near all the entertainment options Spanish Fort and Mobile have to offer. Urban Air Trampoline Park, The Fort Container Park, Eastern Shore Lanes, Bass Pro Shops and the Dauphin Street Entertainment District are all just a short drive away.