Although Daphne did not become a town until 1857, its history dates back to early explorers in the 1500s. Located on Mobile Bay, this town revolves around Mobile Bay, where fresh seafood and water sports are a natural part of life. Nicknamed the Jubilee City for the city's unusual bounty of crabs, fish and shrimp, fishermen and hungry diners can't help celebrating the heaping array of seafood found in the bay.
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Plenty of parks! With a total of 13 parks and playing fields in this warm southern climate, there is no reason not to go outdoors. Locals bring their racquets for tennis matches at Lott Park, enjoy wildlife at the super-sized Village Point Park Preserve and get good use of the pier and boat launch at May Day Park.
Opportunity to rent or own! People who move to Daphne seem to stay, as 59 percent of the homes are owner-occupied, and those who want a rental or rent to own property will be happy to know that 32 percent of properties are rented. Whichever arrangement buyers prefer, looking near Bay View Drive will have them situated close to the shopping and dining options at the Jubilee Mall Shopping Center.
Great real estate values! Median sale price from 2013 to 2014 was $165,745, so some great, affordable real estate is available in this southern city. If budget is not a concern, check out beautiful homes in the million dollar price range in the Old Daphne neighborhood, while Canterbury Place is more in line with the city's median price.
Delicious seafood! The seafood plays a big role in the local dining scene, and those looking for amazing seafood restaurants will delight in the many options. Kraver's Seafood gets rave reviews for everything from fried catfish to fresh crab cakes, and the Wacky Shrimp is naturally known for their shrimp, but their hush puppies also share the spotlight.
Play golf! Daphne's sunny weather and gorgeous landscape makes it a perfect place to golf, and the city has several courses from which to choose. Timber Creek and Lake Forest are both in Daphne, while Rock Creek Golf Club is in nearby Fairhope.
Drive to Mobile! The easy 11-mile drive from Daphne to Mobile allows residents to enjoy the best of both cities. See a movie at Daphne's Jubilee Square 12 cinema or take the drive to the Mobile Museum of Art.