The largest city on the Eastern Shore, Daphne has a quaint downtown area reminiscent of days gone by, with large brick estates and towering Live Oak trees, aptly named Olde Towne Daphne. The community is bursting with public recreational facilities for baseball, soccer, basketball, and even dogs! Three Bayfront parks with piers and trails, May Day Park, Bayfront Park and Village Point Park, make it easy to spend a day by the water. Area schools are touted some of the best in the area and are run by the Baldwin County Public School System and supported by SEEDS, Daphne’s Education Foundation. The history of Daphne goes back to the War of 1812 when it is said that General Andrew Jackson rallied his troops here for the attack on New Orleans. Read more about Daphne here.
Nestled along the bay between Daphne and Fairhope, the community of Montrose is located on high bluffs overlooking Mobile Bay. The Montrose historic district, with fifteen historically significant buildings, is on the National Register of Historic Places. All are residential, with the exception of the 1890 Montrose Post Office.
The magnificent Malbis Memorial Church on State Highway 181 is the only remnant left of the original Greek Settlement in this area in the early 1900s. Now the area has become bustling with shopping centers and neighborhoods that claim either Spanish Fort or Daphne as their city.
The dark rich soil of this unincorporated area attracted many farmers from days gone by. Now known as Belforest, the area is still home to numerous family farms and has many new subdivisions sprinkled in. Located just east of Daphne, Belforest offers easy access to I-10 and a convenient central location.
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