Daphne AL, Real Estate
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In the historic city of Daphne, based on the eastern shore of Alabama, you will find a safe town with a number of unique communities for a great family home, business or new home construction. Daphne is a highly active community and offers the full amenities that you may be looking for around your next home. Despite our consistent growth, Daphne has been able to maintain the ambiance of a small town where the people are friendly and caring, and newcomers soon become good friends.
Spanish explorers landed in the Daphne Alabama region circa 1557 according to various sources. However it wasn’t until the later date of 1874 that the town was actually established with a post office and then the town was incorporated on July 8, 1927. Upon being settled, the town was originally inhabited by many of the Italian settler’s who brought their fine culinary, wine making and agricultural heritage. The festivals that began in that era are still part of Daphne’s community. Festivals such as the “Festa Italiana” and “ Eastern Shore Arts and Crafts Festival” are a great attraction for people all across the eastern shore of Alabama. Since it’s time of incorporation the town has seen immense expansion and development. In fact in the past years the town has seen an increase in the population of 30% making it one of Alabama’s fastest growth area’s.
Daphne has a healthy manufacturing industry that makes up 18% of the local businesses. Retail trade is a close second to the most popular industry at 17% of all jobs. Food Service, accommodations, public services, administration, construction and scientific/ technical industries round out equally between 6-8% of total business in the area.
The home market in Daphne is vibrant with close to 200 homes being sold each quarter. The Median home sale price dipped in the second quarter of 2012 to $150,000, however the median home sale price has been relatively consistent over the past 2 years compared to the national average.
While existing Daphne home listings are always on the market, there are currently new options in foreclosures, REO’s, short sales and new housing developments. In fact, the new housing developments that being built on in Daphne give a new community offering in lightly populated and scenic areas the town.
The Jubilee City
The “Jubilee” event in Daphne brings blue crabs, shrimp and fish right up to the shoreline as the people in the area gather to catch them at their feet. This fun event brings out families and fisherman to the eastern shore beaches and is an annual celebration of the natural bounty that Daphne has to offer.
There are 3 hospitals within 12 miles of Daphne including Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, University of South Alabama’s children’s and women’s hospital and the North Baldwin Infirmary.
Daphne is home to two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Students looking to further their education locally have their choice of three universities with over 2000 students within 26 miles as well as the United States Sports Academy which calls Daphne it’s home.
Dahpne Home Listings:
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(all data current as of 6/19/2013)
$195,300 : 9211 Ottawa Drive, Daphne3 beds, 2 full baths
$174,900 : 7042 Wedgewood Court, Daphne4 beds, 2 full baths
$214,825 : 12439 Cressida Loop, Daphne3 beds, 2 full baths
$112,900 : 110 Montclair Loop, Daphne3 beds, 2 full baths
$279,900 : 25453 Ravenwood Circle, Daphne4 beds, 3 full baths
$1,900,000 : 22873 Ecor Rouge Lane, Daphne4 beds, 3 full baths
$220,000 : 27202 Bay Branch Drive, Daphne4 beds, 2 full baths
$169,000 : 111 Sweetbriar Cir, Daphne3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$350,000 : 30490 Middle Creek Circle, Daphne4 beds, 3 full baths
$229,900 : 8853 Asphodel Lane, Daphne4 beds, 2 full baths
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