The City of Daphne is in one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. Located in Baldwin County, Alabama on the eastern shoreline of Mobile Bay just off I-10, Daphne is 11 miles east of Mobile, 45 miles west of Pensacola, Florida and 150 miles southwest of Montgomery, the State Capital. Daphne affords its residents the charm and grace of small town living and yet metropolitan Mobile is only minutes away.
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Daphne has earned a reputation for pristine beauty, reputable schools and recreational opportunities which span land, rivers and bays. The Gulf of Mexico’s beaches and Mobile Bay fishing areas can be enjoyed leisurely on a day off. Abundant fresh water fishing on rivers and hunting advantages in Baldwin County add to the enjoyment of living in Daphne.
According to the 2010 census the city population is 21,500 and growing. Daphne is the largest city in Baldwin County, with more than 3,500 students attending schools.
Daphne is linked to Mobile to the west and Pensacola to the east by I-10, a major east-west artery in the nation’s Interstate System. The City is also located within a short distance of I-65 and U.S. Highways 90, 98, and 31.
There are two commercial airports that are easily accessible to Daphne. The nearest air service to Daphne is the Fairhope Municipal Airport located approximately 10 miles away. The Mobile International Airport, located approximately 30 miles from Daphne, offers major commercial services.
Daphne is situated on a high bluff with elevations running from sea level to 120 feet. The climate is enviable with an average annual temperature of 65.4· F (average January 41.1· – July 80.5·) and average rainfall of 66-68 inches per year. Summers are long and fairly hot, but the heat is tempered by breezes from Mobile Bay and the Gulf. Winters are short and very mild, and spring and autumn offer colorful outdoor scenery.