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Spanish Fort Real Estate

Spanish Fort rests on a hill overlooking Mobile Bay, just 10 miles east of Mobile. Spanish Fort, as an incorporated city, is quite young, having been established on July 19, 1993. The residents of this growing community welcomed the idea of becoming their own city with an annexation by the City of Daphne. The spirit of community remains the common bond between both residents and City officials. The local officials strive to manage growth and maintain small-town values.

While the city itself is barely over two decades old, the area is rich in history. Fort Blakely (then spelled Blakeley) was the site for the last major battle of the Civil War. Shortly after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee in Virginia, the Battle of Blakeley was fought at Fort Blakeley on April 9, 1865 at 5:30 p.m. It was a major news event in the ongoing coverage of the Civil War as depicted in the scene above from “Harper’s Weekly” of May 17, 1865. “Probably the last charge of this war, it was as gallant as any on record,” Harper’s reported. Historic Blakeley State Park was created in 1981 to preserve the National Register Site and its 5 1/2 miles of pristine breastworks.

Spanish Fort CausewayThe deep history is evident along the streets of Spanish Fort Estates. Many streets have names associated with the Civil War. Street names include General Canby Drive, General Gibson Drive, Bugle Retreat, Rally Road, Artillery Range, Confederate Drive, Soldier’s Route, Blakeley Way, Union Pass, and Cavalry Charge. Remnants of breastworks (Civil War fortifications) from the Civil War still remain throughout the area subdivisions.

As of 2014, Spanish Fort’s population is 6,936 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 30.38%. The median home cost in Spanish Fort is $219,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 5.40%. Compared to the rest of the country, Spanish Fort’s cost of living is 7.50% higher than the U.S. average. And unemployment is well below the national average. Spanish Fort features two K-5 elementary schools, a middle and high school. The public school system spends approximately $9,017 per student and maintains a 15 students per teacher ratio.

In light of this growth, it is no surprise several high-end neighborhoods have sprung up in Spanish Forth. Just a short drive up Highway 225 gives you many subdivision choices.

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