Explore the Neighborhood of Lake Forest

Explore the Neighborhood of Lake Forest

Lake Forest is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Daphne because of its proximity to major highways, variety of housing options, and low prices.  With that in mind, the subdivision is so large that there are always plenty of homes to consider, especially if your price range is between $150,000 and $250,000.

Another thing that I love about this area is the fact that it’s not your run of the mill “cookie cutter” neighborhood that was developed on a flat bean field.  Lake Forest is heavily wooded with varying elevations and shows a wide range of character.

Location 

One of the reasons that Lake Forest is so popular is due to its location nestled next to highways 98 and 90, near Interstate 10.  There are so many folks who live on the Eastern Shore but work in Mobile, many of those live in Lake Forest since it makes their drive that much easier.

Homes

Lake Forest is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Baldwin County as it relates to home styles, age, and architecture.  You may come across a home that was built in 1961 or a property that was completed just last year.  From what I can see, most of the homes were constructed in the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.  With this being said, Lake Forest is a great example of an area where contractors can purchase a home, enhance it to today’s standards, and then sell a better product to the public.

Let’s talk diversity.  The bottom line is, if you’re a buyer for a home that is priced under $300,000, there is probably something here for you in Lake Forest.

Lake Forest offers:

  • Ranches
  • 2 story homes
  • Town homes
  • Condos
  • And even apartments

 

You’ll find many different home styles here as well:

  • Contemporary
  • Cottage
  • Traditional
  • Creole
  • Raised Beach

You’ll find properties with as little as 600 square feet as well as those that are over 3,000 square feet.  There will be homes that are fully bricked and partially bricked.  You’ll see vinyl siding, wood siding, and even stucco/drivit.  On the other hand, there is a consistency that runs with just about every property in Lake Forest.  This area is heavily wooded which I think most people would appreciate. 

Lake Forest is almost always at the top of the list for the most homes sold in Daphne.  Yes, this has to do with how many properties are in the neighborhood but it also has to do with price.  Let’s look at the numbers for the last 90 days.

Pricing tends to run between $70,000 to $275,000.

Market Report for Lake Forest

Homes Sold

Ave. Selling Price

Ave. Square Feet

Price Per Foot

44$166,0751,898$92

I provide market reports for the major cities of Baldwin County and various neighborhoods every month and $92 per square foot is really hard to beat.

Click the following link to see All of the Homes for Sale in Lake Forest.

Lake Forest Amenities

With such a large neighborhood, it would be nice to have some amenities to go along with owning here and Lake Forest has it.  Here’s what home owners are able to enjoy:

There is plenty to do without even leaving the neighborhood.  Here’s what you will find:

  • 6 lighted tennis courtsLake Forest Golf
  • 18 golf course that includes a driving range, chipping green, practice bunker, and putting green.
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Playground
  • Volleyball court
  • Picnic tables and grills
  • Disc golf course (Frisbee golf)

HOA fees are approx. $70/month.

Living in Lake Forest

Schools

Daphne School Report

Because of the size of the neighborhood and how its laid out, you will get a sense of privacy as it relates to outside business and highways.  However, you are literally just minutes away from plenty of shopping, restaurants, and things to do.

Shopping, Restaurants, & Activities

Jubilee Square sits adjacent to the neighborhood and contains about 40 stores and eateries.  Here are a few highlights:

  • Home Depot
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Starbucks
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • O’Charley’s Restaurant
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Fresh Market
  • Office Depot
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • AMC Movie Theater

Also, just across the interstate you’ll find the Spanish Fort Town Center which hosts Bass Pro Shop and a number of other shops and places to eat.

There is so much more to explore in the general vicinity of Lake Forest but this will give you a broad snapshot of what’s in the area.

Lake Forest occupies a large footprint that’s extremely convenient to major highways (98 and 90) and Interstate 10.  Living here will literally put you within minutes from grocery stores, plenty of restaurants, home improvement, and access to other parts of the region. 

Community Report for Lake Fores

Click the following link to view the full Community Report for Lake Forest

Here are the distances from important places to the middle of the neighborhood:

  • Fresh Market – 2.1 miles
  • Interstate 10 – 2.3 miles
  • Daphne High School – 2.2 miles
  • Daphne Middle School – 3.6 miles
  • Daphne East Elementary – 3.9 miles
  • Home Depot – 1.9 miles
  • Gas station (Circle K) – 1.8 miles
  • Hobby Lobby – 2.1 miles
  • Starbucks – 2.3 miles

 

Daphne Shopping, Restaurants, & Activities

Important Daphne Websites

 

More Daphne FactsDaphne Community Report

If you are thinking about buying a home in Lake Forest, please reach out to me.  I’ll get you anything that you need and schedule for you to see any property that interests you.

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