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Spanish Fort Estates

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By Lucinda Briggs

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Set on the southeast shores of Bay Minette, the large historic neighborhood of Spanish Fort Estates has many stories to tell.  New homes and neighborhoods complement the vacation cottages of yesteryear.  Spanish Fort Estates is convenient to Interstate 10, the causeway, trails, waterways--and destination shopping.  The town rests on a hill overlooking Mobile Bay, just 10 miles east of Mobile.

Established in 1993, Spanish Fort is one of the fastest growing communities in Mobile Alabama.  It is also historic.  Verdant natural landscaping enfolds the former fort and battleground.  Families are served by outstanding Spanish Fort schools.  Major employers are 15 minutes away; the Gulf Coast is 45 minutes from this fabulous location.

Details - Spanish Fort Estates Properties

Development began in the 1960s and the neighborhood showcases beautiful custom homes, cottages and bungalows on large lots.  They range from approximately on one-quarter acre up to 2-acre parcels.  Architecture encompasses a variety of styles: French Country, Spanish Mission, Split-Level, Southern Traditional, and the ranch styles of the 1970s.  The spacious homes feature about 2000 square feet to over 5000 square feet, most with four or five bedrooms.  Comfortable outdoor living areas and swimming pools take advantage of the beautiful surroundings.

Prices begin at approximately $200,000 with some lavish estates selling for $1.5 million.  The average price falls in the high $300,000s.  Vacant lots range from $45,000 to $350,000 for a waterfront lot with a pier or boathouse.  HOA fees are voluntary in Spanish Fort Estates.  

Heritage of Spanish Fort

A popular tourist destination, Spanish Fort boasts a rich heritage from battles fought over two centuries.  Historic plaques on the streets in Spanish Fort Estates tell the stories.  It was a French trading post. In 1763, Spanish Fort was ceded to the British during the Treaty of Paris. A Spanish military fort was built during the American Revolutionary War.  During the War of 1812, Spanish Fort was officially the property of the United States.  After the Civil War, the area lost population and remained largely undeveloped until the 1970s when development began to increase.

Many streets and cul-de-sacs in Spanish Fort Estates have names associated with the Civil War. Streets 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, Adm. Farragut Way, Spanish Main, Confederate Drive, Artillery Range, Yankee Troves, Brigade Road, General Maury Drive, Calvary Charge, Signal Hill Road, Command Heights, Battery Heights, for example.  


From Interstate 10, take the exit for Highway 98 and turn north.  Turn right on Highway 31 to Spanish Maine.  Turn left on Signal Hill or continue to turn left on Blakely Drive/Highway 225 N. to General Canby Boulevard.

Real Estate Agents - Spanish Fort Alabama

For more information about Spanish Fort Estates on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, please call Lucinda Briggs of RE/MAX by the Bay at (251) 423-7127.

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