Proud of its selection as "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation, the City of Daphne is one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. Located on the eastern shoreline of Mobile Bay off Interstate 10, Daphne is defined as a "city on the move." In the face of rapid growth, the city has managed to maintain the ambience of a small town where residents are warm and friendly and newcomers become good friends. Less than an hour from the Gulf of Mexico, Daphne offers all the charm and grace of southern small-town living in close proximity to metropolitan Mobile. Pristine beauty, reputable schools, and vast recreational opportunities create an enviable quality of life for this family-oriented environment. Residents enjoy organized youth sports, the Lake Forest Yacht Club, tennis courts, a municipal pier with a beach and boat ramp, and a wide variety of recreational programs designed to appeal to all ages and interests. Boating, fishing, hunting, swimming, golfing, and racquet sports are common pastimes.