Welcome to Spanish Fort - A Community of Spirit!
Spanish Fort is a town of community-minded citizens, united together in making our City the wonderful place that we call 'Home'. Since incorporating in 1993, City leaders have shared a common goal of managing growth, which has allowed Spanish Fort to maintain its small town character while keeping an eye to the future needs of the City.
Blessed with schools that are second-to-none, the beauty of nature all around us, our close proximity to several major highways and countless opportunities for outdoor activities, Spanish Fort has attracted new residents from many corners of the United States and from around the globe.
Spanish Fort's vision and the subsequent development of its two large retail centers has enabled residents and visitors alike to enjoy world-class shopping locally while generating revenue for the City. The location of both large-scaled retail developments along the I-10 corridor which borders Spanish Fort, while convenient, has preserved the comfortable small town feel which has attracted many residents to our City.
Gateway to the Delta
Sitting atop a bluff overlooking Mobile Bay and the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, Spanish Fort is just a short commute from Mobile, Alabama. When taking the scenic drive over the Causeway (Battleship Parkway/U.S. Highway 90) or the Interstate-10 Bayway, you will be passing through the "Gateway to the Delta", where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley Rivers converge into Mobile Bay. The Mobile-Tensaw Delta is the second largest delta system in the United States, second only to the Mississippi River Delta, and is 30 miles long and 12 miles wide. Comprised of more than 200,000 acres of swamps, river bottomlands and marshes, the Mobile-Tensaw Delta is considered to be the best and most pristine of the remaining delta ecosystems of its kind in the country, supporting hundreds of species of fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and plants. The Delta is a beautiful environmental asset shared by outdoor enthusiasts, from recreational and tournament fishermen, hunters, kayakers and canoeists and bird watchers alike. 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, a State-owned conservation, education, recreation and land stewardship information center, is located off the Causeway in Spanish Fort. For more information, visit the official 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center website
Spanish Fort Recreational Facilities - A Great Place to Play
As the City of Spanish Fort has grown, so has the need for recreational sports activities for our youth. In 2007, the City saw the completion of Spirit Park which includes 3 baseball fields and 8 professional-quality tennis courts. The City has also been a major contributor for the construction of the athletic facilities at Spanish Fort High School, and maintains the 4 ball fields and the football/soccer field located at Spanish Fort Elementary School. As the City continues to grow, our City government will continue to keep pace and anticipate the future needs of our citizens. See the PLAY tab for more information about recreational opportunities in the City of Spanish Fort.
Residential Spanish Fort - A Beautiful Variety of Neighborhoods
Spanish Fort boasts a variety of housing opportunities, including apartment living, home rentals and home ownership. Depending upon what type of residence you are looking for, Spanish Fort is sure to have a home that best suits your lifestyle. From established neighborhoods to newly-constructed subdivisions and everything in between, our close proximity to Mobile, major interstates and highways, businesses and industry make Spanish Fort the perfect residential choice.
Future Growth of Spanish Fort
The City of Spanish Fort is a young and growing city and along with this growth has come the need for a new City Complex to serve the citizens of Spanish Fort. Construction is underway for the Spanish Fort Community Center, the first phase of a City Complex to be located at the intersection of Spanish Fort Boulevard and Blakeley Way. When completed, the new Community Center will house the administrative offices for the City, the City's Planning and Zoning Departments, a beautiful, full-service library, a Senior Citizens Center, and an auditorium for public meetings. Sound fiscal planning and responsible spending by City administrators, past and present, along with carefully planned development for the future will help to make the plans for this beautiful new facility become a reality in the not-too-distant future. We are excited about the prospect of consolidating the City's services under one roof and serving the citizens of Spanish Fort even better. Come see us grow! Spanish Fort Comprehensive Plan Approved May 9, 2011
Unity and Community Spirit Are Our Common Bonds
While Spanish Fort has experienced significant growth, we have not lost our small town community spirit which is prevalent throughout our City. Unity and community are the common threads which have bound us together from our official beginning in 1993. The community of Spanish Fort embraces the mix of hometown and transplanted residents and unites them all with a common goal of making our community the best town in which to live. The old saying, "It takes a village to raise a child", is certainly true of our town.
Come and join us - You may never want to leave!