Alabama Coasting 2019 - Page 6

How do You Describe a Place Like Dauphin Island? Some people say it’s “laid-back.” Others use the words “old-fashioned,” “charming” and “beautiful.” And it is all of those things. But let’s start with what Dauphin Island doesn’t have: l It doesn’t have any traffic lights. Most directions begin with the phrase, “Turn left (or right) at the water tower ...” l It doesn’t have traffic jams. l It has almost no crime. l There aren’t any “big box” stores or sprawling shopping malls on Dauphin Island, or even any chain supermarkets. In fact, if you want to attend church with anybody besides Episcopalians, Baptists, Methodists or Catholics, you have to drive northward off the island. Also, a good number of residents commute to jobs in Mobile, which is 30-45 minutes away, depending on what part of the city their jobs are in. 6 ALABAMA COASTING’S DAUPHIN ISLAND LIFE 2019