Life is…on a good day, the sound as the first waves wash onto the shore, the soft white cool sand under your feet, beach umbrellas being put up, tropical smelling sunscreen, freshly mowed putting greens and then a toast to the sun setting over the horizon and hoping for another day in our piece of paradise.
So forget what you’ve heard and come here with an open mind to learn which community along the Emerald Coast is your “IT”. You know, the place that checks all your boxes and makes it to the top of your must have list. Whatever IT is, Peter can bring your real estate needs to reality. IT all matters, to you and to him.
As you start your real estate journey, talk to Peter. He’s here to answer your questions and point you in the right direction so soon you’ll call this home.
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Get to know our neighborhoods that I love and love to share. Maybe you’ll find your dream home!
Okaloosa Island is one of the original beach getaways along our coast. This 3 mile stretch of serene and quiet beach is part of the larger Santa Rosa Island that stretches 47 miles from the Destin Pass to Ft. Pickens in Pensacola. On the Island, one will find many beautiful condo buildings, tasty restaurants, the Boardwalk and a 1260 foot long fishing pier. On the sound side, one can go for a tranquil pontoon boat ride and take a swim in the waters of Choctawhatchee Bay.
As you drive over the Destin Bridge, you know you’ve arrived. Destin is not just the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” anymore its sand, waves, boating, with lots of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Which community is perfect for you? Perhaps you will enjoy the three mile long peninsula of Holiday Isle. Simple beaches lined by sidewalks with plenty of gazebos and public beach access. The Gulf of Mexico is on one side and the harbor is on the other. Or choose a space along the Harbor to check out the jetties and the emerald waters and watch for the dolphins. Perhaps you want to move inward to the Choctawhatchee Bay or Joe’s Bayou. Or head down the Emerald Coast parkway to pick a condominium that offers special features that peaks your interests.
This 2,400-acre premier destination resort stretches from the white sand beaches, across several golf courses and ends at the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay. Condominiums, townhomes, high rises and stand-alone homes are abundant with a variety of neighborhoods that vary from short term rentals, second-homes to full time residences. Sandestin offers something for everyone with studio spaces to 9,000 square foot homes. And surely even the savviest of you will love the Baytowne Wharf’s village atmosphere of restaurants, shops and outdoor activities all set on the serene Choctawhatchee Bay. Or make a stop at the giant tree house and marina with water sports. Or head straight to a beach chair. Or grab your clubs and head to the first tee. You get the idea, Sandestin has it all.
Santa Rosa Beach is a mix of old places and new developments. Its long history includes Eden Gardens, Point Washington State Park, and wide open state forests for hiking, biking or exploring. This unique area was even named as one of Travel & Leisure’s 2014 Top 5 Favorite Towns in America. Family friendly, artsy and quirkiness were touted as what makes this a place you must see. At the south on 30A, one will find sugar-sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and on the north side of Hwy 98, you can explore the pristine bay front waters of Choctawhatchee Bay. This is all about close proximity to fun outdoor activities. We love the Florida weather.
The Freeport community is north of the bay in Walton County and you will pass through this area as you are driving down to the beaches. This is a rural setting offering large land choices along with several planned developments such as Hammock Bay and Windswept Dunes. Sometimes owners just want to get away from the activity and live in solitude. You can find this in Freeport.
As it is with every community along 30-A, there are plenty of biking and walking paths that will connect you to the beach. 30A West offers a little bit of seclusion tucked close by to all the amenities. These neighborhoods have a sense of community paired with an easy going coastal lifestyle. Grab your bike, pass the elementary school and navigate past Dune Allen’s coastal dune lakes. Order a Bloody Mary at Stinky’s Fish Camp. Then check out the YOLO Boards and bikes at Gulf Place while making your way to the highest point on the Gulf of Mexico at Blue Mountain Beach. And as you keep exploring you’ll find Grayton Beach with the unofficial slogan of “Nice Dogs, Strange People.” And you’ll be fascinated to explore The Red Bar.
These 30A communities deserve to be the center of attention. Seagrove Beach, tried and true, these homes can tell stories of generations taking their poles and buckets down the paths to the water. Enjoy the planned town center, Seaside. These Pastel-colored beach cottages and the beach side pavilions are all about relaxing and reconnecting with family. Grab a tall slab of cake from Modica’s Market and sit, because life slows down at the beach. Wander down the bike path to Watercolor’s vibrant beach resort style properties and green spaces. Make a picnic from Chan’s Wine World with wine and cheese and you will enjoy the relaxed, luxurious amenities and the ease in life style that are at your fingertips that 30A Central provides.
Memorable and Luxurious. This area along 30A offers stunning Bermuda inspired white architecture for Alys Beach, all organized with the tall palm tree lined 30A. Home to Digital Graffiti and food and drink festivals. You’ll want to mis-be-have and order the fried grouper tacos with the crispy calamari fries at George’s. Then keep rolling to Seacrest Beach and enjoy a quiet residential community with some of the highest sand dunes on Scenic 30-A. Check on a golf lesson at the famed Tom Fazio designed Camp Creek Golf Course. Legend says that the Creek Indians lived in this area and that the lake was named in their honor. Rosemary bushes grow wild along the roadside and the Rosemary Beach community extends a warm welcome as a 30A special location. Enjoy the beautiful West Indies meets southern inspired architecture and stroll through the streets and admire the simple beauty and timeless design found here. Stop in at The Pearl and enjoy a Rum and Cola or Peter’s favorite Moijito.
27 miles of beaches, two state parks, and 100 public beach accesses—-well, well, well Panama City Beach is showing off. Lots of high rise condominiums along the surf and sand with lots of amenities. Nearby is Pier Park for all the outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment that you can imagine. This beach is one of the fastest growing areas on the Emerald Coast with all of the shopping one could desire, back-bay fishing charters, or a nice pontoon ride in the lagoon. You can surely relax here and waster the day away.