Latitude Resort Properties 30 Degrees Blog

The Retreat, an exclusive gulf-front development in Santa Rosa Beach, is located in Blue Mountain Beach, south of Scenic Highway 30A between Dune Allen Beach and Grayton Beach. The Retreat, which offers some of Northwest Florida’s most beautiful and breathtaking views, was developed in the early 1990s and it was the first in Walton County for the St. Joe Company, Florida’s largest non-government landholder. The gated community is tucked away on 90 acres and offers 90 lots, 24 of which are on the Gulf of Mexico, and 22 on Draper Lake.

Located on the western end of 30A, The Retreat is a 35-minute drive from the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (Panama City) and a 45-minute drive from the Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Fort Walton

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The real estate market along 30A, home to upscale planned communities such as WaterColor, WaterSound, Seaside, Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, continues to show positive sales trends.

Following are some interesting sales statistics covering a 30-day period, ending on Aug 29, that Latitude Resort Properties recently complied from the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. If you are looking to buy, or considering selling, this data can be quite useful.


30A Homes

Homes sold = 39 Low price = $163,930 High price = $2,250,000 Average price = $676,112 Average price per square foot = $265 Average days on market = 180 Homes on average sold for 5.1 percent less than the asking price. Currently there are…
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Water’s Edge is a beach community located in Seacrest, south of Scenic Highway 30A between Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach. Founded in the late '90s, Water’s Edge has become a popular rental community. The small gated community features 38 lots and all but 6 lots are built on. There are no homes under construction at the present time.

Water’s Edge is less than a 30-minute drive from the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (Panama City) and just a little more than an hour from the Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Fort Walton Beach).

Like some other 30A communities, Water’s Edge is experiencing an increase in real estate sales. In our opinion, when leading developments like it, along with Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, WaterColor,

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Paradise by the Sea, a Gulf-front development in Seacrest, is a luxury community located south of Scenic Highway 30A between Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach. Founded in 1994 and developed by Dana Beach Resorts Inc., Paradise by the Sea is known for its large lots on and near the Gulf. It is an exclusive, gated community with 51 lots on 30 plus acres of land. There are 28 Gulf-front lots.

Paradise by the Sea is less than a 30-minute drive from the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (Panama City) and just a little more than an hour from the Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Fort Walton Beach).

The total number of residences when built-out will be less than 51 due to multiple lots being utilized for one main home. Currently there are 17

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Seacrest Beach, a development in Seacrest, is a comfortable, casual community located on Scenic Highway 30A between Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach. Founded in 1998 as a family friendly development, Seacrest Beach is set apart by its stunning 12,000-square-foot swimming pool. Lushly landscaped with swaying palm trees and pristine green spaces, this relaxing resort-style pool lends a touch of Caribbean-style to the neighborhood.

Seacrest Beach is less than a 30-minute drive from the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (Panama City) and just a little more than an hour from the Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Fort Walton Beach).

There are 476 total homesites in Seacrest Beach, with approximately 186 homesites remaining to be built.

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Purchasing your own piece of paradise can be very exciting, mostly because selecting a vacation property is about fulfilling something you want, not something you need. And while this fact surely ups the fun factor, it also changes the dynamics of how to make a wise investment in a second-home market. Follow these five tips to guide you in finding the perfect vacation retreat:

1)      Give it a test drive

Buyers looking to purchase a second home or vacation property have probably vacationed in that area at one point in their lives, creating fond memories in a location of which they have some familiarity. If you already know the neighborhood or development where you would like to buy, you are one solid step ahead in the process. But if you are

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We are in the thick of summer and the real estate market along Scenic Highway 30-A, home to upscale planned communities such as WaterColor, WaterSound, Seaside, Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, is hot.

Following are some interesting sales statistics covering a 30-day period, ending on Jul 22, that Latitude Resort Properties recently complied from the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. If you are looking to buy, or considering selling, this data can be quite useful.

30-A Homes:

Homes sold = 53 Low price = $160,000 High price = $3,000,000 Average price = $893,300 Average price per square foot = $320 Average days on market = 239 30-A homes on average sold for 11 percent less than the asking…
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Rosemary Beach is one of the most unique new urbanism resort communities along Scenic Highway 30A designed by Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, who also designed Seaside and Alys Beach.

Developed in 1995, Rosemary Beach is quaint and charming yet conveniently located, tucked away on the east end of Scenic Highway 30A. It is less than a 30 minute drive from the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (Panama City) and just a little more than an hour from the Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Fort Walton Beach).

This 107-acre European village style Gulf-front community places a premium on being pedestrian friendly, with an abundance of walking paths and shopping and restaurants located just a short jaunt from any resident’s

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The real estate market along Scenic Highway 30A, home to upscale planned communities such as WaterColor, WaterSound, Seaside, Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, continues to heat up.

Following are some interesting sales statistics covering a 30-day period, ending on Jun 26, that Latitude Resort Properties recently compiled from the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. If you are looking to buy, or considering selling, this data can be quite useful.


30A Homes: Homes sold = 47 Low price = $140,000 High price = $3,000,000 Average price = $725,132 Average price per square foot = $310 Average days on market = 219 Homes on average sold for 8.7 percent less than the asking price. Currently there are 142…
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DCWAF Raises $1.425 Million for Children in Need

Congratulations to the staff, board of directors and volunteers of the Destin Charity Wine Auction for the most successful auction yet, which helped raise a record breaking $1.425 million. We’ll gladly raise a glass to that number!

The locally based foundation, which hosted its annual auction this spring at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, raises funds for children in need living on the Emerald Coast. This year’s sold-out event treated more than 500 guests to an unparalleled wine and culinary event that included a silent and live auction. On the block for a good cause were unique dining experiences, usurious vacation packages and, of course, incredible wine.

The funds will be dispersed this July

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