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Scenic Highway 30A Beach and Dune Lake

  Below you will find links that contain information about 30A neighborhoods. Click on each link for detailed information so you can compare each community. 30A communities will continue to be added to this list and the data in each will be updated periodically.   Although this is a good source of information to inform buyers and sellers of the 30A communities, each of the neighborhoods along Scenic Highway 30A have their own special character and style. Buyers should contact Richard Eckert at 850-225-0074 or Richard@Eckert.com to explore attributes of each community and to find the best home, condo or lot that meets your needs.   

Alys Beach, FL Sales Statistics_2016

Gulf Front Homes on 30A

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Relaxation comes in many forms on Florida's Panhandle.  For some it's a dip in the pool, for others it's the squeak of sugar sand underfoot and for many it's a game of tennis.  If you happen to be someone who unwinds with a racket and a ball, the tennis program at Watercolor is worth a look!  

We've all experienced resort communities that promise tennis courts, but they often disappoint with cracked and uneven court surfaces, excessive downtime due to wet court conditions or just a haphazard vibe around the club house that's a real turn-off.  It's another thing entirely to experience a robust, professionally curated tennis program that makes court time a joy.  For those who play for fun and fitness as well as those who want to take their game to

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The Florida panhandle is known for its sugary white sand beaches, beautiful emerald green waters and great warm weather…but did you know that 30-A is also host to some of the most amazing and unique events!  Digital Graffiti, for example, is the world’s first outdoor digital projection festival. Staged among the white walls of Alys Beach (May 13-15)…. Imagine walking through a town and everywhere you look (walls, arch-ways, walk ways, water fountains etc.) you see bright, thoughtful, beautiful art work.  It’s truly a site to see!

From Digital Graffiti @ Alys Beach to the Seaside Half Marathon & 5k in Seaside, you can always find something to do along Scenic Highway 30-A.   

Check out some of these great upcoming events.

30a Songwriters Festival

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If you’ve driven down 30a or through Alys Beach recently, you’ve probably noticed a lot of new construction. Alys Beach is growing!

We’re not just talking about Alys Beach homes, even though we could, with 87 current homes built and 48 under construction.  We are also starting to see the first building in town center coming out of the ground!

The Lucian

The first town center building begins in Alys Beach.

The Lucian is a mixed use building with the first floor expected to be a restaurant and floors 2 through 4 will house 8 residential spaces.

This location is perfect for anyone that loves to be in the center of the action.  It’s located in the center of town on the west corner of the amphitheater and the north side of 30a.  We can only imagine the

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Looking for the perfect property, but haven’t been able to find that “perfect fit”. Instead of wasting time looking for that perfect home, that you may never find, maybe you should consider building your own!

What's Special About Alys Beach?

Alys Beach is known for it’s stunning, all white, Bermuda style architecture, it’s “Fortified..for Safer Living” construction and the sugary white sand, private beaches. But Alys Beach is so much more!!!

Parks and nature are an integral part of the community. Did you know that the town currently has 9 different Parks and a 20 acre nature preserve which includes an elevated boardwalk and nature trail? The town also features an edible garden that includes edibles like blueberries (along Lake Marilyn) and

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If you’re in the market to purchase a home in South Walton, here are four fantastic reasons to purchase Right Now!

Interest rates are low

Mortgage interest rates are still low – for now. An average 30-Year Fixed Rate loan is currently 3.95%, but these rates could increase at any time! Increased interest rates mean increased monthly payments!

Timing

This is absolutely the best time of the year to purchase a home. Most home buyers are focused on the holidays or traveling and NOT on purchasing real estate. This leaves sellers with very few home showings and even fewer offers.

As the weather gets warmer, more people come in to town looking to purchase real estate. More people, more offers. More offers, higher prices!

Inventory

Sales along

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If living by the sea has always been your dream, consider the gated community of Water's Edge in Seacrest, Florida. Adjacent to Rosemary Beach and minutes from shops and restaurants, this beach-lover's paradise is a rare find. The neighborhood even comes adorned with it's own private dune walkway, designed to get your toes to the sand, and leave your worries at bay.

Here are four featured Water's Edge homes for your consideration.

Rooms With A View

The first home is a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom beauty built in 2003. This 2,351 square foot masterpiece is built with concrete and contemporary designs to please the eye. The private, heated pool is perfect for lounging or lapping while soaking in the fresh Gulf air.

Versatile Space

The second

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Latitude Resort Sales currently features the luxury property ,"The Rossi House," for sale in Seaside Florida.

Spanning three gulfside lots, this home at 1976 E. County Highway, 30A, is the only one built in the United States by the late architect, Aldo Rossi.  Once referred to as "a poet who happens to be an architect", Rossi won the International Pritzker Prize in 1990 for his neo-rationaist architecture.

This beautiful, two-storied, white home, built in 1997, covers over 3000 square feet.  Somewhat secluded, it is a short walk from Seaside.

The home's Florida Cottage style matches its splendorous, beach-colored furnishings throughout with colors white, tan, blue, green, and gray.  The floors are all hardwood with tile in the entry-way and

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Seacrest Beach

It would be difficult to think of a more restful and scenic place than Seacrest Beach on the Florida Panhandle. The Township itself is a warm and friendly neighborhood, set along a breathtaking sugar-white sand beach. This peaceful residential community boasts some of the highest sand dunes along the Scenic Route 30A, providing stunning views out over the ocean.

The community provides a relaxing backdrop to your day with charming shops and gourmet restaurants. You may not want to leave the beach, but just a short distance away is the magnificent Camp Creek, one of the least developed of the dune lakes. Golf courses are plentiful in the area, as are hiking and biking trails for the more active days. There is always something going on in the area, from

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