Emerald Coast Real Estate Blog

New Condominium Complex gets green light from Panama City Commissioners


Building is expected to begin soon on the old Tibbets Boat Works located by the Tarpon Dock Bridge.  Plans include Two Five-story buildings consisting of 60 units and a Marina with 49 wet slips.

To learn more about this new waterfront development click here.


Look no further than Santa Rosa Beach for the Holidays!


It's not too late to start making your plans for the holidays! 
What better place to celebrate than on our beautiful beaches?

Consider Santa Rosa Beach for your destination!  Warm days and beautiful emerald green waters are perfect for relaxation with family and friends!

Click here to see what Southern Living says about Santa Rosa Beach as they've chosen it as one of the best small town destinations in the South!



Science Spooktacular by the Sea on Navarre Beach

Celebrate Halloween a Different Way with the
Science Spooktacular by the Sea on
Navarre Beach!

October 23rd - 5:00 - 9:00 pm
8638 Blue Heron Ct., Navarre Beach
Cost:  $5/person and FREE to ages 2 and Under

You'll enjoy an endangered species cemetery, sea creatures, a haunted beach walk and much more family-friendly events!

Click here for information or call 850.261.2141.


Join in the Fun with your family in Destin's Halloween Events

Join the fun at the Destin Community Center

2 Halloween Events this Year!

Monday, October 25th

Fall Festival Jack-O-Lantern Contest will be held!

To participate you must drop off your carved pumpkins no later than 3:00 on the day of the contest!

Donations of one non-perishable food item will be the price of your admission.  All donations will be sent to the Harvest House in Destin

1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Most Original

All pumpkins will be discarded if not picked up by Tuesday, October 26th.

6:00 - 8:00 pm


County Commissioners Meeting includes an Update on Navarre Beach Projects!

Navarre Beach update

During the latest meeting of the County Commissioners,  the current Navarre Beach Manager gave a presentation showing current beach conditions from recent complaints received. 

From reports of vandalism, maintenance, parking lots, beach and trash, it seemed clear that one thing needs to take place, more cleanup crews are needed.

With an increasing amount of visitors flocking to the area it takes more manpower for the cleanup necessary to keep our beaches and areas clean.  Relying on our tourists is not an option.

Pictures of the area’s public bathrooms showed dispensers being pulled off of the walls and found laying on the floors, holes cut in the bathroom stalls, power boxes being destroyed and more.

Another area of concern are visitors staying overnight in the parks.  More and more locals are making reports of seeing homeless people loitering in the parks.

Future discussions will need to occur before anything can be accomplished and implemented.  Hopefully this can be fully addressed before the Spring Break season begins next year.


Make Plans to visit Trick or Treat Street this Halloween!

October 31st - 6:00-8:00 pm

Grab the costumes and the kids and meet us at Trick or Treat Street in the Village of Baytowne Wharf this year!

There's nothing safer than walking down the Village streets and visiting the merchants along the way for treats!

Enjoy crafts and balloon animals and enter a costume contest!

Listen to some Halloween tunes by Steve Hall on the main stage!

To end the evening, watch the fireworks set to go off at 8:00 pm!

Click here for this and other events coming at the Village of Baytowne Wharf!


Beach Changes Being Considered in Walton County

Changes are being considered for
Walton County’s Beaches

In a recent meeting with the Walton County Commissioners some of the areas they’re looking at include further definitions of a “tent” and an “umbrella”, banning tents from some of the beaches, or possibly considering a law to keep from people linking their tents together. 

Other areas of this discussion included changing the process of vendor suspensions and revocations of permits, defining violations and their severity and the possibility of using a point system for vendors.  This way if they get to a certain amount of points then they will be suspended, not just for the first violation.

Commissioners are looking to clear up some of these issues before next year’s Tourist Season, therefore they are asking that specific proposed changes to the ordinances be brought to them for consideration by January 1, 2022.


See this AMAZING Hidden Creek Golf Course Estate in Navarre!


in the Prestigious Hidden Creek Estates. This Home Rests Upon a 1.04 Acre Lot which is the Largest on the Golf Course in Hidden Creek Estates!

This Immaculately maintained home Is sure to impress with Fantastic Curb appeal, 3,714 Sq. Ft. of Living Space, 4 Bedrooms PLUS Office and 3 Full Bathrooms

Step into the Grand Sized Kitchen, outfitted as a Chef's Paradise, with an abundance of space to prepare, cook, and store all those Kitchen supplies, as well as additional space in the Large Walk-in Pantry. There's a Sea of Pristine Light-Colored Granite that exudes endless counterspace, to include a Large Granite-Topped Island and extensive Breakfast Bar with classy Pendant Lighting. Equipped masterfully with Stainless Appliances, a Double Oven, and a plethora of Hardwood Cabinetry and Drawers. There's Plenty of Warmth and Space in this Beautiful Kitchen. Additionally, Catch Some Beautiful Views of the 11th Hole Green, 12th...

See what Forbes says are the Best Places to Travel this Winter!


After a year of being locked down with travel restrictions, everyone is ready to take off and get away, either to visit with family and friends or take time to discover our beautiful country.

Forbes has come out with the 9 Best Places to Travel this Winter, from East to West and North to South!

Click here for ideas on where you would like to go!


Make Plans now for these Area Halloween Events

HALLOWEEN is Coming!

Make Plans for Area Family Fun Events!

From Haunted Houses to Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hay Rides and more, you're sure to find an event for the whole family!

Click here to see the list of area events!


St. Joe Announces New Developments in Bay County

St. Joe Announces
New Projects in Panama City Beach!

Ground breaking has begun for the Latitude Margaritaville's Watersound's Town Center in Panama City Beach! 
This community is made with the 55+ age group in mind.

Amenities include:
Large Amphitheater & Concert Stage
2-story waterfront restaurant
Fitness Center
Indoor & Outdoor Pools

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13th Annual Run for the Reef 10K & 5K Run/Walk on Navarre Beach this Weekend!

13th Annual Run for the Reef
Saturday, October 9th at Windjammers
on the Pier

The Weather is Great!  C'mon out to Navarre Beach for the 13th Annual Run benefiting Navarre Beach Marine Santuary!

There's a Run for Everyone, Kids and Adults alike!

Click here to find out how to sign up and for more information!



Navarre Named in Top 12 of Best Fall Fishing Destinations

FishingBooker Blog Names Navarre in the TOP 12 of

FishingBooker is an International Blog of the world's largest fishing charter community.  This year Navarre has been named as #2 on the list of Top 12 across the United States

Here is part of what they had to say about what we already knew:

"Navarre in itself needs no introduction.  Nestled on the threshold of the Gulf of Mexico, this beachside community offers a fantastic fishing diversity.

To read the rest of their review and see the other 12 destinations click here.


See where Filter King names the TOP 50 BEST PLACES in America to Own a Beach House!

See the TOP 50 Locations in the United States to live and own a Beach House

Not surprisingly, Beaches are among the top vacation destinations among those looking for some well-deserved R & R in the U.S.

Also, not surprisingly to those who have visited or live here, 20 of those destinations are in the beautiful Sunshine State, Florida!

Many factors, such as home prices, temperature, conditions of the beaches, rainfall have been taken into consideration in compiling this list for this year's Best Places to Own a Beach House.

Click here to see these TOP 50 destinations.