Emerald Coast Real Estate Blog

See the List of Easter Events and make your plans NOW!

If you're wondering what to do for Easter, we've got a list of possibilities!  Make your plans today!

Doggie EGGstravaganza | Grand Boulevard  |  Miramar Beach
April 1, 2021  |  5:30 - 7:30 pm

Click here to learn more!

Easter Explosion  |  Village of Baytowne Wharf 
9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy  |  
Miramar Beach
April 3  |  12:00 - 3:00 pm

Spend the afternoon at this family-friendly event!  Face Painting, Arts and Crafts and more!  The kids can get a picture with the Easter Bunny!

Blue Mountain Bakery  |  Santa Rosa Beach
2217 E. Co. Hwy 30A, Ste. E

Blue Mountain Bakery is offering Easter-to-go meals this year!  Orders must be place before March 31.  All meals are pre-cooked and packaged.  The menu will...

Inlet Beach Underpass Groundbreaking Ceremony Happening on March 26

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for this long-awaited project will be Friday, March 26th at 3:00 pm located at the intersection of Scenic 30A and Hwy 98 East, outside of the Shades Restaurant.

When the project is completed it will provide safe passage underneath Hwy 98 for pedestrians and bicyclists with a lighted tunnel.  The site will be improved with landscaping.

This improvement has taken years to come to fruition and, once completed, will help to keep accidents down at this busy area of Walton County.

To find out additional details click here.


Tunes on the Dunes Summer Concert Series Coming Back in June!

This popular Summer Concert Series, held on Navarre Beach is returning this year!  After cancelling the entire season last year due to COVID, everyone's excited to be getting back to normal!

Although the schedule has not yet been released, we do know that the Season begins June 3rd & ends August 12th.

Concerts are held every Thursday and are held just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier.  These are FREE Concerts so why not get out to enjoy the cool breezes and music on the Beach?

Interest from tourists planning on coming to the Beach is high, calling the Chamber to find out when this popular event will come back so they can begin to schedule their upcoming vacations!

Stay tuned!  The schedule will be announced here once it's released!


Plan to Attend the 3rd Annual International Festival this weekend in Ft. Walton Beach!

Saturday, March 20th  |  10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location:  Landing Park at 139 Brooks St. SE 

Free & Open to the Public, plan on spending the day listening to live music with DJ, Music, Culture, Folklore, Food & more!

Net proceeds will be donated to the Saving Grace Women's Home which helps homeless, abused, and addiction women in a Christian faith-based program.


Santa Rosa County Finally Reaches Settlement with Owners of Delapidated Navarre Beach Property

Located on the West End of Navarre Beach, this dilapidated Brick home is the last house on the south before you enter Gulf Islands National Seashore.

For years, since the devastating effect from Hurricane Ivan in 2004, this home has sat with no repairs made, windows broken, graffiti written and has been an eyesore these past almost 17 years.

Neighbors have been complaining for years that, because of the boarded up home, their property values have gone down.

Finally, Santa Rosa County lawyers and the homeowners have reached an agreement to bring this home back up to code.

This 4 phase, 180 day timeline has been set for the Homeowners to complete needed repairs.

Per the agreement, by September or October all repairs will have been made.  Hopefully by then all parties will be satisfied.


Navarre Beach! Tourism is up and new improvements on the Beach being Discussed

The weather is warming up and the Pandemic is waning.  Navarre Beach is Open for Business and because of its slower pace, it is fast becoming the place to be with residents and tourists looking for more peace and quiet.

Despite the Pandemic, Navarre Beach only saw a 10% decrease in Tourism.

Estimates for this Fiscal Year, Bed Tax is expected to be over $4 million in revenue.

The Tourist Development Director for Santa County has presented ideas in how a central location on the beach could look.  Retail space, a playground and an amphitheater are just a few of the considerations being made.

Enthusiasm and praise came after a presentation, by the Director to the Santa Rosa County Commissioners, was finished.

As with any plan, some need additional information and the next step is to bring the public into the conversation.

There's a long way to go for this vision to become complete, but now that ideas have been presented, it's full steam ahead to improve this beautiful and often underrated beach.

Stay tuned for more!


Southwest Airlines Adding New Flights for Destin

Southwest Airlines makes a HUGE announcement last month by adding NEW flights to and from the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport.

Flights will begin May 6th to the following new routes:

Nashville, TN (BNA) - Three times/day - Fares as low as $69
Dallas, TX (DAL) - Once/day - Fares as low as $69
Baltimore, MD (BWI) - Once/day - Fares as low as $79

Flights begin June 6th to:
Chicago, IL - Once/day - Fares as low as $79

With Florida wide open, and Summer around the corner your beach options have now expanded


Walton County Board of Commissioners to be accepting bids for new Transportation Program

The Walton County Board of Commissioners have given the "go ahead" to start accepting bids for a new East to West Public Transportation program coming soon!

This new pilot program will begin with six vehicles running on two routes, one from Miramar Beach to the regional beach access at the county line and the other coming from Hwy 283 Grayton parking lot to Eastern Lake Road.

Anyone who has visited this area knows how backed up traffic can get and these are two of the most congested areas  during the Summer.

Scheduled to begin in June and July, hours of operation would be from Sunday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 10:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to Midnight.

After operating for awhile, assessments will be made about whether it's successful or not, any improvements that may be made, so for now, it's a temporary program.

More information as this transportation program moves forward will follow.


2 Area Beaches Make the Top 25 Beaches to visit List for 2021!

Trip Advisor recently released their list of Top 25 Beaches to visit for 2021 and 2 of our area Beaches have made the coveted list!

#13 - Henderson Beach State Park - Open 365 days/year
17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy | Destin

This unique, protected state park includes 30 ft. sugary white sand dunes,  60 campsites, fishing, nature trails and hours of family fun in the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

#15 - Pensacola Beach
With nearby Dining, Entertainment, Shopping and the beach is just steps away!  Enjoy water sports, including swimming, fishing, snorkeling, diving, sailing and more!  Click here to see everything this beautiful beach has to offer!

We're proud of all of our area beaches along the Gulf Coast and urge you to visit ANY of them.  You won't be disappointed!


Family-Friendly Mac & Cheese Festival Coming to the Destin Commons!


Destin Commons  |  4100 Legendary Dr.  |  Destin

Mac & Cheese is one of the most beloved comfort food and it's NOT just for kids!

The Mac & Cheese Festival has announced its third annual celebration benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast! will be held March 7th from 12:30-4 p.m. at the Destin Commons.

This family-friendly event will feature gourmet, chef-inspired twists inspired by the South’s favorite comfort food. Local restaurants far and wide will bring their best macaroni masterpieces to compete for the best mac and cheese in town!
For the first time ever, the event will offer special V.I.C. (Very Important Cheese) tickets for $45 that include an all-access pass to the Beer Garden and air-conditioned seating. Adult tickets are $25 and children $15.

To purchase tickets CLICK HERE!...

Construction of 2nd Phase of Pier Park Crossings is Complete in Panama City Beach!


The St. Joe Company announced on Tuesday that construction is finally completed on the NEW apartment complex in Panama City Beach.  Construction began in December 2019.

This private apartment community is conveniently located on the West End with nearby shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities and, of course, the nearby beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

Choose from 1, 2 or 3 Bedroom floor plans that include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, 9 ft. Ceilings, Screened porches and more.

This gated community features Zero-Entry Saltwater Swimming Pool, 24-Hour Fitness Center, Pet Spa and Park, Movie Theater, Cyber Cafe & Coffee Bar and much more.