Emerald Coast Real Estate and Community News

May 16, 2024

Where to Go for Fort Walton Beach Pizza

Regarding food, few dishes are as universally beloved as pizza. If you're vacationing or living in Fort Walton Beach and searching for a good slice of pie, we've got plenty of choices. Whether you're in the mood for a Neopolitan style, a thin crust, decadent toppings, or the comfort of a quick meal, Fort Walton Beach pizza options are aplenty! You can enjoy a delivered pizza on the beach or deck, looking out at the white sands and shimmering blue water, or you can head into town to one of the gourmet joints serving up some of the finest pizzas in Florida. These top Fort Walton Beach pizza spots genuinely live up to the hype!

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April 17, 2024

Top Spots for Fort Walton Beach Breakfast

Fort Walton Beach offers a delightful array of breakfast spots that cater to every taste and preference. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty skillet or a light pastry alongside your morning coffee, these local favorites will ensure your day starts off just right. Here are five must-visit destinations for the best Fort Walton Beach breakfast experience.

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March 15, 2024

Sail Away: How to Rent a Boat in Destin, FL and Enjoy the Emerald Waters

The Emerald Coast is a hidden gem nestled along Florida's coastline, offering unparalleled opportunities for boating enthusiasts and water sports adventurers alike. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a curious newbie eager to explore the pristine waters, there's no better place to start your journey than by deciding to rent a boat in Destin, FL. This coastal paradise boasts crystal-clear waters, abundant marine life, and a welcoming community that makes every visitor feel like a local.

Today, I will share my top advice as a seasoned boat owner on how to navigate the joys of boating in this area, ensuring you're well-equipped to sail away into the horizon. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure where the Gulf meets the sky, and let the serene waters of Destin, FL, capture your heart.

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Feb. 23, 2024

How DeFuniak Became the "Best Small Town" in Florida

Known for its abundance of quaint historic homes, DeFuniak is a charming town with a rich history. The area was initially discovered by a survey team in 1881, whose purpose was to scout a route for the developing railway. The group realized that this haven near the almost perfectly round lake would make an excellent location for a town, and their leader W.D. Chipley decided that the spot be made into a stop along the railway. Chipley, as well as the town’s other founders, began to sell real estate around the lake with the hopes of building a resort in the area.

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Feb. 2, 2024

Unlocking Your Staycation: Locals' Hidden Retreats on the Emerald Coast

Living on the Emerald Coast, Florida, means accessing some of the world's most beautiful beaches, diverting watersports, and incredible sunsets. However, when tourists flood the Florida beach scene, finding some more tranquil spots can be challenging. Check out these local hideaways on the Emerald Coast for your next staycation on 30A!

 

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Jan. 5, 2024

The History of Niceville

Originally known by a much different name, Niceville is a small city located on Choctawhatchee Bay. Now most famous for its safe community and gorgeous beaches, this cozy settlement was originally home to only a handful of people and a single gristmill.

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Dec. 11, 2023

Top Things To Do Along the Emerald Coast for the Holidays in 2023

Why do you need a white Christmas when you could have a white sand beach Christmas? If you plan on spending your holidays in the warm, sunny climate of the Emerald Coast, Florida, you don't have to miss out on the holiday fun. Whether you're in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Navarre, or any of our other beautiful seaside towns, the Emerald Coast has plenty of festive activities to offer you and your family this year. Here is a round-up of the top events along the Emerald Coast this holiday season!

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Nov. 24, 2023

Emerald Coast Breweries You Must Try

Living along the Emerald Coast comes with many perks, including access to a wide variety of breweries. Today, I am going to share with you some of my favorite breweries! Whether you want to find your one and only or try them all, I can't recommend the following breweries enough.

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Nov. 3, 2023

How Destin Has Transformed: From Tiny Community to "World's Luckiest Fishing Village"

Though Destin may be famous for its fishing tournament and picturesque white beaches, it wasn’t always the tourist hotspot we know it to be now. Originally settled between 1850 and 1852 by Captain Leonard Destin, it started out as a sleepy fishing village consisting of only a handful of founding families. However, with time and fresh ideas to promote the local economy, Destin grew to be the premier resort locale we know it to be now and a wonderful place to live!

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Oct. 13, 2023

The Underwater Museum of Art: Diving in Northern Florida

Do you love art, scuba diving, and supporting our underwater ecosystems? If you said yes to one, two, or all, you absolutely must check out the Underwater Museum of Art.

The Underwater Museum of Art is the first permanent underwater sculpture garden in the USA. It is located off the gorgeous shore of Walton County, in the Gulf of Mexico, lying at a depth of 58 feet, and is almost a mile off the coast of Grayton Beach State Park.

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