Our popular beaches along 30A here in Northwest Florida just earned the 13th spot as “One of the 25 Best Spots to Retire in Florida in 2021”, in a newly published blog article by Florida for Boomers. For those of us who are lucky enough to work, play AND get to call 30A our home, this news comes as no surprise. But rather just another in a growing list of recognitions for our beautifully unique area of the Panhandle.
Also referred to as SOWAL, The Beaches of South Walton and 30A is one of the fastest growing areas in the state, a long-time favorite vacation destination and an ideal place for retirement. Home to mild year- round temperatures, beautiful white sand beaches, golfing, biking, hiking and watersport opportunities all cater to those who love the outdoors and enjoy an active lifestyle. In recent years, the area has grown with expanded accessibility to shopping, dining, healthcare and the arts making it another reason why retirees feel more at home here.
Corporate developer St. Joe Company is definitely doing their part to elevate Northwest Florida as a favorable retirement destination with the plans in place to develop several large communities including Latitude Margaritaville Watersound - A 55 And Better Age Restricted Residential Community that will be offering 3500 homes in the first phase alone.
Real Estate market conditions are currently highly active along 30A and well-priced properties go quickly. A look back at 2020’s fourth quarter sales activity for the general beach area reflected a median price of $1,066,250 for a 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath home offering 2,515 square feet. Locations slightly further from our beaches tend to be less expensive and generally geared toward full-time residence rather than the popular vacation rental markets right along the beach.
Please reach out and we’ll gladly provide a custom report for current offerings and local information to help you decide if 30A Florida is the perfect fit for your new full-time, retirement or second home destination.
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