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Found 6 blog entries for February 2021.

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If you’re a property owner along South Walton or 30A, you’ve no doubt heard the mantras “Now is a great time to sell” or “We’re in a strong seller’s market” or “Inventory levels are at record lows.”

With the old adage “A picture is worth a thousand words.” we’ve compiled some compelling market data below for you that provides a good perspective of what's taking place in our  current 30A Seller’s Market Cycle.   When we analyzed the market prices of homes, town homes, and condo this year to date and compared with the same period last year,  all three categories of properties continue enjoying significant increases.  How long the cycle may last is yet to be seen.

The availability of properties on the market to purchase (aka: active inventory)…

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Intersection Hwy 98 & CR 30A Inlet Beach Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation just announced that construction on the The Inlet Beach Pedestrian Underpass project at the intersection of Hwy 98 and the entrance of Scenic Hwy 30A is set to begin at the end of February. The underpass project is anticipated to be complete by the end 2022. The Pedestrian underpass design includes constructing an 8-feet tall, 12-feet wide and 136-feet long underpass beneath U.S. 98 with safe-way lighting.

Other improvements include:Map Locator - Inlet Beach Fl Pedestrian Underpass

  • Installing lighted access points at the northeast and southeast corners of the U.S. 98/C.R. 30A intersections. *Construction will include stairs and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramps.
  • Enhanced pedestrian crosswalks and sidewalks.
  • Adding a new U.S.…
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Read the full issue here ----->    IN•REVIEW - Winter 2021

The Winter Edition of  IN•REVIEW is out and  it's overflowing with interesting, informative details about the 2020 real estate market, including Market Trends for each of our 30A Beach Towns.  In this issue you'll also find our top 3 picks for most interesting properties in Seagrove Beach.  We also show you the 5 properties we selected as "Best Values" sales in Seagrove during the year  and round out the issue with an update on South Walton Beaches Accesses and parking projects.  

Anytime you have questions or curiosities about living at the beach, home trends, market trends or would just like to get an authentic locals' insight, reach out - we're here for you.  

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South Walton Beach Chairs

Beginning in 2021  Managed Vendor Program will now be in effect at all regional beach access points, as well as neighborhood beach accesses greater than 100 feet in South Walton. 

The Managed Vendor Program was first initiated in 2019 as a pilot program to address and eliminate “ghost sets” (unoccupied/unused beach chairs and umbrella rental sets) placed on the beach by local beach equipment rental companies. The program has now been refined and improved and is overseen by the South Walton Beach Service Association.

So how does this new program work?

All local Beach Vendors have equal opportunity to participate, in the program and must be a permitted vendor in Walton County. Through participation in the program Beach Vendor Rental companies…

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Underwater Museum of Art

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA), South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) and Visit South Walton celebrated the successful deployment of eight new sculptures in the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. 

The Underwater Museum of Art is the first permanent underwater sculpture garden in the U.S. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, off of Walton County, Florida, the museum lies at a depth of 58-feet and at a distance of .93-miles from the shore of Grayton Beach State Park. Each year, a juried selection of sculptural works, drawn from artists throughout the world, is installed in the underwater garden. The sculptures quickly attract a wide variety of marine life and, over time, metamorphize into a living…

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30A Top Places to Retire

Photo Credit: J Conley Images

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…

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