Slices of 30A: Your 30A & South Walton Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: September, 2022

Hurricane Ian is now downgraded to a Tropical Storm as of Thursday but still churning its way through Central Florida as it moves into the Atlantic. The impacts of the storm are historic in terms of damage, flooding, and storm surge. 

Several organizations are on the ground already assisting those affected by the storm. If you'd like to help, here are some organizations already accepting donations for victims of Hurricane Ian: 

  • Florida Disaster Relief - Official disaster relief coordinates with governmental and non-governmental organizations in the state
  • American Red Cross - Accepting donations to provide shelter, supplies, and other relief
  • Feeding Florida - An organization coordinating with national food banks across the state to…

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Lots of fun events are happening on and around Scenic 30A during the month of October. We've put together some of the highlights for you, so you don't miss out!:

Oct 1 •  Forest Williams Band

Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse •

Oct 7  •  Houndfest Beer Dinner

Idyll Hounds Brewery • facebook/houndfest

Oct 9 • Porch Fest at Watersound

Watersound Origins  •  facebook/porchfest

Oct 13  •  Film series at Eden Garden St Park


Oct 13-16  •  Harvest Wine & Food Festival 

Watercolor  •

Oct 21-22  •  Alys Beach Crafted

Alys Beach Amphitheater •

Oct 28  •  Alys Beach Annual Halloween Festival

Alys Beach •…

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Many are surprised to learn that Spring, not Summer, is typically the peak Selling Season at the beach. Historically, more properties are sold in the second quarter (April-June) than any other, as illustrated below (except for the anomolous 2020):

While Spring may be the best time to sell, Fall is usually the best time to buy. For one, homes and condos rented during the height of vacation season are more accessible in the Fall. Now that our overheated market is slowing down, we're beginning to see regular seasonal trends pick back up in our market.

Here are a few reasons why Fall is the best time to buy: 

  • More inventory: Although availability is not yet back to pre-pandemic levels, inventory has increased 20% since last year.

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Fall is just around the corner! And there will be plenty of fun things to do throughout the season on the beaches of 30A and South Walton. Here are a few activities scheduled for the rest of this month. Check back each month for more!

The Emerald Coast Theater is Celebrating 10 Years with “An Enchanted Evening” by Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Friday, September 16, 5:30-9:30 pm.

North Beach Social Octoberfest, German Beer & food all day Sunday, September 18.

E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center in Freeport hosting “Fallapalooza,” a nature-based Festival. Saturday, September 24, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Stinky’s Bait Shack Songwriters Performance Series, August – December, Every Wednesday & Thursday, 8:00 – 10:00 pm. Check for schedule changes online.

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As your last hurrah of summer, there are plenty of fun activities on 30A! 

Don't worry; if you're not at the beach this weekend, many of these activities will still be going on after Labor Day:



Central Square Cinema Friday, 8:00-9:30 pm

Sounds of Seaside Saturday, 1:00-4:00 pm

Labor Day Weekend Concert: Motel Radio Saturday, 7:00-8:00 pm


Scratch Biscuit Brunch & Live Music Saturday, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

FOOW (Fish Out of Water) Features Sunday Brunch with Live Music!

Alys Beach

Music & Art Saturday, 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Rosemary Beach

Live Music at The Courtyard at Pescado 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Sculpture Exhibition 2021-22 (Ends September 5)

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