30A, FL - A Vibrant, Thriving and Exciting Place to Live, Work and Play

Posted by Jamie Conley on Friday, July 10th, 2015 at 3:05pm.

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The beach communities of South Walton are definitely a growing, vibrant, flourishing place to live, work and play. From March to September, the area is teeming with families returning for a traditional beach pilgrimage and visitors who are experiencing our corner of paradise for the very first time. For those of us lucky to live on the 30A coastline for any period of time, we’ve seen this place morph into an area that’s overflowing with exciting places to eat and talented artisans who thrive and are inspired by the local environs. Maybe it’s the atmosphere or maybe there’s something in our beautiful Gulf waters but the entrepreneurial spirit is bursting at the seams all along 30A.


30a homes for saleThis year we’ve seen the opening of 30 Avenue in Inlet Beach. It’s a wonderful upscale commercial center with shops, restaurants, galleries and beautifully landscaped greens, fountain areas and an inviting place that’s hosting weekly outdoor musical concerts. 

Next door to Watersound Beach is a newly open center called “The Hub”. Located right on the 30A bike path, The Hub offers several  yummy restaurants including: Mile Marker Fifteen, Crave Roadside Burgers, Red’s Chicken Shack  along with several others. What makes The Hub so unique is their outdoor event venue with green space, outdoor seating and a performance stage with a massive flat screen projection screen to feature movies and sporting events.


south walton county real estateJust this week Florida’s Governor Rick Scott selected one of 30A’s own locals and nationally recognized restaurateur Chef Jim Shirley to represent the state in the Great American Seafood Cook off to be held in August. Shirley, who is co-owner of several popular 30A restaurants, is also one of five distinguished chefs who have been invited, for the last four years, to cook at James Beard's House in New York City. He is also noted for his signature dish, Grits Ya Ya – a Florida Travel + Life magazine dubbed “best Southern Dish" in the state of Florida.


south walton county homes for saleHappening today, as we write this post, is the installation of the first of several, near shore, artificial reefs along the beaches of South Walton. Today’s reef is located just off-shore at Grayton Beach State Park. In a quote from a recent article published by our friends at Waltonoutdoors.com, one of the South Walton Reef Association {SWRA} co-founders Andy McAlexander states: “In an area where the Gulf bed is 95 percent barren sand flats, the reefs will create near shore, family oriented recreational activities, including human propelled fishing (standup paddleboards and kayaks), skin-diving, and snorkeling attractions. Educational objectives include biological awareness and marine research studies.”

The beaches of 30A and its communities continue to be a growing, thriving and exciting place to live, work, play, create and succeed. 

Our 30A real estate market is alive and well and an ideal place to create your own “slice of life”. Whether you’re buying or selling, our team has the experience and long-time depth of knowledge to help guide you with your South Walton real estate needs.

The Davis Properties of Northwest Florida  team is your local solution for all the wonderful South Walton County homes! Come make paradise a reality and we'll help you find a perfect home of your own! Please contact us online or call 850-231-2025 to connect with a 30A real estate specialist!

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