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CAA Announces Street Art Festival To Join Art Month Lineup

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is excited to announce its newest signature event, The South Walton Street Art Festival (SWSAF), will join this year’s Art Month South Walton schedule of May events. Artists, families, friends and school groups are invited to participate in this three-day festival that will take place in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center throughout Mother’s Day weekend, May 7th - 9th.

 

“Due to the great volunteer needs and logistical challenges of producing ArtsQuest, we made the decision to move that event to the fall when we believe a fine arts show of its size and caliber can be more safely produced,” said CAA Executive…

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30A Coastal Dune Lake Locator Map  Coastal Dune Lake Map courtesy of WaltonOutdoors                      

Scattered along 22.5 miles of the Scenic 30A Florida coastline is where you’ll find rare and ecologically unique coastal dune lakes.   Occurring only five places world-wide, these exceptional lakes with rare ecosystems are only found here in Northwest Florida, Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand & Oregon. 

The existence of the fifteen dune lakes found in South Walton, also gives our area the exclusive distinction of having the largest concentration of these ecological wonders in one area. Of the fifteen lakes located in South Walton; three are found in Topsl Hill Beach State Park; one in Grayton Beach State Park; one in Deer Lake State Park. Lake Powell, the largest lake is…

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Monarch Trail - Art in Public Places

 

CAMP CREEK PARKWAY & 30A FLORIDA

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is excited to announce a new public art project and is requesting proposals from artists or artist groups for the design, fabrication, and installation of small-scale or mid-scale permanent outdoor works of art along the planned Monarch Art Trail (MAT). Eight (8) pieces of work that are inspired by, representative of, or celebrating the natural environment of Northwest Florida and/or the migration of the Monarch butterfly through our region will be installed along a one-mile stretch of bike path that connects Highway 98 with Scenic Highway 30A.

The Monarch Art Trail will be an obvious north/south thoroughfare for cyclists, joggers and walkers connecting them…

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As beautiful as our 30A beaches are, Mother Nature sometimes brings in high surf and rip tide conditions.  When these conditions occur then swimming and other water activities can be dangerous and sometimes life threatening! If you're  a visitor or new resident to South Walton and 30A  and you see DOUBLE RED FLAGS are flying at the beach access it is unsafe to get in the water. That means our beaches are open but the WATER is CLOSED to activities. and choosing to do so can put your life, those you love, life guards and first responders at risk. 

According to the South Walton Fire District's Facebook page, we are CURRENTLY under DOUBLE RED FLAG conditions for the remainder of this week.   Walton County EMS, first responders and life guards…

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30A Map by Zip Codes _ 32459_32461


 

Assisting our clients with information or resources so they can reach their personal real estate goals is our daily focus! Today, we’re demystify Zip Codes at the beach to help simplify online searches for finding your dream place at the beach.

The current real estate market here in South Walton and along 30A, like most other places in the country is VERY active right now.  We are continuing to see so many properties go under contract within days of hitting the market.  And if you’re online looking for properties along South Walton and Scenic 30A, it can get more than a little confusing in our little corner of the world. There are many popular neighborhoods, developments and small towns scattered along 30A. Some areas like Rosemary Beach or…

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Beachesof 30A


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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Hwy 30A & Hwy 98 Intersection_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:

  • 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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