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"Slices of 30A"

eastern coastal dune lake, 30a florida

The lakes located along Scenic 30A’s 18-mile stretch of road are unique and special, not only to South Walton and Northwest Florida but they hold a very unique distinction. Classified as Coastal Dune Lakes because of their close proximity to our beautiful white dunes and the gulf, these local treasures are extremely rare and only exist in five other places world-wide. A beautiful, award-winning PBS documentary on the Coastal Dune Lakes was released earlier this year and has already been featured in several film festivals.

These ecological treasures located within Southern Walton County hold a special protection status and have specific county building guidelines within the Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan. We’ve put together a list of

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Thanksgiving is  less than a week away;  after that it's a full court press on to Christmas and New Years.  Here along the Beaches of 30A & South Walton, there’s no lack of activity geared toward getting everyone in the holiday spirit!  Beginning this weekend and over the coming weeks ahead there are LOTS of fun and entertaining events to choose from.  Kick off the Thanksgiving holiday with the third annual  Thanksgiving Day 30A 10K run, enjoy Holiday Parades, Tree lightings, and of course Santa sightings along the Beaches of South Walton are always the talk of the town.  Here's a partial list of activities going on, but be sure to check out 30A.com   and  Waltonoutdoors for their  full event calendars and complete run-down on Thanksgiving  weekend and

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Seaside, FL Post OfficeSeaside, FL - On October 23rd, locals, town merchants and curious visitors gathered in front of one of Scenic 30A's most iconic spots to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Seaside Post Office.

Built in 1985 during a time when Scenic 30A was much less developed; the post office was intended to serve as a landmark. It would become popular gathering place and a way to provide a "sense of place" for the fledgling new community.

Situated literally in the geographical center of Seaside, the post office was designed by the town's founder, Robert Davis.

The Seaside Post Office Today

Thirty years later the post office still serves its original purpose. It is also, no doubt, the most photographed building in Seaside and most likely the most

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seagrove village market, seagrove beachOn Thursday, October 29 2015 after 66 years in business, the Seagrove Village Market Cafe closed its doors at their current location. Since 1949, the market has been a cornerstone landmark in Seagrove Beach, Florida.

Originally opened by local developer C. H. McGee back in 1949, the market initially served as a place for locals and visitors to get bare necessities while at the beach. At one point in the very early days, they had a gas pump and the only local pay phone. A small cafe was eventually added in the rear of the market. In 1999, the market was purchased by 30A locals, George & Ann Hartley who proceeded to develop the business into a popular eatery.

The Future of Seagrove Village Market

The land where The Village Market sits is now part

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Can you believe we just finished up the third quarter of this year? Not sure where time has gone; but it’s definitely been busy for South Walton real estate sales along the beaches of 30A. To give a sense of what’s been happening through the end of September, we'll break down some of the numbers for you.

We started with Watercolor, Florida then headed east; covering all the major neighborhoods through to Rosemary Beach. Here’s how the numbers stacked up.

Are you interested in a comprehensive sales and market data report on some of 30A’s neighborhoods?
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  • Rosemary Beach
  • Seaside
  • Watercolor

Things are Looking Up in South Walton County

It’s interesting that

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This week we wanted to highlight not only some wonderful properties currently on the market but also introduce you to a few of our agents. Michelle, Tom and Rachel are a dynamic, top performing sales team at Davis Properties. Each one brings to the table unique backgrounds and talents along with 28 years combined experience in South Walton real estate.

Their extensive knowledge, creativity and team focus to assist buyers and sellers realize their real estate goals provides a highly synergistic approach with successful outcomes for their clients. This dedicated trio are either involved in or have in-depth knowledge about all of the real estate activity that takes place in this special South Walton community of Seagrove Beach. Check out some of our

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grayton beach floridaConsidered by locals to be the real heart and soul of South Walton County, Grayton Beach is really where the scenic 30A all began. Once a sleepy little beachfront hamlet accessible through a few oft-traveled and sandy back roads, the Grayton Beach real estate is starting to shift from small and rustic beach-style bungalows to larger luxury home. Where once the sight of a single incoming vehicle was noteworthy, now the community welcomes thousands of annual vacationers to its beautiful shores.

With a motto like, “nice dogs, friendly people”, the laid-back attitude of the community is readily apparent. The narrow streets are lined with beautiful live oaks and magnolias and lightly dusted with the fine, pearly-white sand of the nearby beaches.

The

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the grove by the seaI've worked with Davis Properties over eight years and have lived in Seagrove for nearly eighteen years; during that time I've seen a lot of changes and growth take place along the Beaches of South Walton. One of Seagrove Beach's neighborhoods, in particular, remains one of my favorites because it was so well planned from the beginning and offers an inviting, welcoming sense of place.

As very early homeowners in Grove by the Sea, my husband and I ran Arbor Homes, a successful residential construction business. We built many of the homes in this highly popular Seagrove Beach development and we loved being a part of a unique and special neighborhood. I know many of the Grove by the Sea owners and continue to stay on top of what happens here on a

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Believe it or not – there’s a lot more to 30A than our gorgeous beaches! Scenic 30A and Southern Walton County is home to five award-winning Florida State Parks. You’ll find pristine beach front areas, elevated board walks over fragile dune areas, an abundance of hiking and biking trails within the park areas and it is a perfect place to enjoy the beach too! Many of the area’s parks feature our unique and rare Coastal Dune Lakes. Two of 30A’s State Parks: Topsail Hill Preserve and Grayton Beach State Park also have cabins for rent and camping facilities. 

Camp Helen State Park:

The park is located on the border of the Walton and Bay Counties in Inlet Beach; Camp Helen was once a summer retreat for employees of Avondale Mills in Alabama. The state

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Summer 2015 came and went quickly and it’s hard to believe that it's nearly a memory. Fall is just around the corner and a “primo” time to be at the beach! We have gorgeous sunsets over the gulf, milder temps, lower humidity and a slower pace to the day. It just doesn’t get much better than that!

The South Walton real estate market has been and continues to be very strong. So far this year market numbers are indicating spring and summer was a very active selling season for real estate in South Walton and Scenic 30A! Davis Properties' year-to-date sales are rapidly approaching $70 million and counting—not too shabby for a small, but dedicated, nine-member sales team! Property values along Scenic 30A and the general area have been consistently

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