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HOME—Inspirations for Home and Life by VIE

HOME—Inspirations for Home and Life by VIE Is Now Available

The Idea Boutique, located in Grayton Beach Florida and publisher of the national luxury lifestyle magazine VIE, has just published the brand’s first coffee-table book, HOME—Inspirations for Home and Life by VIE. 

The genesis of the legacy coffee-table book was a desire to write a love letter to the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast and the people who make it beautiful. Architects, interior designers, artisans, and chefs make their indelible marks on the area and all who visit it. A blend of Southern hospitality, an easygoing beach mentality, and sophisticated taste has made this a truly unique slice of paradise.

For all those who have visited, the creators hope the stories and rich…

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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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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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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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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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South Walton Florida Beach Access Update The proposed Seagrove Beach Regional Beach Access, located across the street from Café Thirty-A, has now reached 85% completion within the design and permitting phase. Construction is expected to begin sometime in the spring.

Efforts are underway to enhance the Walton Dunes (258 Beachfront Trail) beach access. Design and permitting has reached 30% completion and construction is also expected to begin this spring.  Improvements will include 16 parallel ROW parking spaces, restrooms and an ADA-accessible boardwalk.

Work is underway at the Santa Clara Regional Beach Access located in Seagrove Beach. Boardwalk and dune walkover renovations are expected to take 90-120 days to complete. The boardwalk and dune walkover are closed while repairs are made.

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Happy New Year from the Beaches of 30A Florida

Cheers, one and all. As we close out 2020, we raise our glasses filled to overflowing with gratitude. It’s undeniable that 2020 was not like any other! Instead of focusing on the unexpected challenges, we look to the good, to the positives and to the opportunities that came our way this year. During the year, we did our best to cast out some pebbles of “good” along the way in the hopes that those ripples would somehow grow and make a difference for those around us.

We are grateful to our amazing clients who chose us over and over again to assist with their needs. But more importantly, during the process we also gained new and cherished friendships.

We count our blessings for the amazing and beautiful beach community where we’re lucky enough to…

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