Hwy. 30-A in Florida is a unique area on the Gulf of Mexico that features some of the most beautiful beaches on the Emerald Coast of Florida. Visitors enjoy the 30A area because of the laid back lifestyle and wide variety of things to do. 30A has very strict commercial and residential building codes that prevent the building of high-rise condos and large commercial projects; this creates an environment filled with beach houses and small 4 maximum story condo projects.
Parts of 30A are less congested than many areas along the Emerald Coast due to these strict building codes. 30A also features many different communities within about a 28 mile stretch. You can visit, Santa Rosa Beach, Gulf Place, Dune Allen Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Prominence, WaterSound, Alys Beach, Seacrest Beach, Rosemary Beach, and Inlet Beach.
Hwy. 30A is full of great culture. The 30A Song Writers Festival is known as the Sundance Festival for the music industry. The local culinary artists and local musicians create a spectacular dining and entertainment experience. 30A is a picturesque place that makes it very easy to wind down, relax and enjoy life. Many visitors enjoy the 30A Bike Path also known as the "Timpoochee Trail". The bike path extends the entire length of Hwy 30-A and makes for a great healthy family activity. Visitors also enjoy exploring the many coastal dune lakes on Hwy 30A. Paddle boarding is enjoyed by many as a way to explore the Gulf of Mexico and Coastal Dune Lakes along Highway 30A. Paddle Boards can be purchased or rented at many locations. The Famous "Yolo Board" company was started in Santa Rosa Beach FL. The 30A Area is also home to high-rated public schools like Butler Elementary, Emerald Coast Middle and South Walton High. The low density beach front living appeals to both second home owners and locals looking for a place to call home.
30A can be broken down into two sections and they are 30a East and 30A West. The East End is home to Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seacrest Beach, WaterSound, Seagrove, Seaside and WaterColor. The West end is home to Dune Allen Beach, Gulf Place, Blue Mountain Beach and Grayton Beach.
The photo below shows 30A from a luxury gulf view home in phase one of WaterColor looking Towards Seaside, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Clayton Bonjean with Mainsail Realty Company listed and sold this home for a happy client.
The photo below was shot in WaterSound, Florida. This is a gulf view home with 7 bedrooms and 7 baths built by Dune Construction.
Stairs are a good thing! Many areas of 30A are known for having very high elevations. Higher elevation properties often sell at a premium and can weather a storm better than low lying properties. The photo below was shot at Adagio in Blue Mountain Beach. Blue Mountain Beach on 30A is known for having the highest elevations on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Be sure to check the property elevations and flood insurance expenses prior to purchasing.
Below is a video presentation featuring popular 30A neighborhoods like Gulf Place, WaterSound, Seaside, WaterColor and Rosemary Beach.
Interesting 30A Facts
Search by price, gulf front, homes, condos, lots, subdivisions, foreclosures and short sales. Hwy 30A is home to communities like Santa Rosa Beach, Cypress Dunes, Dune Allen, Forest Lakes, Draper Lake, The Retreat, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, NatureWalk, Gulf Place, Seagrove, WaterSound, Prominence, Alys Beach, Seacrest Beach, and Rosemary Beach. The custom Highway 30A Real Estate links below are designed to make your Emerald Coast Real Estate search as quick and easy as possible. Feel free to call or email me with any questions.
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