Take the exit at Rosemary Beach off of Highway 98 and follow it up to where it meets back at Highway 98 and you will have felt like you have been in a completely different part of the country. Don’t miss this beautiful scenic Drive if you are ever in this part of the country, but, if it pulls your soul a little stronger, as which it often does, you might consider finding a permanent home or at the very least, a vacation home along scenic 30A.
This scenic country Highway is one of Florida’s best-kept secrets and a hidden gem that unless you know about it or have researched the area, is easy to pass by. If you just want to get there, Highway 98 from Panama City Beach to Sandestin is the fastest route but you’ll have missed some of the most beautiful landscape in the state, heck, maybe even the country.
It starts at Rosemary Beach to the east and traverses along the scenic highway through lagoons, lakes, and the along the ocean all the way to Dune Allen Beach. You’ll find hidden treasures, beautiful cottages, luxury beach homes, award-winning seafood restaurants, exceptional gelato and ice cream shops and more recreational activities than you can even imagine. Whether it’s a boat ride on Western Lake, paddle boarding or fishing on Deer Lake, or hiking a trail around the Old Florida Fish House, the exploration never ends.
Over 18 miles make up this route and you can explore it by car, foot or bike. There are over 25 miles of greenway trails, 11 rare coastal dune lakes, and 12 distinct beachfront communities. While it’s a make tourist destination, it’s also a permanent home for many Floridians. Many of these villages are master planned communities, some gated, some hidden, some decades old, some brand new.
The Best Thing… The Price?
Okay, Maybe it’s not the best thing but the price is a good feature for choosing a home here. The house prices range from $100,000 to over $12,000,000! You truly can find something for every budget.
But you’re probably saying, what can $100K get me here?
In Santa Rosa Beach you can find a darling little 1100 square foot manufactured home just minutes from a boat ramp and park. How about a $180K condo in Seacrest complete with ocean views and community pool and beach access? Maybe a new construction beachfront home in Panama City Beach for $365K?
Or maybe just a luxury home for a million dollars? Very easy to do. There are luxury properties all up and down the coastline and it’s really up to you where you want to live. Maybe closer to the market? Maybe more hidden and secluded? Maybe with beach access or perhaps on a coastal dune lake for early morning paddle boarding? Maybe you want to be right down the street from the best crab cakes in the area or just the perfect place to enjoy a beer on the deck at the end of the day.
That’s where we come in. Let us help you navigate 30A to find the perfect spot. Whether it’s a permanent home ideal for retirement or a vacation home you enjoy each winter, let us help you find the perfect place. We can tell you if that condo has a high maintenance fee or if that home gets noisy from late night drive-bys.
Your vacation oasis is here along scenic 30A. Call us, browse the listings or just contact us and tell us exactly what you’re looking for. We’re here for you and we love this part of the country. Come experience 30A.