To describe the real estate market on the Emerald Coast in the last 18 months as brisk would be an understatement.  It has been red hot.  Since the lifting of the short-term rental ban in May 2020, the market has seen a rapid growth in the number of transactions.  This growth subsequently reduced the amount of available inventory.  The graph below (Chart #1) shows the number of properties listed for sale (orange line) and the number of pended transactions (turquoise line) for each month during the last three years through 9/30/21.

As the chart indicates, the number of pended transactions jumped in June 2020. Most of this increase was from pent up demand from buyers that could not view homes during the COVID shutdown in March and April.  This demand…

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Seascape Resorts, Inc., the developer of Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort and the Premier Property Group, project listing broker, jointly announce an exciting new residential development, The Grove at Seascape Resort.

Phase One of The Grove at Seascape Resort will feature the “Holly” and “Juniper”, the first two buildings of this new multi-phase luxury condominium development located in the heart of Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida. These 4-story Mediterranean style condominiums are within walking distance of Seascape’s 2,000 feet of deeded beachfront property, as well as numerous on-property restaurants, including the iconic Whale’s Tail beachfront restaurant, entertainment venues, shopping and of course, golf and…

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SANTA ROSA BEACH — On Saturdays in July, Distillery 98 will host a Summer Concert Series presented by Step One Automotive Group featuring an array of local and national bands, including Daniel Pratt, Dion Jones and The Neon Tears, and the Raelyn Nelson Band, with proceeds benefiting The Ohana Institute.

The series will kick off on Saturday, July 10, with Daniel Pratt and Logan Pilcher from Atlanta taking the main stage at 6 p.m. The community is invited to the local distillery, 835 Serenoa Road, for live music, cocktails, beer, wine, and local bites from the My Ohana food truck. Pratt’s style of music features catchy melodies and haunting lyrics while his songwriting showcases a strong focus on God, the heart, soul, and journey of life.…

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Sit back and enjoy Baytowne Wharf's FREE Wednesday Night Concert Series every Wednesday this spring and summer!

The concert series features both local and regional talent from a variety of genres. Concert begins at 7pm on the Events Plaza Stage.

Live Music Schedule:

July 7: Boukou Groove
July 14: Forrest Williams Band
July 21: Six Piece Suits
July 28: Rust & Gold

More Info

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While a handful of die-hard locals have no doubt sampled all of 30A’s wonderful watering holes, out-of-town visitors don’t always have a lot of extra time to venture off the sandy path.

And although the following bars are somewhat hidden away from public view, there’s certainly no reason to keep any of them confidential. Even if you’re a local, we bet you’ll still find something new to try on our list of the Secret Bars of 30A (in no particular order):

1. The Perfect Pig Bar in Gulf Place

While you might have sampled The Perfect Pig’s meaty “Praise the Lard” menu, it’s easy to overlook the full bar tucked away at their Gulf Place location. There’s more than ample ambience at the bar, bistro tables for those cozy encounters, a TV or two for…

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Formerly known as Paddle at the Porch, now in its 9th year, the annual event is moving to Henderson Beach State Park in Destin and getting a name change - Paddle at the Park Sponsored by Destin ER. Held on Aug. 21, 2021, it features 1- and 3-mile recreational races and a 6-mile elite race, to be followed by awards, food & fun! Also, they are welcoming two new categories in the 3-mile race: kayaks and inflatables.

Registration is open now. Register HERE. Follow on Facebook for event details.

Race Start Times
9 a.m. || 3/6-mile races start
10:30 a.m. || 1-mile race starts
11 a.m. || Kids' fun race (for ages 12 & under only) starts
Awards for all races will begin directly after the last race.

Racer Welcome Party & Gift Card Giveaway
BOTE is welcoming…

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