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No matter where you live in the United States, the 4th of July represents a day of national pride and an opportunity to set aside differences and reflect on all the things that make our nation strong. From backyard barbeques and neighborhood parades to festivals and spectacular fireworks displays, families and friends will gather in every community to enjoy traditions that are as American as baseball and apple pie.

 

In the neighborhoods served by the Premier Property Group, visitors and residents get to experience all this excitement against a backdrop of some of the nation’s most exquisite coastal environment. In fact, many take in the region’s amazing fireworks displays from a boat in one of our region’s bays, intercoastal waterways or the…

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From Gulf-to-table to farm-to-table, the Emerald Coast is home to a wide array of locally-sourced, fresh food options that characterize the region’s celebrated cuisine. For those who like to get up close and personal with their food choices, U-pick farms exist that allow residents and visitors to harvest their own produce while making lasting memories.

 

Amid growing demands on our time, these options are a great way to spend time with family and friends, buy healthy food, enjoy the outdoors and support local business owners at the same time. While Northwest Florida’s temperate climate allows for year-round growing, March kicks off an active U-pick season and a prime opportunity to land a variety of fresh, locally-sourced crops.

Best of all,…

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Approximately five hours west of Florida’s Emerald Coast, the excitement is already building for New Orleans’ celebrated annual festival: Mardi Gras. Weeks of celebration will draw hundreds of thousands of people to the city for plenty of revelry that culminates in the main event on March 5th.

The centuries-old celebration derives its name from the French words meaning Fat Tuesday—a religious holiday that takes place the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent each year on the Christian calendar. To prepare for the traditional practice of fasting during Lent, people would “indulge their appetites”. Today, Mardi Gras is synonymous with colorful parades, feasting, imbibing and plenty of fun.

 

While New Orleans is the official U.S.…

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Emerald Coast locals and seasoned visitors know that the month of August brings two safe bets: 1) waning tourist numbers; and 2) plenty of summer heat. The good news is that lighter crowds offer an excellent opportunity to take in some of the region’s celebrated happy hours and cocktail exclusives.

Mixology is alive and well in all the communities served by The Premier Property Group. In fact, our team has uncovered some of the area’s most popular and innovative adult beverage creations that are sure to help cool down summer’s big finale.

Walton County’s 30A neighborhoods will find a novel take on the Tequila Sunrise at Trebeaché in Blue Mountain Beach’s Redfish Village. Developed by Bar Manager Shawn Somerset, the creation— Trebeaché Sunrise

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Farm-to-Table Along the Emerald Coast

Local farmers markets showcase coastal flavors and fresh food.

There are few subjects that delight the senses like food, and nothing beats the power of fresh. Communities everywhere are embracing sustainable, local sourcing movements and reaping the benefits of healthy, tastier food options.

The Emerald Coast is no exception, and residents and visitors to our area will find an abundance of farmers markets. From Fort Walton Beach and Destin to the communities of 30A, a variety of local artisans and growers can be found on a regular basis showcasing coastal flavors, fresh fruits and vegetables, uncommon blends, cheeses and more. And most are conveniently located near or in the middle of some of the…

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The sugar white sands, crystal clear gulf waters and charming beach communities of South Walton continue to attract visitors from near and far, with many ultimately deciding to make a permanent move to the area. The exponential growth of Walton County, particularly south of the Choctawhatchee Bay is evident, and recent U.S. Census Data confirms this ranking Walton County the sixth fastest growing county in the entire United States.

Walton County’s total population rose 4.5 percent from 2016 to 2017, going from 65,440 to 68,376. This increase boosted the county into the top six, gaining 15 spots on its previous ranking of twenty-first for 2015 and 2016. Walton ranked behind three counties in Texas, one in Utah and one in Virginia. The county also ranked…

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