Alys Beach Real Estate and Alys Beach Homes for Sale
The beach community of Alys Beach is another fine example of traditional town planning using New Urbanism concepts that emphasize walkability and sustainability. The end result is a master plan for a 158-acre town that includes a mix of urban spaces superbly interconnected with a network of streets, parks, pedestrian paths, lanes, and a nature preserve.
In Alys Beach, a less-than-10-minute walk can take you from the beach through a lifestyle town center and streets of lovely courtyard homes all the way to a nature preserve of dense pine trees. A smart blend of Caribbean comfort and European resort, Alys Beach represents beach luxury living at its finest.
The residences in Alys Beach are:
- Courtyard homes
All mix tradition, romance, and timelessness, featuring white stucco walls and roofs with private courtyards and gardens that take inspiration from Antigua, Guatemala, and Bermuda.
These homes aren’t only beautifully designed and incorporate indoor and outdoor elements; they also take advantage of wind currents, efficiently capturing the coastal breezes to keep the surroundings cool. In fact, Alys Beach homes were the first homes in the Northwest Florida region to be certified as green homes by the Florida Green Building Coalition.
Areas of Interest
- Lake Marilyn – A manmade lake that serves as an irrigation reservoir, providing a source of water for Alys Beach’s parks and landscaped streets. A hedge of blueberry bushes with leaves that turn crimson in the fall line the lake’s pathways on both sides, while on its north end is the lake’s most striking feature, Somerset Bridge, which provides scenic views of the town across the lake.
- Wetland preserve – Covering 22 acres, it is found north of Lake Marilyn, with a dense forest of slash pine and cypress trees along a stream that flows east towards Lake Powell, one of the rare coastal dune lakes found in this region. A 1,800-foot-long nature trail winds its way through the preserve, mostly on an elevated wooden boardwalk that offers great views of the natural habitats in the area.
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