Santa Rosa Beach and Santa Rosa Beach FL Real Estate
Perhaps unknown to many, the name Emerald Coast was the prizewinning entry of a high school contestant in a competition to come up with a new area name for the coastal regions of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. The region extends about 100 miles and encompasses five counties.
And it just may take fresh young minds to come up with a thoroughly fitting description for the verdant juncture between subtropical landscapes and the balmy waters of the Gulf, that sensual stretch of sand and sea that defines the region. Santa Rosa Beach may be the quintessential Emerald Coast community. Located between Laguna Beach and Destin, its unbelievable stretches of breathtaking sugar-white beaches have earned it the title of “Best Beaches on Earth” for families from Travel+Leisure Magazine.
Santa Rosa Beach offers a decidedly upscale lifestyle of luxurious beach homes, world-class dining, and a strong artistic vibe channeled through the artistic enclave of Gulf Place.
From Santa Rosa Beach, there are several entry points to Point Washington Forest and its enticing 15,000-acre nature preserve.
Real estate options in Santa Rosa Beach include:
- Estate properties
- Waterfront condos
- Luxury homes with breathtaking architecture and interior design
There are wraparound seaside views of the Gulf, nearby smaller bodies of water and bayou marine communities, as well as the forested vistas of the neighboring Forest Reserve.
Areas of Interest
Gulf Place – Perhaps it’s the abundant natural beauty surrounding Santa Rosa Beach that was the genesis of the original creative vision that is Gulf Place. True artistic geniuses in a vast range of media stretch their wings here – from jewelry, pottery, painting, photography and sculpture to the performing arts.
Point Washington Forest – There are more than 10 miles of challenging trails that will test the mettle of bikers and nature walkers. A popular route is from Eastern Lake to Cassine Garden, where you might just catch a glimpse of dazzling yet rare wildlife such as the red-cockaded woodpecker, gopher tortoise, flatwoods salamander, white-toped pitcher plant and the world’s largest area covered with Curtiss’ sandgrass.
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