Seaside FL Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Seaside FL
Seaside’s name already connotes restful laidback living near the waterfront, but there much more to it than that. A master-planned community adjacent to WaterColor, Seaside is perhaps the finest example of a planned development that adheres to the concepts of New Urbanism, in which real estate development places emphasis on walkable neighborhoods with well-designed layouts that effectively merge urban spaces and landscaped areas through accessibility.
Seaside’s lovely small-town quality can be best described as picture-perfect, with its cobbled streets, eye-catching Town Center, and unique architecture. It became famous when it was used as the main location in the 1998 movie, The Truman Show. With residential, commercial, business and recreational spaces all within walking or biking distance, Seaside has inspired similar developments across the globe, and living here may very well seem like a never-ending vacation.
- Single-family residences
- Cottages with wraparound porches
Seaside’s development plan is unique in the sense that individual housing units are required to be different from the others, which means that no home can have the same design.
The result can be considered as something wonderfully distinctive, as the different homes have taken design influences from a variety of architectural styles ranging from Victorian to Post-modern, Neoclassical to Modern, and Old Florida to Deconstructivism, with an impressive list of architects contributing their own interpretation of these structures that further enhance Seaside’s beautiful townscape.
Area of Interest
- Seaside’s Central Square – The community’s commercial and retail center is definitely not hard to miss, as it’s located right in the center of town along County Road 30A, with a prominent Post Office and flagpole in front of it.
- Behind the Post Office is the Amphitheater Lawn, where various community events are held, like the Summer Concert Series, outdoor movie screenings at the Central Square Cinema, and the Seaside Farmer’s Market. Held every Saturday, the Farmers’ Market is where you can get your pick of fresh produce, dairy products, and baked goods by local farmers and artisans, as well as cooking demos and other activities. Around the Central Square are various clothing boutiques, art and gift shops, restaurants, eateries, and a supermarket.
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