Emerald Coast Real Estate Blog

2 Local Destinations announced as some of the Best Getaways in Florida

Conde Nast Traveler traveled Florida from East to West and North to South to end up with the 16 Best Weekend Getaways in Florida including 2 of our local gems.

Panama City

Leave the spring break mayhem to Panama City Beach. Neighboring Panama City proper is a Panhandle revelation home to an Oyster Trail with a dozen restaurants proffering the fruits of the local Gulf and a burgeoning Mural Trail, too. Less...

Walton County Winter Tourism Numbers are in!

*Jim Thompson | Northwest Florida Daily News | Published 7:02 a.m. ET April 14, 2021

Gulf Coast Winter Tourism is alive and well despite the Restrictions for COVID-19!

The recent release of last winter's Tourism and Economic Impact in Walton County shows an increase of over 20% for a whopping amount of $1 Billion, according to the Report by a Tallahassee-based Research company.

Between December 2020 and February 2021 there were 494,500 visitors to the beaches, which is a 105,000 person increase from the previous year.

Times have changed from past years, where the beaches were like ghost towns during the winter months, employees laid off due to lack of activity.


65th Annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and Torchlight Parade

The 65th Annual
Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and Torchlight Parade is BACK!

April 30th & May 1st & 3rd

Get ready for this crowd-pleaser in Fort Walton Beach!  After a year off, it's time to let loose and enjoy this family-friendly event!


New Medical Campus coming to Panama City Beach

The St. Joe Company recenlty announced that it is teaming up with the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and FSU's College of Medicine to bring a NEW Health Care Campus to Panama City Beach.

This Healthcare facility will be located along the St. Joe's Bay-Walton Sector, over 110,000 acres, along the Intracoastal Waterway and situated near the new Latitude Margaritaville Watersound community currently under construction.  Groundbreaking is anticipated to be in 2022.

The Latitude Margaritaville community, built with Seniors 55 and older in mind who have an Active Lifestyle, will include 3,500 homes from Panama City Beach to South Walton County.

This will be a valuable health care option for Latitude Margaritaville and Panama...

Concerts in the Village are Back! Plan your Spring Evenings Now!

Concerts in the Village at Destin Commons

The season kicks off at 7:00 pm on April 22nd!  This special performance by Sinfonia Gulf Coast will be performing "The Music of Queen".  
Admission is $25/adults, $15/active-duty military and children (12 and under) and MKAF members are free.

Gates open at 6:00 pm.

Tickets for the remaining concerts (see below) will be $15/adults, $10/active-duty military, and children (12 and under) and MKAF members are free.

April 29: Duchess
May 6:   Shania Twin, Shania Twain Tribute...