Emerald Lakes is a friendly residential real estate community with a centralized location between Destin and Miramar Beach, Florida. Exclusively gated with twenty-four hour security, this Destin neighborhood consists of single family homes ranging in size from 2,000 to 3,000 square feet. Currently homes for sale in Emerald Lakes are priced between $259,000 to $439,900. As soon as you pass the guarded entrance and cruise up the main drive you will notice two narrow lakes with one on each side. There are a total of seven “emerald lakes” throughout the property which are lushly landscaped on the shores with tropical plantings, palms and indigenous long needled pine trees. Many are accented by lovely fountains. A number of homes in Emerald Lakes have lavish green lawns that border these fresh water lakes. The lakes are stocked with fish, so angling is a popular past time in this Destin community. Many homeowners also enjoy using these lakes for kayaking or canoeing. The roads in Emerald Lakes wind and meander throughout this pleasant development which is designed to be family friendly since most of the homes for sale here are located in separate special enclaves at the end of private cul de sacs.
The Emerald Lakes community park also promotes family fun since it has children and adult sized swing sets, a picnic pavilion and a basketball court. A large refreshing swimming pool nearby is surrounded by a spacious sun deck and lined with towering palm trees. There are also double tennis courts that are lighted for night time play during the heat of the summer. Bike trails run throughout the entire neighborhood so that the centralized park location is readily accessible as well as pedestrian friendly.
The three L's of real estate easily apply to Emerald Lakes which is “location, location, location”! Two world class golf courses border both the eastern and western boundaries of this subdivision for golf enthusiasts and both are open to the public. The Emerald Bay Golf Club is towards the east. This course is a 72 par play and was created by Bob Cupp formerly with Jack Nicklaus Designs. It is located next door to Emerald Lakes within another serene gated community on the southern shore of the bay. The fairways unfold past a multitude of lakes and lagoons. Fully two thirds of these holes have water obstacles with the back nine stretching all along the shoreline with breathtaking bay views. The upscale Clubhouse is also available to the public for a refreshing beverage or snack after a round of golf. Towards the west is the Regatta Bay Club. This course was designed by Robert C. Walker who is an acclaimed designer and former architect for famed golf great Arnold Palmer. This 6,894 yard course has a 72 par and offers an extraordinary golf experience for players in all skill levels. “Florida Golf News Magazine” said it was the Number One Favorite Course in Northwest Florida, “Golf Digest” lists it as one of the Top Fifteen Best Courses in the entire state and “EC Magazine” has listed it as the Best Golf Course on The Emerald Coast for six years.
The sugar white beaches on the jewel toned waters of the gorgeous gulf coast are just minutes away to the south along Scenic Gulf Drive, an area that offers multiple public access points as well as popular beach side restaurants. The Destin Commons, a picture perfect retail complex that sports upscale fashion stores, restaurants and The AMC Motion Picture Theater is just west of Emerald Lakes. Paradise Key is also conveniently nearby with a Publix Store for groceries, a Walgreen’s for pharmaceutical needs as well as specialty stores for other household items and clothing. The City Market with wonderful boutique shops is located across the street off The Emerald Coast Parkway. Less than ten minutes away towards the east in Miramar Beach is Silver Sands which is the nation's largest discount designer outlet with substantial savings on name brand clothing. Here you will also find the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf and Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. A whole world of entertainment and delightful diversions are available including fine restaurants, rollicking bars, specialty boutiques, seasonal festivals, free musical concerts and a state of the arts theater called The Boulevard.
In the serene family friendly gated Emerald Lakes community you remain close to the heart of everything the exciting Destin and Emerald Coast has to offer. If this Destin community sounds like a place you’d like to consider real estate contact one of our friendly real estate agents now.