Is Destin a Good Place to Live?
Posted by Destin Real Estate Sales on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 8:16am.
Can you believe one of the questions we get asked most often? “Is Destin a good place to live?” Well the answer is no - it’s a great place to live!
Destin comes complete with beautiful beaches, fabulous fishing, great golfing, outstanding shopping venues, world class dining and an abundance of water sports. Ocean Reef is proud to be situated in this perfect paradise providing real estate consultations and information to buyers who are seeking fine distinctive homes as well as luxurious condominiums. In recent years the rest of the nation have discovered these sugar white shores, and not just for vacations, but for year round living. The thriving fishing enterprises became a founding catalyst for this area of Northwest Florida back in the mid 1800s and today Destin boasts the largest private charter fleet on the entire Gulf of Mexico.
In later years tourists became mesmerized by the magnificent natural beauty of the sugar white quartz crystal beaches and jewel toned waters of the gorgeous gulf. Residential neighborhoods and high rise condominiums started to be developed. In a relatively short period of time private gated communities, gulf front condominiums, championship golf courses, restaurants, shopping centers, Destin Commons and Harborwalk Village were completed. Today Destin is a major destination for tourists as the “crown jewel” of the Emerald Coast and many more are living here and establishing their primary residences in this heavenly locale. Besides abundant amusements, a lovely lifestyle, pristine cleanliness, plenty of grocery stores, lots of pharmacies and a low crime rate, Destin schools receive the highest scholastic rating available.
Residential properties for sale in Destin include townhomes, condominiums and many single family homes. Currently there are 757 properties for sale which start at $79,000 for a one bedroom one bath condominium with 850 square feet. Two bedroom two bath townhomes with 1,200 square feet start at $115,000. Three bedroom single family homes with approximately 1,800 square feet start at around $230,000. The current most expensive listing is for a pair of luxurious three story 5,250 square foot homes with a pools, a combined 16 bedrooms and 14 baths and is offered at $5,999,000. Within the past twelve months 964 residential properties have sold averaging $424,595 for 1,827 square feet at $232.63 per square foot. These ranged from a 200 square foot studio at $58,500 up to $6,200,000 for a 13,965 residence.
Contact our Ocean Reef Real Estate office today at (877) 392-6085 so that one of our friendly professional agents can give you all the information you need to establish permanent residency here in paradise! Why just visit when you can live here?