Destin Real Estate One of the Southeast’s top destinations for fishing, watersports, golf and entertainment.

    Located midway between Pensacola and Panama City Beach, Destin offers a blend of energetic outdoor activities, a perfect climate, friendly atmosphere with premier schools, and the dazzling serenity of the Emerald Coast’s famous white sand beaches. Once a sleepy fishing village, Destin is now a vibrant, exciting year-round community with unmatched proximity to the deep water of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Getting to Know Destin

    Water and the activities that happen in and on it play a major role in the Destin lifestyle. The Gulf of Mexico and nearly seven miles of pure sugar sand beaches border the length of the city to the south, and immediately north is the large expanse of Choctawhatchee Bay. The East Pass inlet connects the two bodies of water meaning large boats moored in Destin Harbor can be in the gulf in minutes, while private docks on the bayside give homeowners direct access to both freshwater and the Gulf of Mexico.

    Approximately 13,500 residents call Destin home, though that number swells during the spring, summer and early fall months with the arrival of visitors and seasonal property owners. Destin Executive Airport is centrally located, and three other regional airports—Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City and Pensacola International Airport—make getting here from nearly anywhere a simple matter.

    Where, and How, to Live in Destin

    Destin’s most coveted real estate offers owners brilliant perspectives of ocean and bay. These include residences in a number of modern high-rises and condominiums overlooking the beach and Gulf of Mexico. Single-family estates on the northern shore of Choctawhatchee Bay or those within close proximity of the gulf dunes are the most prestigious acquisitions and command the highest prices due to their scarcity and advantageous locations.

    Homes in private enclaves and gated communities like Kelly Plantation are also popular and can provide residents with upscale amenities (golf, tennis, pools), a sense of space and security, and gorgeous interior views of lagoons and bayous.

    Whatever the desired lifestyle or locale, Destin offers beauty, centrality and proximity to water at virtually every price point.

    Destin Activities

    Fishing and boating is central to the character of Destin, and boat owners will find few places on the Gulf Coast with better access to both ocean and bay water, or a more complete range docking and storage facilities.

    Those who don’t own boats can easily enjoy the water in a variety of different ways, including via bay and deep sea fishing charters, and history and nature cruises through the marshes and lagoons of the Choctawhatchee Bay shoreline. The harbor, bay and ocean are also ideal for water sports like canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing, pontoon boats and standup paddleboarding.

    Destin is renowned for its dynamic range of restaurants—from intimate, romantic and acclaimed to big, raucous and fun—that showcase the finest gulf seafood. HarborWalk Village is a major attraction with independent shops, restaurants, bars and cafes overlooking the harbor.

    Several well-maintained parks, including Henderson Beach State Park with over a mile of water frontage, are another great way to explore Destin’s outdoors, and a number of local water and amusement parks provide additional fun for kids of all ages.

    Visitors fall in love with Destin when they experience the gorgeous beaches and warm emerald sea. They purchase property, however, when they realize how much more there is to do and what a perfect environment it is to live.

    Destin Neighborhoods

    • The Estates at Indian Pointe

      A gated enclave of bay and bayou front home sites in Destin, Florida. Ranging in size from just over a half acre to just under 2 acres, four of the 13…

      Written by Will Maberry
    • 1900 Ninety Eight

      Floating between sand and sky is Destin, Florida’s 1st gulf-front condo to be developed since 2007. 1900 Ninety Eight is a luxurious, exquisitely designed gulf front condominium striking a sense…

      Written by Will Maberry
    • Kelly Plantation

      A quiet, seductive and luxurious respite with first class amenities. Kelly Plantation brings homeowners and residents close to the beautiful natural resources that make Destin one of the most popular…

      Written by Will Maberry
    • Dunes of Destin

      Seclusion in Destin’s hot spot of day-and-night activities. Dunes of Destin, a cozy enclave of over 60 upscale beach and waterfront homes, achieves the rare feat of providing owners and…

      Written by Will Maberry
    • Destiny by the Sea

      Delivering an uncommon level of sophistication, elegance and grace at the footstep of Destin’s beauty. Destin has grown to become a national vacation destination known for its soft, pristine beaches,…

      Written by Will Maberry
    • Destin Pointe

      For water and beach enthusiasts, the location and amenities offered at Destin Pointe are virtually unbeatable. With Destin Harbor immediately to the north and the Gulf of Mexico bordering due…

      Written by Will Maberry
    • Crystal Beach

      One of the most popular areas of the Emerald Coast. When shopping for a home, either to buy or as a vacation rental, location, as they say, is everything. The…

      Written by Will Maberry


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