Draper Lake Real Estate The best of both lakefront and beachside living.

Choosing between a luxury property on the lake or one near the ocean is never an easy choice for second-home buyers. Both options will undoubtedly deliver enjoyment for years to come, but neither will be able to satisfy every item on the buyer’s checklist. Until now.

As perfect for extended stays as it is for permanent transitions, Draper Lake brings the serenity and seclusion of a mountain property to the beachside dunes of Northwest Florida. For those who yearn for lake access without sacrificing the beach lifestyle, Draper Lake offers a unique way to luxuriate in the best of both worlds.

Overview of Draper Lake Florida

Residents of Draper Lake Coastal Village experience the best of both lakefront and beachside living. The 40-acre private community is situated around Draper Lake, a stunning freshwater coastal dune lake separated from the ocean by a natural levee of sand, one of just 15 such lakes in Florida, all of which are located in South Walton County. Designed by Duany Plater-Zyberk, the firm that created the plans for Seaside, Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, Draper Lake recalls the peaceful wooded atmosphere of an exclusive mountain village in western North Carolina or upstate New York. Homes and lots are arranged organically amid pockets of pine and oak, yet they’re steps away from the region’s famous sugar sand beaches and warm Gulf of Mexico waters. Located just off 30A, residents experience both a rare piece of nature and the upscale architectural environment of neighboring communities, all at price-points that currently can’t be matched.

Draper Lake Amenities

Draper Lake feels like a world apart, and the community design showcases the lake’s rich and diverse natural ecosystem—in fact it’s not uncommon to see wildlife cohabitating throughout the development. No property is more than a few hundred yards from the lake or beach, and the green spaces, parks, two community pools and two boathouses are connected through a network of walking paths, bridges and trails. Around the lake, homes and structures are set back a minimum of 100 feet to preserve the integrity of the water and views.

 

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