Destin Real Estate
Destin, located in Okaloosa County on Florida’s Emerald Coast is truly one of most idyllic beach cities in America. Since its settlement in 1845 by Captain Leonard Destin, the city has grown from a small fishing village into a popular tourist destination that offers more than just fresh caught seafood and sunny days.
Still known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” because it is said to have the largest fleet of fishing vessels in the state, Destin welcomes an estimated 80 percent of the 5.5 million visitors each year who come for the famous days of fun in the sun on its pristine beaches and evenings enjoying this vacation paradise. Visitors often become homebuyers after spending time in Destin, finding it could be more than just a simple vacation destination. Twelve beach access points in the city allow residents to enjoy some of the world’s whitest sand and stunningly bright green surf in the world. Destin’s beaches and fishing adventures are truly among its greatest treasures, but the city is also known for the great area golf courses that have attracted new residents who prefer the links to the beach.
Destin also boasts a vibrant economy primarily based on tourism and commercial fishing, helping to support a community of nearly 13,000 year-round residents that cherish its remarkable way of life. Schools in Destin receive high marks from the State of Florida for academic performance, new public parks, a modern library and excellent infrastructure help to make Destin a great place to call home. Destin’s unique seaside culture is visible in nearly every corner of the city and it is celebrated throughout the year as residents enjoy annual events that include the Destin Seafood Festival held every October, tree lighting at the Destin Commons, fireworks and concerts all summer long at the Harborwalk Village at Emerald Grande, and so much more.
Life in Destin has been given several national recognitions that include Business Week magazine listing the city as one of the best new golf places in America and readers of Southern Accents magazine have named it the second best beach destination in the country. Beyond these recognitions, the Destin real estate market is just as amazing as its quality of life. A wide variety of homes for sale are available in Destin, including everything from small, colorful bungalows located downtown to the expansive waterfront mansions, modern condos and much more. Homes for sale in Destin are often purchased as second homes or as investment properties used to rent to seasonal residents and vacationers to make extra income for their buyers.
To learn more about the exciting lifestyle afforded to you by buying a home in Destin, contact Dan & Denise Dufault at any time. As experts in Destin real estate, they carefully monitor the local market so that they know what is currently available so that they can help you find the perfect Destin home for sale for you and your needs!