What makes Santa Rosa Beach Florida so unique?
The fantastic town of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the Choctowhatchee Bay. There’s a wide range of Santa Rosa Beach real estate including homes, condos, townhomes and vacant land. Homes and condos range from the $100,000’s to luxury multi million dollar waterfront houses and vacant lots start as low as $50,000.
The Santa Rosa Beach real estate encompasses a large geographic area that actually includes other communities such as Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seagrove Beach, Point Washington and more. All of this area is technically included because of their mailing address and ZIP Code which is 32459.
What’s the difference between Santa Rosa Beach and North Santa Rosa Beach?
The properties in Santa Rosa Beach are defined as everything south of Highway 98 and North Santa Rosa Beach is defined as everything North of Highway 98. Demographically speaking Santa Rosa Beach is populated mainly with vacationers and tourists while North Santa Rosa Beach is comprised of almost exclusively primary residents.
Highway 98 and in Santa Rosa Beach are where you will find the areas commercial businesses, restaurants and shopping. North Santa Rosa Beach is made up of residential neighborhoods and has next to no commercial property. There are a few exceptions like Borago Restaurant and The Bay Restaurant both are bayfront on at the base of the 331 Bridge.
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Santa Rosa Beach is the main community in South Walton County. This is the largest geographical area. It hosts many different smaller communities like Dune Allen, Gulf Place and Blue Mountain Beach. Then North Santa Rosa Beach makes up areas from around Sacred Heart Hospital all the way to Point Washington all of which are north of Highway 98. The only golf course with homes along 30a is Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club.
Santa Rosa Beach subdivisions
This is a small and quaint subdivision tucked away on the far and of 30a West. The homes are separated by natural trees and foliage.
This large subdivision is located approximately 1/2 mile from Ed Walline Beach Park and just a little bit closer to Gulf Place neighborhood. Originally the neighborhood was scattered with custom homes. Around 2015 DR Horton home builders bought up a large amount of lots and land then built several different floor plans.
Cypress Dunes a gated subdivision on the far west and of 30a. This neighborhood is a perfect blend of luxury real estate seamlessly placed within a natural setting. Beauty, simplicity and attention to detail are words to describe Cypress Dunes.
consisting of just a few homesites on N. Spooky Ln. Is the neighborhood of Dune Crossing. It is only a few hundred yards away from Gulf Place. It’s also a very short and easy walk to get to the public Beach access at Ed Walline. If you’re hungry there are many restaurants within walking or biking distance. The homes in this neighborhood are all large luxury properties.
This is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Santa Rosa Beach. The homesites are on both the north and south side of scenic highway 30a. Surrounding the tasty restaurant, Goatfeathers. It is a mixture of primary residents and vacation rental homes.
This gated subdivision is located at the end of Gulfview Heights Road on the left side just before you reach the beach. Old Florida Beach homes are designed to truly embrace the coastal lifestyle. Many of the homes have both Dune Lake and Gulf of Mexico views. Typically only a few homes hit the market each year so do not be surprised if the inventory is either low or completely empty.
This is a new subdivision that broke ground in 2017. With 74 homesites this neighborhood is designed among 20 acres of land. From the entrance located off of Highway 393 S. you can see the beach and Gulf of Mexico.
North Santa Rosa Beach subdivisions
This neighborhood is midway down Mack Bayou Drive on the left side. Situated among live oak trees this medium-sized neighborhood also offers boat and RV parking as well as a private boat ramp to launch your boat into the bay just across the street.
Located just west of Highway 393 in North Santa Rosa Beach is Church Street Village. This small neighborhood has grown into a thriving three-phase subdivision since first started in 2005. Church Street Village is a well-maintained neighborhood with a coastal flare. Located only about 2 miles from Ed Walline public beach access. The homeowners at Church Street Village enjoy their clubhouse, swimming pool and large playground.
Churchill Oaks is one of the only luxury bayfront waterfront communities in North Santa Rosa Beach. With homes designed by the nations leading architects this neighborhood will not disappoint even those with the most critiquing eye. Churchill Oaks neighborhood has extremely upscale amenities in its state-of-the-art clubhouse. The custom homes are exactly what you going to expect in one of South Walton Beaches premier waterfront communities.
This is one of if not the largest subdivision and all Santa Rosa Beach. It is located at the end of my by you road. Driftwood Estates has everything from entry-level homes starting just over $200,000 all the way up to million-dollar plus bayfront homes.
Eagle Bay subdivision was developed by Adams Homes around 2014. The subdivision is located almost to the end of E. Hewett Rd. Only one street away from the Santa Rosa Beach Walmart, just minutes to Sacred Heart Hospital and the beginning of Scenic Highway 30a is a stones throw away.
This medium-sized subdivision is located just south of Highway 98 in Santa Rosa Beach. The biggest problem when it comes to the beach is the lack of direct access to Highway 30a. The homes in Escada are some of the best values in town. There’s a community swimming pool and basketball court. Also, there is a path that leads directly to Van Butler Elementary School that many of the kids and parents walk and bike on to get to school.
Peach Creek is becoming one of the larger subdivisions in North Santa Rosa Beach. It is located just east of Highway 395. This is a DR Horton neighborhood with two phases. The second phase is still being built as of 2017. When it comes down to price per square foot it is hard to beat Peach Creek. You can find homes starting at around 1700 ft.² up to around 2500 ft.². Most of the homes are between $280,000 – $350,000.
Whispering Lake subdivision is a two-phase DR Horton home builders neighborhood. Located between the Santa Rosa Beach Publix and Highway 393 on the north side of Highway 98. Many of the homes are lakefront offering very nice views of the water as well as spectacular sunset views. The second phase introduced a two-story floor plan. This neighborhood goes in streaks of having available homes for sale. If you do not see anything active contact us and we can alert you when the next one hits the market.
What is the most expensive Santa Rosa Beach real estate for sale?
With most people coming to South Walton Beach and visiting the 30a area the most important thing to them is going to the beach. For this reason the most sought after real estate is beachfront and Gulf front. Unfortunately there is a limited resource. For obvious supply and demand reasons this makes 30a beachfront homes the most expensive real estate available in South Walton Beach.
What are the best restaurants in Santa Rosa Beach?
Borago – is located at the base of the 331 bridge directly on the Choctawhatchee Bay. They serve up some of the best contemporary Italian food in Santa Rosa Beach.
Bud and Alley’s – this beachfront restaurant is located in Seaside. It is known for the best sunset along 30a from the upper deck restaurant and bar.
Chanticleer Eatery – this is my favorite restaurant for lunch. Located directly next to 30a Local Properties. Everything is excellent but I love the salads!
Louis Louis – the sister restaurant of the famous Red Bar in Grayton Beach. For the most part an identical menu a very similar atmosphere.
Stinky’s Fish Camp – is a great restaurant to find fresh fish and seafood along with some other original southern recipes. Remember to bring your cash. They do not take credit cards.
The Bay Restaurant – is a great place to stop by and he southern Gulf Coast cuisine, sushi and other fresh seafood. You will enjoy beautiful views of the Choctawhatchee Bay.
The Vue on 30a – this is the restaurant for the Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club. Voted for the best views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico along 30a. Excellent food and buy one get one free entrées before 6 PM for dinner.