Perhaps the most well-known city along Florida’s coastline due to its reputation as a popular tourist destination, Destin is located in Okaloosa County in Northwest Florida. Once a sleeping fishing village, today over 12,000 residents call this idealic community home, with several million tourists visiting each year to bump its population up to 40,000 during the busy summer months.
Why is Destin so popular? Its beaches are simply one of a kind. The emerald green water and the pure white sand make this a “must see” for anyone who enjoys a welcoming, tropical environment. Destin is also referred to as “the world’s luckiest fishing village,” as anglers may fish offshore, inshore, and on the banks of the Gulf.
Residential properties are available, but can go quickly in the sought after neighborhoods. High-end real estate includes a variety of architectural styles; many Gulf front homes sell for several million dollars. More affordable homes and condos can be found in the mid-300 range on up.
Destin Real Estate & Amenities
Naturally, tourism plays a large role in Destin’s economy. There is a large quantity of hotels, motels, high-rise condominiums as well as a variety of vacation rentals for any budget. Its pleasing family orientated atmosphere is suited for those that like to be near every beach living amenity. There are several parks and recreational facilities, including a number of sport complexes, 13 public beach accesses, world-class golf courses, including Kelly Plantation Golf Course, Emerald Bay Golf Club and Seascape Golf, top restaurants and a variety of shopping opportunities. Several boat launches are also located here as well.
The focal point of Destin is the Harbor Boardwalk renovated and completed in 2012. Stretching over a quarter of a mile in Destin Harbor, you will find a well thought out design with lighting, seating, landscaping and new decking. It also provides easy access to restaurants, water activities and fishing excursions. The boardwalk is the home to many popular events, including the annual Destin Seafood Festival as well as the Destin Fishing Rodeo.
Visitors and homeowners alike have easy access to their favorite beaches through The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, located only 21 miles away from the center of Destin. The airport designation is ECP, and is the first international airport built in the U.S. since 2011. For those desiring a private airport, Destin Fort Walton Airport is within the city limits.
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Listing information last updated on January 24th, 2020 at 5:15am CST.