Life is a Beach, Why not Live on One?

beach-cabana at cutThe Gulf Coast real estate industry has seen a resurgence of activity over the past year. Increased sales and rising sales prices of over 4% from 2012-2013 indicate good news for the coastal communities. With the height of beach season upon us, have you thought about purchasing an oceanfront property? Vacation homes have historically been associated with beaches in South Florida but many of those areas are not “family-friendly” or have become too crowded. Everyone’s welcome in North Florida, four legged friends included! Lower home costs and family friendly settings alone draw families to the Gulf Coast of Florida; specifically Panacea, Shell Point, and Alligator Point also known as “Florida’s Forgotten Coast.”

Unlike other coastal communities, the Forgotten Coast homes are predominately single family homes rather than beach condominiums and high-rises. Southern hospitality alone has made some tourists become lifetime residents of the area.

Not only area you steps away from the Gulf of Mexico, but both Panacea and Shell Point beaches are close to the Ochlocknee, St. Marks, Aucilla and Wakulla river waterways and these provide a nice alternative to deep sea fishing. Many Gulf-Coast beach communities offer boat docking, and have marinas within walking distance, so grab those fishing poles!

The coastal region of Wakulla County offers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy the sounds of the ocean without sacrificing proximity to area businesses and attractions. A 15 minute drive to grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping offers you all the comforts of home. Take an afternoon and visit Tallahassee, FL and enjoy what all the Capital city has to offer.

Homes for sale on the Forgotten Coast are more affordable than you think. On our website, we have broken price ranges for you so that you can search for beach properties for sale in the Under $100k range, $100k-$300k range, $300-1Million, and for those wanting it all, the Luxury Beach Homes 1Million+ range.  If you are looking to relocate to the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast beaches, contact us for a personal tour or directions. Time to put your toes in the Gulf Coast sugar-sand and get your feet wet! First Story Real Estate Company 850-727-0066.

Briana Lech, Social Content Curator

First Story Real Estate Company

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