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Waves of the Emerald Coast Realty

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Emerald Coast Guide

Here to familiarize you with our local community.

Destin, FL

Considering a move to Destin, FL? Welcome to our coastal paradise, where turquoise waters meet sandy shores, offering an idyllic backdrop for your new home. Discover our vibrant community, savor fresh seafood delights, and embrace the laid-back lifestyle of the Emerald Coast. Your journey to calling Destin home begins here!


Destin is a somewhat small coastal city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 14,119 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Destin is the 179th largest community in Florida. Destin is known as the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village." The city houses the largest and most elaborately equipped fishing fleet in the State of Florida. In addition to fishing, recreational opportunities include golf, tennis and water sports, including diving and snorkeling. Florida's Department of Environmental Protection estimates that more than 80 percent of the Emerald Coast's 4.5 million yearly visitors travel to the region to visit Destin. 

Real estate in Destin is consumed in large part by privately owned vacation rentals, consisting of condominiums, beach homes, townhomes, resorts, studios, cottages, and a few bungalows. Housing costs in Destin are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida. 

In Destin, FL, you'll find a plethora of local favorite restaurants offering a diverse array of culinary delights. The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House: Beachfront dining known for fresh seafood. Dewey Destin's Seafood Restaurant: Family-owned spot offering classic seafood dishes. McGuire's Irish Pub: A lively atmosphere with hearty Irish fare and homemade brews. Harbor Docks: Sustainable seafood served with harbor views. The Crab Trap: Relaxed beachfront dining specializing in fresh seafood.


In Destin, FL, there's a wealth of activities to enjoy amidst its breathtaking coastal backdrop. From top-notch fishing charters to serene beach days at Henderson Beach State Park, visitors can also experience thrilling water sports and scenic dolphin cruises. With diverse shopping, dining, and entertainment options, Destin promises an unforgettable blend of adventure and relaxation for all.


In Destin, FL, shopping is a delight with diverse options to explore. From upscale boutiques at Destin Commons to charming shops at HarborWalk Village, visitors can find everything from beachwear to designer brands. Discover unique treasures at local markets and specialty stores, enjoying the perfect blend of coastal charm and retail therapy.


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