On The Gulf

True to its name, the Emerald Coast is known for its spectacular blue-green water. Picturesque, with fine, white sand beaches, the 100 miles of stunning coastline make for the ultimate luxury beach lifestyle. The On The Gulf communities—which include the dynamic city of Destin, the charming town of Seaside, and many more—offer residents an unparalleled experience. Beyond the beautiful beaches, this area is known for its spectacular fishing opportunities, vibrant urban communities, and exclusive shopping and dining options. Whether you long for something fast-paced or would rather slow down and relax, you can live life to the fullest on the Gulf Coast. Learn more about the On The Gulf communities.

Oceanfront home and beach in Destin, 30A

On The Gulf Communities Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $3M
Lowest Price $4.5K
Highest Price $20M
Total Listings 201
Avg. Days On Market 140
Avg. Price/SQFT $925

Property Types (active listings)

Communities for On The Gulf Lifestyles

If the beach is your medicine, these areas are your prescription. These properties are either a bike ride or golf cart ride away from the Gulf. You’ll come home every day to see the waves rolling in and a backyard full of sugar white sand.


Explore Real Estate in On The Gulf Communities

Because the Gulf is composed of so many wonderful—and unique—communities, there’s something for everyone in this area! No matter the type of lifestyle you desire, one thing is certain with the On The Gulf communities: You’re never far away from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. 

In regards to real estate, the larger On The Gulf communities, such as the city of Destin, offer potential buyers a lot more property types. From single-family beach homes right on the oceanfront, to high-rises with phenomenal water views, there is a lot of choice when it comes to your 30A property. Santa Rosa Beach, Panama City Beach East, and the larger Gulf Coast regions are well-known for their shopping opportunities and highly-rated restaurants—which are usually conveniently located right on (or just off) the main roads. 

For those searching for Gulf Coast real estate that is a little bit special, there are also a few communities that are as unique as you are! Seaside is perhaps one of the most renowned communities in the 30A area, as it is one of the first fully-New Urbanist cities. This means that Seaside was planned in accordance with the principles of walkable, sustainable communities with architectural unity. The homes for sale in Seaside are simply gorgeous—and instantly recognizable. Alys Beach, also one of the On The Gulf and New Urbanist communities, is also known for its architecture. The homes for sale in Alys Beach have largely been designed in a similar Bermudan style. 

The most desirable properties are the luxury homes right on the beach. Communities such as Santa Rosa Beach have homes that are—quite literally—steps away from the water. You’ll always be able to see the stunning waves, and are always able to take a quick dip!

Discover Life in On The Gulf Communities

With a home on the Gulf Coast comes ample outdoor activities. Homes in this area appeal particularly to those who enjoy the conveniences of oceanfront life. Taking a swim, walking along the beach, or even just setting down a towel and getting some bright Florida sun have never been easier. Blue Mountain Beach in particular is an underrated, but gorgeous, destination. Popular water activities such as boating and fishing are also great options for On The Gulf communities residents. 

Of course, there is much more to do than just spending time on the water in 30A. All along the Emerald Coast Parkway (US Highway 98) you’ll find great restaurants and shops. However, it is to be said that the restaurants and boutiques along the waterfront certainly draw attention. There's just something about looking out onto the water while you dine!

The gulf communities are known for their dining and entertainment opportunities... but they do have a few secrets. Check out our blog post on the best secret bars along the Emerald Coast!

Golfers will also enjoy the multitude of courses located in many of the On The Gulf communities, some of which are public while others are private. Some of these popular courses include the ones at Santa Rosa Beach & Golf Club and Camp Creek Course at Watersound Club.

From parks and preserves, to amusement parks and museums, there’s so much to do in the On The Gulf Communities, for those of any age.


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