March 2013

Found 12 blog entries for March 2013.


The Destin Harbor Boardwalk has been a project in the making for over 15 years. This community project was initiated to provide easier access to the beaches for the public. The first phase was completed about a year ago and opened up public access over about a one-half mile stretch of beaches on the northern edge of the harbor.

Residents and visitors enjoy the walk along the boardwalk and the harbor now provides easier access for local fishing boats, many water activities and plenty of restaurants. With the completion of the renovation project, the boardwalk has become a center for new events. It all started back in 1830 when Captain Leonard Destin founded the little fishing village later known as the luckiest in the world.

Not only is the Destin

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Located in Destin, Florida on Highway 98, The Whale's Tail is one of the favorites of the local residents. It's part of the Seascape Resort and provides more than just good food. The location offers the opportunity for a romantic stroll along the beach and plenty of scenery. Whether you're out on a date or just looking to spend a little time with the family, this is a local eatery with a great menu.

It opened nearly 30 years ago and has become one of the more iconic restaurants on the beach. The Whale's Tail has survived many hurricanes, but after a devastating fire, it was forced to go through a significant renovation in 2009. This allowed the owners to change it just a little bit, but it's still the iconic restaurant it's always been.

You can sit inside

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Moving into spring always provides plenty of things to do in Destin, Florida. Here are some of the most popular upcoming events to look forward to enjoying.

Spring Break Music Series
Free concerts are offered throughout the month of March, every Saturday at the HarborWalk Village. Many different bands will be featured including Departure. If you're looking for something to do, the concerts start at 7pm.

Girls Night Out
Harry and David will host the Girls Night Out events on March 22nd. They will provide 20% discounts with hors d'oeurves and a special gift bag for all participants. The event will happen at Harry & David Silver Sands Factory Stores on Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin.

Sinfonia Gala Event: Bond & Beyond
Taking place on the 23rd of March, the Bond

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Living in Destin, Florida provides many benefits including the nearby beaches and the great weather. Just like any other area, you still need to find the right subdivision for your family. One of the most popular areas for families to settle within Destin is near Mack Bayou. Some of the subdivisions just east of Sandestin Resort are great choices with waterfront home options.


Driftwood Estates
As the largest subdivision in the area, Driftwood is home to over 500 different houses. If you want to build your own home, you can choose a plan offered by a top builder and wait about six months for it to be completed. Some of the area real estate is bay front and built to provide the best of Destin. This is a good subdivision offering a mix of both homes for sale…
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida is a very popular place to live just down the road from Destin. Many of those working in Destin choose to settle in this area due to the popular subdivisions located off Mack Bayou road. Driftwood Estates is one of those subdivisions and homes in this area are selling like crazy, mainly due to the price range providing a home for nearly any budget.

Homes start under $200K and this isn't just for some smaller home. This will get a family a four bedroom, two-bath home with a garage. Some of these homes are around 9 years old and come from top builders, while others are even newer. It's even possible to get a lot and build a home in Driftwood Estates, which allows you to customize it however you prefer.

Driftwood Estate homes are

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320px-classroom_320The education of your children isn't something you can leave to chance and even though Destin isn't the biggest city in the United States we do still offer a very high standard of education for children living here. We also know that the quality of education available in any city is of particular importance to people who are considering relocating there, which is probably why you're reading our blog posts in the first place.

To give you an idea of what you can expect from schools in Destin we wanted to spend a few minutes highlighting the best middle school in the city, which just happens to be called Destin Middle School - you'll never be able to forget that name we’d imagine?

So what makes Destin Middle School so special?

What instantly sets this middle…
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159px-burgundy_bottles_240When any event or festival has been running for more than just a few years it's a silent seal of public approval on the quality of the festival itself. So when you see that the Sandestin Wine Festival is now entering its 27th year you know that you're dealing with something special.

If you're something of an oenophile (a lover of fine wines) then you need to set aside the dates April 18th - April 21st in 2013 in order that you have time to sample the 800 wines which will be showcased during this wine festival. If you do happen to fall in love with some new wines you'll be able to purchase them from the retail tent at special festival prices.

Each day of the festival has its own particular “flavor” so there's always something new happening in terms of…
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586981_1_640For the longest time Destin, and property in the city, has been one of the best kept secrets in the real estate industry across the United States. Now the fact that Destin is often referred to as the "Luckiest Fishing Village in the World" or the "Playground of the Gulf Coast" eventually caught the attention of a mixture of people. The first of these were celebrities looking for homes that were that bit more off the beaten path, allowing them to avoid the paparazzi. Then the next wave of interest came from retirees who wanted to retire to Florida but didn't want to follow the herd of retirees heading for Miami or Sarasota for example.

Of course all of this interest has caused property prices in Destin to start rising because there's simply not very much…
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relocating_business_478When it comes to running a business coming up with a business idea is just the first step in a much larger process. An even more important aspect of your overall business plan is having an equally great city to base your business in. After all the local economy is going to dictate just how well you can expect your business to do in the first, and critical, few years of operation. So it might interest you to know that Destin has been voted as one of the most "Recession Proof" cities in the United States by Forbes Magazine?

The simple fact is that the state of Florida has weathered the current economic storm very well, as has the city of Destin, and the accolade of being "Recession Proof" speaks to that very clearly. Where Destin is located on the Gulf of

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Whenever you're looking at one of the best possible ways to invest your money it's always good to look where there is both a fixed supply and limited availability. Both real estate and precious metals are perfect examples of this because they exist in fixed quantities so their value can never, ever depreciate to zero. That's why it makes sense that at least some of your investment portfolio would include some real estate in it.

Another key factor in finding worthwhile real estate investments is to look at the growth that any city or state is experiencing - if there's no economic or population growth then there are probably very few business opportunities there. In this regard Destin can be a great choice for a property speculator because it has a

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