Destin Florida Real Estate Blog, Karrie Rose

Image Credit: right services can make living in a new area more comfortable. Once you settle in, it's time to find a new doctor’s office, accounting firm and the many other services necessary to make things run just right. Whether you run a business or you just need services to keep your house in order, you can find the right ones in the Emerald Coast area.

Sam Taylor Buick-GMC-Cadillac

If you need a new or used vehicle, this is the best automobile dealership in the area. They are found in Fort Walton Beach and provide some of the best customer service in the city. They are also known as the best auto repair shop in the area.


Banking is a vital service and everybody needs a local bank. Regions is the best bank in the area and they are a part of the

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The Emerald Coast area offers plenty of great choices for your entertainment needs. If you just relocated to the area or you're coming for the winter, you need to know where you can go to enjoy art, music and so much more. Here are some of the best choices throughout the area.

A. Wickey Studio-Gallery

This gallery is found in Rosemary Beach in the World Six art-boutique. This entire area features plenty of great 30A artists, but this specific gallery provides works from Allison Wickey. She won the Artist of the Year award in 2011 for Walton County. Other artists featured in this area include Andy Saczynski, Francisco Adaro, Steve Wagner and Shantell Martin. You can also find jewelry from Wendy Mignot and clothing from Nicole Aloma here.


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If you love dining and drinking poolside, The Marigny provides exactly what you're after. It’s located on East Hewett Road, just north of US 98 and provides plenty of great features. Whether it's good food, sports or fun you're looking for, you will find it here.

This is one of the places found off the beaten path. It's not as mainstream as some of the other places, but it's known as a local treasure. The restaurant serves up New Orleans-style Cajun and creole food with plenty of great choices.

You can dine poolside at the large outdoor bar and enjoy live music or a game on one of the massive TVs. However, if you prefer to dine inside, they provide a beautiful interior dining room with a rustic feel. Chef Chris Mongogna Jr., provides plenty of great

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The 12th Annual Back to Nature Festival will be held October 17th to 20th. It will be hosted by the South Walton Community Council and will provide all kinds of fun. Visitors and locals of all types enjoy this event every year and it's sure to be another great year full of fun. Events throughout the festival include:

Artists Reception for Scenes of South Walton Art Show

This event will be held on Thursday, October 17th from 5pm to 7pm. IT will feature many inspired works from around the Florida coastal area and a portion of the proceeds will benefit SWCC. The reception will be held at the Hidden Lantern Gallery in Rosemary Beach.

Opening Night Party - October 18th from 6pm to 9pm

At Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet, the event will kick off the weekend

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Recently, The Pearl opened its doors to provide a level of luxury hard to find along the Emerald Coast. This beautiful hotel features a spa, plenty of facilities for meetings, excellent rooms, a view of the Gulf of Mexico and delicious cuisine.

Found just 20 minutes form the Northwest Beaches International Airport, the facility is perfect for business travelers, visitors and guests of all types. It provides 55 rooms with an incredible guest experience.

When you first arrive at your room, you will notice the Nordaq FRESH water and fresh juices provided, along with the in-room spa products from Kerstin Florian. The staff at The Pearl will anticipate your needs and provide a relaxing stay with everything you could imagine at your fingertips.

Wake up

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halloween_emerald_coast_250With so much happening on the Emerald Coast during Halloween, it's important to find the right choices for your holiday season. Starting it all off with some scary fun and trick-or-treating is the best way to go. Here are the top events throughout the Emerald Coast for Halloween.

2013 Monster Paddle Poker Run - Saturday, October 26th at 9am

This is the biggest SUP Halloween Party in the Southeast and will provide plenty of fun for everybody. Many awesome prizes, a poker run and plenty of other events will be provided throughout the day.

17th Annual McGuire's of Destin Halloween Run - Saturday, October 26th at 9am

This 5k/10k Run/Walk will benefit the Saint Mary's Cross Country and Volleyball teams and will provide the opportunity to enjoy the

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598449_1_242Relocating to or finding a second home in the Destin area can provide many benefits. Of course, this type of move requires a little research into the neighborhoods of the area. Here are some of the things you should consider before choosing the location of your new home.

The neighborhoods throughout the area are all very different. Some areas provide more privacy, while others provide more activities. Many of the neighborhoods are commercialized with restaurants and shops, but others are found with very little commercialization. The character of the different communities is determined by the areas; include Choctawachee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Neighborhoods close to the Choctawachee Bay tend to provide more bay front property options. This area is

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The "Real Deal Boil and Peel" is coming back to the area and will provide a great way to dine. Whether you have a huge party you need food for or just a small gathering, this authentic seafood feast is the perfect choice. Here's how it started and what you can expect.

Robert Davenport, a long time Walton county resident grew up eating many recipes made with fresh, local seafood. These recipes were eventually passed down and many locals and visitors were curious about them throughout the years. Robert decided to bring together food and his coastal heritage and created the "Real Deal Boil and Peel."

Since over 90% of the seafood sold in Florida isn't local, Robert decided to provide an authentic experience for those looking for real Florida seafood. He

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Whether you're searching for a second home, a place to retire or you just prefer to live in paradise, it's time to look closer at the Highway 30A area. This picture-perfect area of Florida is one of the best places for beaches, rare coastal dune lakes and more. If you've been searching for an undiscovered and under commercialized area of the state, this is the place for you.

Most of the time, when popularity of beautiful beaches and natural surroundings rises, so do the condo buildings. This doesn't make it very appealing to move to one of these areas, but the Scenic Highway 30A is very different.

This area is home to 12,000 full-time residents and the same three million visitors every year. It has been discovered, but the community is protected from

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cake_374The Chanticleer Bakery & Eatery is making a name for itself in the South Walton area with foodies and others flocking to the business. With excellent food and plenty of great choices, you're sure to find something you'll love here. The restaurant just celebrated their first anniversary and they are located at 55 Clayton Lane in Grayton Beach.

Chanticleer Bakery & Eatery is owned and ran by a husband and wife team named Suzanne Wilson and Joseph Arnold. They teamed up with their daughter and her husband, Emily and Sandro Weaver to open this excellent shop full of great baked goods and more.

After traveling across Europe, the couple began to build a passion for French markets and Parisian bakeries. The produce, pastries and baguettes provide the

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