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Recipe for the Perfect 30A Beach House :: A Few Key Ingredients

When it comes to buying a home along Scenic Highway 30A, the options can seem endless and often overwhelming. Should you choose a planned community like Seaside or Rosemary Beach or somewhere quieter like Dune Allen or Inlet Beach? Do you want the ease of a condo or townhome for a second home purchase or is a single-family home better? For those fortunate enough to be purchasing a primary residence, where is the best location for full time living? While there’s no single answer to what works best for each individual or family, there are a few key ingredients that make it easier to create the 30A Life of your dreams.


There’s nothing quite like looking out your window onto the shining turquoise waters and striking white sands of the 30A beaches but a Gulf view isn’t possible for every buyer. Luckily, there are many other views along 30A that can be equally as satisfying. Our rare coastal dune lakes are a natural wonder and can offer a distinctive 30A feel without the Gulf front price tag. The unique architecture of each 30A beach town makes for an idyllic view without the water in sight with beautiful homes and green spaces to gaze upon.

Outdoor Living Spaces













One of the most distinctive aspects about the 30A Life is the ability to enjoy outdoor living nearly year-round with a moderate climate and a multitude of sun-filled days. Finding a property with an outdoor space is key to taking advantage of this benefit whether it’s a private retreat complete with swimming pool and summer kitchen, a community that offers on-site amenities such as parks or playgrounds or simply a great porch for greeting the morning with a cup of coffee or tea.

Luxury Master Suite













Even when you’re spending your days lounging by the Gulf, having a serene retreat to settle into at night is an important part of any 30A beach home. Master suites with luxe features such as private balconies, fireplaces and spa-like bathrooms can take your 30A experience to a whole new level, making it just as exciting to come home as it is to head out to the beach. Even in more modest homes or condos, having a master suite that feels luxurious can be as simple as incorporating coastal features such soothing color palettes and shiplap accent walls.

Bunk Rooms

When you have a 30A beach home, you’ll soon learn that you have a lot of friends. Who doesn’t want to spend a little extra time at the beach? Make room for your guests and their families by having space to integrate bunk beds to maximize the number of people that can sleep comfortably under your roof. Bunks are just as important for vacation rentals because 30A is known as a family-friendly destination and many of your renters will have children in tow.














How do you reach the beach? Whether it’s public or private access, how easy it is to get to the shore is of primary importance for your 30A home. The overall design of 30A with pedestrian-friendly communities united by the 30A bike path means that being directly on the beach isn’t a necessity but reviewing how you or your renters will be able to access our sugar white sands should be a top consideration when buying your home. Distance to activities, dining, shopping, schools and businesses should also factor into your choice of location based on whether you are purchasing as an investment property or a full-time home.

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