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Exclusive + Lucrative :: A New Ownership Model in WaterColor

Discover a new shared vacation home ownership model that allows you to own a piece of paradise within the coveted WaterColor community. This collective ownership model from Lifestyle Asset Group offers you the opportunity to enjoy a fully-managed, multimillion dollar home for a fraction of what it would cost to own it outright. 5 Park Row […] Read More

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Immaculate Coastal Style in WaterColor :: 99 Pond Cypress Way

Modern aesthetics are merged with coastal sensibilities at this new construction residence built by Romair Homes in Phase II of the WaterColor community. Nestled on a large corner homesite, every finish and feature has been meticulously selected to create a luxurious lifestyle including spectacular outdoor spaces. Abundant windows allow natural light to shine through the […]

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March Sales in Review :: 30A Beaches

An active March closed out the first quarter of 2018 with sales up along Scenic Highway 30A for both single family homes and condominiums. WaterColor and Rosemary Beach continue to be among the most active 30A communities with WaterColor leading single family home sales with 11 closings and Rosemary finishing first in condo sales with […]

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The Ultimate 30A Lifestyle :: 30A Townhomes

With two new residences under contract in February, 30A visitors and residents are discovering the outstanding opportunities available at 30A Townhomes in Seagrove Beach. Conveniently located along Scenic Highway 30A, this new development is perfectly positioned for homeowners to enjoy the 30A life. Is easy access to the beach your priority? Seagrove offers eleven public […]

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February Sales in Review :: 30A Beaches

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida recorded another active month in February leading the 30A Beaches real estate market in number of transactions closed with 32 transaction sides. Overall, the highest priced property sold along Scenic Highway 30A was in Rosemary Beach at $7 million while WaterColor consistently remains the leading 30A community for number […]

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A Successful Start to 2018 for 30A Sales

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida began 2018 with the highest priced sale of the year at $10.1 million (Read more about this dynamic sale HERE) while also leading the 30A Beaches market with over $34.4 million in sales volume and 21.5 transaction sides. See below for a closer evaluation of all January residential […]

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Posh + Pristine in WaterColor’s Premier Phase IV :: 522 E Royal Fern Way

Every detail of this exquisite home comes together to create a refined retreat in the WaterColor Resort, one of 30A’s most coveted beach communities. A custom build from esteemed Romair Homes, this home’s design marries modern conveniences with luxe finishes. Love to entertain? Welcome your guests at the pinnacle of style with luxuries such as […]

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The Debut of 30A Sessions :: Lady Antebellum

In an event billed as “Austin City Limits meets the beach,” 30A was proud to host the first 30A Sessions concert October 28, 2017. Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum headlined the inaugural sold-out show. John David Sullivan, co-owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida and co-founder of the 30A Sessions, recognized the […]

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Ride with the Elves for Christmas Gift Drive — Dec 4

Get ready to be Santa’s little helpers on bike at the 9th Annual South Walton Elf Ride on December 4, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The event that started off in 2008 with a handful of volunteers has since grown to more than 200 people last year donating over 250 gifts to South Walton Fire District’s Angel Tree Program. Elves of all ages will meet at the Van Ness Butler Jr. Beach Access in Watercolor and bike, walk or longboard approximately 1.5 miles to the South Walton Fire District’s Watercolor Fire Station. Please bring at least one unwrapped gift to donate to the South Walton Fire District’s Angel Tree program. Fun activities planned for the event include meeting Santa, face painting, refreshments and fire truck tours. Bruno’s Pizza will be served upon arrival. Please note that this is an alcohol-free event and parents are requested to accompany their children. So decorate your bikes, come in costume and join in the family holiday event! For more info, write to Luke Thompson or follow the event page on Facebook.

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It’s Not Too Late! Here’s How to Train for the 30A Half Marathon

By Caroline Giddis This fall’s inaugural 30A Half Marathon and 5K on October 23 is coming up fast, but now’s the perfect time to sign up and start training for this beautiful race along Scenic Highway 30A. Whether you’re a couch-to-5K beginner or a regular triathlete, we know training and preparing is what will get you through to the finish line. So we asked Donna Harris, owner of Run With It, a running and fitness store in nearby Fort Walton Beach, for some tips for how to prepare for this great fall race. 1.  Get fitted in proper running shoes to help prevent injury. The right shoes will keep you from suffering from shin splints, knee pain or lower back pain. 2.  Pick the right program. Choose a half marathon training program that fits your schedule and stick with it. If you’re starting at the end of August, you will need an eight-week program or less. Try to train on a course similar to the one you will be racing on. The 30A Half Marathon will run from Gulf Place to Watercolor and back, along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, past several pristine coastal dune lakes and, yes, over a few slight hills. Review the course map and try to train under similar conditions. 3.  Incorporate cross training into your schedule. Cycling, yoga, swimming and walking are all great ways to cross train. The best thing to do is keep challenging your muscles in different ways. 4.  Hydration is vital, especially in the Florida heat and humidity. While the weather should cool off by late October, highs can still be in the upper 70s and low 80s and the Florida humidity can rear its head pretty much through any season. Drinking plenty of water and electrolyte drinks will ensure that you don’t get dehydrated.  We recommend Nuun hydration tablets and coconut water as low-sugar options. 5.  Don’t forget nutrition. We suggest eating something before your run to help sustain energy so you won’t “bonk” or feel drained.  Toast, bananas or an english muffin with a little peanut butter seem to work for a lot of people. Try some different foods before several of your training runs and see what works for you. Other forms of nutrition are gels, gummies, energy beans and waffles.  You can find these at your local running store.  Practice with some of these products before race day, there’s nothing worse than a “gut bomb” at mile 10! 6.  Socks matter. Remember, cotton socks are the enemy because they trap moisture and don’t dry out, leaving your foot vulnerable to hot spots. Moisture-wicking synthetic-blend socks will help you rock the half blister-free! 8.  Don’t forget to stretch. Always warm up with walking or light stretching, but post-run stretching and foam rolling your muscles are the most important steps in preventing injury. Don’t forget to take rest days, either. Giving your body a break is just as necessary as running. 7.  Protect your skin too! Sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses are a must in our area. You don’t want to end up sunburned AND sore. 9. Plan ahead to prevent race day jitters. The night before, set out everything you will need: your race number, safety pins, your outfit, shoes, socks, water belt, sunglasses and nutrition. Run through your morning routine in advance. Remember, nothing new on race day! 10. Enjoy your run! This race’s route goes by some of the most beautiful scenery in our part of the world. Take time to enjoy it and be proud of your accomplishment. It’s a gorgeous spot to run a half marathon, so don’t forget to look around and have some fun! Donna Harris is the co-owner of Run With It in Fort Walton Beach and a proud sponsor of the 30A Half Marathon and 5K, which will be October 23 in Santa Rosa Beach. Sign up now at 30AHalf.com!