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Newman-Dailey Real Estate Sales Division in Destin Celebrates the Best

 As we launch into 2017, we want to take a moment and recognize the achievements of the Newman-Dailey Real Estate Sales Division. It was an incredible year and our real estate sales team exceeded their goal by 7% with 2016 sales up 21% over 2015. This further underscores the growth of the Emerald Coast real estate market in recent years and Newman-Dailey’s position among the top 10% of real estate companies along the Emerald Coast according to ECAR (Emerald Coast Association of Realtors). TOP PRODUCER As part of this incredible year, we would Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hidden Dunes Penthouse 1700 is Heavenly

For today’s Window Wednesday, we went within the gates of Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort to view one of Newman-Dailey’s premier vacation rentals--the penthouse condominium 1700.   This South Walton – Destin condo features 365 views of the shimmering Gulf of Mexico, and the Choctawhatchee Bay as well as colorful houses within the nearby beach neighborhoods. The expansive four bedroom, five bath condo with four large living rooms is heavenly. The layout makes this rental ideal for multiple families or generations, providing Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Florida’s Emerald Coast Ranked Among 10 Best in the US

Every year, Lonely Planet's experts scour the United States to bring us the “must see” places for that year. From sweeping mountain ranges, tropical coastlines, desert landscapes and dazzling cities, there are a whole host of underrated or off-the-radar spots. We were thrilled to learn that Florida's Emerald Coast, which includes the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida, is among the " Best in the U.S .", and listed as a top 10 destination you need to see in 2017.  For those who are familiar with our soft white sand beaches Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Try the Winning Wines at Tasting of Champions Jan. 27

South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival presents will present Tasting of Champions on Friday, Jan. 27 at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Guests will have an exclusive “first taste” of the medal winning wines that will be featured in the upcoming South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival, April 27-30, 2017. This is a great opportunity to get a preview and taste the festival wines in advance of the actual event in April. Plus, there will be about 250 medal winners just announced so it’s exciting to get to taste the Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 20, 2017

Specials for Destin Snowbirds and Winter Guests

Welcome winter guests! Many of our South Walton and Desitn snowbirds have been asking about special offers and deals for winter guests staying in Destin and South Walton. Here's the great winter deals in and around Destin that we found: (if you know of others please let us know and we'll update this list) Pompano Joe’s Seafood House -  Happy Hour Daily 3 pm-5 pm  $1.00 off at all bars on well drinks, domestic bottles, draft, and house wine and $4.25 Margaritas at Tiki Bar and Beach Bar  Boiled Shrimp and Oysters on the half Continue reading

Published on Monday, January 16, 2017

Free Winter Concerts at The Market Shops at Sandestin

Our winter season is here and with it comes the joys of a quieter and cooler time of year. Our expansive soft white sand beaches are wide open this time of year, which is ideal for walking, collecting sand dollars and enjoying the restorative qualities of the beach. Beyond the beach, our winter guests want to know about things to do. We're pleased to announce that the Market Shops at Sandestin will again host their FREE weekly winter concert series.    Every Sunday in January and February, the Market Shops will feature a different local Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 13, 2017

Allegiant Announces New Flights to Destin

Great news! Allegiant Air will begin new, nonstop air service from Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) to 11 cities around the U.S. starting in May 2017. Locals love to travel to destinations, including Austin, Washington D.C. and Louisville, among others, and families love to travel to Florida’s Emerald Coast to enjoy our soft white sand beaches and fun family activities, making this expansion a win-win. This is the largest single expansion into Florida in the company's history. To celebrate, the Allegiant Airlines move to Destin, the Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2017 30A Songwriters Festival Kicks Off Next Friday

We enjoy welcoming hundreds of talented songwriters from across the nation to Scenic 30A and the beaches of South Walton. Many are very familiar with our coastal communities and have been attending the festival every year over its seven year history. For others, this will be their first time visiting South Walton and the Emerald Coast and will be awakened as to the beauty and friendly Southern Hospitality that is our trademark. From Jan. 13-16, music and the beach converge, resulting in a weekend of soulful sounds, incredible stories and heartfelt Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 6, 2017

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