Santa Rosa Beach

Founded in 1910, Santa Rosa Beach is an unincorporated community located in Walton County. Santa Rosa Beach is well known for Scenic Highway 30A, which features beautiful stretches of sugar white sand shores, state forest preservation land, and cheerful town centers with shops and restaurants. Read more about Santa Rosa Beach homes for sale.

Signs on beach at sunset in Santa Rosa Beach, 30A

Santa Rosa Beach Home Statistics

Average Price $1.8M
Lowest Price $28
Highest Price $25M
Total Listings 1,054
Avg. Days On Market 133
Avg. Price/SQFT $526

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Explore Santa Rosa Beach Homes for Sale

The Santa Rosa Beach real estate market has become an incredibly hot one in recent years.

Tourism has exploded in 30A, making Santa Rosa Beach a haven for vacationers. This rapid growth and love for the community here has resulted in many new housing developments. In fact, Walton County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state of Florida.

This area has more properties and available space than most other 30A communities, providing home buyers with plenty of options and flexibility.

Homes for sale in Santa Rosa include stunning estate homes, many of which are listed for more than ten million dollars. These luxury homes typically have private beach access to the green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. These high end beach houses can have up to six bedrooms, with an attached guest house, and modern luxury amenities like a covered veranda, ultra gourmet kitchen, infinity pool, wet bar, and so much more.

These luxury homes are commonly beach house style architecture, but there are many designs and property types in the Santa Rosa area. Attached units, condos, and townhouses are common ways people can live in a resort-style community at a more modest budget. Contemporary, three bedroom detached homes can still be found here in residential areas for less than half a million dollars.

There’s also an abundance of vacant land for sale in Santa Rosa Beach. You can buy acres of land for your dream home, purchase waterfront space for a beach house, or invest in any of the lots currently being developed in several master planned neighborhoods.

Considering building your dream home in Santa Rosa Beach? Before you do, read our blog post on everything you need to know if you're thinking of building a home!


Discover Life in Santa Rosa Beach

This longtime tourist destination welcomes families with its relaxed atmosphere and a wide variety of housing styles and lifestyle vibes.

Life in Santa Rosa Beach is ideal for nature lovers. The community here is located directly on the Hogtown Bayou, is only a few miles south of Choctawhatchee Bay, and a short drive from the wonderful waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

South Walton is renowned for its natural scenic beauty, turquoise waters, and sugar sand beaches, including one of Travel + Leisure magazine’s "Best Beaches on Earth" for families.

Nature also lends itself to physical activity and leisurely strolls here. An eighteen-mile bike path weaves its way along the length of Scenic 30A, offering some of the most beautiful coastal dune landscapes of Florida's Gulf Coast. Tourists come from all over to experience this, and residents at Santa Rosa Beach have access to it every day of the year.

It isn’t just the breathtaking natural beauty that makes people fall in love with Santa Rosa Beach. People are also choosing to live here for the world-class golf courses, fine dining, boutique shopping and nightly entertainment.

Santa Rosa Beach FAQs

Q: What is Santa Rosa Beach known for?

A: It is known for luxury beach homes, upscale dining, and a trendy artists’ hub of Gulf Place with stunning galleries. 

Q: Is Santa Rosa Beach private?

A: It is a quieter, white-sand beach with a privately owned section that’s a part of Vizcaya - a residential development. 

Q: Is it a good area for nature lovers?

A: Santa Rosa Beach offers several entrances to Point Washington State Forest, a 15,000 acre preserve with more than 10 natural communities. 

Q: Are there alligators and bears in the area?

A: Alligators and bears can both be found in Santa Rosa Beach, however rarely. 

Q:Where do you fly into to go to Santa Rosa Beach?

A: Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) - 34 miles from Santa Rosa Beach.


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