Seaside Florida is a 30A beach destination like no other and is a model for professionals in the fields of architecture, land planning, engineering and development. There are just over 300 homes within Seaside, and a fortunate few have the privilege of ownership in the the town that is an Architectural and urban development planning trailblazer. Seaside is considered to be the creation that challenged architects, developers, home builders and land planners in the United States to rethink the way people spend their time. As a successful Live, Work, and Play development, Seaside is touted as the first New Urbanist Community and is credited with inspiring Mixed-use, walkable developments throughout the United States and the World.
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Visionary developer Robert Davis had the foresight and follow through to create an 80 Acre development on 30A that has all of the elements that people desire in their daily lives including places to live, work, and play, with no need to ever leave the property, such as small towns evolved throughout history. Seaside however was not the evolution of a small town, but completely and competently planned to include all that is part of life at the beach without ever having to leave the premises. Developed in the early 1980’s Seaside has won many major architectural, planning, and design awards and is often considered the trailblazer in the Live, Work, Play New Urbanism movement that has been growing and spreading throughout the country.
New Urbanism is an urban design movement which promotes walkable neighborhoods containing a range of housing and job types. It arose in the United States in the early 1980s, and has gradually reformed many aspects of real estate development, urban planning, and municipal land-use strategies.
There are several key components to create such a destination, and Seaside Florida has them all by design and implementation: Modica Market Grocery, a US Post Office, Seaside Neighborhood School, The Repertory Theater, Community Outdoor Amphitheater, Community Church, art galleries, coffee shops, bookstore, music store, bike rentals, ice cream parlors, jewelry stores, eyeglass shop, children’s clothing, toy store, tennis courts, pools, bed and breakfast hotel, several restaurants and local watering holes (Bud & Alleys, Crush wine bar, Great Southern, sushi, Pizza Bar, Taco Bar, lobster rolls, Raw n Juicy, and several other fantastic air stream food carts). Oh, by the way, Seaside is also a Gulf Front Development on the beaches of 30A in South Walton County, Florida Panhandle.
The Seaside Organic and Local Farmer’s market is on Saturday and Tuesday mornings, and Seaside hosts several weekly and annual events. Even the restaurants with the development use mostly local and organic produce for the vendors at the weekly markets.
Built on 80 acres, Seaside Florida Real Estate is a Gulf Front development perfectly positioned in the Center of the Scenic 30A Corridor just East of Grayton Beach and coastal dune, Western Lake. If you are interested in becoming a homeowner in Seaside, there are over 300 homes, 12 restaurants and eateries, and 41 shops and galleries. Everything you would want and need is within walking distance in the town of Seaside.
According to Seaside visionary and founder Robert Davis,”Driving everywhere for everything wastes time and energy. Strolling through the regional mall is a poor substitute for being able to walk for most of our daily needs and encounter our friends and neighbors along the way. Civility and civilization are at risk in an auto dependent culture. I am proud of the role Seaside played in reviving the idea that we can live, work and play in humane and urbane places.”
If you are interested in purchasing any Seaside Homes for Sale, please give me a call to assist you in your search on 30A for a better quality of life for you, your friends, your guests and family.