Our Family Is Moving there in Nov! Suggest an area
Hi everyone! ive never done this before (talk on a forum or move to another state!) crazy huh? Please send your feedback on a great area (we have 3 kids)
my husbands job is relocating to the area (from st. louis) and since he works out of our home, I have the awesome job of choosing our specific area to live!!! i think this is going to be the adventure of a lifetime, we are so excited!
We have our heart set on living very close to the beach, probably within walking distance. we are coming down in 2 weeks (without the kids) to take 3 days and find our new home!! i think we'll know it when we feel it. any suggestions on which area to start when we get there??. (we are looking from ft. walton beach but not quite down to panama city) we will be renting for 12 months. i hear water color is gorgeous but a little upscale. our budget is about $1700 a month. we have a 4 lb. yorkie, and would love a 3-4 bedroom beach house!!
09-24-2008, 09:16 AM #2
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
- Historic Old Point Washington
WOW!! Lucky you. You definitely should find a place along 30A. We have great schools here too. Stay away from the Destin area, summer traffic on 98 is horrible. It gets busy here in the summer, but nothing like FWB and Destin. Oh...and there are lots of beach accesses here, you won't find that anywhere else. Good luck and welcome!!!"
"If you are going to be stupid, you better be tough".
I would suggest looking in Point Washington - further from the beach (still only a 10 minute drive), but near the bay. They just moved the montessori school there too.
09-24-2008, 10:45 AM #4
Check your PM's and to the area!!
09-24-2008, 10:21 PM #5
- Join Date
- Jun 2008
- Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Hello Carolyn, I am a local Realtor in the Destin / Walton County area. I ran a search for you on rental properties within this particular area. Feel free to let me know if you would like fo rme to look further. Good Luck to you and your family!
09-26-2008, 10:15 AM #6
Do you mean an area like Ft Walton or Destin or Santa Rosa Beach? Or have you decided on SRB and need a neighborhood to concentrate on? Do you want to be near the businesses and box stores or out where life is slow and peaceful?Quit whining and RUN!!
09-28-2008, 11:15 AM #8
I moved down here about 6 years ago from an area South of St. Louis, and it didn't take me long to figure out I wasn 't moving back! Anywhere in South Walton is excellent to live. You may want to contact Mathews Properties at 850-267-0220 to see what they have available.....oh you'll love it here in the summer time heat & humidity like Missouri, but you don't feel the effects cause there's ALWAYS a breeze blowing! Short winters too!
01-15-2009, 04:56 PM #9
Do you LOVE it?
Hi Carolyn -
I just read your post from The Fall and we have almost the EXACT situation as you.
We'll be relocating to the Destin / S. Walton area in June when my girls get out of school. (They'll be 5 & 6) We're coming down the first week of April to meet with agents, look at schools, check out different areas etc.
Looking to rent for 1-2 years before we buy.
Do you have any advice???
01-15-2009, 08:29 PM #10
Welcome to the area. And yes Pt. Washington is a great place to live. A lot of history in these parts."Americans always try to do the right thing - -
after they've tried everything else."
Sir Winston Churchill
01-15-2009, 08:40 PM #11
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- Near the ATL and in SoWal as often as possible
Here's a link to old thread that I posted on the current thread that is similar to yours.
[ame="http://sowal.com/bb/showthread.php?p=261492"]Best Santa Rosa Neighborhoods--for families - Page 2 - SoWal Beaches Forum[/ame]
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