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Destin Real Estate Market is Booming

Destin Real Estate Market is Booming

Have you considered investing in real estate in or around Destin, Florida? If so, whether you’re considering a Destin condominium or a single-family home, you can’t go wrong. The real estate market in Destin is booming. From Destin to 30A, condos are on the market an average of 37% fewer days than this time last year and the average sales price is 5.6% higher.  In addition, detached single family homes from Destin to 30A are also on the market fewer days, an average 31% less, as compared year-to-date last year and the... Continue reading

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016


Best Ice Cream Treats in Destin

Best Ice Cream Treats in Destin

Hot summer days call for cold treats and nothing tastes better than a cold ice cream treat at the beach. The Destin area has many types of frozen treats. From homemade ice cream and frozen custard to frozen yogurt and Dippin’ Dots to sorbet and gelato, there is no shortage of cold, refreshing snacks to cool you down on a hot day. Here’s our list of best ice cream treats in Destin:  Bruster’s in Destin It may be a nationwide chain, but it’s become a tradition to many families visiting Destin. In fact, Bruster’s Real... Continue reading

Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016


Gulf Place announces 2016 Summer Camps

Gulf Place announces 2016 Summer Camps

Looking for a fun activity for kids on your South Walton vacation? Check out the 2016 summer camps and workshops at Gulf Place, held now through August 8, 2016. Hosted by the Artists at Gulf Place and 30A Learning Academy, the interactive workshops and adventure camps keep kids engaged and active. Art Workshops . The Artists at Gulf Place will host an array of art workshops Monday through Friday in the Artist Colony beginning immediately. Workshops include Paint and Press T-Shirts with Jeffre Behm, Footprints in the Sand with... Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2016


Woodland Shores 27 Whisks Away Your Cares

Woodland Shores 27 Whisks Away Your Cares

We know that there are many different types of trips to the beach. Sometimes you need a spacious rental home for a week vacation with family and friends. Other times, it’s a romantic escape in cute little cottage with one you love or a quick trip with friends to relax and reconnect. When you’re seeking an affordable, quick beach getaway Woodland Shores 27 is a comfortable, cozy vacation rental just five blocks from the beach. Located in the heart of Miramar Beach, Woodland Shores offers a lush, peaceful escape when you... Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Gulfarium in Destin Welcomes Baby Seal

Gulfarium in Destin Welcomes Baby Seal

Everyone loves babies! And the Gulfarium in Destin was excited to welcome a new baby seal to the Gulfarium family this spring. The wide-eyed harbor seal was born in April and is now a curious, playful three-month old. His name is Ollie and he’s melting the hearts of all who visit him. Gulfarium visitors can see Ollie at the Harbor Seal Exhibit where they may catch him sleeping, nursing or playing in the water alongside the other seals.  The Gulfarium is home to dozen’s marine animals so be sure to check out the dolphins... Continue reading

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Protect Yourself from Real Estate Fraud

Protect Yourself from Real Estate Fraud

Searching for the perfect home or rental property in Destin, Florida is an exciting journey and the end reward can be extremely gratifying. However, as with any transaction, there are risks. The team of real estate agents at Newman-Dailey has been following the growing national trend of real estate fraud. In fact, last fall the National Association of Realtors began seeing this trend and warned its members of the resurgence of a 2012 e-mail scam preying on buyers nearing the closing of their deal. We are working to spread... Continue reading

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2016


Best Craft Beer and Breweries in Destin and South Walton

Best Craft Beer and Breweries in Destin and South Walton

Here along Florida's Emerald Coast, craft breweries are celebrating a growing fan base. While Maguire’s Irish Pub was the first to serve up its own locally brewed beer more than 25 years ago, there are now a variety of breweries producing micro-brews in South Walton, Destin and Ft. Walton Beach. Here’s a list of the best craft beers and breweries along the Emerald Coast: Idyll Hounds Brewing Company This local brewery is located in Santa Rosa Beach in the heart of South Walton. Idyll Hounds founder Frasier... Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016


Hidden Dunes Cottages are a Great Escape

Hidden Dunes Cottages are a Great Escape

Are you ready for an escape? One of the best places to escape the demands of life is Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort. Nestled among the scrub oak trees, this hidden oasis in Miramar Beach may be just what the family needs to relax and reconnect. While the gulf-front condos provide expansive views of the beach, there is no better place to get away from it all than Hidden Dunes cottages nestled in natural foliage. Hidden Dunes Cottage 224 is one of the many premier cottages available for rent. This cozy two-bedroom, two... Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016


2nd Edition of Where You'd Rather Be Magazine Features Best of Destin and South Walton

2nd Edition of Where Youd Rather Be Magazine Features Best of Destin and South Walton

Our team receives lots of questions about the Destin community, which inspired our inaugural "Where You'd Rather Be" magazine. Due to the positive response from the first issue, we recently introduced the second edition. Produced in partnership with Rowland Publishing, “Where You’d Rather Be” features the people, places, and experiences that make the South Walton and Destin special.   Last year, we celebrated Newman-Dailey Resort Properties' 30th Anniversary and part of the fun was reconnecting with... Continue reading

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2016


Best Family Attractions in Destin

Best Family Attractions in Destin

As any local will tell you, there’s more to Destin than our infamous sugar white sand beaches and emerald green water. There are some great family attractions in Destin too. When planning your next Destin beach vacation, here are the top 3 family attractions in Destin: Big Kahunas Waterpark With over 40 different water play areas, rides, slides and pools, Big Kahuna’s is a great water park attraction for families. Enjoy the giant wave pool, or cruise down the lazy river. Scream down the 5-story Jumanji or holler down... Continue reading

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016