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Most Expensive Home Sales in the Destin, FL Area in 2023

Nestled along the stunning shores of the Emerald Coast, Destin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach and Scenic Highway 30A feature amazing properties that stand as icons of luxury living in Northwest Florida. These destinations not only boast sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters but also host an array of waterfront homes that redefine architecture and coastal living. We’re excited to highlight the most expensive home sales of 2023 in Northwest Florida and showcase these extraordinary properties. Click on this link to take a virtual tour of these exclusive homes sold along Florida’s Emerald Coast in 2023.


Scenic Highway 30A East – Sold $19,751,000

On the East end of 30A, a luxury home located in Sanctuary at Seagrove earned the title as the most expensive property sold in 2023 along Florida's Emerald Coast at $19.751 Million, according to MLS. The luxurious 8-bedroom, 11-bath home features 8,200 square feet of living space, a private pool, and extraordinary views of the coast. Tucked away in the dunes, the opulent coastal home is in a quiet neighborhood yet central to all that the 30A lifestyle offers.

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North Santa Rosa Beach, Florida – Sold $9,000,000

Venturing east to North Santa Rosa Beach a waterfront living opportunity on the Choctawhatchee Bay was the second-highest sale in the area in 2023.  The notable transaction was a Bay-front estate with access to all the area's diverse waterways.  Freshwater springs flow into river systems that then empty into the Choctawhatchee Bay.  The private dock and boat slip gives access to the East Pass of Destin, and the abundant fisheries offered by the Gulf of Mexico. This property consists of 30 acres and a stunning 640 feet of bay frontage.


Destin, Florida – Sold $8,795,000

Destin Florida is known for its vibrant harbor, world-class fishing, and upscale shopping, and is a haven for those seeking the Gulf-front luxury. In 2023, this spectacular residence located on Holiday Isle claimed the title of the most expensive home sold in Destin and 3rd priciest home sold in the region. With panoramic views and access to life on the Destin Harbor, this spectacular home includes a deep-water boat slip offering docking capability for a luxury yacht and any other “water toys” that allow the homeowners to fully enjoy Destin’s coastal lifestyle. Click here to learn more about this luxury home sale. 


Scenic Highway 30A West – Sold $8,751,000

Renowned for its scenic beauty and picturesque coastal communities, Scenic 30A has become a sought-after destination for those desiring an upscale coastal lifestyle. In 2023, this Gulf-front mansion on Scenic 30A West achieved the fourth-highest luxury home sale in the area. Boasting unparalleled craftsmanship and awe-inspiring Gulf views, this residence stands as a testament to the allure of coastal living along this scenic stretch of Northwest Florida's coastline.


Miramar Beach, Florida – Sold $8,600,000

Just east of Destin, Miramar Beach, Florida offers its own unique personality with central proximity to the area's amenities.  Located on the Scenic corridor of Highway 98, the top real estate sale in 2023 was a six-unit Gulf Front investment property. With multiple balconies overlooking the white sands and emerald-green waters, the newly renovated townhome complex includes private access to the beach in the backyard.


 Find A Piece of Paradise

The energy of Destin’s waterways, the welcoming vibe of Miramar Beach, the natural beauty of the Choctawhatchee Bay of North Santa Rosa Beach, or the charm of Scenic Highway 30A, each locale stands as a testament to the timeless allure of coastal living along Florida's Emerald Coast. 

Whether investing in a home in Destin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, or along Scenic Highway 30A, one common thread emerges – an unwavering commitment to luxury living amid the splendor of the Emerald Coast. This community commitment has led to increasing real estate values and a strong investment for owners.

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties has been managing real estate transactions on the Emerald Coast since 1985.  Our boutique Destin real estate agency, located in Miramar Beach, Florida, is comprised of local Destin real estate agents who pride themselves on their ability to provide their clients with an expert understanding of the area and market values. 

Our team consistently ranks in the top 10% of agents in the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors®.  As experts in real estate investment strategies, we are efficient in handling transactions of all kinds, ranging from full-time residence to second home, investment property, or vacation rental investment. View recent real estate listings online or contact us at 850-837-1071 to buy or sell your dream home in Northwest Florida. 

Not ready to purchase a home of your own? Book a stay in one of our vacation rental homes and experience luxury living along the Emerald Coast. View our collection of Destin and South Walton vacation rentals here or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652. 

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