Destin

Affectionately called “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” Destin is a small strip of land that borders both the Choctawhatchee Bay and on the Gulf of Mexico. What was once a sleepy little fishing community has grown into a vacation mecca over the past forty years. Read more about Destin real estate.

Harbor in city of Destin, FL with condos

Destin Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.2M
Lowest Price $26
Highest Price $17.5M
Total Listings 546
Avg. Days On Market 214
Avg. Price/SQFT $499

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Explore Destin Homes For Sale

While it’s certainly the sandy white beaches, clear emerald waters, and world-class dining that brings people to Destin, it’s the breathtaking properties that make them want to stay.

The Destin real estate market has it all, whether you’re looking for a multi-million dollar escape with access to the beachfront, or a neighborhood home that’s inland and only minutes away from all that Destin has to offer

The Destin homes for sale in this sunny neighborhood are available in a variety of great options, depending on your needs and style. Bungalows, condos, cottages, and beach homes are all typical for the Destin area.

Searching for the perfect home in Destin? Check out our blog post on why a condo might just be the best option for you!

Most of these contemporary and classic homes offer the architectural style you would expect to see in the Florida area. Metal roofs, raised floors, and tall balconies that can wrap around most of the home, taking full advantage of the pleasing climate.

Often in gated communities -- for safety and privacy -- the luxury homes here can have palm tree-shaded pools with views, a boat launch, and a private guest room. Spa-like bathrooms, large bedrooms, and a massive living area create extravagant living in this beach paradise community.


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Discover Life in Destin

The Destin Harbor is the heart of the city and is home to the largest charter fishing fleet in North America. Visitors and locals take in this landmark by exploring HarborWalk Village where you can grab some sushi at Jackacudas in the center of it all, or fire the sunset cannon at HarryT’s, a longtime favorite restaurant and bar.

If you’re ready to shop, Destin Commons is where you will find a diverse selection of big-name retailers -- including Bass Pro Shops and Lowe’s -- and an assortment of clothing, jewelry, and children’s shops for the whole family.

There is also an abundance of family-oriented activities on the Harbor, such as:

  • Ziplining
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing
  • Fishing

Enjoy a day out on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico water, at the famous sandbar, Crab Island, or over at Norriego Point to watch the boats come in. While Destin is a haven for vacationers during summer, you will find many who enjoy boating, fishing, and beaches that love calling this townhome.

While the sights and experiences of Destin can certainly be enjoyed from the shoreline, there are several more fast-paced ways to take it all in, whether rented or on guided tours, including:

  • Jet-skis
  • Pontoon boats
  • Speed boats
  • Dolphin cruises
  • Helicopter tours

There’s even a chance to explore an authentic 100-foot pirate ship with three complete decks.

Weekly events and fireworks shows are the norms in this charming, waterfront destination. Destin also utilizes the fresh catch that the boats bring in to supply unique, locally-owned seafood restaurants including Brotula’s Seafood House, Marina Café, Harbor Docks, Dewey Destin’s, and more.

Searching for similar golfing and coastal communities? Find this and similar communities under other Lifestyle communities relating to At the Links.

Destin FAQs

Q: Why is Destin so popular?
A: Nestled right against the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida, Destin is famous for its emerald blue waters and white, heavenly sands. 

Q: What is Destin known as?
A: Destin is widely known as the “world’s luckiest fishing village”.

Q: What is the best month to visit Destin?
A: The best month to visit Destin is in April or May when it’s warm, yet you can avoid the heavy summer crowds. 

Q: What is there to do in Destin besides go to the beach?
A: There are gorgeous golf courses, stunning nature paths for amazing hikes, and waterfalls and wildlife. 


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