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Sun Oct 9, 2016
Robert B Huston asked:
Wed Dec 10, 2014
djennifer009 answered:
I'm not sure who owns the property-- if it's city land, it might well be stocked. I know fishing in it is very popular right now. I think it's raised the nearby home values, honestly. Everyone loves the pond. | ... more
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Thu Nov 20, 2014
Ali Qureshi answered:
View ! You live on the beach! You can take a walk down the beach whenever you want without having to travel long distance and spends hours in finding parking.
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Sat May 31, 2014
penelopeday10 answered:
Some people swim in the lakes and some do not. Some lakes have alligators and a few do not. Many people boat, fish, and kayak here.

The pace of life here is slow. Many people live in a house with a large lot. A lot of the people around here garden. There are many yards full of flowers. We have lots of pecan and fig trees in the area. Honey is one of the many local products marketed in DeFuniak Springs.

If you like it to be warm, sunny, and a country atmosphere you may want to try living here. I would suggest renting for six months until you find what area of town you would be most happy living in.

It is rural out here. It is about an hour to Destin, Florida and forty minutes to the beach. Yes, there are sharks in the ocean. You will just have to take your chances like the rest of us to enjoy the sugar white sands and the warm clean ocean water throughout the year.

We have very little snow and ice. No blizzards. Very few traffic jams. Mostly warm and sunny with Florida showers now and then. No water shortages. No earthquakes. Lots of green grass, lakes, parks, walking trails, and kayak paddling areas throughout the county.
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Sat May 31, 2014
penelopeday10 answered:
Like any town we have good and bad areas. Take a drive around the area in the day and in the evening. What do you see? Drive by during the week and during the weekend.

It the area you have looked into well kept? Are the houses in good repair? Is the lawn mowed? What type of vehicles are in the driveway? New? Old clunkers?

Who is on the street? What time? What are they doing?

What does the closest store look like? Is it newer, older?

Do any of the houses have bars on the windows? You might want to avoid that area.

DeFuniak is a nice small town, but like everywhere else there is some crime here. There are also many nice events and pleasant people living here. You just have to look around and decide where you will fit into the area.
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Thu Feb 13, 2014
If you buying a short sale, you can expect to wait about 6-9 months before closing.
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Thu Dec 19, 2013
Gabe Goins answered:
There are no Gulf access ramps...You have to put your boat in in the bay and go through the pass to get to the Gulf. There are passes in Destin and Panama City. Hope this helps.
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Sat Nov 16, 2013
Paxtonsunny answered:
Thank you so much for the help. I will look up that bayou. Also will see how far West in is.
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Sun Jun 30, 2013
Peter Mohylsky answered:
What amenities are you interested in checking out? Are you renting? contact your rental agent.
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Thu Jun 27, 2013
goldencross answered:
Publix is 25 minutes away. Walmart in Niceville is 22 miles about half an hour. Kelly's is right in town and good for picking up quick stuff. The beach at Santa Rosa is closer than publix but still across the 331 bridge. TJ's Table is a great local restaurant, good for and affordable. Niceville & Defuniak are the same distance. I like Niceville better. Nick's seaffod is down by Choctaw Beach. Good food, great view, a little higher priced. ... more
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Sat May 25, 2013
James Mills answered:
Living in waterview cove now for 19 months has been a great experience. It is very quiet and the neighbors are great. Unfortunately we are tenants and the house has been sold or we would love to stay here long term. There is no smell from the landfill that reaches waterview. There are no streetlights so it is pretty dark at night. Works for me. Traffic flow is minimal and respectful drivers for the most part. Hope this helps with your decision. ... more
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
brendako answered:
FYI -the Sandestin resort does NOT allow motorcycles. I believe that is why they have a guard.
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Fri Nov 30, 2012
Peter Mohylsky answered:
I am a agent in this area. give me a shout and we can set up a showing of all the properties you would like to see
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Thu Jul 12, 2012
Janet Murphy answered:
Media Com or Direct TV.

Media com: 1-866-360-4148

Direct TV: 1 (866) 352 2106

Let me know if you have additional information!

Thanks, Keith Flippo
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Sun Jul 8, 2012
Kim Wennerberg answered:
Hi avaraksa,

From this particular location, you can expect to drive about 30 miles and should take about 35-40 minutes to get to the first public beach access (Blue Mountain Beach). Since I live in DeFuniak, this is often the beach I choose since it is the closest. It's a little smaller and more intimate than some others in the area. There are many other beautiful beach accesses all within a short few minutes of each other.

Hope this helps!

Kim Wennerberg
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Mon Jun 25, 2012
Kim Ryals answered:
Gerald, There is activities all up and down 30A. There is walking, biking, swimming, YOLO Boarding walk to the ice cream shop in Blue Mountain , in that middle corridor of 30A all sorts of things and yes for Seniors . There are activities regularly on the Greens in Seaside and The Boathouse has movies in Watercolor and or performances in Rosemary. Dont know if you like to fish but we have the rarest Coastal Dune Lakes (where the salt water and fresh water meet) out of 5 in the world, we have 3 of them. There are butterfly clubs, bird clubs, there is the Gardening Group and those of us that just grow our own veggies and pass them back and forth. YOu will find plenty to do here, everyone does!! Happy Shopping and let me know when you get ready to come, will need some time to plan your agenda for the week:: ) !! Kim on the Koast 205.222.6189 ... more
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Wed Jun 30, 2010
Kirby Clements answered:
This area for schools is superb. You have a variety of schools to choose from, public or private. The area is probably one of the few like it, since it was laid out with ease of proximity in mind. Many kids here walk or ride their bike to the schools they attend. There is basically no crime. We have a 2 week old and are very much looking forward to her attending school in Santa Rosa Beach. You can find public schools in Walton County which top many private schools in other areas of the country. ... more
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Sun Feb 7, 2010
Murray Balkcom answered:
It was just announced that Publix (grocery store) will begin construction on a new store in Freeport very soon, and expected opening is 2011. Location is on Hwy 331, a few parcels south of Hwy 20. ... more
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Thu May 8, 2008
Susan Dixon answered:

There are a number of opportunities in the Freeport area now. Do you like golf, beaches, lounging by the pool? Are you looking to build or buy an existing home? I have some listings in Freeport and I know of a few new homes ready to come on the market.
Contact me at and I'll help you find the right deal.
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