Santa Rosa Beach, Florida is located in Walton County and is in the Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Destin area. Located along the Emerald Coast, Santa Rosa is known for its luxury beach houses and upscale restaurants. There are approximately 5,000 households in Santa Rosa with a population of approximately 12,000. Santa Rosa is a classic beach town on the water with a luxurious taste.
Santa Rosa Real Estate
Santa Rosa real estate costs are increasing with an increase of $10,000 on average in home sales over the past year. In 2013 a two bedroom home was approximately $115,112 whereas this past year a two bedroom home would run buyers approximately $323,700. All properties have seen an increase of 2.5% over the past year with one bedroom properties seeing a 13.3% year over year increase and two bedroom properties seeing a whopping 72.6% year over year increase. The area is beloved for its mix between classic attractions and modern lavish beach homes.
Santa Rosa Schools
Santa Rosa, Florida schools are great places for education despite only a few select options. Bay Elementary School received an “8” rating from Great Schools and is a public pre-K to 4th grade school. From here, students can continue on in the public school going to Emerald Coast Middle School for 5th-8th grade (an “8” rating) and then South Walton High School (a “7” rating). For those interested in a private charter school, grades 5th - 12th are offered at Seaside Neighborhood School (a “10” rating).
Santa Rosa Local Attractions
Santa Rosa Beach is a gorgeous beach neighborhood that has many wonderful attractions, primarily outdoor attractions with several parks and beaches. Deer Lake State Park, Point Washington State Park and Topsail Beach State Park are all short drives with Santa Rose Beach, fo course, within city limits. The favorite activities of locals and tourists alike include renting bikes to ride around the city and renting paddle boards. There are also several fishing charter boats and fun specialty shops to visit in town. Dolphin and whale watching tours are also options. Renowned for delicious upscale dining spots, Santa Rosa is also a great place to unwind at the end of a jam-packed outdoor activity filled day.