The Forgotten Coast is an incredible place to call home – but Apalachicola will not be forgotten for long. This elegant, historic town set alongside the Apalachicola River is still true to its maritime roots, but is getting noticed on national retirement and tourism maps too. Historic mansions and attractive 20th century cottages are reflective of the range of properties in this charming city. Walking downtown offers gift shops, bars, sophisticated restaurants and galleries, plus annual events like Florida’s oldest seafood festival.
St. George Island – Plantation
On the far west end of St. George Island, is a gated community, called the Plantation. These exclusive, low-density properties combine the privacy of wooded lots, dotted with native palm and pine trees, with ample boardwalks to the island’s white sand beach and privileged access on the Gulf. Amenities for the discerning house-hunter include limited-street access and 24-hour security gate, clubhouse, pool, tennis and biking opportunities, and a 3,200-foot airstrip. Home features include architectural controls, three-to-seven bedrooms and underground utilities.
St. George Island – Gulf Beaches
Tucked in on the east and west sides of the St. George Island bridge, are four miles of residential lots, providing approximately 1/3 acres, each. Six blocks of local eateries and businesses runs along the center of this subdivision. Beautiful bay view property backs up to state-owned land, which contributes to a purely peaceful living environment. Gulf front and gulf view, as well as first tier lots are also available, with similarly harmonious landscapes. Waterfront homes demand higher prices, but a less expensive interior lot still feels like a get-away.
St. George Island – East End
The East End of St. George Island was developed in the 1970’s, and today, it offers 1-acre lots; formerly part of 5-acre tracts on the Gulf and 8-acre tracts on the Bay. The Mediterranean-style community of Sunset Beach sits adjacent to an endless and uncongested trail system and the natural wildlife areas, of Julian G. Bruce State Park as does 300 Ocean Mile. This neighborhood offers 99 beachfront townhomes with 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms that share two swimming pools.
Find yourself at home in the hub of Franklin County’s seafood industries! This is the place where you can buy freshly collected catch but also, feel like a part of an oyster harvesting culture built by generations, working its narrow strip of coast. Eastpoint is across the Bay from Apalachicola, and the bridge serving St. George Island connects here. Properties range from rich to rustic. Acres of Tate’s Hell state forest surround Eastpoint, keeping life unaffected by a modern world.
The natural beauty of Carrabelle provides a rural feel for property hunters. From its unspoiled lots to nearly new condos next to a natural deep-water marina, this sweet spot of old Florida attracts all kinds. Seekers of its tranquil lifestyle will be drawn to Bay and Gulf front family homes. Adventurers are sold on glorious sunsets and open fishing waters – with access to three rivers. All of this is surrounded by an 18-hole golf course at St. James Bay Resort, the Crooked River Lighthouse and Camp Gordon Johnson history museum.
Indian Pass Beach
Indian Pass is a tiny peninsula tucked away on the extreme west end of Apalachicola Bay – in the crook of the Panhandle. Eight miles from Port St. Joe, this area is a truly unique haven. It offers a chance to get in touch with nature, and with the locals at its old-time oyster bar. Further out, a ferry takes you to the unspoiled shores, and rich estuaries of the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge. Property selections include cottages, condos, plus, private homes, throughout the dunes, and thickets, of Indian Pass.
Cape San Blas
Situated over 20 miles of pristine coast, Cape San Blas peninsula provides residents and vacationers a special type of seclusion, sought out by others at five-star resorts. This nationally recognized destination boasts white sand dunes, native plants, birds and dolphins swimming in the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. There is a one-stop shop for necessities, the beaches are pet-friendly, plus the Cape is minutes from Port St. Joe. Families flock here for diving, relaxing and fun, making it a unique blend of communal, and quiet living.