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2019 Market Trends for Destin & the 30A, Florida

Posted by Tim Shepard - Broker on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at 3:56pm.

How Did the Destin & 30A Market Perform in 2019?

2019 Destin Market Trends

These are the 2019 market trends for real estate sales in Destin and the 30A. We've broken it down by:

2019 Condo Sales for Destin & 30A

2019 Market trends for condos sold in Destin & the 30A

The number of overall condo sales in the Destin and 30A area had a slight decrease (-9%)) in 2019, along with Average Sale Prices (-3%). Still condos sold for a strong 96% of their asking price. However this dip was only temporary, as of the end of January, 2020, the market showed a marked recovery with a 29% increase in the number of condos under contract and selling for an average of 97% of their list prices. 

Fort Walton Beach condos had a 67% increase in sold volume and average sale prices went up by 27%. Other areas showing condo price increases were Niceville (+10), North Santa Rosa Beach (+9), and Destin (+6).

Top 10 Selling Condo Properties in 2019

Here are the top 10 selling condos by volume in 2019. Check out our blog post "Top Selling Condos in 2019 - Destin & 30A, Florida" for a complete list including average sale prices.

  1. Ariel Dunes: 51 Sales
  2. Sandpiper Cove: 50 Sales
  3. Palms of Destin: 50 Sales
  4. Silver Shells Resort: 47 Sales
  5. blu Condos: 45 Sales
  6. Seascape: 43 Sales
  7. Gulf Terrace: 34 Sales
  8. Luau I & II: 26 Sales
  9. Waterscape: 26 Sales
  10. Indian Lake: 24 Sales

2019 Home Sales for Destin & 30A

2019 stats for Destin & 30A home sales

Single-family home sales in Destin and the 30A demonstrated solid increases in 2019. The number sold increased by 5%, with the biggest gains were in 30A West (+18%), Fort Walton Beach (+15%) and Destin (+13%).

Home prices held their own with an average increase of 1%. The largest price increases were noticed in North Santa Rosa Beach (+13%), Navarre (+6%) and Miramar/Sandestin (+4). The overall percentage of list to sale price is up to 98%.

Top 10 Selling Neighborhoods in 2019

These were the top 10 selling Destin and 30A neighborhoods by volume in 2019. Check out our blog post "2019 Top Selling Destin & 30A Communities" for a complete list with average prices.

  1. Watersound: 144 Sales
  2. Bluewater Bay: 85Sales
  3. Watercolor: 79 Sales
  4. Crystal Beach: 69 Sales
  5. Naturewalk at Seagrove: 60 Sales
  6. Driftwood Estates: 60 Sales
  7. Seacrest Beach: 46 Sales
  8. Destiny: 44 Sales
  9. Frangista Beach: 41 Sales
  10. Highland Parks: 39 Sales

2019 Townhome Sales for Destin & 30A

2019 stats for townhome sales in Destin and 30A

Destin and 30A Townhomes had solid gains in both volume and price increases. Sales for the number of townhomes sold in 2019 were up 6% from the previous year with a 3% increase in sales price. Areas with the highest increases in volume included: North Santa Rosa Beach (+201%)!!, 30A West (+58%), and 30A East (+24%).

The highest increases in Average Sale Prices occurred in 30A West (+38%) and 30A East (+15%).

2019 Beachfront Home Sales for Destin & 30A 

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2019 stats for beachfront homes in Destin and the 30A


Beachfront homes in Destin and the 30A held their own, but overall number sold were down from 2018. In spite of this the List to Sales price remained the same at 93%, and Average Sales Price remained steady as well.

2019 Beachfront Condo Sales for Destin & 30A

2019 stats for beachfront condo sales in Destin and 30A


Beachfront condos in Destin and the 30A beachfront also held steady in 2019. There were some huge gains in 2018, and the market appeared to be leveling out somewhat. Some of the gains in Average Sale Price were Fort Walton Beach (+27%), Destin (+11%), and 30A East (+8%). 

We saw a huge increase in the number sold in Fort Walton Beach (+70%)

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