9 Surprising Facts About Relocating To Santa Rosa Beach

Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 17:15 PM.

3. Population Growth = More Businesses

Since 2000, Santa Rosa Beach has seen a growth of over 95 percent. We now have approximately 12,000 residents calling Santa Rosa Beach home. This population growth has enabled us to enjoy the benefits of new businesses wanting to relocate here. We are anxiously awaiting the opening of our very own Carmike Cinema at Grand Boulevard. This theater is set to open in 2013 just in time for spring breakers. The Boulevard 10 will offer what Carmike Cinema brands as the adults-only “Ovation Club” featuring light food and adult beverages. You will be able to enjoy this feature while you watch your movie in the comfort of a high-backed leather seat! I know I can hardly wait!

4. Average Cost of a Home

Some people get a little surprised, by this but the average cost of a home in Santa Rosa Beach is $233,000. This is actually a 1.16 percent growth over last year.  Currently in Santa Rosa Beach there are 430 homes active on the MLS, and they are in some terrific neighborhoods. The prices begin at the very low price of $59,000 for a cozy 2 bedroom/1 bath home, and transition to the luxury bay front living of a 5 bedroom/3 bath home listed at $7 million.

5. Residents from All Over

What I love about living in Santa Rosa Beach is that the residents come from all walks of life. Being a “destination” vacation spot, visitors travel here, fall in love, and then decide to move or buy a second home. That’s how I ended up here!Also, don’t be surprised when you walk down the street and see a “celebrity” or two. It’s not unusual for celebrities such Ronnie Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Morgan Freeman and Goldie Hawn to be seen visiting our area. Britney Spears, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill & Amy Grant, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, all own homes here too!

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