9 Surprising Facts About Relocating To Santa Rosa Beach

Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 05:15 PM.

As I said above, we are a “destination” vacation spot so it makes sense that the majority of our residents work in the service, sales or office industries in and around Santa Rosa Beach. It’s no secret that some in the service industry make the majority of their yearly income during our summer season. Our residents have a median income of $50,000-$75,000 per year, and jobs in our area have increased by 0.56 percent over last year.

7. Fantastic Schools

When I decided that relocating to Santa Rosa Beach was perfect for me, I also wanted to make sure that the schools were perfect for my kids. Well, I was in luck and so are you because we have Grade “A” schools. Florida grades schools according to student test results using what is called FCAT – Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. The FCAT was created by a group of Florida teachers in the mid-1990s to make sure that students are learning the basic skills they are supposed to be learning.

8. The Doctor Will See You Now

We welcomed the not-for-profit Sacred Heart Hospital to Santa Rosa Beach in 2003, and it continues to grow as our area does. The hospital offers a large range of services including a 24-hour emergency room. In November of 2012, the hospital announced it had just earned The Joint Commission’s Seal of approval for its Joint Replacement Program. This award recognizes Sacred
Heart’s “dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.” Sacred Heart’s physicians and staff are committed to the highest level of care for their patients. This is why they were named “One of the Nation’s Top 100 Hospitals” by Thomson Reuters in 2012.

9. Sunshine!

This fact may not be that surprising but I feel it’s important to know when relocating to Santa Rosa Beach. We typically have 229 sunny days! July is typically the hottest month with an average temperature of 91, and January being the coldest with a low of 38. Not too bad!

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