‘BUYING AND BUILDING FRENZY’ Walton County development on the rise

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Special to The Sun
Published: Friday, October 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM.

Whether it's along the Beaches of South Walton or North of Choctawhatchee Bay, Walton County is becoming an epicenter for economic development.

"The real estate is here," said Steve Jaeger, executive director of the Walton County Economic Development Alliance. "Our goal is to spread the wealth throughout the entire county."

There are no shortage of visible signs pointing to Walton County's growth either, as both residential and commercial projects can be seen dotting the landscape of CR 30A and filling the drawers of county planners.

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A total of 605 single family home permits were issued between the months of March and August, according to numbers from the county. There are also quite a few larger commercial projects on the books as well, ranging from a Donut Hole restaurant and a brewery to a retail center and apartment complexes.

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