Gulf Place, a place to call home (PHOTOS)

Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 02:50 PM.

The town center was built around a large open green where concerts are held and a farmer's market sets up on Sundays.

The buildings are filled with shops and eateries that have condos above that are rented. There is also a bank, a pharmacy, and a veterinarian.

"We were trying to create a sense of place on this end of 30A," said Andrews. "There was no place to hang out at this end in 1990."

Andrews lives within walking distance of Gulf Place , on the gulf side, on a piece of property that originally belonged to his grandfather. He is still a member of the club, although he gave up the lifetime membership. His daughter attends South Walton High School .

"I remember taking the family truck down to the old Grayton Store when I was 14," said Andrews. "Everybody from age 3 to 83 would congregate there."

He said he is pleased with the way his development has turned out.

"We were trying to create a sense of place and it's done that," he said. "We have sold all the commercial buildings. Our vision was to have a club to increase value and we have that. Yes, it's been everything we thought it would be." 

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