Why you'd want to live in 30 A
Known as the "Emerald Coast," it's a collection of small, unique, beautiful Florida beach towns nestled quietly between the busier areas of Panama City and Destin along County Road 30A. The beach communities of Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Aly's and Santa Rosa Beach sit in this area. You won't find many tourist traps, big hotels or massive condo units in 30A. Instead, you'll find a much calmer approach to beach life with more families than college kids and more local shops with cult-like followings than chains. Also, the 30A towns have all the shrimp, grits and fantastic views your stomach and soul could possibly want. Whether you've been intrigued by 30A for a while or are hearing about it for the very first time, once you visit, you may join the legions of families who return for a full week year after year.