Destin, Florida 

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Redneck mekha - 3/7/2018
I knew about rednecks in this country only from South Park cartoon. I lived in a trashy places like Texas and Ohio, I used to think these were bad places to live. This part of Florida is pure redneck. There are no international or hispanic crowd (which can annoy you sometimes). People are not bright. Sometimes you need to explain simple things in the store because they don't get it. Service is bad... Crime is high in Ft. Walton and Pensacola because of African-Americans. Yes, if you need to buy drugs, you go to Pensacola.
If you are a millionaire it (Destin) can be the right place. It's sort of Monaco of North Florida (if you ever been to Monaco). If you haven't, this is an expensive place with no minorities because they cannot afford it.
No culture. Traffic is horrifying from March until December. Read More
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Crime on the Rise in Destin/New Sheriff takes away - 2/9/2013
Having owned a home for many years, it has become increasingly known that crime is on the rise here. Due to it being a tourist area, the local media, sheriff dpt. has suppressed & tried to keep the knowledge from the citizens (unconstitutional) Our former sheriff is in prison along with tax collector employees and was a criminal himself! There have been automobiles broken into on home premises, rapes, murders, be-headed bodies found behind the Destin commons, bomb threats at the Destin commons, suicides, drugs are all over & it's getting more transient here. Many pedophiles are registered and non-registered in the area, ice-cream man is even strange & been accused of hanging out in Target & going up & talking to little girls in which mother's are made uncomforablte, volunteers in schools have been caught with porn on computers, teachers have been caught doing inappropriate things with young ladies, etc. list goes on and Read More

wanting to move there - 1/25/2013
if anyone could help me move there i would help them the best i could do my number is 812- 344-8294 and my name is curtis im 48 and honest and hard Read More

Development has been mixed - 4/25/2011
When I moved back to this area in Jr. High, Destin was still a sleepy little fishing village, catering to vacationers looking to fish in the Gulf of Mexico. It was still the 50s and 60s era place my folks remembered: small and southern, definitely not fancy or filled with 24-hour non-stop entertainment. Most people brought that with them when they came from cities around the southeast.

It was changing, though. Throughout the 70s and 80s more and more high-rise condos sprouted up, but shared the harbor and beach with small Florida cottages and empty lots with sand dunes and scrub trees. That sleepy pace ended in the boom of the 90s. It is almost like developers have something against nature and affordable housing.

Unfortunately, we locals caved in to the money and conveniences all the development brought. The beach is still beautiful, and we have great restaurants and exciting things to do for recreation, but we have lost our little village in the Read More

Santa Rosa Beach, FL - 10/20/2010
Add "Santa Rosa Beach" as a "City" in FL. . . since
there are commentaries made by reidents and tourists about the
beautiful Read More

Beaches of Destin - 6/13/2009
I spent most of my life growing up in the Caribbean, I have to admit the beaches of Destin have to be the best I've Read More

polluted beach water - 7/29/2008
The beaches are beautiful,the water looks great;don't be fooled,the water is pretty badly polluted.If you get any kind of cut or abrasion on the beach,in the water,or especially on the fishing docks wash & disinfect immediately.I didn't,& two months down the road I'm still trying to get the swollen ulcer to heal.The original wound was a negligible abrasion on the beach.The speculation is that irresponsible boaters are dumping their toilets into the bay & gulf.The medical community in the Destin area is aware of the problem, and mentioned to me a drug resistent staph normally found in hospital settings thats turning up on the various fishing docks. I expect the local biz.people are keeping a pretty tight lid on this story for obvious Read More

Quick overview - 7/19/2008
Gorgeous, resort community; traffic is a very challenging issue, as well as property taxes and homeowners Read More

Nice place to raise kids if you are already establ - 7/14/2008
This is a growing beautiful beach comminity that is very safe. However, the job market thrives on real estate and Read More

Good and Bad - 12/28/2007
The quality of life here is lively I suppose. If you enjoy nightlife there are clubs you can go out to that are close by. The beaches are beautiful, the sugar-white sand gets splashed by emerald green water. In the summer the beaches are crowded and you can't drive on the roads because there are so many tourists. Stores stay open later in the summer and for holidays but then you are left with tired workers with neverending shifts. Foreigners come in for the summer to fill positions that would otherwise not get filled. They are very sweet people but sometimes you can't understand them, please have patience when shopping. In the winter we get all the snow birds traffic again becomes annoying. Destin in itself is a small town but has been invaded by tourists and the original boating homey feel has been washed away. This is a better place to visit than it is to live, yet when you visit all the locals just wish you away. I personally got tired of the party scene and hanging out at the Read More

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