Located in Florida’s panhandle, Rosemary Beach
appears straight out of a storybook.
Beyond the picturesque facades, welcome to a treasure trove of history, charm, and of course,
fun throughout the entire year, with concerts, art festivals, farmers’ markets, and holiday celebrations.
A storied past.
Rosemary Beach is more than just a perfect 30A vacation spot. It’s a modern community with a fascinating history that dates back centuries. The town was established in 1995, but the land it occupies has a lengthy and prosperous past. The Creek Native Americans were the earliest inhabitants of the region, residing in tiny coastal villages.
These villages were close to sources of fresh water, which was crucial for survival. However, they were eventually displaced from the region by the Spanish, who took ownership of the land. The British later regained control of the area, and following the Revolutionary War, it became a part of the United States.
In the post-Revolutionary War era, William Bythewood recognized the potential of the beautiful coastal area. He established a trading post and built his home in 1831, laying the foundation for Rosemary Beach’s popularity among tourists and fishermen.
Fast forward to the late 19th century, and you’d find Rosemary Beach booming as a resort hub. The hurricane in 1909 did leave its mark, but the resilient spirit of the community led to its reconstruction and resurgence.
A vision like no other.
Almost three decades ago, Rosemary Beach was about to undergo a complete makeover. The goal? To simply revitalize the sense of community and neighborhood pride.
By following New Urbanism and Traditional Neighborhood Development principles, and taking inspiration from other classic beachside communities, the visionaries also sought to prioritize convenience for residents.
Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, famous urban planners, imagined a town crafted for easy walking, where practically everything is reachable within a 10-minute stroll from the heart of it all.
Elegance in architecture.
An architectural delight! The amazing townhouses blend old-world charm with today’s comforts. Perfect for your next Emerald Coast escape!
The timeless look was inspired by various places, including the vibrant French West Indies and the southern charisma of St. Augustine, Charleston, and New Orleans.
Something for everyone.
Are you a bike-lover, thrill-seeker, shopaholic, or foodie? Or just looking to kick back and relax? Rosemary Beach won’t disappoint.
Kids can make a splash at one of the four community pools, while the many parks, and the beach-side Western Green, beckons all for a picnic or frisbee game.
The Rosemary Beach vibe.
Beyond its beautiful buildings, Rosemary Beach pulsates with a vibrant community spirit. With year-round events, be it art festivals or farmer’s markets, there’s a buzz that keeps the town alive.
Put your feet up.
For an experience waiting to be lived, dive in now with a quick look at a couple of gorgeous Oversee homes. These luxury 30A vacation rentals will put you smack-dab in the middle of it all. Enjoy!
You’re going to love Rosemary Beach! Enjoy.
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