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Apalach--unhurried, yet discreetly sophisticated
The small city of Apalachicola offers numerous historically significant homes and commercial buildings coupled with an active and quaint downtown filled with interesting shops, local art galleries, and top rated restaurants.
For the nature enthusiast, Apalachicola is buffered by a vast expanse of National and State forests and one of the most pristine estuaries of North America, the Apalachicola Bay. The all important Apalachicola River also provides some of the best fishing in the country and the nutrients for our very valuable resource--those famous Apalachicola Bay oysters.
Single family residences make up the majority of real estate in Apalachicola; however, a small group of town homes and newer condominiums do exist here. Our city also imposes strict zoning rules and guidelines to provide for calculated growth and improvements. To learn more of our architectural history, please visit Historic Apalachicola Design Guidelines.
St. George--our other playground
Our inhabited barrier island is St. George Island which offers 28 miles of serene beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. The island and its real estate encompass three distinct areas: the Gulf Beaches, the East End, and the St. George Island Plantation.
The Gulf Beaches is located in the center of the island and is characterized by an island village atmosphere with shops, restaurants, and inns all within close proximity to a varied selection of residential properties and home sites. The East End is characterized by larger residences and home sites and the beautiful dunes and sandy coves of the St. George Island State Park. The St. George Island Plantation, a private gated community of 1200 lush acres, makes up the entire west end of the island.
Again, single family residences make up the majority of real estate on the island, but there are some smaller town home and condominium units available. Here, too, the county imposes strict development guidelines to keep building in this area harmonious with its natural surroundings. Most importantly, building height limits on the island and all of Franklin County can not exceed 35 feet. Therefore, high-rise condos are non-existent here.
So, if you are looking for a stately historic home in Apalachicola, or an income-producing beach cottage on St. George Island, call me today, for real estate advice you can trust.