The Pros of Condo Living on the Emerald Coast
June 15, 2020
Living on the beautiful panhandle of Florida is a dream for most. With the clear emerald water, sugar white sand, and sun-filled breezy days, there are many reasons why living on the Emerald Coast is a worthy investment. But for most, the question is not whether the panhandle is a great place to live, but instead, which kind of housing is right for each person. In a series of upcoming blog posts on our website, we will discuss the different housing options and who they are a good fit for. Today we are discussing the topic of condo living on the Emerald Coast, and whether or not it may be a good fit for you.
A condominium is a multi-unit building in which each separate housing unit is individually owned. These buildings are typically overseen by a property management company because the owners of each individual unit do not own the entire multi-unit building, or the land on which the building sits. One of the major benefits to this is that as a condo owner, you will not have to worry about taking care of the land. Essentially this means no landscaping, no tree trimming, and no lawn mowing. These tasks typically take time and/or money to manage regularly, but with condo living you will have the luxury of spending that time at the beach or exploring the town instead.
The second perk of condo living is great amenities. Many condos have the added enjoyment of pools, gyms, tennis courts, pet parks, and other amenities that some home owners either may not have access to or may not have the budget for. These amenities also make it easier to befriend neighborly residents, which is great for those looking for community. Another added benefit is the location. While many homeowners are forced to live outside of cities to keep housing costs down, condo owners have access to city life, affording the option to walk to public areas, commute by bike, or use public transportation as well as try out new restaurants, go shopping, and enjoy the nightlife.
Finally, affordability is one of the greatest benefits of condo living. In many areas, condos are generally priced lower than the average single family home with some markets having a relatively large price gap. A lower housing price leaves a budget for exploring attractions and taking advantage of the culture in your area. The Florida panhandle is filled with towns that offer fun and entertainment from shopping, restaurants, and farmer’s markets to concerts, festivals, bars, and more. Having a larger budget for these activities will create a more enjoyable experience overall.
Condo living is a great option for those who want to experience all that a town has to offer without many of expenses that single family homeowners incur. If you are looking for a condo in the panhandle of Florida, we would love to help you take the next step. Reach out today and let’s begin this life-changing journey together.