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Welcome to The Retreat

The prestigious Gulf Coast real estate within the gates of The Retreat exudes a serenity highlighted by the West Indies-inspired architecture and a secluded location. The Retreat is a luxury sanctuary on a nature preserve filled with pines, oaks, and palmettos. Enriched by private amenities for owners and guests, The Retreat’s 90 pristine acres accommodate only 90 home sites.
The Retreat is tucked away on the edge of Blue Mountain Beach on Florida’s Emerald Coast. It also shares a shoreline on the southwest side of Draper Lake. A limited number of home sites feature Gulffront or lakefront amenities. Seven of the lake-front home sites allow docks. The Retreat offers stunning views of turquoise waters, sparkling sand dunes, and the peaceful lake.

The Retreat Real Estate for Sale

The premier community features single-family homes built with adherence to specific architectural guidelines. An approved list of architects and builders have constructed a number of masterpieces in The Retreat. The Retreat is rental-restricted with a 30-day minimum rental. Half of the lots are on the water, divided between the Gulf and the lake. Home prices begin at $2 million. Prices for home sites are in the $600,000-$3 million range.

Amenities at The Retreat

The Beach Club at The Retreat sits on a 3000-foot stretch of private beach. It is located at the end of Retreat Drive. The Club features a serene infinity edge pool with a fountain, hot, private restrooms and locker storage, beach access, and shaded dining areas. On the Draper Lake side is a canoe launch with a picnic pavilion and play fort for children. The Beach Club is available for private functions. A 1000-foot area of the beach is permanently protected from development and available for the use of all owners and guests. There are three beach access points in the community.
Draper Lake is unique in its appeal. Hiking and biking, fishing and canoeing, and exploring the surrounding sand dunes are all favorite pastimes. Dune lakes are only found in Northwest Florida in remote parts of Africa and Australia. Draper Lake is one of 11 coastal dune lakes found in Northwestern Florida.
Entering The Retreat from Scenic Highway 30A, residents and guests pass through large conservation areas on both sides of the road while approaching the Gate House on Retreat Drive. These areas are open for walks and exploring.

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Directions to The Retreat

The Retreat is located on the south side of Scenic Highway 30A between Santa Rosa Beach and Blue Mountain Beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The Retreat lies 13 miles east of Destin and 19 miles west of Panama City Beach. It is less than an hour from the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Regional Airport.
From the International Airport, go south to W Hwy 388 and turn right. Turn left on Highway 79, right on US 98/FL 30A, left on Hwy 283S, and right on W 30A. Turn left on Retreat Drive.

Real Estate Agents The Retreat Florida

Discover Your Great Home. For information about The Retreat real estate and beach towns on the Scenic Highway 30A Gulf Coast, please contact Broker/Owner Cole Blair, Luxury Property Specialist at (850) 376-3269. Cole Blair Properties, LLC, 192 Lake Pointe Dr., Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. Providing authentic, attentive service in the 30A real estate market.

Overview for The Retreat, FL

156 people live in The Retreat, where the median age is 59 and the average individual income is $71,714. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

59 years

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Around The Retreat, FL

There's plenty to do around The Retreat, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Cava and Cakes, Pecan Jacks 30A, and For The Health Of It.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.21 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.07 miles 226 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.55 miles 40 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Shopping 0.57 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.86 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.33 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for The Retreat, FL

The Retreat has 162 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in The Retreat do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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39.74 / 60.26%

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