I thought we bought a condo in Seagrove Beach...

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  1. Mermaid

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    ...but all the papers (tons of them) that we signed say "SANTA ROSA BEACH." Our condo is one of the little studios at Hidden Beach Villas, approximately one mile east of Seaside, across from the Palms. I thought that was Seagrove!

    My mother wants to send me her steamer so I can get the 20 year old wallpaper off the bathroom walls. This is important! It needs to get to the right town or I might still be stripping at Christmas.

    Do we have a place in Santa Rosa Beach or Seagrove Beach? Does the mailman care?
     
  2. Mermaid

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    Forgot to add, the zip code is listed as 32459.
     
  3. OnMackBayou

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    Use this to find your city.http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/citytown.jsp
    Enter your zip and it will give you the acceptable towns for that zip code. For instance I own a property in 32550. Acceptable cities to the post office for that zip are Destin, Miramar Beach and Sandestin.
     
  4. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Your mailing address city is Santa Rosa Beach 32459, and it sure beats the heck out of your 30-A neighbors to the east whose mailing address city is Panama City Beach.

    In real language, Seagrove Beach is like a neigborhood and Santa Rosa Beach is the town. Other neighborhoods like Seaside, WaterColor, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, etc try to create these microtowns which confuses the heck out of most people who do not live here.
     
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    Hey...I was 32541 for while. Destin baby, Destin! :bang:
     
  6. Mermaid

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    Okay, I get it now. It's exactly like Indianapolis, then. We live in a neighborhood in the city called Meridian-Kessler, to the side of us is Butler-Tarkington, and to the north of us, Meridian Hills. And it's all still under the blanket of "Indianapolis." I hadn't realised that 30-A was the same. No wonder we love 30-A so much: it really is a home away from home, with better weather and views! :clap_1:
     
  7. TooFarTampa

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    Yes, it's very interesting, isn't it? I was surprised to say the least when closing papers for our Seacrest house said "Panama City Beach." After all the last thing we wanted to be was a spring break destination. :laughing1

    Are Seaside addresses Seaside or SRB, since Seaside has its its own post office? And I think Rosemary Beach has its own zip too while its unwashed neighbors get PCB. What about Alys Beach? WaterColor? I sense post office envy ...
     
  8. Smiling JOe

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    Seaside, WaterColor and Rosemary Beach each have their own Post Office. More name branding at work.
     
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    What also confuses people is the fact that Santa Rosa Beach is not in Santa Rosa County and that Ft. Walton Beach is not in Walton County. I've emailed CNN about at least two news stories in which they showed photos from SoWal and said they were from Ft. Walton Beach.

    The 32459 really confuses delivery people. I was expecting a UPS delivery, and the truck driver kept calling me and saying that he was in Santa Rosa Beach, but couldn't find my house. He couldn't understand that Seagrove Beach has the Santa Rosa Beach zip code, but is miles down the road from Santa Rosa Beach. Finally I just got in my car and tracked down his truck.
     
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    When we first built at Grayton we received our mail in one mailbox (like rural route carriers use) and the address was:

    Your name
    Grayton Beach
    Pt. Washington, FL (probably no zipcode)

    All the mail for anyone at Grayton was delivered to this one box and we would check it daily for mail from "home". We didn't know we had a street address until just a few years ago; that's when we found out the streets actually had names. :roll:

    Things have certainly changed, but the beauty of the water, sand, and lakes remain. :cool:
     
  11. Smiling JOe

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    Nor is the Santa Rosa Beach Post Office located in Santa Rosa Beach. It is located between Santa Rosa Beach, aka Gulf Place, and the Old Town of Santa Rosa.

    Kurt has the right idea -- rename all of this area SoWal, FL and each neighborhood could be listed additionally for community pride.
     
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    Strange are the ways of the post office. Up until about 2003, we'd occasionally still get bulk junk mail addressed to Resident, Rural Route 8, Niceville, FL 32578. One of the reasons that I joke about living on the border of suburbia and BFE.
     
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    It's only been recently that the post office began to stress using the Santa Rosa Beach name. My mom always used Rt 2, Box 3100 (this was before 911), Point Washington...the little communities used to be much more separate than they are now. These days, we all run together - just one big happy family!
     
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  15. Mermaid

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    I've just shot off an e-mail to my parents asking them to send the wallpaper steamer up to Indy. I know I won't have the time to chase down any mail trucks when we're busy next week! (just in case....)
     
  16. bsmart

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    Try Finding the best driving directions to South Walton from Atlanta!!!

    In fact I am doing this as we speak, I do not want make so many turns on roads which have multiple names in Alabama, just a few straight shot roads and that is all.
     
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    I wish there was a straight shot...if you find it let us know!
     
  18. Beach Runner

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    Southbound:
    Take I-85 South
    Exit 16mm Waugh Rd./Mt. Meigs;left over bridge;right@US 80
    Left @Cty. Hwy. 85/Pike Rd./Ware's Ferry/Carter Hill Rd.
    Turn right and immediate left at Hwy. 82/US 231
    In Troy turn right at Hwy. 87
    Stay on 87 by bearing to right at Hwy. 87/167
    Stay on 87 by turning left in downtown Elba-COPS!
    Then Hwy. 87 turns right at Veterans Memorial
    In Samson turn right onto Hwy. 52
    Turn left onto Hwy. 153 (becomes 83 at the FL line)
    In DeFuniak Springs right@US 90;quick left@US 331
    In Freeport stay on US 331 by turning left@Hwy. 20
    Stay on 331 by taking a right
    At US 98@331 take a left
    Take a right at Hwy. 395 which dead-ends on 30-A

    Northbound:
    From Seagrove take Hwy. 395
    Turn left at US 98 - BE CAREFUL!
    Turn right at US 331
    In Freeport stay on US 331 by taking a left@Hwy. 20
    Stay on 331 by taking right
    In DeFuniak Springs right@US 90;quick left@Hwy. 83
    Take a right onto Hwy. 52 from Hwy. 153
    In Samson take a left onto Hwy. 87
    Stay on 87 by taking a left near Elba - COPS!
    Stay on 87 by taking a right in downtown Elba
    At the Hwy. 87/167 intersection take a left
    In Troy take a left at US 231
    105 mm right onto Hwy.82;quick left@Cty Hwy. 85/Carter Hill Rd.
    Take a right onto Waugh Road/US 80
    Go left then right to get onto I-85 North to ATL
     
  19. Mermaid

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    That's the way we go to the beach when we drive through Altanta to see my brother. Good directions. :clap_1:
     
  20. bsmart

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    Thanks Beach Runner!
     

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