It's a Florida beach town driven by tourism. In one of the fastest growing counties in the state. People have been moving to the area for as long as I can remember.. It is a great place for families. But it isn't for everyone. Many people decide to move back to the cities or places that offer more traditional life and work experiences.In my short time here, I come to quickly realize that SoWal is a landlord and renters’ town. Accommodations are made to value and promote this economy. Seaside is merely a product of this culture. So, we should not be surprised by what is happening. Landlords collect the benefits of rental income while not having to deal with the frustrations or inconveniences their renters create for others.
There are as many wonderful aspects of life in South Walton as there are not so great things. As is the case anywhere else. It's all in what you may prefer for your lifestyle. I'm thankful for those who live and work here making it such a unique place in so many ways.
Florida can be really weird. But it's beautiful. I do love its natural beauty. It's laid back and hard working. Good old boy politics all over the place. Corruption. Greed everywhere. Rampant development. Not an environmental care in the world. We need to do better. It's worth it.