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Destin is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 14,247 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Destin is the 177th largest community in Florida.

Destin home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Destin real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities, Destin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Destin are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Destin is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Destin who work in management occupations (16.94%), sales jobs (15.50%), and food service (9.85%).

Also of interest is that Destin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.83% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another notable thing is that Destin is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.

Destin is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

As is often the case in a small city, Destin doesn’t have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Destin ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Destin, 41.59% have at least a bachelor’s degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Destin in 2018 was $45,324, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,296 for a family of four. However, Destin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Destin is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Destin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Destin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Destin include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Destin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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Newest Destin Homes and Condos for Sale

3 Beds 2 Baths 912694 MLS Palms Of Destin (The) BLDG.
Exclusive 1 of 11 Penthouse Suites in the West Tower. Private Residence, Gorgeous 6th Floor End Unit with Panoramic 180 Gulf Views from nearly every room! Expansive 3 full bedroom, 2 bath, 1445 Sq ft with 75K- 85K + potential rental income. All 3 Bedrooms Face the Gulf with Gulf views, with their own balcony access. Floor to Ceiling windows, overlooking the Lagoon pool, tropical landscapes, and the Gulf of Mexico, all for under $700K in Destin. The space is an entertainer's dream, counter height White quartz counter tops, Gorgeous upgraded Stainless Appliances, New flooring throughout, HVAC less than 2yrs old, New MB Bath vanity with granite, Amazing Views. Livingroom has double sliding doors with amazing views of the Gulf and Lagoon pool. Upscale furnishings, upgraded lighting , Master has a King Bed, Guest Suite 2 has King Bed, Guest Rm 3 Queen Bed, Walk in closets. This rare 3 bedroom condo is just waiting for you to make it your own amazing home, or vacation rental. This unit is a private residence and has been meticulously cared for, and has the potential for a great return on investment. The Palms of Destin is like no other condo in Destin, it has amazing 11,000 sq ft lagoon pool deck, with a second heated pool, an island style hot tub, children's pool and splash pad areas. Indoor and outdoor pickleball, basketball, clay tennis courts, children's play ground, BBQ grilling area, onsite restaurant, onsite coffee house, onsite tiki bar, entertainment, DJ/Disco, and ballroom dancing, something for just about everyone. Location is ideal, Bubba Gumps, Joes crab shack, Ruths Chris, the back porch, and several other restaurants

4207 Indian Bayou Trail Unit #2617, Destin

2 Beds 2 Baths 912598 MLS Destin Harbor Resort West BLDG.
RARE opportunity to own in Destin Harbor Resort on Holiday Isle... with a BOAT SLIP and deeded beach access! Located directly on the Destin Harbor, you will enjoy some of the best views in Destin. From unit 5D you can also see the DHR marina, where your boat is only steps away! Featuring two large balconies, this CORNER unit has been completely updated to include SyncoreX LVP flooring, Hunter Douglas window treatments, Trane AC, custom closets, granite counters, new cabinetry in kitchen and bathrooms, soaking tub, new tile, custom coffee bar, and much more! With views of the Destin Harbor, Crab Island, the East Pass, and the Bay, you will enjoy watching yachts cruise by, parasailing, sunrises and sunsets, dolphins, sea turtles, sting rays, and manatees... all from your home! Not to mention weekly summer fireworks over the Harbor, the Christmas boat parade, and so much more! No need to leave home for July 4th or New Year's Eve fireworks! Centrally located to the best dining, shopping, boating, and activities that Destin offers, you can even access some of these favorites by water taxi, right from your dock! On top of endless views, this corner unit offers 2 bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms, an open-concept living/dining space, and plenty of room on the balconies to grill and dine outdoors. It also includes an exterior storage unit, perfect for all your beach and fishing gear! Included in your purchase: A boat lift with hydro-bike for cruising the Harbor; a dock box; all furnishings, minus personal belongings and a few exceptions. Destin Harbor Resort has just undergone a major exterior restoration. Latest building updates: Lobby and interior renovation completed in 2019. New security gate installed in 2020. Docks rebuilt in 2021. Full exterior renovation in 2022, including new Efco windows and sliders in every unit. All special assessments have been paid in full. No short-term rentals. No pets. 12 months+ rentals are allowed. Call today for a private showing!

223 Durango Road Unit #UNIT 5D, Destin

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