Founded in 1910 as the center of a thriving turpentine industry, Santa Rosa Beach was the start of South Walton as we know it today. But this community of luxury beach houses, upscale dining, and unique artist colony Gulf Place is certainly not a relic of the past. In fact, Santa Rosa Beach was named one of the “10 Best Beach Destinations for 2011” by Yahoo! Travel.

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