Known for its natural environment, preserved green spaces, wooded parks and award-winning inn, Watercolor is a combination of conservation and natural elegance. The master-planned community’s surroundings include Western Lake, two state parks with lush forest, neighboring Seaside and the Gulf of Mexico. WaterColor is highly-acclaimed for its wide range of family-friendly amenities that service its 27 charming neighborhoods. Paddling the shores in a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard is as popular as Mayberry-esque bicycle rides along 30A, picnics in Cerulean Park, and sunset toasts from the deck of Fish Out of Water.
Home to several area events like MountainFilm on Tour, 30A Songwriters Festival, Old Florida Holiday and more, Watercolor also offers shopping options at Barefoot Princess, The Blue Giraffe, Little Red children’s clothing store, The Fuss Boutique and Old Florida Outfitters. Watercolor Workout is one of a handful of gyms along 30A as well as Pure Barre, a ballet inspired workout studio. The amenities of WaterColor are regarded as some of the best along Scenic Highway 30A, counting a vibrant Town Center, Gulf-front Beach Club, the Boat House on Western Lake, Tennis Center and Camp WaterColor, as well as four pool areas and multitudes of green park space.
WaterColor reflects the simple joys of a bygone era in its town planning and architectural style. Homes are inspired by the traditions of the South. Covered porches front pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined streets; deep roof eaves shade clapboard and shake-sided walls punctuated by crisply framed, divided-light windows; and carriage houses on quaint back alleys allow clumsy vehicles to be swapped with agile bicycles. WaterColor is approximately 25 miles east of Destin and 28 miles west of Panama City Beach in Northwest Florida.