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Remarkable Growth of the Watersound Origins Community

Looking back on the last year’s events in South Walton and the world as a whole, we have seen tremendous changes and new directions of growth for the Watersound Origins community. As many regions of the United States have noticed, we have seen a great shift of people moving from densely populated cities in search of lower density, fresh air, and a better quality of life that can be found here at the beach. Many learned that they could now work from home and better yet, work from anywhere. Without the necessity of living near the office, why not make the move to a favorite vacation spot where you’ve dreamed of living? Not only have so many young families, single adults, and retired couples found their home in the Watersound Origins community in 2020, but we have also welcomed those from all over the country. In past years, the majority of Watersound Origins buyers have come from the Southeast region of the U.S. and local areas, but 2020 brought folks from new areas we have rarely (if ever) served before including New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Colorado, California, Arizona, Montana, and Utah.

From 2019 to 2020, Watersound Origins new home sales more than doubled year-over-year, ending 2020 with 204 new home contracts! Construction never stopped throughout the last year and continues at a fast pace to meet demand.

Continue reading to learn more about the most exciting new developments happening at the Watersound Origins community:

Watersound Town Center

New development at the Watersound Town Center is bringing this new hub to life! The next exciting additions to the Town Center include a farmer’s market pavilion and a Publix Super Market! Watersound Origins residents will soon enjoy convenient access to shops, restaurants, the grocery store, and a fantastic weekly farmer’s market just a golf cart or bike ride from their front door. Plans call for approximately 200,000 square feet of retail and office space including the Ascension Sacred Heart healthcare facility, now open.


Take a look at the progress on the Watersound Origins townhomes phase! Plans call for two-story, three-bedroom townhomes, each with their own garage. Residents will have access to all of the Watersound Origins amenities including the Village Commons swimming pool, fitness center, the sport courts, access to Lake Powell, and network of hiking and biking trails. Stay tuned for more information on these residential opportunities coming soon!

Actual development of Watersound Origins may not be as currently proposed and no guarantee is made that any future improvements, facilities, and features of Watersound Origins will be built or, if built, will be of the same type, size, or nature as currently described or contemplated. The materials and features and amenities described and depicted herein are based upon current development plans, which are subject to change without notice. Room dimensions and square footages are approximations. Map not drawn to scale. “JOE®”, “St. Joe®”, “St. Joe (and the Taking Flight design)®”, the “Taking Flight” design®, “Watersound Origins®” and “Origins®” are registered service marks of The St. Joe Company or its affiliates. ©2021 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. The Clubs at JOE is a private club, membership in which permits Watersound Origins owners the use of the Village Commons, Lake Powell, and other facilities designated by the Club. Use of additional Club Facilities requires purchase of a separate membership upgrade. Club membership and use of the Club Facilities may be subject to application and acceptance, payment of applicable fees and dues, and membership requirements, rules and other limitations, all of which are subject to change. All parties who build homes in the Watersound Origins community are independently owned and operated. The St. Joe Company does not guarantee the obligations of, nor provide any warranties for unaffiliated parties who build homes or offer services in the Watersound Origins™ community. This material shall not constitute an offer in any jurisdiction where prior registration or other advance qualifications of real property is required and has not been completed. Void where prohibited by law. Equal Housing Opportunity. Obtain the Property Report required by Federal Law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. Kentucky Registration #R-171.

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One Response to “Remarkable Growth of the Watersound Origins Community”

  • Sharon Gibbs
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    Hi Tanika…we are close friends of Wendy & Dan Cooper. We’ve been coming to Florida for 12 years & love it! We are in escrow on our home in CA & we are placing things into storage & taking our RV with 2 dogs to explore & find our favorite place. We are both retired & not certain at our age we want to buy, lease or rent. We are looking for 2 bedrooms, one level, one car garage, pet friendly, fitness center on or close to the beach! Wendy said you know Florida & might be able to send us some tips or things to look at. We should arrive in Florida in April-May sometime. We have another couple who is interested in buying. Their names are Tom & Rosie Cavin. I’ll forward your contact info! Thanks! Sharon Gibbs

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