Perdido Key is a wonderful Northwest Florida beachfront community in South Escambia County. If you have visited Florida's Gulf Coast, then you know the stunning beauty to be found here with its famous snow white beaches and the turquoise coastal waters. Perdido Key beaches are some of the best in the country, and you will find every kind of home, condo, and lifestyle here.
A barrier island more than sixteen miles long between SW Pensacola Florida and Alabama, Perdido Key is a paradise for beach-goers, boat lovers, and naturalists alike. You'll find homes in Perdido Key that face the Intracoastal Waterway, the Gulf Coast, and several lagoons and bays.
In the late 1600's, the French and Spanish were both exploring Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Both heard of a large body of water to the west of Pensacola, but neither was able to find a place deep enough to sail through to find it. A local Indian chief spotted one of the Spanish ships and offered to show them the location. When he did, they named it "Perdido" Pass, which means lost or hidden. Hurricanes and other actions move the bay entrance around, and as of today, it is actually located in Orange Beach, Alabama.
Perdido Key was originally a peninsula that was crossed by a large creek. During the Depression in 1933, the government widened it into the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and the peninsula became the Island of Perdido Key. Big Lagoon and Perdido Bay were made deeper, and the bays, inlets and channels became the waterways that make this one of the most beautiful areas in Florida. They also provide protection from hurricanes, and help the beachfront condos on Perdido Key fare well during the storms.
Because it's such a popular vacation destination, much of the island's real estate consists of resort condominiums and beach houses. The easiest way to start your search for a condo on Perdido Key is to visit the pages listed down the side and see the photos and amenities that they offer. Buying a resort condo is not something you should do without research or on your own. An experienced Realtor can steer you away from problem complexes and save you a lot of money and heartache. When you find some that you like, let's talk about them. This is my specialty, and I know all the resorts, wonderful -and not so wonderful.
I'm an experienced full time real estate agent in Perdido Key. I know the area well and call it home. This website was made to help you browse through our local resort communities, condo properties and surrounding area neighborhoods to decide which one is your next home. You'll find our little piece of Paradise is both beautiful and wild - almost 60% of the island is protected park land. With development so heavy in Florida, this way of life is hard to find.
Southwest Pensacola is just across Big Lagoon, and offers everything a boater could want. There are several outstanding single-family home communities here, and it's the perfect place to feel like you're living a lifestyle of the rich and famous. Some offer amenities that rival any resort, and others keep down the HOA fees and make use of boat docks and panoramic water views to entertain. No matter which you choose, there are parks, wetlands, trails, and private beaches to make you feel like a king.
Use my website to begin your property search by looking at the communities and their amenities and locations. You can search the Pensacola MLS yourself, or let me do the work for you. Join our mailing list and be notified of new listings as they are added, or even pull a list of recently sold properties to get an idea of prices and market. I want to be your resource for Perdido Key real estate. I look forward to hearing from you!
Just Updated (looks amazing) AND includes a **Boat Slip** ! Stunning 4 bedroom, 3.5 Bath corner residence just recently renovated has so many distinguished features now....
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