Sales Volume up 22% in Franklin County

The real estate sales volume in Franklin County increased 22%, from $30.4 million in 2016 to $37.1 million this year through May.  The number of closed sales was 89, compared to 80 in 2016, for an 11% increase. The average sales price is up and inventory is down.  For more information and a detailed analysis, here is a link to the statistics provided by the Realtor Association of Franklin & Gulf Counties.

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Southern Living’s Best Beaches in the South

St. George Island was named one of the best beaches in the South by Southern Living Magazine.

Sunrise on St George Island

Sunrise on St George Island

1970s St. George Island Marketing Film

In the early 1970s, Leisure Properties produced a promotional film for marketing St, George Island.  Narrated by actor Jose Ferrer, the film features local residents.


Stylish Bayfront Home with Dock-Boat Lift on St. George Island

“AS CLOSE AS IT GETS.” 1371 East Gulf Beach Drive, SGI.  $699,000.  Charming Bayfront cottage on the East End, completely renovated in 2013-14, combines function with style. New dock w/10,000 lb lift and boat slip. Ideal location for boating & fishing activities. Designer finishes throughout the home. Wood flooring, wood ceilings, upscale appliances, gas cooktop, laundry, soft neutral colors throughout.  Great rental property.

BAYFRONT. 1371 East Gulf Beach Drive, SGI. $699,000.

BAYFRONT. 1371 East Gulf Beach Drive, SGI. $699,000.

Unique Bayfront Location on St. George Island

Sheriff’s Point – 327 Gander Street, SGI.  $699,000.  4 BR, 3 BA, 2800 sf.  Ideal location that fronts the bay and a canal with water on two sides. A vertical, concrete seawall, anchored by rip rap, protects the land, and there’s a dock on the bay. The house has cypress board & batten siding and a concrete tile roof. High quality, custom Andersen windows and doors. Interior walls & ceilings are solid cypress.  Floors are tile, bamboo & carpet. Kitchen has granite countertops & stainless appliances, BR closets are cedar lined & there’s ample storage. Bonus room approximately 900 sf. Elevator.

Sheriff's Point.  327 Gander Street, SGI.  $699,000

Sheriff’s Point. 327 Gander Street, SGI. $699,000

Beautiful Plantation 2nd Tier Homesite with Gulf Views

ONLY $95,000.  Enjoy easy access to the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico with this choice 1-acre lot in St George Plantation.  The 2nd tier location offers privacy as well as gulf views with an almost square configuration.  With lush, natural vegetation and trees, you’ll find an ideal building site for your beach home.  The walkway to the beach is cleared and boardwalks cross the dunes.  State-owned bayfront property at Nick’s Hole is located across from this lot and the Plantation airstrip is nearby.  The Plantation is a gated community on the west end of St George Island with five miles of beach, 24-hour security, clubhouse, pool, tennis, bike paths, boardwalks to the beach at regular intervals, underground utilities, airstrip and architectural restrictions.   Walk this homesite to appreciate its merits!

1548 Leisure Lane - $95,000

1548 Leisure Lane – $95,000

Gulf Front Lot with 100 Front Ft on St George Island

GULF FRONT LOT:  1056 East Gorrie Drive – $715,000.  Enjoy the white sand beaches of St. George Island with this beautiful gulf front lot in a prime location on East Gorrie near 11th St. The building site has 100 gulf front ft in a quiet, residential location. St. George Island is a resort island in the Florida panhandle with 22 miles of white sand beaches connected to the mainland by a bridge.

GULF FRONT LOT:  1056 East Gorrie Drive, SGI.  $715,000.

GULF FRONT LOT: 1056 East Gorrie Drive, SGI. $715,000.

St George Island 1st Tier Home with Pool

1149 West Gorrie Drive.  $689,000.  Enjoy outstanding views of the Gulf of Mexico from this well-built home across the street from the beach on St. George Island.  2-story beach house with large porches.   Easy beach access to the white sand beaches via county right-of-way directly across the street.  The heated pool is 12 ft x 30 ft. Hot/cold outdoor shower, fish cleaning table at ground level. Tile floors throughout with carpet in the bedrooms. First level has 3 BR/3 BA with large porch on the beach side. Top floor has open floor plan with living-dining-kitchen combination opening to a screened porch on beachside and deck on the back side overlooking the pool. Half bath off kitchen. Master suite also on top level. Gas fireplace, lots of natural light. Ideal for vacation rentals or residence.

1149 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island.  $689,000

Plantation 1st Tier Home Fixer Upper on St George Island

2104 SEAHORSE LANE, St George Plantation.  $529,900.  REO.  Great 1st tier location in upscale, gated community on St George Island. Expansive gulf views and easy access to the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Built on pilings with garage bays for parking underneath, outdoor shower, fish cleaning table, landscaping and pool. Decks, porches and a widow’s walk. 1st living level has 3 bedrooms & two baths plus den that could be used as additional sleeping room. Top level has kitchen, dining, living room plus den with fireplace, and another bedroom & bath. Granite countertops & tile backsplash in kitchen. Vinyl siding, concrete tile roof. Ideal property for rehab project. Sold “AS IS” only. House has damage from a multi-level water leak with drywall and flooring removed in some areas. Elevator does not work.

$529,900.  2104 Seahorse Lane, St George Plantation

$529,900. 2104 Seahorse Lane, St George Plantation


Apalachicola Waterfront Home on 5 Acres

$550,000.  Harmony House, at 1130 Durham Drive in Apalachicola, comes with five acres, ten minutes north of town.  This unique waterfront property features a cypress house with 3 BR/2 BA plus a screened gazebo, huge garage with climate controlled storage and office, boat dock, boat ramp, piers, chicken coop and lovely native vegetation and landscaping. Very private location.

Harmony House - Waterfront, Apalachicola.  $550,000

Harmony House – Waterfront, Apalachicola. $550,000


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