Emerald Lakes Homes For Sale

Emerald Lakes is a gated residential community in Destin, Florida. It is just off Highway 98 with City Market across the street and Destin Commons to its west. The neighborhood has 7 emerald lakes located all over the community hence the name. Right from the moment you enter the neighborhood, you will be awed by its beauty. The main drive is between two lakes and its meanders and winds all through the community. The lakes are surrounded by lush landscapes and some have water features. They are also lined with indigenous pine trees, palms, and tropical plants that add to the beauty and charm of the property. The streets are lined with attractive palm trees that heighten the allure of the community. The homes have separate quarters with private cul de sacs. It is a privilege to raise a family in Emerald Lakes because the community is family-centered.


It is perfectly located between 2 world-class golf courses; one to the east and the other to the west. That's why it is a well-loved location by golf enthusiasts because the golf courses are open to the public. The Emerald Bay golf course is a 72 par play golf course to the east of Emerald Lakes. It is located in a peaceful gated community and the fairways go past several lagoons and lakes. 2/3 of the holes have water features and the back nine stretch along the shores offering breathtaking views of the bay.

Regatta bay club golf course is towards the west of Emerald Lakes neighborhood. It was originally designed by the celebrated designer Robert C.Walker with the help of Arnold palmer. Stretching up to 6,894 yards, it is a 72 par offering remarkable experiences to golfers of all levels. It has been praised by many golf magazines, players, and golf lovers alike as one of the best in the region. Residents of Emerald Laks can take advantage of either of the golf courses and the clubhouses as well since they are open to the public.

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Emerald Lakes amenities

The Lakes

Just like its name, the Emerald Lakes neighborhood has many lakes. They are freshwater hence home to many fish species. Consequently, angling is one of the most popular hobbies for residents of this neighborhood. Besides fishing, the residents also go kayaking and canoeing in the lakes.

Community park

The community park is a favorite of many residents in the Emerald lakes thanks to its abundance of recreational resources. They have swing sets for the children as well as adults. It also has a basketball court and picnic pavilion. The double tennis courts provide an alternative for those who don't play basketball. Additionally, the park has enough lighting to allow for nighttime play, especially during the summer when the heat is unbearable during the day. All residents of Emerald Lakes can use the community park for sports practice, plays or competitions. The entire neighborhood is also lined with bike trails. Biking is a convenient way to get around as well as exercise. There are pedestrian-friendly sidewalks to promote safety for everyone who wants to go for walks or strolls.

Swimming pool.

Not all the homes in Emerald Lakes have a private swimming pool and that's why the community pool is necessary. The pool has spacious sun decks and all residents are welcome to use the pool.


Most of the homes in Emerald Lakes are single-family homes ranging from 2000-3000 sq feet. They have private swimming pools as well as ample backyards providing the perfect place for families to hang out.  Besides that, some border the lakes providing great views not to mention the lavish lawns to the front.


The Emerald Lakes community has magnificent beaches thanks to the Gulf of Mexico. They are just south of the neighborhood along the stunning Gulf Drive. The area is served by multiple public roads providing access from different locations. Also, you can get to the beach through the beachside restaurants.


It is never a boring day for shoppers in Emeralds Lakes because there are so many options to choose from. The Destin Commons is an inspiring retail plaza housing upscale fashion outlets and restaurants. It has so much to offer in terms of fun, entertainment, and shopping you can easily spend the entire day there. The AMC Motion Picture Theater located to the west of the Emerald Lakes community is also a popular spot among the residents and visitors.

The Paradise Key is another mall worth visiting in Emerald Lakes. It has a public store that stocks all kinds of groceries, various clothing stalls, and household items shops as well as a Walgreen's for all pharmaceuticals supplies. The City Market is on the opposite side of the Emerald Lake right across the emerald coast parkways.

Ten minutes from Emerald Lakes is the famous Silver Sands Outlet which is notable for offering the best discounts for designer items in the whole country. You can save a substantial amount of money if you buy name-brand apparel there. The Grand Boulevard in Sandestin and the village of Baytowne Wharf are also popular shopping spots in the neighborhood.


Emerald Lake has prominent fine dining restaurants and specialty boutiques. With year-round festivals and musical concerts, there is always something exciting as far as social life goes. 

The property value in golf communities rarely depreciates hence the reason they are highly sought out. Also, it isn't hard to find a buyer once you decide to put your home on the market. The golf communities of Destin complement each other and the Emerald Lakes neighborhood is not only affordable but also close to everything. Emerald Lakes is a dreamy location to live in and you won't regret settling down there.