DOWNTOWN DESTIN

"Downtown Destin, Florida – Where Coastal Charm Meets Urban Flair. Explore the heart of Destin, a vibrant district brimming with eclectic shops, delectable dining, and a lively atmosphere. Stroll along the Harbor Boardwalk, enjoy waterfront views, and discover a wealth of entertainment and activities. Dive into the best of Destin's downtown scene for a memorable Gulf Coast experience, rich in culture and coastal allure."

Overview for DOWNTOWN DESTIN, FL

13,751 people live in DOWNTOWN DESTIN, where the median age is 43.3 and the average individual income is $51,007. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

13,751

Total Population

43.3 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$51,007

Average individual Income

 
 
 

"Downtown Destin, Florida – Where Coastal Charm Meets Urban Flair. Explore the heart of Destin, a vibrant district brimming with eclectic shops, delectable dining, and a lively atmosphere. Stroll along the Harbor Boardwalk, enjoy waterfront views, and discover a wealth of entertainment and activities. Dive into the best of Destin's downtown scene for a memorable Gulf Coast experience, rich in culture and coastal allure."

 

Discover the Best of Destin, Florida: Your Ultimate Gulf Coast Getaway

Nestled along the dazzling Emerald Coast of Florida, Destin is a dream destination for families seeking sun, sea, and exciting activities. From family-friendly adventures to fantastic dining and shopping options, here's your guide to making the most of your time in this picturesque coastal town.

Family-Friendly Things to Do

Destin is a haven for families, with many activities for all ages. Here are a few highlights:

1. Beach Days: Start your trip at the stunning Destin Beaches. The soft, white sands and crystal-clear waters make it perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and building sandcastles.

2. Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park: Dive into a fun day at this water park, offering thrilling water slides, lazy rivers, and mini-golf.

3. Destin Harbor Boardwalk: Stroll along the Harbor Boardwalk for family-friendly entertainment, including boutiques, restaurants, and occasional live music.

4. Dolphin Tours: Embark on a memorable dolphin-watching cruise with the family. These tours allow you to get up close and personal with these friendly marine creatures.

Where to Live

Choosing the right place to stay in Destin is crucial for your family's comfort and convenience. Consider these top neighborhoods:

1. Crystal Beach: A charming neighborhood with a mix of vacation rentals and cozy beachfront cottages. It's known for its proximity to the beach and vibrant atmosphere.

2. Destin Harbor: If you want to be close to the heart of the action, choose accommodations near the Destin Harbor Boardwalk, offering easy access to dining and entertainment.

3. Sandestin: A picturesque resort community offering an array of vacation rentals, golf courses, and a bustling village with shops and restaurants.

Where to Shop

Shopping in Destin is a delight, with various options to explore:

1. Silver Sands Premium Outlets: This is a shopper's paradise, with over 100 designer stores offering substantial discounts.

2. Destin Commons: A charming outdoor shopping mall featuring many stores, a movie theater, and great dining options.

3. HarborWalk Village: Combining shopping and entertainment, it's a great place to find unique souvenirs.

Where to Dine Locally

Destin's dining scene is rich and diverse, with a strong focus on seafood. Don't miss these local favorites:

1. Dewey Destin's Seafood Restaurant: A must-visit for fresh, locally sourced seafood dishes in a laid-back setting.

2. The Back Porch: Famous for its beachfront dining and Gulf-to-table cuisine, offering fresh catches of the day.

3. Camille's at Crystal Beach: A popular spot for breakfast and brunch, known for its delicious pancakes and omelets.

Destin, Florida, has everything - from family-friendly fun to fantastic places to live, shop, and dine. Whether planning a weekend getaway or an extended vacation, this coastal gem on the Emerald Coast has something for everyone. Pack your bags and get ready to experience the beauty and excitement of Destin with your loved ones.

 
 
 

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Demographics and Employment Data for DOWNTOWN DESTIN, FL

DOWNTOWN DESTIN has 6,201 households, with an average household size of 2.19. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in DOWNTOWN DESTIN do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,751 people call DOWNTOWN DESTIN home. The population density is 1,835.12 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

13,751

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43.3

Median Age

51.23 / 48.77%

Men vs Women

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Total Households

2.19

Average Household Size

$51,007

Average individual Income

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Schools in DOWNTOWN DESTIN, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby DOWNTOWN DESTIN. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Category
Grades
School rating
Destin Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5

Around DOWNTOWN DESTIN, FL

There's plenty to do around DOWNTOWN DESTIN, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walking Score
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sea Market, Pecan Jacks - Destin, and Stanley's Street Treats.

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Dining 1.38 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.63 miles 41 reviews 5/5 stars
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Dining 4 miles 27 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 1.59 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.54 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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