Despite current Covid-19 concerns, beaches across the Emerald Coast should be remaining open. As of Tuesday, officials across the three-county stretch added that no meetings were slated to discuss a possible closure.
Visit South Walton officials said they’re expecting a five percent increase in occupancy compared to last July 4th, and that’s after the amount of available rooms already went up by seven percent. As a major holiday weekend approaches, people in South Walton are getting ready for thousands of visitors. Even amid coronavirus concerns, Fourth of July will still bring a lot more people to the county. And short term rental property owners are getting ready.
Walton County officials say they’re following the Governor’s guidelines and not having any events that allow for more than 50 people. The key is to follow social distancing and take protective measures like face masks when being in close proximity to those you don’t know.
Nathan Abbott of Abbott Realty Services is seeing an increase in short term vacation rentals and interest from those all over the US considering buying a vacation condo or beach house. Nathan stated, “…the Emerald Coast is a hot location right now and interest rates are lower then ever. We are seeing high rise beachfront condos and homes going under contract in as little as three days.”
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