Just within the last year have recreational enthusiasts discovered the area's limitless waterfront opportunities and restful seclusion. Recently, a small variety of residential developments have been announced ranging from estate-sized lots in gated communities, complete with deep water docks, to quaint camp homes.
The Intracoastal Waterway parallels the coastline roughly five miles inland from the beach. Wetappo Creek, Lake Wimico, East Bay near Panama City and other tributaries branch out from the main artery. These brackish waters are rich with both saltwater and freshwater marine life including speckled trout, spanish mackerel, redfish, flounder, bass and bream.
Recently, The St. Joe Company partnered with the Tall Timbers Research Station, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and others to form Northwest Florida's 1520-acre Wetappo Creek Conservation Area dedicated to preserving and growing the area's rich natural resources. Gulf Coast Real Estate Group's new waterfront community, Wetappo, offers a rare opportunity to own a piece of this spectacular habitat.