A Scenic Escape
Kayaking the serene waters around St. Marks. Harvesting scallops in the warm streams of the Gulf. Soaking up the rich history of the second-oldest lighthouse in the state. Wakulla County is truly one of Florida's best-kept secrets! Tucked between the scenic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the bustling city life of Tallahassee, this area combines the best of both worlds, without sacrificing any conveniences of either.
Come explore what life in Wakulla County has to offer, from the endless outdoor recreation to the stunning homes for sale. Who knows—you may just find that life is here your dream come true.
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The Area at a Glance
Tallahassee: About 36 min
Shell Point Beach: About 13 min
Major roads: US-319, US-98
County Seat: Crawfordville
Median Home Value: $175,600
Spotlights of Wakulla County
Wakulla County contains an astounding area of 73% natural lands; nowhere else can visitors experience undisturbed, pristine natural areas like they can here! The terrain of the area is perfect for a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, bicycling, jogging, horseback riding, and many more. The county is also home to the Apalachicola National Forest, Florida’s largest National Forest, containing 564,961 acres of rivers and trails.
The county is home to four major rivers—St. Marks, Wakulla, Sopchoppy, and Ochlockonee—all with different characteristics. Each of these rivers plays an integral part in providing recreational activities for residents of the area and visitors alike, including swimming, kayaking, biking, fshing, scuba diving in blue water springs, and more. Wakulla also faces the Gulf Coast and contains Florida's Coastal Highway 98 which runs along the seashore!
When you live in Wakulla County, the best of city life and the Great Outdoors is at your fingertips. Just about a half-hour away, you'll find Tallahassee, the state capitol of Florida and a city filled with rich history, five-star shopping and dining, and world-class entertainment. But when you live in Wakulla, you'll also be removed from the hustle and bustle, sheltered by the trees, waterfronts, and green space of multiple state and national parks.
What You'll Love in the Area
What's it really like to live in Wakulla County? Here's another look into what makes this slice of Florida uniquely special.
Are you looking for a massive estates tucked on the white-sand seashores of the Gulf of Mexico? A charming beach bungalow for when you want to get away for a long weekend? A new construction home in a cozy little development? Housing options abound in Wakulla, and it's almost guaranteed that you'll find a property that fits your wants and needs—and likely offers scenic views, too.
Local Shopping & Dining
While you'll still find plenty of big-name stores and chain restaurants scattered throughout the county, there's also an emphasis on supporting local businesses. If you're in Crawfordville, you have to swing by BW's Grill and try their mouthwatering burgers, or head down the Coastal Highway to Hamaknockers BBQ. You'll also find plenty of locally owned shops that have been around for years, including Bay Leaf Market, Crum's Mini Mall, and Pet Stop.
Kayaking, biking, fishing, scuba diving, boating, hiking—in Wakulla, you can do it all and so much more. Not only is the county home to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, which encompasses 68,000 acres and is one of the oldest wildlife refuges in the United States. St. Marks Lighthouse, but other major outdoor spots like Shell Point Beach, Bald Point State Park, and Apalachicola National Forest are just minutes away.
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