Seaside, Florida was the first town built on the 30A. It is the center of the concentric communities surrounding it. Shops, art galleries, food trucks and footpaths attract visitors and property investors. The lovely beaches are accessible to all of the town’s visitors. Most prefer to stroll or bike to the emerald waters and bright white sand.
The Original New Urban Town
Seaside, established in 1981, was the first town to begin the urban planning trend that has now filled the 30A. The idea: to create a semi-urban community that is idyllic and communal in nature. The concept is called New Urbanism. And while it was first tried here in Seaside, it has been imitated across the country. There are now more than 600 communities across the U.S. developed using these concepts. They are walkable streets and multi-use buildings with shops, restaurants and residences. And, there is a unified architectural style that permeates the town.
A Life Outdoors
Despite the lovely architecture, imitating a historic Floridian beach style, the real star of the Seaside show is the great outdoors. Restaurants with sweeping patios and views. Walking trails throughout town. Outdoor events all year long. A lovely nearby state park. And of course, the beach. While you may enjoy sitting in your lavishly decorated beach villa, you will likely be drawn outside just as quickly.
Shops and Restaurants
One thing visitors and property owners love about Seaside is easy access to so many great shops and restaurants. After enjoying a morning at the beach, you might stroll over to one of the many food trucks, like Meltdown on 30A or Mr. Gyro Hero. After a backyard barbecue, you might head to Heavenly’s Shortcakes & Ice Cream for dessert. Or, when you are ready to do some shopping, you might enjoy The Mercantile for women’s clothing and accessories. Or, Duckies for curated children’s toys and clothing.
An innovative community, a laid-back atmosphere, and a gathering of cultural experiences make Seaside, Florida an ideal vacation destination. Book your vacation stay at MyBeachGetaways.com