Rosemary Beach, Florida
Rosemary Beach is an unincorporated master planned community in Walton County, Florida, United States on the Gulf Coast. Rosemary Beach is developed on land originally part of the older Inlet Beach neighborhood. The town was founded by Patrick D. Bienvenue as President of Leucadia Financial Corporation in 1995, and was designed by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company. The town is around 105 acres (0.42 km2) and upon completion had just over 400 homesites and a mixed use town center with shops, restaurants, and activities. The town is a master-planned community located on a beachside road, CR 30A.
Rosemary Beach is one of three planned communities on Florida's Gulf coast designed by Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk. The other two are Seaside and Alys Beach. The three are examples of a style of urban planning known as New Urbanism.
Rosemary Beach, designed in 1995, offers shops, restaurants, a hotel and public green spaces. The design of the town takes its cues from New Orleans’ French Quarter and European Colonial influences in the West Indies and Caribbean. Sustainable materials, natural color palates, high ceilings for better air circulation, balconies and easy access to the beach by foot are typical design features found.
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