Mary Esther, Florida
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Updated On: September 19, 2014
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Homes for Sale in Mary Esther
Mary Esther Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Florida
Due to its easy access to waterways, Mary Esther was one of the first areas settled in northwest Florida in the 19th century. Incorporated in 1946, Mary Esther enjoyed its first building boom when the Santa Rosa Mall was built in 1976. Today the city covers 2 ½ square miles and is home to approximately 4,500 residents.
With its plentiful waterways, Mary Esther is one of the premier destinations for residents and visitors to Florida's Emerald Coast. The city has 10 parks with many including boat and sport facilities. Residents have access to 14 beautiful golf courses and other prominent attractions such as the Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park and the Destin History & Fishing Museum, both in nearby Destin. Destin is also home to the fantastic Gator Park, the region's only alligator attraction.
Mary Esther's neighbor, Fort Walton Beach, hosts the Gulfarium, the nation's second oldest marine park. Visitors view everything from bottle-nose dolphins to Peruvian penguins. Considering the area's rich connection with the military, you may also enjoy a visit to the U.S. Air Force Armament Museum just outside Eglin Air Force Base.
Mary Esther residents also enjoy taking part in community events and festivals, which are numerous and diverse. Whether it's the Days of Wine and Roses or one of the unique Mardi Gras, Billing Bowlegs, or July 4th celebrations, residents turn out in force to celebrate at all times of the year. Living in Mary Esther combines the best of the beach with the comfort of a small-town atmosphere.
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Mary Esther Real Estate Market: Prices of Mary Esther Houses for Sale
Single-family detached homes in Mary Esther, Florida are available from the low $100,000s to $750,000. Properties are available in a number of styles such as ranch, contemporary, traditional, Victorian and split-level. Homes are available in many subdivisions including Parish Point, Sandy Ridge, Timberlake Estates, Rush Park, Mary Esther Manor, Emerald Pointe, and Seabreeze. Condominiums and townhouses are available in Mary Esther from $90,000 to $300,000. Many great amenities are available including central air conditioning, fireplaces, waterfront properties, water views, large lots, swimming pools, boat facilities, multi-car garages, solariums, landscaping and community amenities. Waterfront homes in Mary Esther can be found anywhere from $70,000 for a beautiful waterfront condo to upwards of $750,000 for a 3-bedroom single-family home that boasts fantastic views of the Santa Rosa sound.
Mary Esther Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of September 15th, 2014: homes priced around $173,970 compared to $213,725 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -23%. For Friday, September 19th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.21%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.27%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.63%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.14%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Mary Esther FL. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Mary Esther to help you find the best home!