Welcome to Genoa
Where every home has a view
Walking around Genoa, some ask themselves, “Is this Florida or Italy?” The neighborhood is surrounded by water in beautiful Sandestin. The Tuscan-style homes of Genoa increase the sense of walking along a Mediterranean beach town. The limited number of plots further ensures the exclusivity of these luxurious homes. When locals cross the rustic stone bridge into their private community, they traverse into another place, as if on a European vacation right here in America.
The residents of Genoa enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle within this community in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. They have deep-sea fishing right at their fingertips. Residents head out to Wednesday's Concert Series, on any given Wednesday, all summer long. It’s easy to enjoy kayaking on the lake, volleyball at the beach, and a day of golf at one of the many prestigious local golf clubs. It’s a beautiful short drive to the Baytowne Golf Club or The Links Golf Club.
What to Love
Deep-sea diving in the morning, lunch at Cantina Laredo, and an evening of champagne and shopping await those who live in this luxurious community. It’s resort living for an active lifestyle, but it’s also somewhere to kick back and enjoy the luscious views.
Crystal clear blue waters and white sand beaches melt stress, giving way to a happier, grander way of living. Genoa looks like its Italian namesake but has better diving, golfing, and views. It may not have the history, but it has the notoriety that brings a packed annual calendar and prestigious restaurants and cafes.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Dining at Ovide means eating culinary creations crafted by the renowned chef Hugh Acheson. The ambiance matches the quality of the food, and any night out can be improved with a meal at Ovide. Rum Runners at the Village of Baytowne Wharf has the best drinks, paired with delightful dueling piano players and delicious fares for casual evenings out.
Things to Do
Living in Genoa isn’t just about the luxurious beaches and clubs. It involves a calendar full of annual events. Wednesday's Concert Series brings music to the Baytowne Wharf. Once a week, all summer long, locals enjoy outdoor concerts by the waterfront.
Newbies don’t have to wait long to find the best taco spots. The Tequila and Taco Festival features food and tequila from local restaurants and food trucks. It’s a day of yummy tacos, strong tequila, live music, and games.
Once a month, Bubbly Baytowne brings champagne, live music, and shopping together. Of course, even when there isn't an event happening in town, Genoa residents have plenty to do. They enjoy outdoor recreations like deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico or kayaking on the crystal clear waters. Prestigious golf clubs abound throughout Sandestin and it's easy to catch a match of beach volleyball or tennis at the courts.
The community has a lot to offer the budding pupil as well. Genoa is in one of the best school districts on the Emerald Coast, with prestigious educational institutions. Notable schools include:
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