Rosemary Beach | Florida


Rosemary Beach is a neo-traditional town located on northwest Florida’s gulf coast between Panama City and Destin, at the eastern end of Scenic Route 30A. Rosemary Beach’s traditional plan is the design of Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA and founded in the principles of New Urbanism and Traditional Neighborhood Development, inspired by other classic beach towns, and designed to bring back the notions of community, neighborhood, and convenience. The essence of Rosemary Beach comes from the careful arrangement

of its public spaces and private homes. Neighborhoods are interconnected by a network of pedestrian lanes, footpaths, and boardwalks. Secret pathways lead to the town square, tennis courts, swimming pools, and the beach. Parking is restricted to alleyways located behind homes, and the town’s pedestrian scale ensures that everything is within no more than a five-minute walk.

Starr Sanford Design, Conceptual Architectural Design, Charrette
Leucadia Financial Corporation, Developer
Patrick Bienvenue, Town Founder
DPZ Miami, Planner
Richard Gibbs, Town Architect