New Urbanism: Rosemary Beach in the Florida Panhandle

New urbanism has taken hold in the Caribbean-inspired cottage colony Rosemary Beach in the Florida Panhandle.

| November/December 2003

  • Visit the Caribbean-inspired cottage colony Rosemary Beach in the Florida Panhandle. Dune walkovers protect the fragile dune structure.
    Visit the Caribbean-inspired cottage colony Rosemary Beach in the Florida Panhandle. Dune walkovers protect the fragile dune structure.
    Photo Courtesy Rosemary Beach
  • Rosemary Beach is a Florida New Urbanist community on the Gulf of Mexico.
    Rosemary Beach is a Florida New Urbanist community on the Gulf of Mexico.
    Photo Courtesy Rosemary Beach

  • Visit the Caribbean-inspired cottage colony Rosemary Beach in the Florida Panhandle. Dune walkovers protect the fragile dune structure.
  • Rosemary Beach is a Florida New Urbanist community on the Gulf of Mexico.

You can find a new urbanism by visiting Rosemary Beach in the Florida Panhandle.

Rosemary Beach in the Florida Panhandle

Location

Eight miles from the town of Seaside on northwest Florida’s gulf coast.

Painting the town



Named for the wild rosemary that grows throughout this 107-acre project, Rosemary Beach eschews typical Florida pastels in favor of earthy tones. “Our natural color scheme is taken from the landscape,” says town architect Richard Gibbs. “The gray and brown homes are the colors of native scrubs and indigenous trees.”

Close-knit community






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