Welcome to DeFuniak Springs
A quaint town where everybody knows everybody, and a friendly wave is the norm. That's DeFuniak Springs. It's not just a place; it's a community, a family. No need for GPS here, just follow the smiles and you'll find your way.

Southern charm.
Good vibes.

If you're on the lookout for a slice of Florida that's all about southern charm and good vibes, you've stumbled upon the right place. Let me tell you a little somethin' somethin' about living in DeFuniak Springs – it's like a warm hug from the Sunshine State itself!
Front Porch Sittin' and
Sweet Tea Sippin':

You know you're in the South when front porch sittin' is a legit hobby. Grab a rocking chair, kick back, and soak in the slow pace of life.
And oh, did I mention sweet tea? It's practically the town's unofficial beverage. Don't be surprised if your neighbor drops by with a mason jar filled to the brim to join you on the porch. Every sunrise and sunset here is a postcard waiting to happen.
Lake Life Lovin':

DeFuniak is known for its lakes, rivers and freshwater springs. Whether you're into fishing, kayaking, or just chilling by the water, DeFuniak's got your back.

Every Day's a
Lake Fest

Each year DeFuniak Springs hosts "LakeFest" the event of the year. It's a lakeside party with live music, water sports, and the delicious aroma of food trucks filling the air. LakeFest is where the town comes alive, and the lake takes center stage. Dive into the festivities, try your hand at paddleboarding, or simply relax on the shores with good company. It's the kind of event that turns neighbors into friends and weekends into memories.

The rest of the year, enjoy picnics along the town's shores or paddling out in your kayak for an afternoon of photography. Because, everyday is a lake fest here.
Lake DeFuniak is not just a body of water; it's a serene escape, a place to clear your mind and connect with nature. It is also a rare find - one of only two naturally round lakes in the entire U.S.

Take a leisurely stroll around this almost perfectly round freshwater, spring-fed lake, and you'll see why it's the heartbeat of our charming town. It is also the central gem of the town's historic district. A rich history sprung up around this circular lake - and still wraps its tomorrows around it.

A Rare Lake

Historic Charms & Quirky Delights

Our town isn't just a pretty face; it's got history too. The Historic District is like a living museum with Victorian-era homes that'll make you swoon. And speaking of swoon-worthy, don't miss out on the iconic Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood – it's like stepping into a time machine.

Take a leisurely stroll around the lake, and you'll see why Lake DeFuniak is the heartbeat of the history of our charming town. But DeFuniak Springs doesn't take itself too seriously. Just take a stroll downtown, and you'll find murals, quirky shops, and even a designated "Opinion Place".
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The Charmed Circle:
This circle of Victorian-era homes is like a living, breathing history lesson. Each home has its own story to tell, and they're not shy about it. From wraparound porches that have seen more sunsets than you can count to those charming turrets that practically whisper tales of yesteryear – it's like walking through a time portal.

Historic District:
Overall there are 172 designated buildings in the district. The most distinguished of them all is the Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood. Here is where culture and education collided in the best way possible since the 1800's. You can almost hear the echoes of eloquent speeches and lively debates that once filled its halls. It's like a nerdy time-travel paradise.

Savor a Taste of the Big Easy at Hotel Defuniak

Ready to spice things up a bit? Head over to Nola Cafe and Bourbon Bar at Hotel DeFuniak. It's like a little slice of the Big Easy right here in Florida. From gumbo that'll transport you straight to the French Quarter to a bourbon selection that'll make your taste buds do the Mardi Gras mambo, Nola Café adds a touch of New Orleans flair to our charming town.

Sip, Savor, and Unwind...

At Chautauqua Vineyard & Winery, a grape-filled oasis in the heart of our charming town. When you stroll into Chautauqua Vineyard, it's like entering a secret garden of grape goodness. From the crisp whites to the bold reds, each sip is a nod to the passion that goes into every bottle. Spread out your blanket in their picnic area, pour some wine and enjoy the Florida sun.
Stable your horses on your dream country estate. The DeFuniak Springs area has a special treat for you – country estates near by where your equine friends can live their best lives.

Outside the small community of DeFuniak lies acres of open space, rolling hills, and barns that would make any horse jealous. Space for not just a home; but a haven for you and your four-legged pals. Saddle up – your country estate is waiting.

Country Estates:
Giddy Up, Horse Lovers

Living in DeFuniak

Historic District Havens: Let's start with the cream of the crop – homes around the Historic District. Quaint streets, picturesque gardens, and homes that could tell tales from centuries past. If you're into front porch sittin' and strolling through oak-lined streets, this is your happy place.

Lakefront Lovin': The lakes in and around DeFuniak aren't just a shimmering backdrop; they're a lifestyle. Enjoy your morning coffee with a view that could launch a thousand postcards. Whether you're into fishing, kayaking, or just basking in lakeside serenity, a lake home is like a daily vacation.
Living in DeFuniak Springs is like finding the missing piece of your Florida dream. It's not just a town; it's a feeling. So, if you're ready to trade hustle and bustle for sweet tea and friendly faces, welcome home. Consult with one of our local experts to explore DeFuniak's neighborhoods, and embark on the journey to make this your home along the enchanting Emerald Coast.