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Destin Realty Emerald Coast Classic


When it comes to sports, fans are… well… fans are fanatical. They live for the game. They clear out their calendar and make time to watch every game. True, die-hard sports fans go even further, they travel. Fans find a way to make one game every season. Then, that one game becomes two. And eventually something happens. Yes, they love the game, but the destination is the reason fans have fun. The better the destination, the more fun they have. In fact, a University of Florida study finds that 60% of people that travel to an out-of-town sports event, return to that destination for vacation. And 74% recommend the location to others. 


Participating Teams:

University of Virginia
University of Iowa
Providence College
University of Memphis
Savannah State College
St. Francis College Brooklyn
Grambling State University
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

So why have a major basketball tournament like the Destin Realty Emerald Coast Classic in a place like the Emerald Coast? It’s simple. There is something about the Emerald Coast that makes people want to be here. And it all starts with the beach. The turquoise water and sugar-white sand beaches are one of the natural wonders of the world. Dive deeper and longtime visitors will tell you there’s a whole lot more than soaking up rays and playing in the Gulf of Mexico. From world-class fishing and nationally recognized epicurean fare and boutique shopping to a vibrant music and art scene, including one of America’s top 10 charity wine auctions, the Emerald Coast is the quintessential beach destination.  Plus, our beaches are regularly voted best in the America by Trip Advisor, Condo Nast Traveler, U.S. News and World Report and more. It’s also why Destin Realty Beach Vacation Rentals & Sales has committed to partnering with the Emerald Coast Classic. We believe the quality of the NCAA teams in this tournament, combined with the commitment by CBS Sports to broadcast the event, match the quality of our nationally recognized destination.

Destin Realty is one of the oldest family-owned real estate companies in Destin. We first discovered the Emerald Coast like a lot of people, vacationing with our family. The memories created from those early experiences turned into a lifelong passion. We started our company in 1983 with a simple mission — every guest that stays at one of our properties gets the full beach vacation experience. That means every property we offer is directly on the beach and every condo has a private balcony or patio with a beach view. Plus, we ensure all of our condos offer modern amenities. So you can vacation at the beach while watching your team play on your room’s big screen TV.  

We hope you can attend one, or all, the games at the Destin Realty Emerald Coast Classic. Whether you’re here for this tournament, or you plan to vacation along the Emerald Coast during the next big game, give us a call. We’ll make sure you have a great place to stay on the beach and not miss a minute of the game. 

Jeff Sanders
Chief Operating Officer
Destin Realty, Inc.