Wild Heron is a premium private manned gated PUD situated north of Back Beach Rd. along Lake Powell in the west end of Panama City Beach. The Wild Heron PUD is a planned unique lake front community featuring a private, Greg Norman-designed golf course, located on 741 acres, of which 206 acres are preserved wetlands and uplands.
Development in the Wild Heron Community began February 19, 2001. Wild Heron has established itself as a community with a vision so appealing that its entire first offering of 105 homesites were sold out by the fall of 2001. Wild Heron HOA fees are reportedly around $412 per quarter with Community Development District fee at $1855 per year. Amenities are completed.
The residences offer several designs: Two-story and contemporary. There are also a few condos along Lake Powell. Most of the residences are 3-4 bedroom, 3- 3 ½ baths single-family dwellings featuring 2000 to 4200 GLA. Most of the homes are of very good quality and finish. Most of the homes are new to 8 yrs. old. Trends indicate newer homes are constructed with cement fiber, stucco, and stone siding. Outdoor kitchens are also popular.
The last phase of homesites were sold in mid-2005. The 18-hole golf course entitled Shark’s Tooth Golf Club opened for play in March of 2002. This 18-hole Greg Norman golf course incorporates environmental friendliness, as well as in architectural foresight. Several safeguards have been designed into the course to ensure environmental harmony with the lake and surrounding wetlands.
Wild Heron is situated along 3 ½ miles of shoreline on Lake Powell, Florida’s largest coastal dune lake consisting of 760 acres. This natural and ecological wonder straddles the Bay County/Walton County line in the Florida Panhandle, home of the Emerald Coast: 27 miles of beautiful blue-green water and white sandy beaches, ranked among America’s top ten by the Travel Channel.
Designated an “Outstanding Florida Water” by the Florida Environmental Regulation Commission, Lake Powell fosters a unique natural environment. The part freshwater, part saltwater mix makes a special habitat for surprising array of fish, plants and animal life. This coastal sanctuary will be haven to 593 families within single and multi-family units. Available lots showcase views of Lake Powell, protected wetlands, and the golf course, and residents will have access to such amenities as: beach club, boathouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, and a fitness center.Wild Heron is a must see!