Draper Lake Coastal Village is a private gated neighborhood comprised of two magnificent wooded peninsulas separated by a tributary to Draper Lake. Draper Lake is one of several very special coastal dune lakes found along the Florida Panhandle.  They are considered the Jewels of the Florida Emerald Coast.  The lake fronts the Gulf of Mexico beach and is connected to the Gulf through a dune opening. The community land located within the first 100 feet from the lake’s edge is protected from development, providing pedestrian access to the water through winding nature and hiking trails.  This plan was created in partnership with Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company.

Draper Lake boasts a unique natural environment featuring a protected ecosystem harboring unique flora, fauna, and marine life, surrounding live oaks and pine forests, and an immediate proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. This single family residential community of 96 lots includes two community pools, boat houses that provide access to the coastal dune lake and the Gulf, and a 48 foot observation tower.  Pedestrian trails provide a continuous link to the greenway system running through the property.

The site layout and architectural character of the new traditional Coastal Village for Draper Lake is designed in character with the building traditions of the historic Great Camps of the Adirondacks, the Chautauqua Assemblies, and other mountain/lake villages and retreats. The Regulating Plan and Architectural, Urban and Street standards regulate the layout and character of the buildings, circulation, and open space.

Draper Lake Coastal Village is 40 acres of residences, green space, and trails that embrace a rare coastal dune lake.  There is a 100-foot buffer along the lakefront where no development is allowed, ensuring the conservation and enjoyment of the lake by all residents.  The unique architecture of the houses, and the grouping of houses in a planned layout near the green spaces and overlooking the lake provides distinctiveness from other communities along scenic 30A in the panhandle of Florida.

The master design, in collaboration with Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company, reflects their philosophy for modern urbanization – “We believe great places add to the sum of human happiness. DPZ designs economically and environmentally resilient communities that foster physical and social well-being.”  Draper Lake Coastal Village – a place like no other!


The Draper Lake Coastal Village was designed in 2003 by world-renowned town planners Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ) to create an exclusive, gated community on 30A that reflects the unique character of its location on wooded hills above a rare, coastal dune lake.  The spirit of this setting inspired DPZ to design a walkable, bike-, board-, and kayak-friendly community based on the Great Camps of the Adirondacks, Lake Champlain and other turn-of-the-century lakefront retreats.  Draper Lake has been featured in many fine publications since its creation, including a place on the cover of Southern Living magazine.  Draper Lake is in the early stages of community building, and our purpose is to evolve along with you and your family while maintaining a unique environment, a protected ecosystem and the highest standards of design and construction all within the immediate proximity of the Gulf of Mexico.

Draper Lake aspires to be a sustainable and environmentally respectful community that embraces a natural tranquility and beauty of the nearby Gulf of Mexico.  By fostering an architectural uniqueness ensconced in harmony with a rare coastal dune lake, Draper Lake Coastal Village is a place that nurtures human happiness, well-being and engaged life styles.


A relaxed neighborhood that is people-oriented while respecting the environment; inspiring a connection to nature through individually defined active lifestyles by means of walking trails, community pools, gulf access and Draper Lake itself.


Compelled with an urgency of creativity and forward thinking results in solitude with nature to be enjoyed each and every day. Nestled along Scenic Highway 30A, Draper Lake Coastal Village stands alone.


A mixture of diverse people in a private, gated community, collectively devoted to a welcoming and friendly interaction with each other.  We are committed to maintaining that togetherness of spirit while protecting the surrounding eco-system.


In the heart of enchanting beautiful green waters, wooded land and sunshine, the very nature of Draper Lake is to preserve the interaction between our community and nature’s beauty … for today, and for the future.


Many Draper Lake lots and homes, as well as our many walkways, bridges and green areas, offer fantastic views of the dunes, the lake, and/or the Gulf of Mexico! Click any image below to contact us and learn more about our available lots, homes, and community builders.

Street Front Lots
Street Homes / Type I

Street Front Lots are the heart of Draper Lake. Owners have access to all of the amenities with pools, gathering areas, and boating just a short stroll away.

Park Front Lots
Park Homes / Type II

Facing a variety of park settings, open wooded spaces and water views, these lots are wonderful home sites

Lake Front Lots
Lake Homes / Type III

These beautifully sloping lots have a minimum 100 feet of preservation area creating peaceful, and protected, lake views.


We love our unique 30A community and we know that you will as well. Please reach out to us with any questions or if you want any additional information about making Draper Lake your new home. Just use either button below to send us an email. Thanks for visiting and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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