If your arrival into Watercolor is via 30A from the west, you will probably have to stop somewhere on the causeway to take a picture of the iconic pine trees that mark the eastern edge of Western Lake. Seeing that scene is your cue that you are in for something special. This is a meticulously designed coastal beach community. Watercolor resort is known for its integration of the natural Florida landscaping and takes the Gulf of Mexico colors as its inspiration. The timeless architecture has a sweet southern style with lots of wide porches and tall shady trees. The butterfly park is absolutely joyful with blooming plants that border a watercolor tile stream and there is plenty of green space for children to play. The community pools and tennis facility are first class and the beach front beach club is second to none. Walking is the best way to get around the picturesque strolling paths and boardwalks. It’s a good idea to stop in at the boat house where stand-up paddle boards and kayaks depart for Western Lake. As communities go along 30A, this is a new town with modern conveniences but it feels as cozy and comfortable as any classic Southern beach town would.