Check out this article in the Chicago Tribune Real Estate section about Rosemary Beach Real Estate and the New Urbanism Architecture. It talks about the small-town character of Rosemary Beach and other communities like it.
The movement arose as an antidote to sprawl, promoting the use of mass transit and encouraging walkable neighborhoods, like those that were built years ago, rather than the drive-everywhere neighborhoods of suburbia. This glorification of the past meant copying vintage housing styles. At Rosemary Beach, for example, the more than 600 residences reflect the historic architecture of the West Indies; Charleston, S.C.; St. Augustine, Fla.; and New Orleans.
Click the link to read the entire Rosemary Beach Real Estate – New Urbanism Architecture Article