Windswept Estates is a subdivision located about 7 miles east of Freeport, Florida, on HWY 20. If you want to live on the golf course and also be within 20 minutes the beach, this may be the place for you. The lots are larger than the average .31 acre size lot found in some other subdivisions and while the amenities may be smaller or fewer, it does have a pool, a clubhouse, tennis courts, a basket ball court, and a golf course and the HOA fees are lower.
Check out Windswept Estates on the internet for more complete information as part of your plans to move to the Florida panhandle in retirement. It may not be heaven but it is probably closer to it than where you are.