Lucian May, my wife’s Great Great Uncle homesteaded 160 acres of South Walton beach front in 1925. This slice of heaven has remained in the May family until 2021. The property was aptly named Emerald Crest in 1926, and the old farm style house was torn down in 2021 to make way for Kaiya’s future beach club and homesites. The property was on the western most border of Alys Beach. Many generations of the May family have enjoyed this historic piece of property, and as a tribute to this South Walton gem, the May’s granted me permission to name my insurance agency after Emerald Crest allowing a piece of their heritage to live on.