You’ll know why Panama City, FL is called the “Emerald Beach” with just one look. Beautiful Gulf waters and miles and miles of wide, sugar-white beaches immerse you in the tranquility of nature. Located on the panhandle of northwest Florida on beautiful St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Panama City is a popular year-round tourist location offering a comfortable climate and friendly atmosphere. The largest city between Pensacola and Tallahassee, Panama City was named the best place to invest in real estate in the U.S. by CNN’s Business 2.0 Magazinein 2006.
With its pleasant climate, attractive housing opportunities, fishing and water sports, arts and entertainment and a pleasing small town environment for raising a family, Panama City provides a highly desirable living environment compatible with a variety of tastes and life styles. The city’s Leisure Services Division currently maintains over 220 developed acres that include ball fields, tennis courts, parks, community centers, two marinas and four boat launch ramps. The City sponsors over 1,100 baseball and softball league games each year and over 300 events are held in city parks. During the course of a year, more than 60,000 city and county residents and tourists utilize the wide variety of recreational opportunities provided by the City for citizens of all ages, with programs ranging from organized activities for seniors, to baseball, softball and basketball league games and other athletic activities.
Water remains a vital part of the area’s economy with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. Panama City’s 27 miles of coastline offer ample sites for fishing, swimming, boating, diving and snorkeling and has long been recognized as North Florida’s best place for diving. Over 50 artificial reefs and several historical sunken wrecks teem with marine life; Skin Diver Magazine calls Panama City the “wreck capital of the south.” Hundreds of natural reefs, three-to-eight feet high, stand no more than 80-to-110 feet offshore offering the perfect spot to view native fish and other sea creatures, including small corals, colorful sponges, mantas, crustacean of all kinds and seemingly endless schools of baitfish. For beginning or experienced snorkelers, Panama City offers excellent areas. One is St. Andrews State Park and another is the grass flats behind Shell Island. The Grass Flats are shallow with a great variety of sea life and an excellent adventure for the novice snorkeler.
The newly renovated 240-slip Panama City Marina located on the Intracoastal Waterway is one block from Downtown Panama City. The facility is designed for all classes of vessels, from 30 feet to 120 feet with drafts to 10 feet. Open for business 7 days a week with competitive prices at it’s full-service fuel dock, the marina can accommodate vessels with 110/220 power and cable TV service at all slips. The new Marina Store is fully stocked and has clean showers and laundry facilities and fax and copier service. Bicycles are also available for daily usage without charge. The marina also has a nighttime security guard service from 9:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M and is within easy walking distance to numerous restaurants, coffee shops, The Panama City Marina Civic Center, art galleries and a public library. Weekday bus service is available to the Panama City Mall and all major shopping centers in the City. Panama City has permanent covered and uncovered boat slips available for vessels from 30 feet to 50 feet.
If you want to add a little more spice to your life, you don’t have to look any further than the famous Miracle Strip, which is loaded with restaurants, entertainment, and night life for kids of all ages. Getting to Panama City will also be easier with the future opening of the new International Airport. If golf is your game, we have that, too. Beautiful courses and beautiful weather will put you in the mood for your best scores ever. So whether you want to relax, shop till you drop, or party all night long, we have it all in Panama City. Don’t take our word for it. Contact us today to have your dreams come true with your own little piece of Florida Real Estate paradise on the “Emerald Beach of Florida” in Panama City.