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Living a Outdoor Oriented Lifestyle in Panama City, Florida

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Where to Retire in Panama City and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the Panama City area.
The median price of a home was  $245,000 in the 1st quarter of 2020, according to the National Association of Realtors.

What is special about Panama City

It is a true waterfront community in an uncrowded part of Florida with inexpensive home prices. St. Andrews State Park is a very nice beach. Was the home of Bill Mazeroski, the unlikely hero of the Pittsburgh Pirates' 1960 World Series 7th game win over the Bronx Bombers.

What is not special about Panama City

Summers are hot and humid. It has been dubbed the "Redneck Riveria".   Don't go near the place during spring break.

Climate and Physical Environment

The median January temperature is about 50 degrees, the median July temperature is about 82 degrees. It is on the bay on Florida's panhandle.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Local seafood is most likely what you find in most of Panama City's restaurants; Gulf Coast Community College is in town, as are satellite campuses of Florida State University Panama City Campus and Troy University; Concerts on the Green; Seabreeze Jazz Festival


The crime rate is high for such a small city.

Medical facilities

Bay Medical Center and Gulf Coast Medical Center are 2 medical facilities in the area.


Northwest Florida Beaches Airport is a brand new airport serving Panama City and the surrounding region. Many economic hopes are pinned to this new facility.

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