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Make Panama City Beach your full-time home.

Panama City Beach is considered the fastest-growing of Bay Counties seven cities in both population and area, and with good reason – this 19.5 square miles includes some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches and a laidback Southern hospitality that attracts new residents and guests from near and far. With approximately 13,000 permanent residents, the economy is centered primarily around tourism with the coastal city welcoming over 17 million tourists each year. Panama City Beach offers a family-friendly lifestyle with varied recreational areas such as Frank Brown Park, Gayle’s Trails, swimming areas, senior and youth centers, two fishing piers and golf courses.

What to Know Before You Move.

  • Location – With the Gulf of Mexico, West Bay and Lake Powell, Panama City Beach is a water lovers paradise. There are a range of housing options from high rise condominiums to family-friendly communities such as Breakfast Point. Depending on your individual situation, you may prefer to live in a community with no vacation rentals allowed, that has families with children or that offers private amenities such as golf or tennis. Our experienced – and local – agents can help you find your perfect location based on traffic patterns, proximity to hospitals or grocery stores, and your personal style.
  • Schools – Located in Bay District Schools, Panama City Beach offers three elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school. Bay District Schools are committed to delivering high quality education in a collaborative, safe and respectful environment. Bay County is also home to four college campuses: Gulf Coast State College, Florida State University (Panama City Branch), Troy St University (Panama City Branch at Tyndall AFB), and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (Panama City Branch at Tyndall AFB).
  • Culture – The beauty of Panama City Beach attracts a wide variety of artists and creative opportunities from galleries to theater performances to arts classes. You will also find a variety of art galleries, artist studios, live music events, and local festivals. The nearby Center for the Arts run by Bay Arts Alliance in Panama City sponsors free exhibitions, classes, and fun events. There are several local churches of varied denominations along with volunteer and non-profit organizations catered to specific special interests and missions.
  • Recreation – With a mild climate year-round, Panama City Beach offers the ability to enjoy outdoor recreation of all kinds. The Parks and Recreation Department maintains and operates over two hundred acres of indoor and outdoor recreation facilities with numerous sports and recreational programs for both youth and adults. Frank Brown Park facilities include and arrange of sports courts and fields, playgrounds, picnic areas, dog park and much more. The Panama City Beach Aquatic Center with an Olympic size pool and a Kid’s Splash Park. Enjoy biking and hiking trails, kayak or paddleboard launches, boat launches, fishing, and camping. The Community Center and Lyndell Center both host special events, meetings, and a variety of classes for all ages.


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