Panama City is located in the “panhandle” of Florida on St. Andrews Bay. St. Andrews Bay surrounds much of Panama City and provides a protected harbor for the growing Port of Panama City.
Incorporated in 1909, the city now boasts 36,484 in population. According to Panama City history, the town was originally named Harrison. The city’s developer, George Mortimer West, decided to change the name because a straight line between Chicago and the capital of the country of Panama intersected with the Florida town.
Panama City is a highly desirable area that is compatible with a variety of tastes and lifestyles. People who have visited the city find it is a highly attractive area. They most often cite the following reasons they love the area:
• Has a pleasant climate,
• Attractive housing opportunities,
• Lots of fishing and water sports,
• Plenty of arts and entertainment events,
• A pleasing small town environment for families.
Panama City has a nearly ideal climate. The average annual temperature is 68.8°. The average water temperature of the Bay waters is 72°.
Panama City Beach was named one of “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” in 1995 by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, coastal authority. Vacation shopping, restaurants, outdoor cafes and coffee shops are abundant in the area. Weekday bus service is available to the Panama City Mall and all other major shopping centers in the nearby area.
St. Andrews State Park has over 1,200 acres of beaches, sand dunes, nature trails, pinewoods, and marshes to explore. Panama City beach, perfect for family fun, is just minutes away from the park with a beachside amusement park complete with arcades, miniature golf, gift shops, sidewalk cafes and restaurants.
Panama City Beach is known for its sugary white sand, which is actually quartz crystals that have broken down over time, been polished and deposited on the shoreline.
Exclusive 30A offers properties in the Panama City Beach area. We hope you’ll decide to visit us and enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful – and popular – beaches. Feel free to contact us at 844-STAY-30A or visit our website for more information on our vacation rental properties.