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Panama City, Florida   Add Favorite    15 Reviews | Review This Place




Pros

-Water recreation
-Future job growth
-Attractive beaches

Cons

-Crime rates
-Tourist sprawl
-Isolation


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Panama City is one of the more popular beach cities in the Florida Panhandle. The area has large white-sand beaches, particularly to the northwest in Panama City Beach (a separate city). Panama City Beach is a spring-break destination with a substantial tourist-oriented infrastructure including amusement parks. Its 1950’s-style beach strip appearance reflects its mostly lower-middle class clientele. The beaches themselves and the water are very attractive and create a prime destination for watersports enthusiasts. Nearby ocean currents support abundant marine life, and fishing and diving are popular.


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Quick Facts About Panama City


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Panama City is 5.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Panama City jobs have Increased by 0.77 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Panama City's cost of living is 7.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Panama City's population is 38,286 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.37 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Panama City is $158,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -18.64 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Panama City public schools spend $8,488 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Panama City.

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  6/12/2014
This was the worst mistake I've made

I moved here from Fort Myers, FL. The cost of living (utilities, food, amenities, and housing) are higher and the pay (on average) is lower. What happens then? This...

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 5

  3/9/2013
climate

hot summers.mild springs,falls and...

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 4

  1/8/2013
Living here

I've lived in Panama City/Panama City Beach area since 1988, back in the day in my younger years this was a beautiful place to live and you could make it by with an ok...

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