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-Water recreation
-Future job growth
-Attractive beaches


-Crime rates
-Tourist sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About Panama City Metro Area

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

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Panama City's cost of living is 7.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Panama City's population is 38,286 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.37 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Panama City is $158,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -18.64 percent.
    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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re: Lived here for two months, looking to move aga
Lived here in the 80's and it was OK but now been back a month and hate it. Can't believe how much it's gone down. Jobs are hard to find and wages are so very low.... (read more)
re: Lived here for two months, looking to move aga
I moved to Panama city area, in Nov 1992 from the west Coast ( biggest mistake ever ) bought a business in a crime ridden back water town a few miles outside Panama... (read more)
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... (read more)
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