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Cost of Living

Pinch Yourself, Not Pennies. This isn’t a Dream.

With its scenic views, pleasant temperatures and available job opportunities, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more value-packed community to live than Northwest Florida. For one, there’s no state income tax. Everything from groceries to healthcare and transportation costs less in our communities, and housings prices across county lines are also well below national averages.

You work hard for your money. Northwest Florida’s cost of living will help you to keep more of it in your pocket.

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6% General state sales tax rate Florida Department of Revenue
$738 Median monthly rental contract Florida’s Great Northwest
$8,639 Average expenses including mortgage and essentials Florida’s Great Northwest

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WONDERFL Community Development Blog: Calhoun County

Just two hours between the capital city of Tallahassee and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, is Calhoun County, Florida. In “CalCo” (as the locals would say), a visitor will find an array of excursions and shops to make a day out of, as well as bountiful land and water systems perfect for a […]
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Dog Beach at Pier Park ranked in top 30 best dog-friendly beaches in U.S. View the list here

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Dog Beach at Pier Park, known across the Panhandle as being a great place to take your BFFs (best furry friends), is making a name for itself nationally.  Located on the Gulf of Mexico in Panama City Beach, Dog Beach is among the 30 best dog-friendly beaches in the country, according […]
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‘New Moon of Northwest Florida’ will soon take flight

WEWAHITCHKA, Fla. (WMBB) — A little less than four years ago, a company called Skyborne Technology opened up a facility in Wewahitchka. In that short time, the company has taken flight, literally. Skyborne is completing its 15th airship and has big plans for the near future. One of Skyborne Technologies primary projects so far has […]
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Opportunity Florida – Opportunity is Here Video

Florida’s Rural Area of Opportunity region in Northwest Florida, where your company may expand or locate a new facility using the region’s skilled labor coming from our workforce training pipeline that begins at the high school. Come visit our area that abounds with quality of place attributes. Opportunity Is Here — You Should Be Too!
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