Rustic Coastal Living with an Edge for Relaxation
From Alligator Point on down to the Apalachicola Bay and St. George Island, Franklin County is brimming with boutique shops, a flourishing art and theatre scene, and an energetic, waterfront nightlife. Step back in time at Apalachicola’s historic district with over 900 homes, sites and buildings listed on its National Register. Cities like Carrabelle and Eastpoint are quaint, authentic boating and fishing communities with a unique rustic charm.
Known as Florida’s Forgotten Coast because of the untouched beaches that lend themselves as a peaceful escape from big city life, Franklin County offers opportunities to relax, unwind and explore the region’s rich maritime history.
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Eclectic, High-Quality Living
From pet-friendly beaches and restaurants to inspirational art galleries around every block, Franklin County’s cultured personality invites imagination. The region is also home to the Apalachicola National Forest — the largest forest in Florida with more than 570,000 acres for bird watching, hiking, cycling, and more. Catch a swimming black bear at Bald Point State Park’s beach or traverse 80 miles of sand roads at the offshore St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge. Buy the catch of the day at a seafood market in Eastpoint. Living on the Forgotten Coast means having first dibs at pretty much everything.
Actualize Your Potential
Franklin County supports strong, career-defining education, whether it’s for you or your children. Career and technical education (CTE) at the Franklin County School District begin in the middle school grades, with opportunities to gain hands-on experience in entrepreneurship, hospitality, welding, health care and other trades. The school district partners with the local business community to create learning opportunities and volunteer experiences for students.
The Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State College is in nearby Port St. Joe and offers convenient, quality education to meet the area’s workforce needs.
Opportunities in Growing Industries
With easy living comes even easier opportunities in Franklin County. CareerSource Gulf Coast strengthens job prospects with employment training, career fairs, hiring events, and support for military families. Students can also join the growing Unmanned Aerial Systems industry in Northwest Florida with Career and Technical Education programs throughout the Franklin County School District.
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