A Nature-Lover’s Delight
Holmes County may not be the largest county, but it is not the smallest either with a population of just over 20,000. Located along the Alabama border, this charming, rural county is a draw for nature lovers and hunters alike. The county’s population of wild turkeys makes it a great place for hunting season and multiple events throughout the year like the annual Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo give it a great sense of community. From a historic mansion in Bonifay to one of the largest diving springs in the state of Florida, there certainly is no place like Holmes County.
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A Breath of Fresh Air
Get ready to dive, hike and savor the beauty across five cities and unincorporated communities in Holmes County. Ponce de Leon State Park, named after the explorer who led the first expedition to Florida in 1513, offers picturesque walking trails, horseback riding and boating.
Vortex Springs near Ponce de Leon is one of the largest diving facilities in Florida, offering camping, cave diving certification, multiple slides and swings to satisfy the thrill seeker in you.
Never a Dull Moment
Holmes County is a community that constantly reaches for greatness while celebrating its wins in the form of events and festivals throughout the year. Bonifay’s Down Home Street Festival kicks of spring with a car show, street vendors and food trucks. Enjoy the Panhandle Patriotic Celebration — a community-driven July 4th festival with free food, kid-friendly activities and a jaw-dropping fireworks show. And you can’t forget about the 60-year-running All Night Sing and the 75-year-running Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo — a week-long event that brings thousands of spectators to Holmes County.
A Sweet Deal
Holmes County is on the precipice of greatness, with a growing sustainable manufacturing sector and proximity to U.S. Interstate 10, which increases connections across the nation. Holmes County Florida Schools include seven quality schools from K-12, and house prices are typically only a fraction of the cost with access to the same amenities. This is small town living at its best.
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