Wolf Down Value-Packed Fun
Wolves travel in packs, but the humans in Washington County are satisfied right at their doorstep. Get to know some of the world’s smartest canines up close and personal at Seacrest Wolf Preserve or interact with the fierce alligators of Orange Hill Gator Farm in Chipley. The county is also a refuge for relaxation, with unending outdoor experiences like horseback riding, geocaching, tubing, diving and freshwater fishing — all at a cost of living 18% below the national average.
From sleepy river towns like Caryville to quaint towns with a pioneering past, Washington County is close to the Gulf Coast beaches but right next to family-friendly fun.
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Natural Beauty without the Hustle and Bustle
Washington County has a diverse set of activities that are sure to entertain whether you’re one or 71. The city of Chipley is home to a playhouse, fresh food Farms Markets and one of the county’s most popular attractions — Seacrest Wolf Preserve.
Find homes in Washington County with a median sale price in the mid-to-low one-hundreds, and over cost of living 18% lower than the national average. Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley provides a 24-hour state-of-the-art emergency room for critical care.
Build a Rewarding Career in Washington County
Central positioning along the nation-spanning U.S. Interstate 10 and CDL certification at Florida Panhandle Technical College has created a thriving logistics industry in Washington County. For example, Chipley has experienced notable job growth, with companies like West Point Home leading employment numbers. Manufacturing is also big in Washington County, and Florida Panhandle Technical College provides an opportunity to develop your skills in welding technology.
Supportive Communities and a True Florida Lifestyle
Whether you’re enjoying water adventures along the Choctawhatchee River or watching your children play tee ball in Vernon, Washington County is a great place to raise a family. The region’s close-knit communities and beautiful state parks with stately pine trees have a way of giving you peace while maintaining a connection to something bigger than yourself.
Composed of two elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools, Washington County Schools provide high quality education to almost 3,500 students. Florida Panhandle Technical College provides more than 30 career technical education programs, and higher education institutions like Chipola College in marianna and Florida State University in Panama City offer degrees in anything from information systems to social work.
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