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Endless Living Options in Northwest Florida

Make your favorite vacation spot your permanent home in one of the hottest real estate markets in the U.S. Northwest Florida’s 15 counties offer everything from beachfront houses to historic neighborhoods to downtown living options that get you right next to the action. Whether you’re looking for homes for sale near Panama City or condos for rent in Pensacola, your dream of living on the beach is closer than you think on the Emerald Coast.

4th Fastest growing real estate market (Pensacola) Aceable, 2021
17% Lower housing costs in Port St. Joe than U.S. average Area Vibes,2022
172 Historic buildings in the DeFuniak Springs (Walton County) Walton County Economic Development Alliance
#1 Best place to live in Bay County (Lynn Haven) Niche, 2022

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Northwest Florida’s communities each have a unique personality, but one commonality — they’re all friendly and welcoming places to call home.

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Centuries of multicultural history have led to the diverse communities that exist in Northwest Florida today.

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Get a sense of some of the most ideal places to live in Northwest Florida with a detailed look into our diverse communities.

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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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