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Panama City Homes for Sale

Panama City, FL Homes for Sale

Panama City, Florida

Panama City lies almost exactly in the middle of the stretch of Florida coastline called the Emerald Coast. Unlike nearby Panama City Beach, which fronts the Gulf of Mexico, this community is found on an inlet of land, bordered by West Bay, St. Andrew's Bay and by East Bay. Panama City is an ocean-side playground, with exquisite beaches and marinas. Popular activities here are scuba diving, fishing, beach volleyball, tennis and golf. Other attractions include the Mutual of Omaha Wildlife Theme Park and the Pier Park shopping mall.

Homes for Sale in Panama City, Florida

Panama City is a destination community, and the real estate market here shows a typical resort mix of older single family homes and newer condominiums. Fortunately the market is somewhat more welcoming to new buyers, while still having plenty to offer to upscale buyers.

Lynn Haven is a lovely community located just a few minutes north of downtown Panama City. Like Panama City, Lynn Haven real estate presents a similar mix of homes and condominium units for the interested buyer. Homes for sale in Lynn Haven enter the market in the high $100's for modest inland properties. Luxury minded buyers should look for properties that front West Bay. A well appointed home with deep water access can list for two million dollars and more.

Callaway is a community found to the east of Panama City. Looking south from the waterfront here gives views of East Bay and nearby Tyndall Air Force Base. Callaway homes for sale enter the market in the high $100's. Down by the Bay, Callaway real estate can yield some surprising bargains. A sharp buyer can pick up waterfront homes in the $700's.

Panama City Community Schools

Panama City residents send their children to the Bay District Schools. The district operates twelve high schools, including Bay High School, A.D. Harris High School and Haney Technical High School. Ten middle schools serve the educational needs of children from sixth to eighth grade, including the Emerald Bay Academy and the Panama City Marine Institute. 17 elementary schools make up the public school district, including Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School and the Oakland Terrace School for the Visual and Performing Arts. Several private schools are also available including St. John Catholic School and Covenant Christian School.

Business in Panama City, Florida

Tourism is a major component of the economy in Panama City, along with real estate development. Naval Support Activity is one of the major employers in the region, along with Tyndall Air Force Base and the various beach resorts.

Panama City Real Estate Agents

Resort towns present their own set of challenges to the buyer. Choosing a Panama City REALTOR can go a long way to making the search for that special property nothing but smooth sailing.