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Top Reasons to Live in Palm Coast FL

  • Swampland transformed! The area that became Palm Coast was mostly isolated swampland before developers employing a marketing strategy designed to lure land buyers from the North and Midwest turned the area into the biggest planned unit city in Florida history. It became a patchwork quilt of homes, golf courses, small marinas, and condos that would come together to form a community. Nearby Flagler Beach is an outstanding combination of pier and sand with many cool shops. Palm Coast is situated on 26 miles of saltwater canals and 53 miles of freshwater canals, providing ample recreational opportunities.

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  • Housing Statistics Palm Coast, in many ways, became a perfect representation of the problems leading up to the housing bubble that sent the world economy into recession when it burst. House-flipping was rampant, housing qualifications were lax, and it was unsustainable. While parts of Florida are heating up again, growth in Palm Coast is slower. The average median home price was for May - July 2013 was $135,000, based on 737 home sales. The median price represented a 17.4 percent increase from the year before. There are 1,619 homes somewhere in the bank-owned or foreclosure pipeline. Rentals make up 20.57 percent of the households. The vacancy rate is high, running at 15 percent. The median age of homes is only nine years.
  • Tourist Attractions The beaches of Palm Coast and Flagler County are some of the best on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Add in the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway and area lakes, and opportunities for fun on the water are even greater. Just to the north is historic St. Augustine, while a short drive south finds you in Daytona Beach. It's worth it to keep going south and visit one of the world's most unique tourist destinations, the spaceport of Cape Canaveral. If golf is your game, the Jack Nicklaus designed greens at Grand Haven await. The International Food and Wine Festival is a fun annual event.
  • Weather and ClimateEscape the snow, but keep the humidity. People looking to escape cold winters elsewhere are a big part of what built Palm Coast. Of course, the trade-off comes when facing a long summer with high humidity. The weather can be downright steamy, with hot fog in the morning that gives way to sweaty sunshine, until afternoon thunderstorms give a brief respite. Winters are mild, with lows rarely falling below 40 degrees.
  • Palm Coast NeighborhoodsPick the community that's right for you. The easiest way to understand Palm Coast is to consider it as three districts.