Florida’s east coast is a haven for snowbirds, retirees, investors, and vacationers. There are many wonderful seaside communities; however, few communities are as popular as Palm Coast. In the past 25 years, the population of this seaside city has gone up by more than 50,000. Snowbirds and retirees love Palm Coast’s pristine beaches, world-class golf, and stunning attractions.
Believe it or not, Palm Coast was completely uninhabited just 45 years ago. Before 1969, the area that is now Palm Coast was mostly trees and swamp. A major communications firm purchased large tracts of land and started developing it in the early 1970s. In 1999, the City of Palm Coast was formally incorporated.
Palm Coast is located along the north part of Florida’s east coast, not far from the city of St. Augustine. Jacksonville, Florida’s largest city, is about an hour drive to the north. Daytona Beach, widely known as the “World’s Most Famous Beach,” is about 40 minutes to the south. Outdoorsy types love going to the many parks, biking trails, fishing, world class golf and the state of the art Palm Coast Tennis Center.
Palm Coast has a number of upscale communities for residents who enjoy golf, boating, or both. When searching Palm Coast’s real estate market, you’ll find traditional single-family homes, modern condos, and everything in between. Single-family homes start at $150,000, condos start at $100,000, and townhomes start at about $115,000. Even gated communities are affordable starting in the high $200,000 but can climb into the seven figures.
Life in Palm Coast
Palm Coast’s elegant beaches are perfect for long strolls and lazy afternoons. There are many golf courses in the Palm Coast area, including the Grand Haven Golf Club - one of the top 100 courses in North America. Palm Coast has dozens of delicious restaurants that will keep you satisfied, plus an exciting nightlife with live music. The area also boasts 13 wonderful parks and more than 125 miles of hiking trails.
For a fascinating look at Florida’s rural past, check out the Florida Agricultural Museum. For a peaceful oceanside walk, pay a visit to Varn Park’s exquisite boardwalk. If you like fishing, you’ll be glad to know that there are several excellent fishing spots all over the Palm Coast area. If you’re retired or plan on investing in Florida real estate, you’d do well to purchase a home in Palm Coast.