WELCOME TO PALM COAST,
A CITY SURROUNDED BY AN ECO SYSTEM AND NATURE
Perched between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach along the scenic A1A River and the River to Sea Preserve, Palm Coast, located in Flagler County, offers a perfect mix of world-class golf resorts and lush nature preserves. Nearby marshlands and estuaries in Palm Coast harbor rare and endangered birds along Florida's Great Birding Trail, such as the roseate spoonbill, wood stork, great blue heron and osprey. Dolphins play in the wake of passing boats and manatees herd in the waterway during spring and summer.
Flagler Beach is considered by many as Florida's finest beach for natural, unspoiled beauty. There are more than 19 miles of uncrowded cinnamon colored pet friendly sand beaches with plenty of room for sports, fishing or just relaxing in the sun. The vibe is low-key and laid-back. You are more likely to see dolphins and turtles than rowdy spring breakers, and entertainment comes in the form of the colorful characters who populate the town.
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A RELAXED BEACH TOWN
With an estimated population of 80,600 (2016 U.S. Census Estimate), Palm Coast is encircled by other communities - Flagler Beach, Beverly Beach, Bunnell and Marineland. There is a lot to explore. The city is surrounded by more than 40 parks and preserves and in 90+ miles of trails for hiking, biking, kayaking, bird watching, fishing, boating, etc. Palm Coast offers a collection of spectacular golf courses. Even one that plays directly alongside the Atlantic Ocean. Tennis is another favorite, with professional tournaments playing several times throughout the year. The city hosts seafood and local agricultural festivals. The intra-coastal waterway, bisecting the eastern portion of Palm Coast, is navigable from Miami to the St. Lawrence Seaway. The Atlantic Ocean is accessed at Ponce Inlet to the south or at St. Augustine to the north.
Palm Coast is situated on 26 miles of saltwater canals and 53 miles of freshwater canals and steps away from the Intracoastal Waterway ad the pristine Atlantic Ocean beaches. Lush native trees and plants along the parkways are reminiscent of "old Florida".
A YOUNG BEACH TOWN
Palm Coast city was officially incorporated in 1999 and is a dynamic young beach town, offering a high quality of life.
A COMMUNITY WITH A HEART
A community with accommodating nature, kind character, tolerance, friendliness, welcoming to newcomers, and lot's of southern charm.
Palm Coast has a subtropical climate with mild weather during winters and hot summers. The area is known for its plentiful sunshine and pleasant temperatures year-round.
REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
The Palm Coast real estate market is unquestionably healthy. Like most coastal markets, Palm Coast encompasses a broad range of options. Home prices have been rising steadily since the bottom of 2012.
If you’re thinking of purchasing real estate in the Palm Coast area, you have many options. Condos are a popular choice for a vacation destination if you are looking the perks of living directly at the beach overlooking the ocean. In addition, you’ll have access to amenities close to most condo properties. Alternatively, a single-family home is an attractive choice because you can enjoy the privacy of owning your own home often with water access and a private dock for boats. The Palm Coast real estate market offers a variety of single family homes, waterfront or with easy beach access. Just a short distance inland towards the west, the Intra-Coastal Waterway running southward along the Atlantic Seaboard. That area also offers a lot of excellent real estate.The town’s extensive canal system and Intra-coastal Waterway access allows for year-round boating and supports a thriving ecosystem of wildlife.
The City of Palm Coast is located halfway between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach – and about 70 miles from both the Jacksonville and Orlando metropolitan areas.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
A great location for property investments. The region has been classified as one of the best places to invest in real estate in Florida.
GETTING THERE IS EASY
Jacksonville, Daytona and Orlando airports are close. Several municipal airports serving general aviation and private jets.
THE PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
Residents love this community for its modern and clean design, perfect landscaping, walkable neighborhoods, access to waterways and wide beaches — perfect for long runs and bicycle rides. If you love the outdoors and mild winters, it’s paradise. The Palm Coast area offers a family-friendly ambiance, modern top-notch schools, a well functioning infrastructure and an evolving dining scene.
Living in Palm Coast means being part of a diversified community made up of friendly and warmhearted individuals and families from all levels of society, coexisting in perfect harmony. The area is picturesque, not crowded and family-oriented. It is the perfect place to settle down.
FAMILY FRIENDLY & GREAT SCHOOLS
Palm Coast is very family-friendly. There are plenty of things to do for kids. A variety of public and private schools, and several colleges / universities not too far away provide excellent education.
WATER SPORTS & RECREATION
The Palm Coast area is a natural playground, offering an abundance of activities and adventures for all ages.
DINING & HOSPITALITY
Palm Coast offers a wide variety of dining options, from low-key to fine dining, in all parts of the city. From the traditional beach shack to luxury 5-star dining, locals and visitors have a lot of options.
PALM COAST AREA PHOTO GALLERY
Because Palm Coast is a very new city, incorporated in 1999, the population doubled during the past 17 years. The city is the largest community in Flagler County that counts an overall population of 108,310. With a density of 1,589 inhabitants per square mile the Palm Coast area area is not very crowded.
The median age is 45.1. That's 3.3 Years older than higher than the Florida average.
MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
The average household income in desirable Palm Coast real estate locations along the Intra-Coastal Waterway and the more than 40 miles of channels is $60,242.00. The median household income of Palm Coast overall is $ 47,634.00. In comparison the median household income in the State of Florida is 49,426.00
Construction, Hospitality, Restaurant, Tourism, Retail
With its diverse economic base, young, energetic population, and high quality of life, Palm Coast experienced substantial growth during the past 20 years. As a growing and vibrant city, there is always something happening to stimulate the economy. The City's population is expected to increase and all major economic trends point to a bright future. Major local economic drivers are the hospitality, restaurant, entertainment and tourism sectors. Many residents are commuting. They work in Daytona, St. Augustine and other easy to reach cities and live in Palm Coast.
EMPLOYMENT & OCCUPATIONS
5.6 % Unemployment Rate
The Deltona-Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach metropolitan area, which includes Flagler County and Palm Coast, has the most improved local economy in the nation, at least among large metro areas, according to the latest annual Best Performing Cities ranking by the Milken Institute. I 2016 the area was the 69th best-performing out of 200 large metro areas in the country, up from No. 137 a year ago, according to the rankings issued by the Santa Monica, California-based economic think tank. The ranking is based on job creation and wage and high-technology growth. High-tech companies in Palm Coast, have been steadily growing and a number of startups, including a maker of nutritional products, are hiring.
During the Great 2009-2012 Recession, Flagler County had one of the nation’s highest unemployment rates, peaking at 15.2% in 2009/2010, largely because of the collapse of the housing market, which had been the primary driver of its local economy. The jobless rate for Flagler has steadily improved since then, and was down to 5.6% as of October 2016.
Wide Variety up to Highly Rated
There are 14 public and private schools in the Palm Coast area. The majority are highly rated and rank well above Florida average.
Much lower than Miami, slightly higher than National Average
The crime rate, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100, is 45. In direct comparison, the violent crime rate in Miami is 99. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Palm Coast; such as armed robbery, assault, rape or murder is extremely low. Statistically it is 1 in 391. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.
The average year-round temp in the Palm Coast area is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21.2 deg C). Golfers will be happy to know the abundant golf courses around the beach area are playable pretty much year round, as daytime temp averages during the coldest months are: December: 68 (F) high (20 deg C), 48 (F) low (8.9 deg C); January 65 (F) high (18.3 deg C), 45 (F) low (7.2 deg C); and February 68 (F) high (20 deg C), 47 (F) low (8.3 deg C). On average, there are 225 sunny days per year in Palm Coast. The July high is around 89 degrees Fahrenheit (31.7 deg C).
Very low compared to Southern Florida and the Gulf Coast
Compared to southeast Florida and the Gulf Coast, the North East Florida region (Jacksonville Metropolitan Area / First Coast) is less prone to being in the path of a hurricane. The greater Jacksonville area has suffered less damage from hurricanes than most other east coast cities. The strongest effect on Jacksonville was from Hurricane Dora (a category 2 storm) in 1964, the only recorded storm in the past 54 years to directly hit the First Coast with sustained hurricane force winds.
According to hurricane experts and forecasters there is no reason for you to cancel your plans to re-locate to Florida. By analyzing the tracks of tropical storms for the past 100 years, the experts have ranked which areas are most likely to be hit by a major hurricane and the geographical regions in Florida that are less prone to being in the path of a hurricane.
Southeast Florida (Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach), Key West and the Florida Keys, Southwest Florida (Fort Myers-Naples), West Florida (Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota-Clearwater), Central Florida Atlantic coast (Melbourne-Cocoa Beach) and the Florida Panhandle (Pensacola-Panama City) are all areas with a much higher risk. The North East Florida region (First Coast) is a low risk area and this coastal region has a tremendous appeal.