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Panama City, FL

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Panama City is located in Florida’s panhandle, situated on the Gulf of Mexico, it is the county seat of Bay County and at 36,484 people, it is the largest city between Pensacola and Tallahassee. The city was not always called Panama City. Originally, it was named Harrison, but in the early 1900s, when the United States took over the Panama Canal project, a developer named George West gave the town its present name in hopes of promoting development in the area.

Apartments in Panama City FL

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Turtle Lake
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2.5


$6400 Four bedroom in Panama City-8727 Thomas Dr
Beds: 4
Baths: 3


$850 Three bedroom in Panama City-3624 Ln Rd
Beds: 3
Baths: 2


$1150 Three bedroom in Panama City-108 Baldwin Rowe Cir
Beds: 3
Baths: 2


$995 Three bedroom in Panama City-212 Callaway Chase Ln
Beds: 3
Baths: 2


$725 Two bedroom in Lynn Haven-913 Bradford Cir
Beds: 2
Baths: 2

Key City Stats

The average age of Panama City, FL is
45 to 49
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.7%
  • 5.51%
  • 6.43%
  • Female
  • 6.55%
  • 5.68%
  • 6.08%
is average rent in Panama City, FL
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 5.35%
  • 5.4%
  • 8.96%
of units are available for rent in Panama City
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 711
  • 108
  • 934
Getting Around in Panama City, FL

If you’re looking to do some shopping or spend some time on the beach, the Bay Town Trolley is the way to go in Panama City. For intercity bus transportation, Greyhound service is available. For out of state travel, the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is host to Southwest and Delta airlines. Southwest flies directly from Panama City to Baltimore, Houston, Nashville, and Orlando, while Delta covers Atlanta and Memphis.

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The average commuter time in Panama City is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 3.66%
  • 7.6%
  • 1.1%

Martin Theatre

<p>Martin Theatre is a historic landmark built in 1936, at the time known as the Ritz. It was part of a chain of theatres that covered Georgia, Alabama and Northwest Florida. In its early years, the theatre hosted notables such as Clark Gable, Constance Bennett, Michael O' Shea and cowboy Bill Elliott. In the early 1950s, the name was changed to Martin and operated as such until 1978. Nine years later, the Panama City Downtown Improvement board bought the theatre that had fallen into disrepair and completely remodeled it. The theatre re-opened in 1990 and is currently serving up classic movies and live performances.</p>

Visual Arts Center

<p>The Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida is located in Panama City's historic, original City Hall building. In its five gallery spaces, the center hosts approximately 12 events per year from some of the world's most notable exhibits such as Russian Icons and the International Photography Exhibit, to the national Watercolor Competition. The center also embraces the local community with a hands-on children's gallery, classes, workshops and lectures that are open to the public.</p>

Miracle Strip at Pier Park

<p>Opened in 1964, the original Miracle Strip amusement park was a beloved part of Panama City for 41 years. It closed in 2004. In 2009, the original Miracle Strip carousel was purchased and moved to Pier Park. That purchase was followed in 2010 by the addition of the original Red Baron Ride, the Balloon Race Ride as well as the purchase of a Ferris Wheel that is the same make and model as the original. The classic amusement park charm is one of the big reasons people come back to the park to re-live childhood memories or to let the younger generation experience the old wooden rides and the feeling of being transported to a simpler time.</p>