The Panhandle has not been the most popular place in Florida for retirement, but due to a number of factors, that may change in coming years. The number one factor leading this change is the development of Latitude Margaritaville Watersound, which will bring more than 3,500 homes to the region over the next few years.
Located on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast between Pensacola & Panama City, Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is the 2nd Jimmy Buffett inspired 55+ community in Florida, and the 3rd one overall when you include Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head.
The list of amenities coming to Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is very similar to what we’ve seen in other Latitude Margaritaville communities.
Home prices range from the $200k’s to the $400k’s.
Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is the 2nd Jimmy Buffett inspired 55+ community in Florida, and the 3rd one overall when you include Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head. It is located near the famed State Road 30A, a scenic stretch of road in the Florida Panhandle, between Panama City Beach and Destin.
WaterSound is a master-planned community on Florida’s Gulf Coast that you are going to hear A LOT about in the coming years. That’s because it is the 3rd Latitude Margaritaville location, behind Daytona Beach (1st location) and Hilton Head (2nd location).
Despite being a completely separate municipality, it is easy to confuse the history of Panama City Beach with the larger Panama City located just inland from Panama City Beach. However, these two entities offer very distinct opportunities.
Located at the very far end of the panhandle, Pensacola is a perfect location for anyone looking to enjoy Florida’s perfect weather and those beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, without relocating to one of the popular tourist destinations.
Commonly referred to at “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” Destin is located on a small peninsula along the Florida panhandle about halfway between Panama City and Pensacola. This area of Florida is known as the Emerald Coast because of the crystal clear green water of the Gulf of Mexico.
I’ve written before about how the Panhandle is really Florida’s Final Frontier. It’s probably the least developed part of Florida, and that also means there’s plenty of unspoiled nature here to explore. In this article, let’s take a closer look at three of the must-see state parks located in the Florida Panhandle.