Who's #1 Who's #1 Panama City Beach, FL Is #1

By
Real Estate Agent with The Premier Property Group LLC

We all love a winner!  Whether it's AMERICAN IDOL's TOP 5, or David Letterman's TOP 10 REASONS WHY, we all want to see, hear, and be aligned with the winner! 

Panama City Beach, FL has been named as the #1 "place" to own a summer home, according to an article called TOP FIVE PLACES TO OWN A SUMMER HOME on AOL's Money and Finance.  Kelli B. Grant, a reporter for SmartMoney.com, named the "Top 5" and offered the reasoning behind the poll.

 

 

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1.  PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL

2. POCONO MOUNTAINS, PA

3. THE CRYSTAL COAST, NC

4. LAKE TAHOE, CA

5. GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS, TN

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you've read many of my posts on this Active Rain blog, you already know that my 2 most favorite places on this earth are the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and Panama City Beach, FL.  It's pretty cool to have 2 faves in the TOP 5!

(My son, Lee, and daughter, Candi, in the Great Smoky Mountains, TN)

 

 

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According to the article, PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL has "something for everyone" on the Gulf of Mexico.  The 6 Championship Golf Course that I blogged about in AWARD WINNING GOLF COURSES IN BAY COUNTY FL,

and the fantastic restaurants and nightlife that I blogged about in WONDERING WHERE TO GET A GREAT SEAFOOD DINNER? were mentioned in the article as 2 of the main reasons to choose Panama City Beach for your summer home destination. 

 

 

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Did you realize that you can buy a gulf front condo for under $100,000 on PC Beach?  Prices have adjusted back to normal from the inflated prices of just a couple of years ago.

 

 

 

 

Touted as the main reason to buy NOW is the NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT currently under construction that I blogged about in QUIETING THE NAYSAYERS-BAY COUNTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RELOCATION PROJECT. I don't want to say "I told you so...." however, do you see a pattern developing here? With the opening of this monumental airport, weekend travel in and out of Panama City Beach should be a snap!

 

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I am certain there are many Active Rain members who live in PA, NC, or CA who are planning to brag on these Top 5 winners!  And I know my East Tennessee friends on Active Rain will be writing lots of Localism posts about The Great Smoky Mountains!  Congratulations to everyone in all of the TOP 5 PLACES TO OWN A SUMMER HOME!

 

JAN EVETT, BROKER ASSOCIATE, RYAN REALTY, PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA

 

Comments (18)

Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Jan, you must be living right to have your two fave spots on the list. Congratulations to Panama City Beach at the top spot. The Panhandle beaches of Florida have such great sand too.

Jun 03, 2008 05:03 PM
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI

Jan, wow, under $100k, that is great!

Jun 03, 2008 07:28 PM
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Jan, I was speaking with my lender the other day and she had no clue about PCB. I told her it was my favorite beach in the whole wide world.  I would love to have a condo there someday.

Jun 03, 2008 11:28 PM
Jan Evett
The Premier Property Group LLC - Rosemary Beach, FL
Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate

Gary:  Just lucky enough to be born Southern, I guess!  LOL!  That's why they call PC Beach "the world's most beautiful beaches."

Jun 04, 2008 01:02 AM
Jan Evett
The Premier Property Group LLC - Rosemary Beach, FL
Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate

Duane:  Send buyers for those condos as soon as you can!  I love referrals!

Jun 04, 2008 01:03 AM
Jan Evett
The Premier Property Group LLC - Rosemary Beach, FL
Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate

Missy: It's time to plan your summer vacation on PC Beach, and you could invite your lender to come down for some sun and fun, too!  Bring the whole crew and we'll try out some of your favorite restaurants or maybe one of the new ones on the beach.  Still can't beat Capt Anderson's though!

Jun 04, 2008 01:06 AM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Jan,

Cannot believe my favorite did not make the list. Destin,Florida!

I am planning to buy my airplane back this year and normally fly into tiny Destin airport. How long before the new airport at Panama City is ready?

Jun 05, 2008 05:42 AM
Jan Evett
The Premier Property Group LLC - Rosemary Beach, FL
Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate

Mike:  You need a new favorite!  You might just find that PCB has everything you're used to seeing in Destin... except that traffic!! 

The completion of the new airport is a couple of years out ... but I'm not sure when they will make the move and begin operations... it's a huge project and maybe some of it will be done sooner than others.  I'll keep you posted!

Jun 05, 2008 06:20 AM
Palm Coast Homes
100 Plus Realty LLC - Palm Coast, FL
Palm Coast/Flagler County Real Estate, The Ross/Co

That is great Jan.  i have only been to Panama City once about 4 years back.  I remember thinking that it reminded me alot of Daytona Beach.  Congrats on the press ;-)  i

Jun 05, 2008 09:17 AM
Jan Evett
The Premier Property Group LLC - Rosemary Beach, FL
Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate

Hi, Kristi:  It's time to come back for a visit to PC Beach. Things have really changed in the past few years... so many new places to have fun. Thanks for your comment and let me know if you make it up our way!

Jun 05, 2008 03:33 PM
Wendy Montoya, REALTOR® Broker Associate, 254-315-4906
Towne Adams REALTORS - Waco, TX

Jan, you gotta love this for your city. It's such a neat area, I can understand why it ranked number #1.

Jun 07, 2008 04:21 AM
Jan Evett
The Premier Property Group LLC - Rosemary Beach, FL
Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate

Wendy: Yes, I am very proud of PCB for making to the top of the list.  I'm glad you like the area.  Please come visit us at the beach when you can!  Thanks for your positive comment.

Jun 07, 2008 10:42 AM
Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

It looks like a great beach community

Jun 07, 2008 10:59 AM
Jan Evett
The Premier Property Group LLC - Rosemary Beach, FL
Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate

Steven:  Thanks!  It's not Hawaii, but it is a great beach community with beautiful white sugar sand beaches.

Jun 07, 2008 02:31 PM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

$100K gulf front condo in FL?!?!?  NIIIIICE!!!

I wish I lived closer so I can check it out!

Jun 18, 2008 01:46 AM
Jan Evett
The Premier Property Group LLC - Rosemary Beach, FL
Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate

Hi, Renee:  We're getting a new international airport in the Panama City Beach area ... construction has begun and the opening date is said to be 2010, so maybe you can fly in on a nice big airliner someday!

Jun 19, 2008 12:41 PM
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Jan~ I can't believe you can buy a gulf front condo for $100K !!!  That seems unbelievable!!!

Pro-Active Vickie McCartney Realtor Owensboro KY

Jun 24, 2008 02:40 PM
Jan Evett
The Premier Property Group LLC - Rosemary Beach, FL
Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate

Hi, Vickie:  Let me know when you can go to the beach to see these condos!  I'll be glad to show you. :)

Jun 24, 2008 04:44 PM