Panama City, the county seat, is located in the Florida Panhandle on St. Andrews Bay by the Gulf of Mexico. Port Panama City, in the protected harbor of St. Andrews Bay, and the Panama City and St. Andrew's Marinas, both located on Florida's Intercoastal Waterway, are contributors to Panama City's continued growth and success. New or relocating industry and businesses are welcome and encouraged to consider the Panama City area where there are many opportunities for growth and development.
The waters surrounding Panama City invite boating and fishing. Numerous city parks are venues for festivals, musical and theatrical performances, markets, and countless other events year round. Named one of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America, the city is home to the Marina Civic Center and the Visual Arts Center.
Higher education opportunities abound in Panama City with Gulf Coast State College, Florida State University-Panama City, and Troy University-Panama City. All continue to grow and add new programs on a regular basis.
Panama City is alive with activity, from quaint specialty shops to familiar stores of all kinds and from superb local dining establishments to familiar restaurants, there is something for everyone. Now, through the efforts and dedication of many, the opportunity to expand development northward is becoming a reality.
The almost-perfect weather, friendly atmosphere, numerous activities and exciting possibilities combine to make Panama City a great place to visit and an even better place to call home.
Panama City Police Dept.
City of Panama City
9 Harrison Ave - PO Box 1880
Panama City, FL 32402