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Palm Coast, Florida

Palm Coast, Florida

Palm Coast is a unique city that offers a quiet rural experience surrounded by tropical forests with a sun swept beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Developed in 1969, Palm Coast in eastern Flagler County is in the heart of Northeast Florida, equidistant from Jacksonville and Orlando. The parkways are lined with canopies of lush native trees and plants. The extensive water canals, the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway, the sparkling ocean waters and sandy beaches all contribute to the charm of this perfectly planned city.

A welcoming sign to those entering the vicinity of Palm Coast, Florida.
A welcoming sign to those entering the city of Palm Coast, Florida, a unique city offering a quiet rural experience surrounded by tropical forests with a sun swept beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Photo provided by local resident Danielle Anderson.

About The Community

Industrial parks within the city provide employment at more than fifty mid to large size businesses. The beautiful tranquil neighborhoods are dotted with well-equipped parks offering recreational facilities for all ages. Boating along the canals and the Intracoastal Waterway are popular all year round. Do not be surprised if you spot dolphins and sea birds in the Intracoastal Waterway or deer, foxes, and Red Tail Hawks as you hike or jog on one of the winding trails through the forests. Palm Coast is home to near eighty-six thousand people including many retirees who have happily embraced this lovely city with its relaxed lifestyle.


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Nestled within Linear Park, St. Joe Walkway trail system connects to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Intracoastal Waterway trails.
Nestled within Linear Park, St. Joe Walkway trail system connects to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Intracoastal Waterway trails. Photo provided by local resident Angela Monzione.

Palm Coast has numerous inviting golf courses of differing levels for golfers of all talents. Tennis is a popular sport too though you may prefer a leisurely stroll through the Palm Harbor Shopping Center, a 43,000 square foot shopping center centrally located on US 19, or other exclusive stores that abound in this charming city. Children have a choice of numerous recreation centers. Belle Terre Parkway in Northwest Palm Coast offers lighted tennis, wall handball, racquetball courts, soccer and football fields, and Frieda Zamba swimming pool. The local Community Center has a large fenced playground and a lighted basketball court.


Important Links


18-hole Palm Harbor course at the Palm Harbor Golf Club facility in Palm Coast, Florida features all the hallmarks of Florida golf.
The 18-hole “Palm Harbor” course at the Palm Harbor Golf Club facility in Palm Coast, Florida features all the hallmarks of Florida golf. Photo provided by local resident Danielle Anderson.

The Bird of Paradise Nature Reserve, located on Bird of Paradise Drive, is a unique neighborhood park offering more than 325 acres of diverse habitats and seven miles of hiking trails. Located on the shoreline of Bird of Paradise Lake, it is an excellent resource based park. It also serves as a passive park providing the neighborhood residents a peaceful place to relax and enjoy nature.


Vicinity of Palm Coast


James F. Holland Memorial Park offers a splash zone that has a dedicated toddler area, as well as a larger, all ages space.
James F. Holland Memorial Park offers a splash zone that has a dedicated toddler area, as well as a larger, all ages space. Photo provided by local resident Danielle Anderson.

Additional Details

St. Joe Walkway and Palm Coast Linear Park offers thrills for the outdoor types and nature lover. There are numerous scenic hiking trails, bike trails, and pavilions offering shelter in the park. Little ones can frolic in a children’s playground and picnic area. The St. Joe Walkway is a beautiful shaded walkway that helps you discover the original natural splendor of Florida. Water lovers cannot do better than spend a day on the water, in the Intracoastal Waterway, the extensive canal system in Palm Coast, or the Atlantic Ocean.

Jungle Hut Beach is a two acre city beach with direct water access and a summer population of ruby-throated hummingbirds.
Jungle Hut Beach is a two acre city beach with direct water access and a summer population of ruby-throated hummingbirds. Photo provided by local resident Joe Golds.

Palm Coast is conveniently located from all the famous Florida attractions. One can easily take day trips to them and come back to the serenity of Palm Coast. There are numerous lovely hotels to suit all needs and budgets in Palm Coast. The Club at Hammock Beach is a luxury spa and golf resort situated oceanfront on the Atlantic coastline. The Lodge at Ocean Hammock is another choice located on the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean.

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