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Old 05-22-2011, 03:43 PM
Location: Illinois
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I have been vacationing at Panama City, FL for over 7 years and am considering moving there from Illinois. Does anyone have suggestions about valid places to go for job listings, apartment rentals, etc? I have already ordered some information from the Chamber of Commerce.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:08 PM
Location: Panama City Beach, FL
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Don't know if this helps, you can go to PanamaCityMLS.com and has a rental search. Military by Owner has houses for sell and rent. We got our rental thru Dunn Realty in PCB.

Don't have any info on a job search, hubby got a new job in Panama City thru a head-hunter, thats how we relocated. Good luck!
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:14 PM
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what kind of work do you do? Good jobs are VERY scarce in this area and the lack of culture vs what you find in somewhere like chicago are major to say the least. Youll also make substantially less money although the cost of living will be slightly more or slightly less depending on where you live.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:02 PM
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agree with loves to run. difficult to find work here unless you already have a lead. there's always the News Herald. i think they link to something like emerald coast jobs..?
the MLS site is good for home buying. shimmering sands realty has some rentals.
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:05 AM
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
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Keep in mind that vacationing in PC and living in PC are two very different things. I grew up there, and couldn't get out quickly enough. I love to go back and visit, though. It's great in small doses, but I don't know if I could ever live there again.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:29 PM
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Let me tell you a short story about Chamber of Commerces. About 20 years ago I wanted, not sure why, to move to Knoxville, Tn. Called the Chamber of Commerce....everyone happy, upbeat, friendly, optimistic. I tell them that one of the things I really wanted was a good downtown where you could walk around, shop, eat, find coffee houses, etc. NO PROBLEM they said. Knoxville is your place!

So, I move there, and the downtown looks like it probably did after the War Between the States. Bombed out, baby. I mean, gutted buildings, empty buildings, vacant lots. Wasn't pretty. I talked to one of the locals and asked "How long has it looked like this downtown"? Guy looks around, thinks a minute, and says "Oh, about 30 years". Ka Boom. I never even acknowledge that Chamber of Commerces even exist anymore. To me, they don't. The irony is that I loved the people down there, and it was probably a nice place (but it IS the woods).

I used to live in Panama City. For what it's worth, there's a reason they call it the Redneck Riviera.
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:08 PM
Location: Panama City Beach area
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I've grown up in Panama City, and as far as I can tell, the only jobs available are Waffle House and Hardy's. I think if you're looking for more of a Florida experience and less of a southern Alabama experience, you may want to go farther south.
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:12 AM
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Yeah... PC ain't so great to live in.

UNLESS, you live on the beach or in most places in Lynn Haven. The whole place has a country vibe to it so if that deters you then don't move. Not that country is bad... Just some big city people can't adjust. Spring and summer is fun but the off season is boring. For a job, you'll definitely need a useable degree and/or experience.

I live in Parker (not Callaway, there's a difference gotdammit),it's okay. This town isn't as "divided" as others in the sense that you can find a very nice neighborhood with 300,000 dollar homes right down the street from trailer park. which doesn't bother me too much but some people might have a problem with it.
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:42 PM
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If you've been vacationing down here for the past 7 years, then why in the name of everything good do you want to move here? You ought to have an idea of what it's like here. You must of been drunk and passed-out each time you were here.
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:58 PM
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Do some research, its called the Red Neck Riviera for a reason.
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