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Old 04-22-2015, 06:16 AM
 
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Hello,

I have seen some relatively reasonable prices for land here. I'm retiring from the air force and wanted to build a small getaway place near panama city, but not too near it.I have seen some good write-ups of Wewa, As Andrews Port saint Joe, Lyn haven, but nothing much on Fountain.
My plan is to kick back and start an aquaponics/hydroponics space.
Can anyone give me the skinny on this area? any info greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:13 AM
 
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Anybody? anyone? is Fountain really that backwoods?
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:35 AM
 
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Anybody? anyone? is Fountain really that backwoods?
Well, I'm a 65 y.o. native Floridian, and I never heard of it.
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Old 05-05-2015, 03:58 PM
 
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Have driven through it going from Tallahassee to Panama City. I remember it being very rural and it did not look like there was much there that I saw. Go check it out
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:09 AM
 
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
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I live in Panama City, which is the biggest city near Fountain. I will preface by saying that I'm not at all unbiased and am planning a move out of the area.

Yes, Fountain is kinda backwoods - but so is this whole area. It's redneck central, with a few pockets here and there of exceptions. I'm not sure what you're looking for, but this could either be a perfect fit or a perfect hell. If you're looking for some quiet space where you can do your own thing, have access to some woods and some beaches (maybe a 45 minute or so drive), don't mind not being near a big city, and don't need much nearby, the location is good. There are lots of hunters & fishers around here, and politically it is VERY red.

None of this works for me, so I'm heading out - but if this is your thing, I'd say it's absolutely worth checking out the area. You can get some good property for good prices if you look outside of Panama City. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask here or send me a message.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:46 AM
 
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Excellent, just the advice I was looking for. The red state thing I could deal with if its as you say a place with enough space to let you do your own thing.
I was stationed at Tyndall in the 90s, and I did find Panama city a bit of an adjustment, but it seemed that if you were not needing a lot of night life, it might not be too bad. ...Im at the point I just want to kick back, chill a bit and be left alone.
In California, there is always someone with their penis in your cheerios, and that never worked for me, so im willing to try something/somewhere drastically different.
Considering how redneck the area was, I was surprised not to see some of the racial strife as badly as in the other areas I have been.
Did you find anything at all that you liked about the area?
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:11 AM
 
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
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Well, I grew up here so there's some sentimentality and tons of family and friends. I'm definitely more liberal, and have found plenty of like-minded people. There's actually a pretty active local arts scene (theatre, galleries, etc), but you have to know where to look. You can meet some of the best people in the world here. The beaches are, of course, beautiful - and only need to be avoided during about 6 weeks during spring break. Seriously, do NOT cross the bridge during March & April. We're getting a lot of great new retail options, unfortunately they're all going to Pier Park at the west end of the beach.

It sounds like this may work for you. It's easy to kinda hole up and be left alone when you want to. Especially in a new place, you'll only have the relationships you choose to have (well, nosy neighbors could change that - but if you have enough space between you and the next it may not be an issue!).
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:01 PM
 
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Redneck Central Wow Lol !!!
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:57 AM
 
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Thanks a bunch for the info, it helps alot!
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