Palm Coast, Florida (FL) Active Adult Real Estate, Homes, Lots, Communities and Property

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Officially incorporated December 31, 1999, Palm Coast is located in the eastern part of Flagler County on the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of Northeast Florida, one of the fastest growing areas of the United States. With a moderate climate, the town of over 68,000 is equidistance between the metropolitan cities of Jacksonville and Orlando. Palm Coast is ideal for those seeking coastal real estate because the area has not seen a direct hit from a hurricane since well before 1950. Experts believe its unique location on the eastern seaboard coupled with prevailing wind and ocean currents has left the area virtually untouched. Palm Coast is considered a bedroom community of St Augustine and Daytona Beach offering residents a unique city that lives in harmony with nature yet residents are just a short drive from the amenities of major cities.

For those who choose to live in Palm Coast, city officials have planned to meet the desires of its citizens. Indian Trails Sports Complex has over 40 acres of its 164-acre site developed for multi-sport use. Throughout the community, USTA-sanctioned hard, clay or grass courts supply the needs of any tennis buff. Sometimes referred to as the top golfing destination in the southeast because of its proximity to the World Golf Hall of Fame, Players Championship, PGA Tour and Champions Tour, Palm Coast boasts some of the most scenic courses in the country. A great location for “day trips,” local attractions include Marineland, Holden House Museum, Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic Park as well as several preserves and state parks. For shoppers, the downtown was planned to include an eclectic blend of specialty shops and fine dining.

Palm Coast officials have a history of protecting environmentally sensitive lands and planning for future generations to enjoy the natural beauty of its sparkling salt and fresh water canals, parks, and tree canopied paths. With growth has come a systematic plan dedicated to the environment and preserving the natural beauty of Palm Coast while being able to accommodate the continual influx of new residents. Areas of preservation have been identified and purchased in priority target areas. The Palm Coast Parkway Greenway Project, located within the Palm Coast Parkway Corridor, has been converted into a “linear park” along an existing canal and walking trail. This area was planned and will be preserved for passive recreation use. For nature lovers there is the Princess Palace Preserve and the Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. A 1,500-acre swatch of land that surrounds the oldest standing home in Flagler County, the Princess Palace Preserve which is a stop on Florida’s Great Birding Trail is a great way to see wildlife in untouched habitats including saltwater marshes, wetlands, hardwood hammocks, and scrubby upland. Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is located on a barrier island where its 389 acres of coastal habitat are home to many species of birds and exotic Floridian plants. Both facilities have several miles of hiking and/or horseback riding trails.

For those choosing to make Palm Coast home, the area has been developed reminiscent of “Old Florida” with detail to preserving and accentuating the natural beauty of the environment yet the careful development and planning will permit residents to enjoy the areas progressive growth. Those living in the community will always be able to enjoy hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, bird-watching, golf and tennis in a well-conceived community dedicated to sustained, environmental expansion.