Bring your cooler and your Copper Tone; Head down south like a rolling stone; Caffeine up and drive all night; You can make to the beach by the morning light; Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia; God made redneck Riviera for you; Party all night and we sleep all day; And the crowd goes crazy while the cover band plays; And the boys getting wilder than a hurricane; All the girls are pretty, everybody's rocking down in Panama city." -- So goes Mark Willis' tribute to Panama City.
Callaway, Florida is a suburb of the popular beach town, just a stone's throw from the conveniences and beaches, but removed enough from the crowds of vacationers that roll in each spring and linger through the fall.
Moving to Callaway
Callaway, Florida has a population of about 14,500, all within less than ten square miles. It is in Bay County, near Lynn Haven. Mostly urban, the city has a younger average population than the rest of Florida by nearly four years. Residents have a higher average income level than Florida as a whole, with a per capita income of over twenty one thousand dollars per year. The average rent is less than most of the country, and it's easy to find an apartment near where you want to be. Callaway also enjoys a lower than average unemployment rate.
There are a number of communities inside Callaway where rent is affordable, whether you're looking for a home, townhouse, duplex, or apartment complexes.
Grimes Callaway Bayou East: Nearby, Grimes Callaway Bayou East has one to three bedroom apt for rent, starting at a bit lower than the national average
Boat Race Estates: Boat Race Estates sometimes has one bedroom apartments for hit the busy parts of town each day.
Burkett: This area is a mix of residential areas and business districts. Several attorneys, doctors, and other professional practices are conveniently located here.
Other neighborhoods in the area include Callaway Bayou, Callaway Chase, Kimbrel Pines, Parker Heights, and several others. All of these communities are convenient to jobs, shopping, eateries, and entertainment in neighboring Parker, Springfield, Hiland Park, Cedar Grove, Panama City, Lynn Haven, and Pretty Bayou.
Living in Callaway
Most of the workers in the area serve in the industries of public administration, retail, manufacturing, construction, accommodations (such as hotels), food services, transportation, and warehousing.
There are two good medical facilities nearby, including Bay Medical Center and Gulf Coast Medical Center. The air quality here is better than average, but Bay County has a thirty two percent higher rate of tornados, and the area is subject to other natural disasters, including hurricanes. The area has experienced twenty three natural disasters in recent years, compared to the national average of just twelve.
Several institutes of higher learning are convenient to Callaway, including Gulf Coast Community College, Northwest Florida State College, Tallahassee Community College, and college football former champions Florida State University. Thirty grocery stores, three club stores and supercenters, eighty three gas stations, and one hundred fifty full-service restaurants service the area's needs.
There are a few local radio stations, but most of Callaway gets TV and radio entertainment from the nearby stations at Panama City, Thomasville, Springfield, Miriana, Mexico Beach, and Bonifay.
Callaway's climate is hot and humid in the summer and extremely mild and pleasant in the winter. Temperatures here rarely near the freezing mark, but summer temps can easily soar to ninety degrees. However, the humidity makes it feel even hotter -- sometimes the heat index is close to one hundred degrees in the hottest months of July and August.