Around 80% of the homes in Palm Coast are owner owned and so there is relatively little rental property available. That said, prices are similar to the Florida average in Palm Coast and there are several homes for sale and rent available at any one time as the market tends to be constant. When people get here and see the town they settle and don’t tend to move away. Prices are slightly lower than towns along the same coastline making it an affordable option as a place to live. Most households in Palm Coast are married (70%) and 22% of households have children, making the demographics similar to a typical retirement town. It is also a town with a lot of ex-military people that have settled here. There is open space and nature right on the doorstep.
Employment in this area can be limited, with the main industries being tourism, residential care, and the local council. There are also several office based jobs. This may limit younger people moving to the area and it is probably best to have a job lined up before moving. Trying out the area before buying is another possibility and there are opportunities for a rent to buy scheme on some of the real estate. Palm Coast is an area with a lot of modern houses with many built in the last 10 years.
Palm Coast has several different areas that have their own distinctive style and getting to know them is a good way to choose where you want to live and in a place that suits your needs.
Belle Terre Parkway / Bird of Paradise Drive: The area around Belle Terre Parkway is more expensive than the average home in Florida but is a good place for families. It has a rich cultural diversity with lots of Portuguese and Cuban residents. In this area most of the real estate is owner occupied and is made up of medium to large size houses with a few single apartments and townhouses. This is also a neighborhood where most people carpool to work, suggesting a good community.
Relay / Korona: The Relay and Korona neighborhood is more expensive than the average home in Florida and is made up of medium to large size homes. This neighborhood is perfect for those people who like to have a peaceful life because it is one of the quietest places to live in the USA. This is also an area with a lot of Russians and Belgians adding to the cultural diversity and it is a neighborhood where people tend to stay for a long time and know their neighbors.
Marineland: Marineland is right on the coast and anyone living here will pay for the ocean view as these are some of the most expensive properties in town. If you love the sea and water sports this is the location for you as you will be a few steps from the sea. It is also one of the prime areas in Palm Coast and ideal for those retiring.
Dupont: Homes for sale in Dupont are slightly more expensive than other parts of Florida. This neighborhood is popular with middle income families and has some of the newest homes in Palm Coast.
Norman Park / Fenimore Lane: The homes in Norman Park / Fenimore Lane were mostly built in the 1970s, so are older than many houses in Palm Coast but not the oldest. This is an area suited to retirees because there are lots of amenities in the neighborhood and it is close to shops and libraries. The area is more expensive than other parts of Florida and there are medium to large size homes in this neighborhood. Quiet and peaceful, this is just the place to retire in the sun.
Palm Coast is a beautiful city with quiet, peaceful neighborhoods, and it's the kind of place where people know each other. If you like night clubs and noisy bars this is not the place for you. On the other hand, if you enjoy water sports such as sailing or fishing then Palm Coast has a lot to offer. The local nature reserves and birding trails are superb for families and retired people alike. In Palm Coast there are some great local facilities for leisure and there is a real sense of community with people knowing their neighbors. There are lots of ways to get involved here too, from volunteer fire fighting to helping with conservation or attending a community event. The city also uses social media to keep in touch with residents and there is something going on here most of the time.
Palm Coast has a wide range of schools for all levels and many of the major cities in Florida have universities. There is a local airport which connects with many places in the USA and this will be really useful for all those friends and family that want to spend the holidays with you in sunny Florida. It is a lovely and tranquil place to live.