Centrally located on the west coast of Florida. Part of a larger, and nearly continuous metropolitan region along the coast among many cities, towns and water-front communities.
A moderate-size, contemporary city that values lifestyle, municipal services, environment and quality of life. It is "a wonderful place to live, learn, work and play."
Within a span of 40 miles lie over 20 local communities to the north and south. Many have grown up along the sparkling and warm Gulf waters.
We are fortunate to have one of the best in the county. It is central to many activities with its clean, broad beach with lots of things to do.
The region is conveniently linked with the other parts of the country with an extensive network of air and land transport.
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Local Indians inhabited the area with European colonists settling in the 1830s.
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A diverse business climate exists including travel and hospitality, financial services, light industry, education and more.
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