Retire in Panama City, FL

Livability Score
51
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
36405
Median Househould Income
37453
Median Age
40.2
65 Years and Over
6128
Median Home Value
133800
Unemployed
2171
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Dan-D-Donuts & Deli

Great place for donuts in the PCB area. The King donut was as big as my head and easily feeds 2 people. At under $5, it's worth it for the novelty alone -...

2. Gary's Oyster Shack

I was looking for an affordable place to get good seafood while staying at Panama Beach on vacation. I looked this place up on Yelp and hit the road. We...

3. Jesse's Place

Finally a breakfast place w/ an option to hash browns or grits with your eggs; Fruit and with no up charge. Breakfast was cooked perfect and all ingredients...

4. Manila To Go

While in PCB my Filipino wife and I took a 20 minute drive to Manila to Go and weren't disappointed. Arias was very welcoming and cooked up 8 different...

5. Bangkok Thai Restaurant

We decided to go here after reading the reviews and we have found a new treasure. The building doesn't look like much but when you go in its clean and the...

Golf
1. Windswept Dunes

We played here on 7/20/16. Wow... What a hidden gem off of the beach. I was skeptical when I booked the tee time but the recent reviews were dead on. This...

2. Hombre Golf Club

Best course conditions I've seen in Florida except for some spots on the greens. It has many challenges--with very tight narrow fairways, some long carries...

3. Sharks Tooth Golf Club

Stayed down the road at Watercolor Resort and swung over for 18. The staff is friendly and the Clubhouse and pro shop are top notch. Our group had a mid...

4. Origins Golf Club

First time golfing and was really fun! There service and staff was great! Course was very clean and well maintained. Would return again.

5. Bay Point Golf & Tennis Club

Great staff and course! Highly recommend! Greens are in great shape and the course layout is best in the area!

Active
1. Sea Screamer

We JUST got back to our condo after a 1pm departure on the Sea Screamer. We had SO much fun, I couldn't wait to write this review! If you are looking for a...

2. Flippers Dolphin Tours and Boat Rentals

We just finished our shell island snorkel tour. It was so much fun! We had captain Tim and he was a real nice, down to earth guy. He took us close to pods...

3. Dolphin and Snorkel Tours

We had an awesome time. Capt. Lorainne did a great job in giving us a wonderful experience snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins. Much better than the...

4. The Rental Shop

Rent here!!!!! The owner will make sure you're happy!!! Patronage small businesses. They are great!! I promise! We rented their NEW bikes, you will Love...

5. Jubilee Deep Sea Fishing

My husband and 10 year old had an absolute blast! The deckhand was great! They'd definitely do it again!

Arts
1. Off The Hook

Love this place. Good hang out spot, the food is just as expected. The wings are awesome, boom-boom shrimp are decent, the blackened fish taco are...

2. Painting with a Twist

Awesome place. Have gone here multiple times with my boyfriend for date night, and it never disappoints. Staff is great, studio is clean and nice, and...

3. Panama City Beach Winery

Absolutely loved this place! The gentleman that helped us was so knowledgable and friendly. He let us taste any of the wines we wanted. My brother, cousin,...

4. The Hidden Lantern Bookstore

Yes, this place is awesome. You don't come here for the selection, you come here for the charm and ambience of a local bookstore. Everything is very well...

5. Mosey's

Such a great addition to the downtown area! There's not much to do if you're not going beachside but Mosey's makes sure that's not the case. There's always...

Shopping
1. The Wine Dog

I love this place. Terry is ALWAYS supremely helpful in making wonderful recommendations for food pairings, and she is also the queen of finding...

2. Target Stores

Love cartwheel, great customer service, good in store deals. Target red card makes prices comparable with other retailers in the area.

3. Diver's Den

I LOVE THIS PLACE. I was certified by them MANY MOONS AGO. I was on holiday and wanted to go diving. I scheduled my dive and showed up at the shop....

4. Elegant Endeavors Antique Emporium

I love this place so much. Every time I'm in Panama City, perusing this place is a real treat. There's everything imaginable here. This place is definitely...

5. Avenue Sea

One of everything, please! :) I love visiting this store and getting great ideas for decorating. They have a great range of prices and items. Love!

Health
1. Mohamed Ahmed, MD

Dr Mohamed is great! When I first was transferred to Panama City I was having an extremely hard time finding a psychiatrist who actually prescribed...

2. Panama City Smiles - Dr. Anish Patel

Dr. Patel and his staff are wonderful. They treat you with respect and kindness. They are perfect on the phone and never rude. They do an annual event...

3. Balance and Peace Massage Therapy

Awesome massage!!! Highly recommend Rianne. Very professional and personable. The facility was clean and well-maintained. A very relaxing experience.

4. Cove Dental Care

If I could give this place more stars I would! While visiting PCB with my mom this week my mom was having some major tooth pains. She called her dentist and...

5. Matthew Hablitzel, DDS

Great office! Staff is wonderful. I agree with other review, very gentle and thorough teeth cleaning.

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