Florida is known for sunshine, world-class beaches, and a waterfront lifestyle – and nowhere captures this spirit like the eastern panhandle. It is home to a variety of renowned beach destinations such as Panama City Beach, giving it prime access to sun, sand, and surf. It also has some of the state’s most beautiful bays and inlets, making it a mecca of outdoor water activities and quaint fishing towns. There is a heavy emphasis on environmental conversation, and it hosts a variety of national parks, estuaries, and protected wildlife reserves that make the area one of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in the country. Despite its tropical vibe, the eastern panhandle has held on to its traditional southern values: hospitality, integrity, and community are easily found in everyday life.
In 2018, Hurricane Michael made a category-5 landfall on the eastern Florida Panhandle, leaving a wake of catastrophic damage. In the days and weeks that followed, Truland Homes saw a community that was desperate to rebuild. So, we rushed to pitch in. Over the past year, we have built a vision of rebuilding the hundreds of homes and communities around Panama City that have been devastated. We are actively building in the area today, building neighborhoods, homes, and relief housing for the local communities.