The western panhandle of Florida is one of the state’s best-kept secrets. Known as the Emerald Coast, it is a blend of tropical beach resorts and traditional southern culture. At the coast, its gorgeous beaches rival those of its Southern Florida neighbors in beauty – but not in crowds. In coastal cities such as Navarre and Destin, you’ll find luxurious vacation homes, high-rise condos, and upscale beach resorts. Travel a bit more inland and you’ll encounter a rural area full of forests and farms where they harvest timber and cotton and Tupelo honey. There’s also a bit of urban sprawl – Pensacola has a booming population, a thriving economy, and a pulsating nightlife. Combine all of that with a temperate climate, a low cost of living, and a warm southern culture, and you’ve got an area that’s perfect for any lifestyle.
Despite its diversity, there is a distinct personality to the people of the western panhandle. There is an emphasis on national and community pride thanks to its 5 major military bases. There are also several major universities in the area, encouraging a culture of knowledge and innovation. That’s why Truland fits so easily into this area – we use quality products and an innovative approach to create superior homes that foster strong local communities. Browse our western panhandle homes to see for yourself!