The residents of Port St. Joe call it “a small town with a big heart”. This picturesque port city sits on the mouth of St. Joseph Bay and offers its residents a restful respite from the fast-paced beach cities nearby. The historic downtown area is a postcard portrait of old-world facades, mom-and-pop antique shops, and rustic seafood restaurants. The community is laid-back and family-friendly; you’ll frequently catch a homecoming parade or city square cook-out going on. The waterfront marina provides easy boat access to the bay and some of the best fishing holes in the state. Of course, it wouldn’t be Florida without some gorgeous white-sand beaches – and Port St. Joe has plenty of those in its backyard. But those who live in Port St. Joe say that it is the people who make this place so special – a people who are kind, welcoming, and always ready to lend a neighborly hand. That’s why Truland Homes fits so well into this area – we build our homes with the same nod to community and relationships, right in Port St. Joe.
Panama City is a port town that sits on the mouth of St. Andrews Bay. Founded as a shipping hub, Panama City is a waterfront mecca for fishing and water sports enthusiasts. Its four marinas, mild climate, and miles of bayfront coastline make it an ideal location for kayaking, boating, and reeling in the day’s catch. It is a 10-mile trip across the bay to Panama City Beach, giving it the perfect way to access to the ‘world’s best beaches’ while maintaining its quiet lifestyle. But it also has a proper (yet colorful) downtown area with its own brand of restaurants, cultural venues, and entertainment district, as well as a thriving business district and international airport. It’s a great time to set up shop in this waterfront oasis – future job growth is high and the unemployment rate is slightly below the national average. Our homes in Panama City not only help with rebuild efforts – they provide a foundation for future communities to be even stronger than they were before. We’re honored to be part of it.
Picture this: living with constant access to some of the country’s best beaches, a huge variety of shopping and dining opportunities, and a mild and tropical climate. Think it’s a pipe-dream? In Panama City Beach, it’s not! This well-known beach destination is also home to a vibrant local culture that lives in the city year-round. Residents enjoy all of the activities and amenities of a popular beach town, plus some great local gems that we won’t spill the beans on. There are also many annual festivals and events throughout the city that keep the community unique and close-knit. There are numerous subdivisions throughout the city that are full of charming bungalow-style cottages and sweet southern neighbors, as well as quiet lakefront homes with the coo of neighboring whippoorwills. If you want to live in tropical beach bliss, you’ll love living in a Panama City Beach Truland home.
Santa Rosa Beach is the largest beach neighborhood in South Walton. It sits between a 26-mile stretch of the state’s famed Emerald Coast and the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay. Its varied landscapes allow plenty of fun for active families, from thrilling watersports to legendary fishing opportunities and scenic hiking trails. Downtown, Santa Rosa Beach has all of the energy and amenities you would expect from a popular beach town – amazing eats, cool craft breweries, top-notch shopping, and more. But there’s also a sweet southern vibe to the area; residents call to one another from their porch swings, enjoy playdates at the local kids’ art club, and frequent the local farmers market. Housing is varied – you can find luxurious beach homes, quaint lakefront cottages, and sweet southern bungalows all within minutes of one another. Our Santa Rosa Beach homes capture the city’s vision of a luxurious lifestyle framed within a quiet southern town.
Pensacola is the perfect combination of a busy metropolitan city and a relaxed beachfront town. It’s sprawling downtown area is bustling with everything you would expect from a popular city – restaurants, shopping, cultural venues, a variety of annual festivals, and more. But the city is also nestled within miles of white-sand coastline and stunning bay areas, giving it that renowned Florida feel. The US military plays a large role in the city; it is proud to be home to the country’s premier Naval Aviation Station and the famous Blue Angels aerobatics team. But it’s not all fun and games – Pensacola boasts the state’s top standardized testing scores and most awarded school districts, making it a perfect home for growing families. If you’re looking for a place that provides the convenience and culture of a large city with the comforts of a small beach town, you’ll feel right at home in one of Truland’s great Pensacola neighborhoods.
Milton is a waterfront lover’s dream thanks to the three rivers that wind their way through the city. Known as the canoe capital of Florida, it is a refuge for paddlers, rafters, and tubers alike. The surrounding area is rural, full of secluded forests, quiet waterways, and rolling farmland. It is the Santa Rosa County seat and one of the oldest cities in the state, making it rife with history and community pride. The downtown area combines this historical pride with a modern and progressive feel, offering a variety of amenities and attractions in old-town facades. The community is friendly and close-knit, encouraged by the city’s many annual festivals and community events. It is the perfect place for families who want an outdoor life at a slow and quiet pace – and with one of the lowest cost of livings in the state. We’re proud to make the Milton community stronger by the Truland homes and neighborhoods we build there.
Cantonment is a charming suburb in the metropolitan area of Pensacola. Families who want to be close to the action – but not too close – will find the perfect balance in Cantonment. Its central location allows residents quick access to the amenities and activities in larger cities while maintaining a small-town rural feel. It is also a short drive to the area’s pristine beaches. The downtown area is quaint and typically southern, with old-world facades and chatty neighbors on every corner. There are multiple renowned universities within driving distance, encouraging an emphasis on education and a strong local economy. The local residents are diverse, creating a blended culture that melds many ethnicities and histories together but that holds true to its southern roots. Truland builds homes in many of the town’s five constituent neighborhoods and surrounding areas.
Freeport is a historic town, founded in 1830, and it maintains its rural roots and traditional Florida feel through its lush scenery, waterfront activities, and southern values. Located in central Walton County, it is a convenient drive from many area hubs: Tallahassee, Mobile, Panama City, and more. But it feels more isolated – there are many prime opportunities for fishing, hiking, paddling, and wildlife viewing thanks to the surrounded wetlands. The stunning beaches of South Walton are 15 minutes south and offer all of the scenery and beach activities.
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