Why is PCB so Popular?
Spring Break is one of the reasons that Panama City Beach is so popular. We have a population of just over 12,000 people so you would expect a small town to get many visitors over the years, but not as many as we do end up getting. It can be overwhelming. Back in the early 2000’s a lot of towns didn’t like spring break or the college party stereotype – (I wonder why?) – so they didn’t really let it happen in those towns. Panama City Beach was one of the towns that did allow it, so students from all over the country would visit when they got out of school to party, explore the town, and yes, provide us with money. Consumers are wonderful, aren’t they? MTV may have helped a little too back in 2006 when they visited, but that is another story.
School’s out for Summer
Once the college students leave it’s almost summer and this means that families have time off or have saved up vacation days at work. With everything that PCB offers from sugar white beaches, Pier Park, other parks, restaurants, St. Andrew’s, Frank Brown and more. It is no wonder that so many people come down to enjoy a family friendly vacation with their children and loved ones. If you get a nice hotel or a vacation home, nothing is impossible in Panama City Beach! It’s really a lovely town when you get to know it. You can feel like it’s your home away from home, especially during the months of August to October!
Real Estate Boom of 2006
In the early 2000’s a lot of small motels and homes were replaced with high rises which made the real estate market in PCB go up like crazy. In 2006, CNN named PCB the number one spot for real estate for the next 5 years – (but that didn’t really happen.) – although the downturn of real estate happened in 2007 due to the economy. This was a good thing though because it calmed down the spiraling prices that were happening at every corner of the town and surrounding areas like cities along 30A. If you need to get to any of these areas, don’t hesitate to give Lemon Taxi a call! We have shuttles and taxis that can get you anywhere you need to go from Panama City Beach all the way to 30A!