R E LO C AT I O N G U I D E
PRESENTED BY FLAGLER COUNTY DEPARTMENT SIMPLICITY 1 OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
WELCOME! Flagler County is a unique area that lives in harmony with nature yet provides for all of today’s modern amenities. This charming community near the sea, is known for its sparkling salt and fresh water canals, the Intracoastal Waterway, golf courses, parks and diverse neighborhoods. Whether your lifestyle needs to put you in close proximity to the beach, a short walk to amenities or out in the country, there is a neighborhood in Flagler County that you can call home.
that welcomes nationally touring Broadway shows, big bands and celebrity entertainment, and an amphitheater are just the tip
With over 23 miles of navigable saltwater canals that connect to the Intracoastal Waterway, Flagler County residents enjoy the option of parking their boats at their private docks in their back yards and navigating to Miami or Norfolk Virginia. Golf enthusiasts have the option of living
of what’s in the area. With a cost-of-living index well below the national average, no state income tax, and low property taxes, it isn’t just a wonderful place to live, it is an AFFORDABLE place to live.
in one of seven golf course communities
We boast all of the metropolitan advantages
and those raising their families are never
without the typical urban headaches. Here,
more than minutes from a school and lo-
our commutes are measured in minutes, not
Patrons of the arts will find a thriving arts
The pages that follow provide you a glimpse
community. Unique artist galleries and
of what Flagler County has to offer you!
hubs, the intimate Playhouse that showcases local talent, a 1,000-seat auditorium
Contact Us: FLAGLER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY HELGA VAN ECKERT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TELEPHONE: (386) 313-4071 EMAIL: HVANECKERT@FLAGLERCOUNTYEDC.COM WEBSITE: WWW.FlaglerCountyEDC.com
“ We boast a l l o f the metropolitan advantages without the t ypical ur ban headaches.”
ANDREW KOSWASKI SurfRat Board Designs Flagler Small Business Owner “I chose to open my surf board shaping business in Flagler County, FL because not only is the surf great, but where else could I afford to buy a house and start my own company three blocks from the beach? It’s been a great experience.”
WHERE WE LIVE Here, our commutes are measured in minutes, not hours.
To Rent Apartments
To Own Homes (Buy)
$800â€”$1400 month There are six apartment complex options to choose from in Flagler County with one, two and three bedroom options. All have resident clubhouses with gyms and pools. All are pet-friendly.
There are many purchasing options in Flagler County. With residential lots available in abundance, you can build your dream home or move right in to a home already built and waiting for you. Want a smaller more low-maintenance option? Look at the many waterfront condo and townhome options in the area.
Homes The option to rent a single-family home is also available.
Condo and Townhomes:
10,0000 sq. ft. lots $20,000 starting price
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WHERE WE SHOP FLAGLER COUNTY IS SITUATED IN THE HEART OF A SHOPPING LOVER’S PARADISE! THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
“Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life”
Abercrombie & Fitch - Adidas - Aeropostale - Aerosoles Aldo - American Eagle Outfitters - Ann Taylor Factory Store - Armani Exchange - Armani Outlet - AT & T - Banana Republic Factory Store - Target - Bath & Body Works - BCBGMAXAZRIA - Bentley - Bose Factory Store - Brooks Brothers Women Factory Store - Brookstone - Calvin Klein - Coach Columbia Sportswear Company - Converse - Crocs Outlet Dooney & Bourke - Diane von Furstenberg - DKNY - Dream Nails - Dressbarn - Elizabeth Arden Company Store - Easy Spirit Outlet - Eddie Bauer Outlet - Elie Tahari - Express Factory Outlet - TJMaxx - Fresh Produce - Five Guys Burgers and Fries Forever 21 - Fossil - Gap Outlet - Godiva - GUESS Factory Store - H&M - HANESbrands - Harley-Davidson - Harry & David - Helzberg Diamonds - Hollister - HUGO BOSS Factory Store Hurley - Wallmart - J.Crew Factory - Johnston & Murphy - Jones New York - Jos. A. Bank - Kate Spade New York - Kay Jewelers Outlet - Kenneth Cole - Kirkland’s - Lauren Ralph Lauren - Lacoste Outlet - Lane Bryant Outlet - Levi’s Outlet Lucky Brand Jeans - Luggage Factory - Michael Kors - Neiman Marcus Last Call - New Balance Factory Store - New York & Company Outlet - New York, New York - Nike Factory Store -
Nine West Outlet - Oakley Vault - Old Navy Outlet - Olive Garden - OshKosh B’gosh - Outback Steakhouse - Oxford Mills Factory Outlet - P.S. from Aeropostale - PacSun Pandora - Panera Bread - Pepperidge Farm - Perry Ellis - Petsense - Pinkberry - Point Zero - Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store - Pottery Barn Outlet - Pro Image Sports - Puma Outlet - Rag and Bone - Dillards- Rockport - Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse - Sports Corner - Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH - Sketchers - Soma - Southern Connection - Sperry - Starbucks Coffee - Steve Madden - Sunglass Hut - Superior For Men - Suzy Shier - Swarovski - Talbots Talbots Woman - The Body Shop - The North Face - Timberland Factory Store - Tommy Bahama - Tommy Hilfiger - Tommy Hilfiger Kids - Torrid - Town Shoes - True Religion - U.S. Polo Assn. - UGG Australia - Under Armour - Van Heusen Izod Golf - Vans Outlet - Vera Bradley - Victoria’s Secret - Vince Camuto - Volcom - Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton - West Elm Outlet - White House Black Market - Williams-Sonoma Outlet - Wilsons Leather - Work Authority - Worth New York - Xi Clothing - Zales The Diamond Store Outlet
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD! With over 150 restaurants open in Flagler County there are plenty of reasons to sit down and say YUM!
386 - Osteria Rustica - Beach Kona Ice of Flagler County LLC Front Grille - El Pollo Colorao - Beach Belly Bob’s - Bull Creek Puerto Rican Eatery Hammock Fish Camp - Turtle Shack Cafe’ Organics LLC - Mezzaluna Pi- - Halifax Plantation Golf Club/ zzeria - Olive Garden - Smoo- Tavern by the Green - Main thie King - Panera Bread - The Street Diner - Funky Pelican Anchor Flagler Beach - Bea- Captain’s BBQ at Bings Landing chHouse Bea- JT’s Seafood “We decided to make nery - Vessel Shack - Giabea night of it. GLAD WE Sandwich Co. lla Italian ResDID! This place has Tortuga’s Flagler taurant and Piawesome seafood, a Beach - Flagler zzeria - Joe’s NY Fish Company great atmosphere, and a Pizza - Sakura - Thai Corner - Carrabba’s Itawonderful staff! ” Hammock Wine lian Grille - GolBryan from Clarksville, TN referring to the Golden Lion in Flagler Beach & Cheese Garden Lion Cafe den - Kokomo’s Cafe Inc. - The - Finn’s Beachside Pub - DonIsland Grille - Firehouse Subs nies BBQ - Martin’s Restauof Palm Coast - Farley’s Irish rant & Lounge - A1A Burrito Pub - High Jackers Restaurant - Works Tacos Flagler Beach
Atlantic Grille - Hammock Beach Resort Atlantic Grille, with sweeping ocean views and a lively south Florida design, features contemporary world cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. This unique oceanfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Sand Trap Bar is perfect for a postround refreshment or a casual meal on a first come, first served basis.
S A M P L E O F O U R
Golden Lion The Golden Lion Cafe is located just steps from the ocean in beautiful Flagler Beach, along the nationally designated Scenic A1A Coastal Highway. Dance with your toes in the sand while enjoying spectacular ocean views, delicious food & amazing mixed drinks. They are proud to be Flagler Countyâ€™s most awarded restaurant and top waterside bar in Florida. So, kick off your flip flops and spend some time liminâ€™ at the Lion enjoying great live music and sipping a margarita while watching dolphins play, pelicans dive and whales doing whatever it is that whales do. Soak up the coolest atmosphere in Flagler Beach.
The St.Augustine Amphitheatre is a state of the art performing arts venue with the capacity to hold up to 4100 concert goers. A brand new conference room, 4 concession stands, a merchan12
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
dise area, a large plaza, and an elaborate arboretum of walking trails make up the new facility.
“Enjoy live music and a refreshing margarita as you watch dolphins play, pelicans dive and whales do whatever it is that whales do! Clearly the coolest atmosphere is in Flagler Beach.”
Flagler Beachfront Winery, Florida’s only oceanfront winery and winner of 3 international wine festival awards! Flagler
The Funky Pelican is considered a land-
Beachfront Winery focuses on crafting
mark in this nook of Central Florida. You
small lot, premium wines. They continue
can’t help but notice the venue when
to release new wines throughout the year
The Cue Note Billiard Room and Bar has
you drive down A1A! Many believe that
as well as host Winemaker Tastings, food
great food, a full liquor bar and over 35
the setting is the community hub from
and wine pairings, full moon parties and
beers to choose from. Together with pool,
which you can explore the seaside town
bottling parties. Enjoy tapas plates and
music and televised sports there’s always
as well as a premier oceanfront dining lo-
gourmet desserts that pair perfectly with
cation and beachside bar. The restaurant/
their wines. Life doesn’t get much better
Come watch your favorite team play on
bar on the beach provides great food, sea
than enjoying a wonderful glass of wine
one of our 14 televisions spread all over
breezes and a breath of salt air at the end
on the patio with an endless ocean view.
the room. There’s never a bad seat.
of the day.
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WE HAVE IT ALL... Marineland Dolphin Adventure Ph_ Ketty Supreme
the world’s first oceanarium, invites you to join us in creating lasting memories at our 1.3 million gallon series of dolphin habitats. Choose from a variety of interactive programs, which range from those for land-loving guests to enjoy dolphins up-close, to those that offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in the dolphins’ aquatic world as you swim with our gentle residents.
Historic St. Augustine North Florida boasts a year-round mild climate perfect for strolling Saint Augustine’s delightful historic district, with its cobblestone streets, quaint cafes, bars, unique shops and bed-and-breakfast inns. Experience the beauty of an early morning that slowly comes alive with locals and tourists setting out on foot to explore significant landmarks including the Castillo de San Marcos, Lightner Museum, Flagler College and Fort Matanzas.
Flagler Beach Pier & Beach Located along Florida’s Atlantic Coast between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine, cozy Flagler Beach offers miles of sparkling beaches, bountiful fishing, beachside shops, waterfront restaurants, and natural parks and other wonders. It’s a retro town with salty style.
FLAGLER COUNTY, FLORIDA & IT’S SURROUNDING REGIONS You’ve made it here, and now it’s time to explore. What do you do first? If it’s the beach, we’ve got plenty – 19 miles of pristine, cinnamon-colored beaches where you can soak in the sun or surf on the third largest waves in the state. Pitch your umbrella and towel and start soaking up the sun. If exploration is on your itinerary, you’ll have no problem discovering some fun spots and activities. We have more than 40 parks and preserves and more than 90 miles of trails for hiking, biking, kayaking, bird watching, fishing, boating. You name it! If hitting the greens is a must, look no further. We have a collection of spectacular golf courses. Even one that plays directly alongside the Atlantic Ocean Tennis is another favorite in the county, with professionals playing at our tennis center several times throughout the year. Or bring your own racquet to our local and county courts. If you’re looking for events, we honor everything from local seafood to the local agricultural crop at the Potato Festival. From the rodeo to the ballet, from creekside to oceanfront, from marathons to mud-bogging. Get the idea? If you want it we’ve got it. Enjoy!
SEE SEA TURTLES The Whitney Laboratory campus is situated on the border of Flagler county and hosts a Sea Turtle Hospital/rehabilitation program. May 1st to October 31st is sea turtle nesting season in Florida and our beaches already have signs that sea turtles are arriving!
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PET FRIENDLY COMMUNITY More and more of us are bringing our four-legged friends along wherever we go. The good news is, Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches are pet-friendly! You can take “man’s best friend” everywhere -- in the parks, in a variety of restaurants and even on our beaches!
On the Beaches
In the Restaurants
In the Parks
Flagler Beach has pet-friendly access,
Restaurants in Flagler Beach are now offe-
Most parks, preserves and trails are
allowing dogs on the beach north of N.
ring eating areas where dogs and their
perfect for a walk with your pet. At the
10th Street and south of S. 10th Street.
owners can sit together. High Tides at
60,000-square-foot fenced Dog Park
Doggies must be on leash no longer than
Snack Jack and the BeachHouse Beanery
found at Wadsworth Park in Flagler
5 feet long. All that is asked in return is
are just two examples.
Beach, dogs can run unleashed and min-
that visitors note the signs and remem-
Dogs need to stay outdoors and they
gle with other canines, while their owners
ber to pick up after their pet to keep our
can’t climb on seats or tables.
relax on park benches in the shade. The
park features separate sections for large (over 20 pounds) and small dogs.
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Golf Immerse yourself in a true golfer’s paradise in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Here you’ll find golfing weather all year long, great topographical contrasts and premier Florida golf courses to choose from. With Oceanside links that play directly on the Atlantic Coastline and those with vistas of inland marshes, fresh water lakes and maritime woodlands, Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches has golf landscapes to please golfers of all levels.
Team Sports 18 Soccer/Lacrosse/Flag Football fields
13 Baseball Fields
1 Softball Field
5 Basketball Courts
1 - 25 yard heated public swimming pool
17 Tennis Courts
2 Skate Parks
14 miles of equestrian trails
3 dog parks
Surfing, Paddle Boarding & Kayaking Flagler County offeres many opportunities to enjoy all of your favorite water sports. There is surfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, crew and so much more! Residents use the intracoastal waterway, canals and ocean to have waterfilled days in the sun.
Motocross Pax Trax Motocross Park is located in Bunnell, FL. Founded in 1995, our commitment, experience, and expertise has established a business relationship with our customers that will last a lifetime! We offer a full service motocross facility for your family\’s enjoyment complete with lighted, full-size and pee-wee tracks, a restaurant, a parts store, bathrooms, showers, and camping.
SPORTS & RECREATION Our sports programs not only create healthy habits, they shape our kids to be leaders in the community.
EVP Volleyball Hammock Beach Pro-Am The EVP® Beach Volleyball Tour’s primary aim is to support
events that engage families, fans,
communities and sponsors in The community recognizes and supports the
a great day at the beach.
importance of youth sports with teams through the schools as well as private organizations. As a Healthy Community, there are numerous opportunities to get out and get moving! For example, the City of Palm Coast hosts a yearlong race series that offers a variety of half marathons, 5 and 10K for teens and adults and fun runs for the kids.
However, professional and national sports teams of all kinds are also finding out about the stellar sporting facilities in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches and our area is quickly becoming a sports Mecca. Almost every week of the year local, regional, state, national and even international teams can be found on our 18 soccer/lacrosse fields, 13 baseball fields and 17 tennis courts. The county hosts the United States Tennis Association (USTA) pro circuit events at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, world-class golfing experiences and a number of northern crew teams for their seasonal training. Just recently, we even hosted a quidditch competition!
Needless to say, we’ve got a well-rounded sports destination for locals and tourists alike!
THE GREAT OUTDOORS You donâ€™t have to travel to exotic places to discover nature - countless opportunities for exploration are available in the familiar territory of your nearby Flagler County Parks and Recreation Division parks, preserves, and trails. Flagler County has over 20 county parks and preserves. Bird watchers come from all over America to see its 470 verified species of birds as five of our parks have been designated as part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Our natural surroundings will take your breath away and allow you to immerse yourself in its beauty.
“The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy.”
Betty Steflik Preserve boardwalk