Parker Florida

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Parker in Bay County is one of the smaller towns along the Emerald Coast. This does not mean it is any less scenic or fun. In fact, it has the advantage of not being as much on the tourist map as its more popular neighbors like Panama City or Panama City Beach. Fewer than five thousand people live in a city that encompasses almost two square miles in Bay County in the heart of Florida's Great Northwest. Known for both its business enterprises and safe family-friendly atmosphere, Parker provides a close-knit community and a meaningful quality of life. It boasts of a small town ambience in a rapidly growing urban scene. In fact, the neighborhood ranks as one of the ten fastest growing housing markets in Florida.

Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the entire coastline is a beach lover’s paradise with emerald green and crystalline blue waters, miles of sugar-sand beaches and some of the best scalloping, fishing, and boating. The region along Florida's emerald coast boasts of a rich history dating back to the Indian times and provides rich pickings for freshwater fishing. Visitors and residents make the most of the pristine unpolluted surroundings with its abundant natural beauty, from glittering Gulf waters and white beaches, to the oak-lined shore of St. Andrews Bay. The beach offers activities for kids of all ages.

Parker as a community is growing rapidly and fortunately, the cultural opportunities are keeping pace with its development. The scenic beauty has naturally inspired the arts and humanities and serenity of Parker, have flourished, and enriched the lives of area residents. There are many local well-established cultural groups in

Parker such as the Music and Art Association, Friends of the Library, and Historical Society that have provided cultural events for many years. There have been many newer groups in recent years that have enriched the lives of the locals. These include The Bay Arts Alliance, Junior Museum, Visual Arts Center, and the Spring Festival of Arts.

There is a choice of homes that are located on the Bay or inland. Vacation rentals and condominiums are also available in attractive settings to suit every need and budget. Custom-built homes are popular in this lovely community and some vacant lots are still on the market. There is also a great range of condominium’s, town homes, and apartments to select from but there is a restriction to the height that developers can build high rises. The proximity to Tyndall Air Force Base has put a ban on construction more than 120 feet high as it may interfere with the radar readings at the base.

There are many churches of most denominations where the multicultural population prays. A popular church is the local First Baptist Church. A good basic education is provided at the local elementary schools. Parker can lay claim to be a part of "Southern Riviera," a great place for that dream vacation, to relocate, or the perfect place to retire.

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