The community is located on the panhandle of northwest Florida on beautiful St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and is the largest city between Tallahassee and Pensacola. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 36,484. The community is known as a popular tourist location year round offering a comfortable climate and friendly atmosphere.
The community's attributes provide a highly attractive living environment compatible with a variety of tastes and life styles. Cited most often are: pleasant climate, attractive housing opportunities, fishing and water sports, arts and entertainment, and a pleasing small town environment for raising a family.