About Palm Coast

Palm Coast Fl

One of Florida’s newest cities (incorporated 1999), Palm Coast is a Florida paradise – situated on 70 miles of saltwater and freshwater canals and the Intracoastal Waterway and just minutes from pristine Atlantic Ocean beaches. Vibrant lifestyle and the natural environment go hand-in-hand here. The City offers a dozen beautiful parks, 125+ miles of connecting trails and paths for walking/bicycling, abundant fishing and boating, a year-round Running Series, and world-class tennis and golf. Lined with historic oaks, towering pines and indigenous vegetation, Palm Coast’s parks and trails showcase the splendid elegance of the native Florida landscape. Bird-watching is popular at St. Joe Walkway and Linear Park, which are designated as Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trails, and visitors can spot dolphins and seabirds as they stroll along the Intracoastal at Waterfront Park. We invite you to Find Your Florida in Palm Coast!

Flagler County Schools

Flagler county contains 12 primary and secondary schools. One of the best schools is Belle Terre Elementary School which is rated 8. It has 1,336 children. The Florida Department of Education
released School Grades in 2017 and for the sixth consecutive year, Flagler Schools were rated a “B” district. The 646 points earned on the various grading components places the District among the top 20 in the state. Just one additional point would have placed us in the top 16. 28th in the state.

Biking and Hiking Trails

Biking and hiking are second nature here in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. With more than 100 miles of trails to choose from with a variety of different levels, there is something for
everyone. Florida’s nearly perfect year-round weather invites cyclists to hit the roads and trails regularly, and bicycling in Palm Coast and Flagler Beach is a growing sport.

Business & Growth

Palm Coast is a great place to live, work, play – and do business! Our City is committed to developing and maintaining a strong economy by supporting the growth and development of new and existing businesses through “Prosperity 2021,” while creating an environment to attract new companies that align with our values. Growth has been strong in recent years – in jobs, capital investment, tourism, taxable sales, real estate values and both residential and commercial development. And we’re expecting that strong growth trend to continue.

Development Activity

Palm Coast’s economy is growing! The trend is upward for building activity, commercial and residential permitting, and building permit revenues. The redeveloped Island Walk Shopping Center is perhaps the City’s most visible recent commercial development, with a new Publix, Hobby Lobby and dozens of other retail stores and restaurants near I-95 and Palm Coast Parkway. The State Road 100 corridor is also seeing new growth with construction of an Aldi grocery story and Tractor Supply planned in 2016. The new I-95 interchange at Matanzas Woods Parkway – the third I-95 interchange for Palm Coast – provides opportunities for neighborhood commercial development on the northern end of the City.