Introduction to Palm Coast, Florida
Palm Coast, Florida, in Flagler county, is 28 miles NW of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center) and 58 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is part of the Daytona Beach metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 32,732 people live in Palm Coast.
Palm Coast History
Developed by ITT Community Development Corporation in 1969, the city of Palm Coast is among the fastest growing locations in the United States. It was officially incorporated on December 31, 1999, and in the year 2007, it was designated the principal city of the Palm Coast, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. There have been two serious "wildland urban interface" fires in the Palm Coast city, after which many precautionary measures have been taken by the publicly elected council/ manager form of government. Under this government, there has been a designing of paved streets, central water and sewer systems, and an extensive water management system.
Palm Coast and nearby Attractions
- Rayonier Two Lake
- Florida Agricultural Museum
- Flagler County Public Library
- Saint Augustine Alligator Farm
- Fort Matanzas National Monument
Things To Do In Palm Coast
The city of Palm Coast has a number of recreational parks like Anastasia State Park, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area and Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. All offer a range of recreational activities to visitors. The Florida Agricultural Museum, Fred Dana Marsh Museum, Bulow Plantation Ruins State Historic Site and the Fort Matanzas National Monument are ideal for those interested in the history and the culture of the city. For adventure lovers, the Adventure Landing is the perfect place to try out some amazing adventure sports. Animal lovers can also take a trip to the Marineland or the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm.
Palm Coast Transportation
Daytona Beach International Airport is the closest major airport.
Palm Coast Higher Education
The city is served by the Daytona Beach Community College.