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Northwest Florida in U.S.A, is actually a strip of land about 50-100 miles wide and 200 miles long, lying or stretching between Georgia on the north, Alabama on the west and also north, and Gulf of Mexico lying to its south. Another name for this northwestern part of Florida, however, unofficial and informal term is Florida Panhandle. Their boundary to the eastern part is arbitrarily defined. Panhandle is today generally synonymous with West Florida and Northwest Florida, although the name of West Florida bear its resemblance and literally to the British colony and later to a Spanish colony, both included Florida west of modern day of the Apalachiola River and portions of Mississipi, Louisiana and Alabama as well. Talking about references to Florida Panhandle, it always includes several countries to the west of Apalachiola River, creating a geographic boundary between East and West Florida.
Panama City Beach is a beautiful city in Bay Country, Florida, U.S.A on the coast of Gulf of Mexico. This city is more often refers to as Panama City under the umbrella term, making Panama City Beach and Panama City separate two cities, despite from the fact of distinct municipality of the larger and older inland to the east call as Panama City. Because of the unique and relishing white-sugar sandy beaches of Northwest Florida, Panama City’s Slogan comes out as “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches”.
It has become a popular vacation or tourist’s destination for quite some time, especially got its hold on people living in the Southern United States. Its atmosphere and ambiance make it even more livable and enjoyable. This city is most popular destination for spring breaks also and most people call it as Spring Break Capital of the World. Spring breaks make this place livelier and atmosphere of enjoyment and entertainment go to the limit of sky as half million high schools and college students from different part of the country reach there in their spring breaks in the months of March and April.
Earlier the economy of Northwest Florida was mainly depended on forestry; farming and lumbering, import/export shipping, paper mills on Pensacola and to a much lesser extent shipbuilding and commercial fishing at Panama City. After the completion of World War II, major economy boosted and risen up by establishment of military bases made during the war, and growing the culture of hospitality and tourism industry. The constructional boom from 2001 to 2007 drastically changed the skyline of beachfront with high rise hotels and condos and raised economic image of Panama City Beach from the downtrodden motels and vacation home rentals to the luxury homes and highly priced vacation rentals. However it is turning drastically, affordable waterfront and low rise views of beach into rarities. At its peak, many valuable properties have been doubled or quadruple since the boom of 2001.
The newly made Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport provides several commercial flights to give comfortable and sophisticating journey in reaching the area. The airport offers many ways of flight accommodations like private aircraft, freight/cargo flights and domestic passenger flight. After September, 2001 attack, it was the first international airport built in U.S.A.