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The city of Port St. Joe sits on the coastal alcove of the St. Joseph’s Bay along the Gulf Coast of Mexico in Florida. Home to about 35,000 residents, Port St. Joe is the county seat of Gulf County. Nestled on Florida’s Panhandle along the Emerald Coast, this 12 square-mile community is home to year-round residents, visitors, fantastic beaches, and gorgeous coastal cottages. This is a small town with a big heart according to the residents.
Originally a port along the Gulf Coast of Florida, today it’s a small community filled with visitors and homeowners looking for rest and tranquility. It’s postcard-perfect surroundings with white sandy dune beaches, snorkeling, and fishing make the City of Port St. Joe an ideal place to vacation, rest, retire, or enjoy on a daily basis.
The city of Port St. Joe is a small community with a very compact and walkable downtown. It’s full of little boutiques, gift shops, parks, and bistros and provides a waterfront Marina that collects some of the most luscious seafood in the country.
The city of Port St. Joe is accessible along Highway 98 from the East or Highway 71 from the North and Highway 98 from the Northwest which travels down the Florida coastline. It’s writer crossed the river from Highland View, and unincorporated community along Route 98. It is just 8 feet above sea level but is significantly higher than Port St. Joe which is just 3 feet above sea level.
The City of Port St. Joe has one elementary school for Pre-K through Grade 6 and a Joint Middle and High School for grades 7-12.
The City of Port St. Joe is known for a variety of transportation modes since it sits on the Gulf Intracoastal waterway, a federally maintain Canal with a channel of 12 feet deep by 120 feet wide. This provides access from St. Mark’s Florida to Brownsville Texas. The shipping channel is congressionally authorized to it up to 35 feet and connects to shipping lanes of the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the world.
- Utilities in Port St. Joe
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- Parks and Recreation
- Police and Fire Department
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