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Average Ratings:
Artisticness: 1.3    Calmness: 2.7    Helpfulness: 1.7   
Intellectualness: 1.3    Neatness: 1.3    Outgoingness: 1.7   
Average Resident Personality Test Scores:
Artisticness: 2.98    Calmness: 3.19    Helpfulness: 2.80   
Intellectualness: 3.42    Neatness: 3.12    Outgoingness: 3.07   

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Name: sircharles | Age: 65 | Gender: Male | ZIP: 32408 | Resident for: 6 months | Added on: 2011-12-21
Artisticness: 1   Calmness: 2   Helpfulness: 3   Intelligence: 1   Neatness: 1   Outgoingness: 3   
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Sorry. Cut and paste problem.

A few things about Laketown Wharf and Panama City Beach that you will not be told on their webstites:

From 1 to 5, they are 2.5 tops.

Laketown Wharf operates like an extended stay hotel where you are not pampered. You take care of yourself like you are at home until you leave.

Panama City Beach is far from pedestrian friendly. Everything is spread out and behind huge parking lots.

Laketown Wharf is extremely proud of the Dancing Fountain and annual X-mas party. What a disappointment! The 1st 30 seconds of orchestra makes you take notice. After that, what accompanies the show is common and crass music, and the speakers, rather than being pointed at the passers-by, are directed right at your hotel room so blocking it out is not an option. The same is true about the music (common & crass) and the speakers (directed right at your hotel room) during what they call a live “Christmas” event.

The whole experience makes you feel like you are staying at the Motel 6 across from the State Fair.


Name: | Age: 31 | Gender: Female | ZIP: 32401 | Resident for: 1 year | Added on: 2013-05-13
Artisticness: 2   Calmness: 3   Helpfulness: 1   Intelligence: 1   Neatness: 1   Outgoingness: 1   
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What do you like about Panama City? Close to the beach but most of the beaches in Panama City Beach are flat due to over construction, dirty due to over crowding and nothing compared to other areas within 30 miles in the way of beauty.
What do you dislike about Panama City? Small town mentality, closed minded, unwelcoming to young professionals, full of "good 'ol boys" and terrible job market.
What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in? Downtown and St. Andrews both have Marinas with events, music and some cute shops but it gets old when it is always the same people, bands playing, etc...
How expensive is it? Depends, either bottom of the barrel cheap/ghetto or big money/mansions on the bay. There are very few affordable "nice" homes here for singles or small families. The landlords are TERRIBLE. Watch yourself when you sign a lease.
Is it safe? Some parts are very quiet and safe and some are really scary looking. I don't know how unsafe the lower income neighborhoods are but they don't look safe. I have heard of shootings happening now and again but I don't have a clear idea of the crime rates here compared to population. Seems high due to poverty.
How is the weather? Pretty nice weather. Doesn't get too cold in the winter.
Additional thoughts? Don't move here unless you have to. I am out of here and back to other areas close by as soon as my lease is up. You can do better, especially if you are a degreed young professional.


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