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    Tyndall AFB, FL Local Information

    Panama City, Florida, is the closest major city to Tyndall AFB. Panama City has about 37,000 people, and is in Bay County, which has a population of about 170,000 people. Other nearby small communities include Callaway (15,000), Lynn Haven (20,000), Cedar Grove (4,000), Parker, (5,000), and Springfield (9,000).

    It is about 11 miles from downtown Panama City to Tyndall; this takes about 20 minutes to commute; Callaway is about 8 miles and 14 minutes away - these are the two closest major communities, but the urban areas are somewhat spread and travel times can vary significantly. The average local commute time is about 25 minutes.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Panama City area ranges from $500 to $800 per month, with a median of about $650 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Panama City is about $211,000, compared to $276,000 for Florida. The average price for a house in Bay County is about $233,000.

    Short Description of the Area: Panama City is a small city in the Florida panhandle, on the inside shore of St. Andrew's Bay. The area is generally sunny, not generally very busy, but there are a number of local events and features to spend some time on.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a humid, warm, coastal climate, with winter temperatures of the low 60s to high 30s and summer temperatures in the low 90s to low 70s. The area has occasional thunderstorms and storms off the Gulf, and is sometimes subject to hurricanes, less than once a decade.

    Hurricane Warning: Hurricanes do not hit every year, not even every other year, but Florida is subject to occasional monster storms, and everyone living here should be prepared, with emergency supplies and plans. Emergency supplies should include food and water for at least three days, preferably two weeks, for every person in the household; a first aid kit, flashlight, small tool kit or multi-tool, battery operated radio, and possibly a solar power station. Search FEMA Emergency Kit or CDC Emergency Kit for a more complete list.