Carrabelle : Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in Carrabelle

Carrabelle is a small town in the Gulf Coast  (often called the "Forgotten Coast") of the Florida panhandle.  The population is about 1300.  Active adults 55+ are moving to this area southwest of Tallahassee because of its mild climate, outstanding recreation opportunities, and slower pace than in much of Florida. This area is quite beautiful and unspoiled. Carrabelle has a lovely harbor and a downtown with a modern library and several residents.  Boating, fishing, and going to the beach are popular.  Nearby islands like St. George and St. Vincents are popular attractions.
 

Where to Retire in Carrabelle and Home Prices

There is at least one active community in Carrabelle area (see link at top right).
There are some nice neighborhoods on the water or along the coast highway.  Home prices have been erratic since 2007, and in late mid-2016  the median was about $140,000 according to Zillow .com

 

What is special about Carrabelle

Coastal lifestyle. Outstanding recreation opportunities - beaches and parks.  World's smallest police station (phone booth sized).  Beautiful harbor.
 

What is not special about Carrabelle

Small town 50 miles from closest city - Tallahassee
 

Who will like retirement in Carrabelle

People like living here who enjoy living in small towns on the coast. It offers a relaxing lifestyle
 

Local economy is driven by

Tourism, fishing, construction, agriculture
 

Climate and Physical Environment

Carrabelle is located in the panhandle of Florida (northwest) near East Point
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The local seafood, especially oysters, are very good and available in the town's seafood restaurants.  Carrabelle has a nice new library.
 

Crime

The crime rate is well below average in Carrabelle.
 

Medical facilities

George Weems Memorial Hospital is 27 miles away in Apalachicola
 

Transportation

Tallahassee Regional Airport is 43 miles away.  This airport has great service through Delta and is extremely convenient, if not inexpensive. There is a new airport, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in the area that features discount carrier SouthWest Airlines.
 

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City of Carrabelle information
City-Data on Carrabelle

 

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Facts about CARRABELLE
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Coastal,Small Town,Boating Community,RV Community,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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