Holmes County is the first county in the Panhandle Series that is completely removed form the beautiful beaches we know and love, as it is nestled securely above Washington and Bay Counties, with Walton and Jackson framing it on both sides. Even though Holmes County lacks the sandy white beaches, it is far from a boring place to be.
This rural wonderland boasts the beautiful land you have always wanted, with a touch of fun and spooky history thrown in the mix! While it might be a little off the beaten path, Holmes County is full of Civil War history, alleged ghost presence, and prohibition history as well. If you are looking for more information, the Holmes County Historical Society can point you in the right direction.
Are you less of a history buff and more of a water lover? Holmes County is home to Vortex Spring and Ponce de Leon State Park. Vortex Spring is one of the premier diving sites in the country and Ponce de Leon State Park offers stunning views, fun for the whole family, and some history thrown in the mix. Trust me, both are so worth checking out!
The County Seat, Bonifay, is almost exactly halfway between Pensacola and Tallahassee (give or take 5 minutes either way), making this a perfect home for those wanting to kick back and relax, but still have the city close. Not to mention, it is only about an hour away from the beach and Panama City. You can get all the small town charm, beautiful springs, less populated city streets, and all the city life you could ever want, all from one central location. Plus, Dothan, Alabama is about 45 minutes away if you need a whole new state to shake things up.
Does Holmes County sound like a dream come true? Does it feel like home? Let us know if we can help you find your perfect place!