The City of Palm Coast is an enormous planned community of 72,000 located on Florida's northeast coast, equidistant from the large cities of Jacksonville and Orlando. Located on the coast like it is there are many great beaches for its residents to enjoy, along with many other activities. Many,but by no means all, of its residents are retired. Palm Coast is one of the more interesting hybrid communities in existence. Planned originally by ITT as a huge development, the community is now incorporated as a City, with a traditional form of city government. Palm Coast Beach is located in Flagler County. The City of Palm Coast is the 4th fastest growing "micropolis" in the Southeastern United States -it grew 120% from 2000 to 2008. Fortunately it seems to have a plan to control and direct its growth. Unlike most cities this one has a vision statement that it expressed in its comprehensive plan. Some of what Palm Coast strives to be is to offer exceptional quality of life, attractive job opportunities, diversified housing, and superbly designed commercial areas, valued natural, recreational, and cultural resources, exemplary public facilities and services, and responsible growth and fiscal planning. Photo of Princess Preserve courtesy of Wikipedia and Jessica Bear of Innovative Eyes Photography - Palm Coast, FL.