The vision for SweetBay is a community planned around water, green space, and convenient shopping and eating located within the development. A marina will be a major feature of the project. An abundance of walking trails, biking trails, and playgrounds provide recreation for both kids and adults. The idea is that this is not just an inanimate place, but a living, thriving community that residents can interact with, and with others. It’s a place where you can create lifelong memories.

SweetBay Map

This vast 700 acre community is located on the old Bay County Airport property and will eventually house residents of 7 neighborhoods and up to 30,000 homes. SweetBay’s first community, Academy Park, will offer buyers nine floor plans, with prices starting around $260,000. The first phase of the community calls for 127 home-lot packages, with the full buildout of Academy Park set at 260 homes.

University Academy

Academy Park is located adjacent to the old airport terminal that was renovated for a school and named Academy University. It is a free charter school serving grades 4-K through 6th grade with plans to eventually go through 8th grade. Students experience challenging STEAM curriculum which is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, based on real-world application of those disciplines.


And don’t forget the central amenity that the entire project is built upon: the water! SweetBay will provide residents with immediate access to North Bay, Goose Bay, and Robinson Bayou, and those with boats can access Goose Island, which is actually part of the SweetBay community as well.
The future water-front section of the community boasts a marina and a waterside trail, so whether you prefer to get around by sailing the high seas or hiking through the sights and sounds of the scenic bayside community, SweetBay has something for you. Imagine bobbing up and down on the waves, watching seagulls soar, watching Dolphin, and listening to the surf crash onto the shore. Go fishing in the bay or head on out to the Gulf of Mexico. You can get away from it all whenever you please! Yet, you’re only minutes from Downtown Panama City.

Academy Park is set to open Spring of 2016, with model homes of the 9 floorplans available for viewing, and home packages available for purchase. SweetBay offers fantastic amenities at a great location in the Panhandle of Florida. Get ready to claim your piece of paradise!

(Originally posted on Active Rain )