Tucked away in the FL panhandle; Bristol in Liberty County offers access to the Gulf of Mexico positioned amidst everything northwest FL boasts. The area is known as a sportsman’s paradise with national forest and water abound.
Liberty County, FL was established in 1855. The Apalachee Indians were the earliest known people in this area. Once Florida became a state, pioneers from Georgia and the Carolinas moved to Liberty County because of its rich farmland.
Bristol, FL experiences an average of 234 days of sunshine each year. Hot summers and mild winters are also common as is 59 inches of annual rainfall.
The Apalachicola River is one of the many magnificent rivers in the area and hosts activities such as boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Torreya State Park is one of Florida’s most scenic places named for the Torreya tree, a rare species, which grows on the banks of the Apalachicola River. Camping, hiking and birdwatching are among the many popular activities at the park. It’s also serves as a wildlife preserve for unique plant and animal species. Veterans Memorial Railroad features a passenger train that runs through Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol, FL. The Liberty County Arts Council supports and develops local culture and events. Blue Grass Spring Fling Festival, Art Alive and Bristol Ballet School are among the opportunities provided by LCAC.
Liberty County features exceptional business opportunities and incentives. In addition, transportation networks are easily accessible. The nearest deepwater port is approximately 50 miles away, while highways and railroads abound. Commercial air service is available in Tallahassee, FL as well as Panama City, FL.
Liberty County public schools consistently rank among the best on state mandated testing. Florida State University is a senior member of the state university system of Florida. FSU’s primary campus in Tallahassee, FL is less than an hour’s drive from Bristol, FL.
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital features 24-hour emergency medical services, outpatient physical therapy, general surgery, dedicated hospice, a helipad and more. The hospital also operates nursing and rehabilitation facilities.