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Mexico Beach

Bay County

Year Founded: 1967


In 1946, Gordon Parker, a real estate investor, bought 3.5 miles of beachfront property for $64,000 and named it after the Gulf of Mexico on which it stands. Today, each lot is worth more than $64,000. The first mayor was Charlie Parker, Gordon’s son.

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