About Vibora Bay

Located on the Florida Panhandle, the lovely city of Vibora Bay is about sixty miles east on Pensacola and eighty miles southwest of Tallahassee. By population, Vibora Bay is the largest city in the state, with just over 800,000 inhabitants (slightly more than Jacksonville, which as 750,000), and the largest “metropolitan statistical area” (including the carious smaller cities and communities around it) with a total population of 1.8 million (the Miami/Hialeah/Coral Gables area is next, at around 1.2 million). Since Florida is the fourth-largest state in the country, this makes Vibora Hay one of the most important and influential American cities.

Vibora Bay sits on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico – the enormous, partially-landlocked sea hat borders five American stats and five more of Mexico, as well as the island of Cuba. The Gulf was probably formed about 300 million years ago, perhaps by subsidence of the sea floor, and though it’s shallow around the “rim” it becomes quite deep (as much as 4 km) in the central and southwest areas. It’s a major waterway for shipping and industry, as well as fishing and offshore mining.

The water of the Gulf can be astonishingly warm. Vibora Bays Excellent commercial beaches are no exception, averaging over 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months and rarely dropping below 60 degrees even in the depths of winter. The waters are considerably calmer in the Gulf than on the Atlantic side of the state, which means there’s little surf unless there’s a storm brewing (an event that draws a few thrillseekers to locations like Seagrove and Panama City Beach, despite the best efforts of police and rescue workers).

Thanks to a minimal amount of sediment reaching the shore by the river in this area, the waters along the coastline are often breathtakingly clear and green, in delicate shades of turquoise and emerald. The white sands on a sunny day can be blinding to tourists caught without sunglasses. Since Vibora Bay sits well back on the North American continental shelf, the water remains shallow for a considerable distance, allowing waders to walk hundreds of yards out from shore in some locations. However, as the city’s name indicates, it sits on an excellent natural bay with the deep water necessary to support shipping. Before aquatic research facilities began settling in the Keys, Vibora Bay was a very popular location for research groups, both private and government.

Vibora Bay Districts

The Weston District

The western half of Vibora Bay has traditionally been known as “the wrong side of the tracks” (or, more accurately, of High Street). Poorer, less well-developed, less well maintained, and more crime-ridden than Easton, it’s euphemistically described as a “working-class area”. Its population is primarily (though not entirely) black and Hispanic, though recent years have seen gentrification (and thus an influx of whites) in a few areas near High Street.

Weston consists of: Business Park, Atwater, Catalina, Cypress Grove Park, Far Weston, Hollings Hill, Inner Weston, The Jumble, Midtown, Union Station & Weston Shore

The High Street District

High Street consists of: The Financial District, The Tangles and The Waterfront

The Easton District

Easton consists of: Cluet Farm, Duval Street, Easton Shore, Far Easton, The Forum, Inner Easton, Oldcorne, Walton Bayview and Walton Palms Park

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