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PK Visitor Guide 2017

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19 VISITPERDIDO.COM Living Like a Local Living in the Perdido Key area is almost incomparable to anywhere else. Every city or town has its own special charm, but Perdido has the ability to stand apart. Not only do you get breathtaking views of the Gulf, beautiful weather nearly year-round, and a constant serene atmosphere, but also a perfect proximity to larger cities that offer an abundance of opportunities, a variety of restaurants and activities, and plenty of wonderful local businesses just as excited about Perdido as you. If you have just moved to the area, there are a few things you will need to know to make the adjustment easier. For starters, knowing the difference between Perdido Key Drive and Perdido Beach Boulevard will be a life saver. Perdido Key Drive is the name of the main street on the island when you are in Florida. Once you cross the line into Alabama, it immediately becomes Perdido Beach Boulevard, even though they are on the same island. Remembering this geographical name change will definitely come in handy when giving or receiving directions. In addition, Perdido Key Drive/ Perdido Beach Boulevard is a very long road and changes names numerous times, heading east and west. Also, if your destination is somewhere on Perdido Key Drive (FL), it's safe to say it is on the island. As soon as you cross Theo Baars bridge and leave the Key, the street name changes to Sorrento Road. Make a note to look at our local publications and newspapers on page 90-91 of our Directory. They will come in handy if you have any other questions about the area. Another important item to remember is that our local USPS annex closed near the end of 2016, thus making the closest Florida Post Office about 15-20 minutes away on Old Corry Field Road. There are, however, several locations near Perdido that offer shipping and mailing, such as the Perdido Pack & Ship just off the bridge and the UPS Store on Blue Angel Parkway. While Perdido is a small drive to our larger Florida hospitals, we do have many local annexes that will be able to help when needed, such as Baptist Hospital's Perdido Branch on Sorrento Road, Sacred Heart's new medical building on Gulf Beach Highway, a new Perdido Bay Emergency Room with West Florida Hospital, and our wonderful Perdido Urgent Care on Sorrento Road. For other medical needs, we also have

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