Venture Out in Panama City Beach, Florida, is nestled on the far East end of the beach and rests on 100 acres surrounded by a world-class marina, tranquil Grand Lagoon, award-winning St. Andrews State Park and the warm Gulf of Mexico. There is no other community like this from Key West to the Texas / Mexico border.
A gated, manned security entrance greets you upon arrival. The sprawling community consists of 735 sites, all individually owned. We have 300 feet of private beach, two pools (one heated), a community clubhouse, fishing docks, boat ramp and docks – and so much more.
Our story dates back to 1968 when Gulf Oil decided to develop five Travel Trailer Resort Parks.
These new parks, known as Venture Out were built in Florida, Arizona and Tennessee. The grand opening of Venture Out Panama City Beach took place July 3, 1970. At the time, the park offered RV lots complete with palm trees, a 10’X 16’ patio and a concrete picnic table set. All lots had hook-ups for travel trailers with prices starting at $4,495.00.
Venture Out Panama City saw the final phase of development in 1977. The final lots sold completely out in less than one year. It was at this time Gulf Oil turned the management function of the park and the balance of the property to the Condominium Association consisting of 735 lot owners. Each lot owner owns 1/735 of all the common areas for the entire park and pays a common maintenance fee each month to keep them up. Owners also own their lot fee simple and assumes the maintenance thereof.
Venture Out has grown from a bustling RV community 50 years later to a beautiful patchwork of coastal cottages and homes – and yes, a few remaining RV sites. From a starting price of $4,495 in 1970 to today, with homes selling for well north of $300,000 early owners truly did find a treasure in this little piece of paradise.
Throughout our 50 year history, one thing remains the same: Venture Out is a beautiful place to gather with friends and family to make memories that will span generations. Many of our owners today, were babies when their grandparents purchased their site in 1970.
Our story continues today.
Our Governance and Management
Community Management Associates (CMA) is the management company selected by the board of directors at Venture Out on behalf of the owners. They provide a myriad of professional services for Venture Out including customer service, management, and accounting – to name a few.
CMA was founded in 1989 with 7 associations and 4 employees. Today they manage over 900 associations located throughout the southeast. They have maintained a leadership position in the community management industry through adherence to their core values of integrity, loyalty, mutual respect, trust and professionalism. Their highly-trained and proactive staff demonstrate these qualities and values when working with Venture Out. CMA has consistently set unmatched management standards within the industry.
Board of Directors
David Gillespie, President
Jeff Hughes, Vice President
Debbie Collins, Director
Tom Derzypolski, Director
Byron Lombard, Director
Chis Peters, Director
Angie Singletary, Director
Cindy Rainey, Treasurer
Rebecca Whidden, Secretary