Oh it was ideal alright. No one checked ID's. It was sort of what we grew up thinking a wild West town was. The drunk took himself to the jail cell (if he could walk that far) to sleep it off then got up n walked out. Lots of knife fights. Some gun drama.
The one little factoid that some people do not get about Florida is it isn't all one big Orange Grove or Magic Kingdom. Waaay more to it. Forget oranges. Plant City Strawberries are the best in the world.
My son lived behind Tiger Point until a couple of years ago when he and his wife built a house in Crestview. She works at Eglin and he works from Port St Joe through Pensacola to the Alabama line at Lillian or Loxley so they split the difference.