The city of Palatka is located in the center of Putnam County, and serves as the county's seat. About 60 miles south of Jacksonville, it is closest to Gainesville to the west and St. Augustine to the east. With a wealth of natural beauty, warm weather, a burgeoning manufacturing-based economy and plenty of small-town Southern charm, Palatka is an ideal destination for families hoping to find homes for rent where they can comfortably settle down.
Surrounded by multiple forests and parks - including Ocala National Forest, the second largest of its kind in the state - and on the banks of the St. Johns River, Palatka is sure to be adored by aficionados of the great outdoors. It also boasts numerous attractions for kids and adults alike. Activities ranging from golf and fishing to community festivals and skydiving are available right at residents' fingertips.