Welcome to Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa Island
Fewer stretches of coastline in the Continental United States are as beautiful as Florida's Emerald Coast, and the Fort Walton Beach community is an ideal place for house hunters looking to resettle in the famous Sunshine State's panhandle. Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island residents get the chance to live, work, and play in one of the world’s premier vacation communities.
Single family homes and high-rise condos make Fort Walton Beach a great option for families or military stationed at either Hurlburt or Eglin. For those homebuyers looking to live on the water, there are plenty of options along Choctawhatchee Bay or the Santa Rosa Sound. Okaloosa Island offers plenty of high rise condo options, for looking to maximize both their budget and their views.
WHAT TO EXPECT
There’s never a dull moment in Fort Walton Beach and both Okaloosa Island and Fort Walton Beach feel more life old time Florida, and less like an urban jungle.
This family- and military-friendly community provides the best of vacation living at an affordable price tag.
WHAT NOT TO EXPECT
A sleepy, beach front community. Fort Walton beach is full of active duty and retired military, families, and seasonal visitors.
Your housing budget goes a long way in Fort Walton Beach, so you’re sure to get more bang for your buck. You’ll find gulf-front high rise condos with spectacular views on the island, with traditional, modest single family homes, townhouses, smaller condos and apartments in Fort Walton Beach. Whether you want something on the water, or a neighborhood to raise your kids, there’s great value in a Fort Walton beach address.
YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The convenience. Nestled between Destin and Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach residents have access to the best the panhandle has to offer.
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I Fell In Love With
Every June, Fort Walton Beach residents turn out to protect their city from the pirate, Billy Bowlegs. Of course, we celebrate the victory all weekend long!
This local “dive bar” offers the best pizza on the Emerald Coast. Come for the pizza and beer, stay for the people watching.
Home to the world’s continuously operating live marine show, The Gulfarium is dedicated to celebrating, and preserving, the sea life indigenous to Northwest Florida.