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|Life Stage:||Empty Nester|
Slim Pickin's Posted On: 9/20/2008 9:26:49 AM
My husband and I moved to Crestview, FL from Pittsburgh, PA just over five years ago. We found that there is precious little to do in Crestview. It's called the "Hub City" because of the intersection of I 10 and routes 85 and 90. So there are lots of hotels, restaurants, and traveler services, but slim pickin's for anyone looking for culture or recreational opportunities. The closest place for theatre is at the local college in Niceville. Anything fun is about 45 min to an hour away. The pro of the area is the absolutely gorgeous beaches in the Gulf of Mexico are within an hours drive. You just can't get to them during tourist season, and few people can afford to live there. Most of the locals are big time country and Baptists. When our neighbors found out we were Catholic, we were pretty much shunned. Thank God for the military presence here. At least you can carry on an intelligent conversation with someone you can understand without the redneck drawl. We enjoyed hiking and canoeing in PA, but with all the poisonous bugs, snakes, spiders and assorted other "critters" around here, along with the high heat and humidity most of the year, it's just not a relaxing hobby for us here. We're looking at moving back North somewhere above the Mason-Dixon line as soon as we can.