Destin, Florida 

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FLORIDA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

51,746

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,665,852

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

13,421

+9.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.8%

Median Income

$66,324

Median Home Price

$376,300

Best Places to Live in Destin, Florida

Beach city/Military town - Florida Panhandle, on the Gulf Coast, 40 miles east of Pensacola. October, April and November are the most pleasant months in Destin, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Beaches
-Strong economy
-Cost of living
Cons
-Arts and culture
-Tourist sprawl
-Air service

 $3,395,000 
3469 Scenic Highway 98
Bed 7 | Bath 9 | 6489 SqFt
 $648,500 
498 Beach Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1842 SqFt
 $1,195,000 
513 Vera Cruz Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 5 | 3372 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin Metro Area

Fort Walton Beach is located at the head of the Choctawhatchee Bay. The city itself is primarily a tourist destination popular especially with residents of other parts of the South, with a long, built-up strip of beachside high-rise hotels. The beaches and ocean waters are particularly attractive and good places for fishing and other water activities, but the physical infrastructure and land assets aren’t the best in the state. The resort community of Destin, on the barrier island sheltering the bay, has become the more up-and-coming tourist magnet.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Destin
Zip Codes: 32541
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 112 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Destin is 2.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Destin jobs have increased by 4.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Destin's cost of living is 18.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Destin's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
October, April and November are the most pleasant months in Destin, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Okaloosa county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Destin's population is 13,421 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 9.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Destin is $376,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.6%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Destin public schools spend $8,676 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.7 students per teacher in Destin. More Education


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Housing Market in Destin

It's a good time to buy in Destin. Home Appreciation is up 7.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Destin Real Estate

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Reviews for Destin   13 Reviews
Still a great place to live - 7/24/2019
I moved to Destin in 1987 when there was no development in the eastern part of town, only trees, beaches and a two lane road. I worked as a Sheriff's Deputy for over 30... Read More

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Redneck mekha - 3/7/2018
I knew about rednecks in this country only from South Park cartoon. I lived in a trashy places like Texas and Ohio, I used to think these were bad places to live. This... Read More

Crime on the Rise in Destin/New Sheriff takes away - 2/9/2013
Having owned a home for many years, it has become increasingly known that crime is on the rise here. Due to it being a tourist area, the local media, sheriff dpt. has... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN DESTIN, FLORIDA
32541

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NEW LISTINGS IN DESTIN
$3,395,000
3469 Scenic Highway 98
Bed 7 | Bath 9

$648,500
498 Beach Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$1,195,000
513 Vera Cruz Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 5

$3,375,000
4145 Belcourt Dr
Bed 7 | Bath 8

$1,850,000
70 Indian Bayou Dr
Bed 6 | Bath 7

$574,900
4495 Luke Ave # B
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$649,000
4396 Old Bayou Trl
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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