Destin, Florida 

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Population

14,284

+9.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.0%

Median Income

$66,324

Median Home Price

$490,400

Median Age

39.5

Comfort Index (Climate)

3.9 / 7.8

summer / winter

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.
Zip Codes: 32541
Cost of Living: 18.6% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 112 ft above sea level

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Destin, FL Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Beaches
Strong economy
Cost of living
Cons
Arts and culture
Tourist sprawl
Air service

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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Destin is 4.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
In the last Presidential election, Okaloosa county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 68.4% to 29.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Destin's population is 14,284 people. Since 2020, 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 Real Estate: $490,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.6%.

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 14.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Destin is $490,400.
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Reviews for Destin   14 Reviews
paradise doesn't come cheap - 2/9/2022
I find it amazing the place is rated one star - Yes the cost of housing is high especially as covid pushed more people to Florida. But living here is easy - three... Read More

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UNLESS YOU’RE A MILLIONAIRE IT SUCKS - 12/3/2021
This tiny town is SO expensive. Unless you want a roach and mold infested place you will have to pay around $1800 or more and the “nice” places have reviews that scare... Read More

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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32541

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