Fort Walton Beach, Florida 

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Population

21,368

+6.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.8%

Median Income

$49,552

Median Home Price

$188,600

Best Places to Live in Fort Walton Beach, 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 Fort Walton Beach, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Beaches
Strong economy
Cost of living
Cons
Arts and culture
Tourist sprawl
Air service
 $959,900 
223 NW Girard Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2317 SqFt
 $890,000 
738 Starfish Ave
Bed 8 | Bath 6 | 6432 SqFt
 $179,900 
49 NW Silva Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1144 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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City: Fort Walton Beach
Zip Codes: 32548 32544
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 112 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Fort Walton Beach is 2.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fort Walton Beach jobs have increased by 4.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Walton Beach's cost of living is 7.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Fort Walton Beach's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
October, April and November are the most pleasant months in Fort Walton Beach, 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
Fort Walton Beach's population is 21,368 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Fort Walton Beach is $188,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.9%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach. More Education



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Reviews for Fort Walton Beach   9 Reviews
is it good place to live and retire? - 10/13/2014
I would like to know if Fort Walton Beach is a better place to live rather than busy Clearwater FL. We want to re-locate to a quieter city with all the amenities of a... Read More

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Great beaches, but don't recommend for single men - 9/6/2012
FWB is great for its beautiful beaches and saltwater fishing. It's also easy to move around town except during rush hour (yes, we have a rush hour - but it literally... Read More

Best location on the Panhandle - 7/8/2010
Great community located between Eglin and Hurlburt AFBs. Easy access to the best beaches, 20 minutes to the more expensive and modern city of Destin, make Fort Walton... Read More


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32548 32544

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NEW LISTINGS IN FORT WALTON BEACH
$959,900
223 NW Girard Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$890,000
738 Starfish Ave
Bed 8 | Bath 6

$179,900
49 NW Silva Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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Bed 4 | Bath 3

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