Quality of Life

Top 30 Best Performing Large Cities in America    Milken Institute, 2021 
The Littlest Giants - Small and medium-sized locations in the South with the best rated K-12 educational systems  Southern Business & Development, 2019
Best Places in Northwest Florida for Aerospace Companies  Southern Business & Development, 2018
Most Paycheck Friendly Places in Florida - Okaloosa #3   Smart Asset, 2017
 Ten Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs - Fort Walton Beach #5   MoneyRates.com, 2016
Top 10 Metros for Aerospace Manufacturing - Okaloosa #4    Garner Economics, 2015
 Best Places for Veteran Entrepreneurs - Fort Walton Beach #10    USAA & Hiring our Heroes, 2015
  Ten Smoking-Hot Small Market Economies in the South - Okaloosa #5    Southern Business & Development, 2015

Okaloosa School District

The Okaloosa County School District is widely regarded as one of the finest in the state. Why? Because we remain firmly committed to offering meangingful and innovative educational experiences that allow individuals at all levels of ability to excel.

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Colleges and Universities

Higher education is a time to challenge and an opportunity to create, innovate and explore. Okaloosa County’s higher educational partners all subscribe to these tenets while proudly offering programs closely aligned with the high demand professions of tomorrow.

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Excellent Health Care choices with Quality Physicians, Private Practices, Medical Centers and Hospitals. Okaloosa  offers complete care in all branches of medical services from family medical, chiropractic, optical and dental services to specialty physicians and surgeons.

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Real Estate

Okaloosa County provides vast opportunities in commercial and residential real estate. Its diversified characteristics meet the various needs of our growing community. Whether you are building, renovating, leasing, selling, or buying....Okaloosa can do it all!

The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors® (ECAR) serves as the county's primary source for real estate statistics generated from properties in the MLS system by ECAR MLS participants and subscribers. To view statistics for other years, please visit their portal

Yearly Market Details (Single Family Homes - Okaloosa)

Summary Statistics YTD
(Jan-March 2021)
Closed Sales  1,201 4,986
Median Sales Price $285,000 $265,000
Average Sale Price $409,192 $345,303
Median Time to Sale 56 60
Months Supply of Inventory (Monthly Avg) 1 2

Source: Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Market Statistics, info available as of May 26, 2021

Commercial Properties
If you are looking for commercial properties for sale or for lease, please visit www.okaloosasites.com. for real-time availability and extensive datasets.


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