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Quality of Life

Top 50 Best Performing Large Cities in America    Milken Institute, 2018 
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, 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


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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Given Destin’s recent ranking as Florida’s second most sought after destination for visitors traveling by automobile, it should come as no surprise that tourism is a major contributor for Okaloosa County. The consumer activity undertaken by millions of visitors each year – coupled with steady local consumer activity – ensures a stable year-round retail environment.

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-July 2019)
Closed Sales  2,936 4,305
Median Sales Price  $237,000  $232,000
Average Sale Price $300,360  $297,471
Median Time to Sale 67 75
Months Supply of Inventory (Monthly Avg) 2.6 3.1

Source: Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Market Statistics, info available as of October 2019

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


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