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Crestview is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida and serves as the county seat. The United States Census Bureau’s of 2010 estimated the city had a population of 18,987.  While today the population is closer to 23,000.  In addition Crestview is one of Florida’s fastest growing cities with residential developments, shopping, and with land area to grow.  Also it has recently become the largest city in Okaloosa County.

Crestview is one of the highest points in the state with an elevation of 235 feet above sea level.  It receives about 65 inches of rainfall yearly, the second-most of any city in Florida, next to Fort Walton Beach with 69 inches.  The town was once known as “the icebox of Florida” due to it having the coldest winters in the state. Today it goes by a more popular nickname, the “Hub City” of Northwest Florida.

As part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure, Crestview experienced further population growth.  The U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group relocated from Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  As a result a new facility was built on Duke Field, approximately six miles to the south.  Today many people from the US Army and Air Force call Crestview home and you can too.  Browse all the real estate listing available and call me if you have questions.



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