Niceville and Eglin AFB Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Florida
Niceville and Eglin AFB: Niceville is located within Okaloosa County near historic Fort Walton Beach. This family-friendly and military-oriented community is conveniently situated near State Route 285, and State Route 20 goes right through town. Additionally, residents have convenient access to Interstate 10, a major thoroughfare. Niceville is adjacent to its "twin city" of Valparaiso, between Pensacola and Panama City and ten minutes from the Gulf of Mexico with its emerald-green waters and dazzling sugar-white sand. 12,000 residents enjoy a mild climate, beach lifestyle, an active art community and excellent public schools. Additionally, life in Niceville is heavily influenced by the presence of the famous Eglin Air Force Base, the world's largest military base. The base employs approximately 20,000 civilian and military personnel and dates back to the 1930s. Since its inception it has played a major role in testing and training for five different wars. The McKinley Climatic Lab and Weapons Development Center, among other things, provide opportunities for a variety of defense contractors. Niceville boasts an educated workforce and a growing local economy. Schools in the Okaloosa County School District are one of the highest-rated in the state, and the local Niceville high school has been honored as a National School of Excellence. The Okaloosa-Walton Community College has progressive academic, arts and sports programs. Real estate in Niceville is affordable, with single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses available at prices to suit any lifestyle. With easy access to Eglin AFB, art and cultural events, water sports, golf and other outdoor recreational activities, and excellent schools, Niceville is the perfect hometown.
Niceville and Eglin AFB Living