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Okaloosa County

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Ah, Okaloosa — where else can you live and tell your friends you have your own private island? The region is ripe with true southern hospitality, fascinating scenery and property taxes that are the lowest per capita of all counties in the state of Florida. 

Enjoy excellent healthcare, a prime real estate market, and a cost of living that is just under the national average. It’s really unimaginable, considering the value Okaloosa County packs in with its thriving arts & culture scene, emerald-green waters and orange and yellow sunsets. Whether you choose to live in a northern city like Crestview or a beach town like Destin, Okaloosa County offers family-friendly, eye-opening, world-building experiences for little ones and adults alike.

213,255 Population in Okaloosa County U.S. Census Bureau, 2021
A-Rated Okaloosa County School District Florida’s Great Northwest
Lowest Per capita property tax rates of all 67 Florida counties Florida’s Great Northwest
$9 Billion Economic impact from military operations (Okaloosa County) One Okaloosa

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