Aerial view of intersecting highways at sunset.

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Meet Your New Playground — Northwest Florida

With Northwest Florida’s robust and comprehensive transportation network, the only time you’ll get lost is watching the Gulf Coast waves crash against the shore. The nation-spanning Interstate 10 makes it easy to reach destinations across Northwest Florida, which means you can reach any of the region’s hundreds of beaches in under three hours. Don’t feel like driving? Multiple private and public transportation options are ready to pick you up. And with two international airports and several regional airports, living on the Emerald Coast means you’ll never miss a holiday with friends and family again.

3 Commercial airports and 17 general aviation airports
< 3-hour Drive To reach any destination in NWFL
#5 Best state in U.S. for road conditions Consumer Affairs, 2021
60.3% Of Florida’s population within a half-mile of fixed route transit Florida Department of Transportation

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Northwest Florida’s diverse counties offer a range of living experiences.

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Get a sense of some of the most ideal places to live in Northwest Florida with a detailed look into our diverse communities.

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Whether you’re looking for extreme watersports, a scenic walk through a forest or a quiet evening of small-town shopping, you can find it in Northwest Florida.

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Keep up with all things Northwest FL.

WonderFL – Santa Rosa County

Settled in the top of the Florida Panhandle, between Escambia and Okaloosa Counties, is Santa Rosa County. Santa Rosa was previously a part of Escambia County until it was divided in 1842. Now Santa Rosa is known for their beaches, wilderness and history. One fun attraction in Santa Rosa is the Gulf Breeze Zoo. With […]
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WonderFL – Okaloosa County

Being the 52nd county in Florida, Okaloosa County has not always been a part of Florida’s History. In 1915, Okaloosa County was created out of Santa Rosa and Walton County, coining the name from a steamboat that brought settlers across on the Black Water River. Since then, Okaloosa County has become a trademark in the […]
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WonderFL – Escambia County

In the northwestern tip of the Florida Panhandle, bordered by Alabama, Escambia County is a gateway into Florida. Escambia, coining the title of the “oldest county in Florida,” has a unique history of being founded by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. While the history may run deep in Escambia, the county still has something […]
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WONDERFL Community Development Blog: Calhoun County

Just two hours between the capital city of Tallahassee and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, is Calhoun County, Florida. In “CalCo” (as the locals would say), a visitor will find an array of excursions and shops to make a day out of, as well as bountiful land and water systems perfect for a […]
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