Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin Florida Metro

Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known as Greater Fort Walton Beach, is located in the Northwest panhandle and includes Okaloosa and Walton Counties.The Fort Walton Beach Florida metro area offers a high quality of life with its scenic beauty, mild climate, and friendly community. The region has a strong sense of community and offers a range of amenities, including good schools, healthcare facilities, and recreational opportunities.

Largest Cities in the Fort Walton Beach Florida Metro Region include Crestview, Wright, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Destin, Miramar Beach, DeFuniak Springs, Freeport

As the primary city in the area, Fort Walton Beach is known for its beautiful beaches, outdoor recreational opportunities, and military presence. The city offers a laid-back coastal lifestyle and is popular among tourists and locals alike. It is home to attractions such as the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, which features marine shows and exhibits, and the Indian Temple Mound Museum, showcasing Native American history.

The Fort Walton Beach metro area is part of the Emerald Coast boasting stunning white sandy beaches and emerald-green waters. Destin is also known as the Fishing Capital of the World. The area also offers nature trails, camping, loads of outdoor recreation, and championship golf courses.

The area is alive with entertainment and things to do. The Emerald Coast Science Center provides interactive exhibits and educational programs for all ages. Some festivals and events include the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and the Destin Seafood Festival.

The Fort Walton Beach area has a variety of shopping and dining options. The Santa Rosa Mall in Mary Esther and the Destin Commons offer a mix of national retailers and local boutiques. The area is also known for its seafood restaurants, serving up fresh Gulf Coast delicacies such as shrimp, oysters, and fish.