Welcome to Crestview

Welcome to Crestview: Hub City

Because Crestview is located at the junction of three major highways (U.S. 90, State Rd 85, and Interstate Highway 10) it's been coined "Hub City". It has also become a popular commuter community known for small town charm surrounded by natural beauty.
Crestview has a small town feel bordered on all sides with natural beauty. The other thing it is known for in our area are its good sized homes on larger lots at an affordable price, many with a serene view of one of the many small lakes, ponds or rivers.
From its start, the town was called “Hub City” because it could be reached by road from six directions, by train from four directions and by plane from anywhere. All this made it the chosen location as Okaloosa’s County Seat.
Crestview area is interlaced with a ton of parks, local and state. Green is the scene here. Surrounding woodlands are a mix of maple, birch, live oak, black gum, magnolia and cypress - often reflected in the neighborhood names as well as the homes' yards.

A leisurely paddle down Shoal River

The Shoal River is one of our area’s favorite paddling and float trips in northwest Florida. A boat ramp on each end of this ten-mile stretch makes for a lazy day in the sun by kayak, canoe or simply tubing.
Stable your horses on your dream country estate. The area around Crestview has some fine opportunities for animal lovers. Whether you're looking to have horses, chickens - or even a compact country home for your beloved dogs - acreage close to Crestview can still be an affordable purchase.

Country Estates

Savor local flavor!

Crestview is home to some fine, delicious food. It has home-grown, mom & pop eateries that have become so popular that even south county residents drive north just for dinner. The Wild Olive, the Emerald Isle Seafood restaurant, and the unique Gator Café are a few. The Crossing at Blackwater

Celebrate Main Street Style

Crestview loves a parade! And Main Street was made for them. Veterans Day hold a parade. Celebrate May Day with a parade. Same with Christmas. January coms the Martin Luther King March. For Harry Potter fans there's even a Muggles on Main event.

Welcome to our military

Crestview is close to Duke Field and Camp Rudder, the training field for the 6th Ranger Training Battalion. In 2011, Crestview became the host community for the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), when the brigade was relocated to Duke Field from Fort Bragg.

For its size, Crestview offers a variety of lifestyle properties. Residential neighborhoods closest to Main Street are often Florida Cottages, smaller and built in the 50s. A bit of history waiting for those that love retro mid-century.

But what Crestview is known for is larger homes on larger lots for a not-so-large price. One of the main reasons homeowners live here and drive the 30 minutes to the beaches or work. The median home price has been around $315,000. In 2023, homes sold for almost 8% more than they did in 2022.

Living in Crestview

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Tony Lombardo
ERA American Real Estate
4 9th Ave Suite E, Shalimar, FL 32579
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