Niceville is a city in Florida's Okaloosa County, located in the Florida Panhandle. The quaint town of Niceville is located on the picturesque Boggy Bayou that opens up to Choctawhatchee Bay. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Creek and Choctaw peoples. In the late 19th century, the town of Niceville was established as a small settlement for lumber workers and their families. Originally named "Boggy Bayou," the town changed its name to Niceville in 1910. Over the years, the town grew, particularly in the 20th century, as it became a popular retirement destination and a hub for military personnel and their families due to its proximity to Eglin Air Force Base. Today, Niceville is a thriving community with a population of around 15,000 residents.
For those that like to get outdoors, Niceville is an excellent place for exploring, kayaking, and canoeing, and it has some of the best fishing in the South. Enjoy a walk and picnic in Turkey Creek Park or Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park. Nearby is the Air Force Armament Museum, where you can see everything from an SR-71 Blackbird to a B-52. If you're a military or a DoD civilian, you can play 36 holes at Eglin Golf Course. If you enjoy an excellent local craft beer, check out 3rd Planet Brewing. They offer a selection of hand-crafted beers, including IPAs, stouts, pilsners, and seasonal and limited-release beers. The brewery also features a taproom with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere where visitors can sample their beers, relax with friends, and enjoy live music and events.
Niceville is also close to Destin and Miramar Beach for a day trip across the Mid-Bay Bridge for shopping or beach-going. It is an easy commute for those who work at Eglin Air Force Base. If you are relocating to Niceville, consider your options in Bluewater Bay, as many homes and types are available.
Niceville Real Estate is hot right now.
- Bluewater Bay - This large and well-established neighborhood is located on the western side of Niceville. It is a popular area for families and retirees and is known for its beautiful homes and community amenities.
- Deer Moss Creek - One of Niceville's newest neighborhoods. It features sidewalks, walking trails, parks, a gazebo, and a future clubhouse with a pool and a paved trail system that will run along the creek. Estimated completion April 2023.
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