Okaloosa Island is a little piece of paradise! The ‘Island’ is a narrow three-mile Island located in the Northwest ‘Panhandle’ of Florida between Fort Walton Beach and Destin. Okaloosa Island is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and is a Barrier Island with the Gulf of Mexico to the South and the Santa Rosa Sound to the North.
The Island offers so many great condominiums, located directly on the beach, or residential (detached) homes and townhomes located on the sound-side of Santa Rosa Blvd. Our Gulf front condos, none over 7-stories, include – Seaspray, Destin West Villa, Waterscape, Azure, Blue Dolphin, Island Princess, Surf Dweller, Waters Edge, Nautilus, Aqua Villa, Tropical Isle, Summer Place, Pelican Isle, The Palms, Emerald Isle, Island Echo, Emerald Towers, Waters Edge, Sunset Cottages, Blu, Bella Riva, Venus, Seacrest and El Matador.
You will also find great restaurants, shopping and entertainment here on the Island. The Okaloosa Island Boardwalk, the fishing pier, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, and Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone are just a few great places for family fun!
The local economy is driven by two primary factors: Tourism and the Military. The tourism industry is seasonal, with summer being the primary season and a smaller peak season during spring break. Much like our neighbors in Fort Walton Beach and Destin, Okaloosa Island also has a large military presence, given its proximity to Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base.
Although busy during spring break, this area of the panhandle is family-oriented, quiet and a great place to walk on the beach, or bike through the neighborhoods. In winter-time, the Island has a large ‘snowbird’ population. Our snowbirds also enjoy their time here on the Island, and have created a great place to gather at the Fort Walton Beach Snowbird Club and Destin Snowbird Club.
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