Introduction to Crestview, Florida
Crestview, Florida, in Okaloosa county, is 45 miles NE of Pensacola, Florida (center to center) and 216 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is located in the Fort Walton Beach metropolitan area. Crestview has a population of 14,766.
The city of Crestview was incorporated in 1916 and became a county seat in 1917. Its name was influenced by its location at the tip of a woodland range, which has the Shoal and Yellow rivers running parallel to each other on its eastern and western sides. Three major highways meet at Crestview, which has led the city to being referred to as the ‘Hub City’.
Crestview and nearby Attractions
- Heritage Museum of NW Florida
- Indian Temple Mound Museum & Park
- Camp Walton School House
- Air Force Armament Museum
- Fort Walton Beach
- Eglin Air Force Base
Crestview is a great place for people who love spending time outdoors. It’s a beautiful city with several acres of forest land, a number of lakes and three rivers. Residents and tourists indulge in recreational activities like camping, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing and horse riding. The fourth of July is celebrated with a lot of fireworks, games and music. Apart from that, many festivals are organized throughout the year, like the annual Spanish Trail Festival held at the end of April or beginning of May, and the Carver Hill May Day Festival, which involves festivities and a parade.
Just a few miles northeast of the city, Bob Sikes Airport is available for public use.
Crestview Higher Education
Adult education is available from Okaloosa-Walton Community College.