Resources

Read below for Resources and Area Information.

Preferred Lenders

Mortgage 1 One

Mary Beth Yancey
Email Me: [email protected]
Home Mortgage Lender
Office: 850-796-2108
Fax: 850-796-2101
Mobile: 850-585-1748

First Florida Bank

Mary Marcum
Email Me: [email protected]
Mortgage Lender
Mobile: 850-585-9080
Fax: 850-654-5098

Area Information
Crestview, Fl – Where Country meets the City

Founded in 1916, Crestview is one of the fastest growing communities in Northwest Florida.   Known as the “Hub City”, the city sits at the junction of 3 major highways – Hwy 90, Hwy 85, and I-10 – and is a mere 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico.  Originally, Crestview’s name was chosen because of its location on the peak of a long woodland range between the Yellow and Shoal rivers which flow almost parallel on the east and west side of the city.  It is also the county seat of Okaloosa County.
With an elevation of 235 feet above sea level, Crestview is one of the highest points in the state.  The city is quite seasonal allowing you to enjoy warm summers, fall foliage, cool winters, and spring blossoms.  A white Christmas, however, is quite rare!  In spite of potentially harsh weather conditions, namely hurricanes, feel completely sheltered 30 miles inland, yet close to our famous white sand beaches.

  • Crestview has a very low crime rate and small town feel to it.
  • The family friendly community boasts such events as the Triple B – Blackwater, Bluegrass & BBQ Cook-off, Children’s Day Festival, Easter in the Park, Old Spanish Trail Festival, and Downtown Fall Festival among many others.
  • With a population of approx 21,000, Crestview is reputed to be a thriving, friendly, and prosperous city with a stable government working to uphold a quality of life second to none.

Due to its convenient location, the majority of the people who move to Crestview work on one of the military bases or in Fort Walton Beach.  This small community is about 35 minutes from Fort Walton Beach, 40 minutes from Hurlburt Field, 30 minutes from Eglin Air Force Base, and 15 minutes from Duke Field.  If you are being transferred to one of the local bases or moving to Fort Walton Beach you should consider moving to Crestview and commuting, as you will find that it is much easier to find a reasonably priced home here than in other area cities.

Navarre, Fl – Florida’s best kept secret!

Tucked away off Northwest Florida’s beaten path is an unspoiled destination for those seeking adventure and unsurpassed natural beauty.  Welcome to Navarre (Santa Rosa County). It doesn’t get much better than this.

Soft white sand that squeaks under your feet. Lush Florida wilderness. Some of the clearest sand-bottom rivers in the country, makes this the Canoe Capital of the world. An emerald blue-green sea. Miles and miles of footpaths and multi-use trails for quiet strolling, hiking, biking, rollerblading, horseback riding and bird watching.

The small beach community of Navarre offers solitude and simplicity for sun seekers, snorkelers, fishing and boating enthusiasts, and birdwatchers. It’s where you’ll find the natural side of Florida. There’s even a renowned Zoo, Butterfly House and historical attractions that are as educational as they are fun.

Eight of our 12 miles of “squeaky-clean” shoreline, emerald waters and teeming fish are part of the federally protected, undeveloped Gulf Islands National Seashore. Nature runs wild in another 130 acres of beach, wetlands and vegetation in Navarre Beach State Park, one-third of which has been permanently set aside for non-development. When you’ve had enough exploring, picnicking or just lying around, the Multi-use Seashore Bicycle Trail will carry you alongside dunes, forests and the Gulf of Mexico for a gentle change of scenery.

From full-service shopping to an outstanding factory outlet, you’ll have a hard time deciding where to start in Navarre Beach.  Beach-themed stores dot our coastline and artful galleries are around every corner in our quaint towns.  Banking and restaurants abound as well as a NEW Supercenter Walmart are convenient.  Visitors often rave about the casual elegance of beachside dining and the hospitality of our down-home eateries.

Just minutes to Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Destin, Hurlburt field is a few minutes away.  Whiting field and Eglin Air Force Base are within a 30 – 40 minute drive.  Pensacola Regional Airport is a conveniently short drive away.

Navarre Beach  Web Link

Navarre Chamber of Commerce  Web Link

Other links for Navvare Beach area.
Beaches to Rivers Website
Navarre Beach Wiki

Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau  Web Link

Delight your senses in our spectacular beaches (voted “safest in the country” and among the top ten in the country) and the expansive waters of Choctawahatchee Bay. Discover miles and miles of pure playground for shell seeking, sun bronzing, sand castle building, soul searching, and surrendering to sun-drenched solitude.
Destin Beach Wiki

Destin Area Chamber of Commerce  Web Link

Holley By The Sea HOA Web Link

Are you a first time home buyer? Read First Time Home Buyer’s Guide.