Early inhabitants of Crestview real estate recognized the desirable location for a city. Crestview is located on the peak of a long woodland range and is situated between the Yellow and Shoal rivers. In present day, it is located where three major highways come together, U.S. 90, State Road 85, and Interstate Highway 10. Residents enjoy living at one of the highest points in the state and receiving about 65 inches of rain every year. There is much natural beauty in this good sized city and many amenities to find everything you may need for your Crestview home. Plus, it is only a 30 mile drive to get to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.
There are many things to do in Crestview. It is home to a small zoo called Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park. Many of the animals are rescues and it is very apparent that the staff truly cares for the animals. Consider supporting this worthwhile cause and visit often. Come for the day, book a birthday party, plan a field trip, or send the kids for a zoo camp. Artists and photographers are welcome as well. There have been efforts to revitalize the downtown area of Crestview and one spot to check out is Peaden Brothers Distillery. Located in the Historic Fox Theatre, stop in to taste some small batch whiskey, bourbon, or moonshine. Another favorite spot of the locals is Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Top notch dance lessons in many styles are available. Instructors are friendly and knowledgeable and everyone has a blast. A few other places to check out are Panhandle Opry, Yellow River Wine Bar, and Divers Emporium.
There are an abundance of stores, restaurants, health care options, and anything else you may desire for your Crestview real estate. A few favorite spots to grab a bite to eat are Emerald Isle Seafood Restaurant and Market, The Wild Olive, Hub City Smokehouse and Grill, Bamboo Sushi Bar and Hibachi Express, and Casbah Coffee Company. Grab groceries at a Publix Supermarket, hunt for treasures at thrift stores and boutiques, shop for furniture, car parts, and anything else you may need right in town. Okaloosa County School District serves the children here and residents are always proud to support Crestview High School.