The location of Freeport real estate has drawn people here since the 1830’s. The city is located near the natural harbor of LaGrange Bayou, which is located close to the eastern end of Choctawhatchee Bay and the mouth of the Choctawhatchee River. Even today the Freeport Shipyard and Murphy Oil are a large part of the area at the head of LaGrange Bayou. Many residents work for these establishments and others including Eglin Air Force Base, construction companies, or in the service and tourism industries. The location of this small town is also favorable because of it being tucked right between North and South Walton County and in close proximity to Tallahassee, Pensacola, Montgomery, Ft. Walton Beach, and Panama City. The beach is also only about half an hour from any Freeport real estate.
There are many activities to enjoy in Freeport. Check out Windswept Dunes Golf Course. This challenging and well kept course offers good service and tees appropriate for many skill levels. Anyone who has always wanted to learn to scuba dive can look no further than Valentine Scuba Divers. Earn your diving certification with all gear included and explore the beautiful clear water. Catch a glimpse of fish and eels and learn the skills needed to explore the water on your own near your Freeport home. Gain a further appreciation for the environment by visiting E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. The surrounding school districts frequent this environmental education center and it is truly important to help young people appreciate the world around them. There are also many special events and summer camps that take place here.
There are plenty of stores and restaurants right in town to find everything that you may need. Shop at Dollar General, Publix, Advance Auto Parts, Sherwin Williams, and many other stores. Some favorite locations to grab a bite to eat are Nick’s Seafood, 3 Sons Bar-B-Q, El Jacalito Taqueria, and Freeport Cafe. Bikers in the community frequent The Outpost for Bikers to welcome others who have ridden into town looking for good food, cold beer, and excellent company. Families enjoy frequenting the Freeport City Pool and Freeport Public Library. Two community centers are also available for special events and for rentals.