Located at the hub of three major roads, a CSX railroad track and two rivers, Crestview, Fla., has earned its name as Hub City. Since its incorporation in 1916, residents have worked hard to help the city grow and, in recent years, redevelop Crestview's downtown. This bustling town of 21,300 as reported by the U.C. Census Bureau holds a lower-than-average cost of living at 89 percent, according to City-Data. Since the median household income is higher than the Florida average, Crestview apartments for rent are delightfully affordable.
Crestview lies next to the Blackwater River State Forest, 50 miles east of Pensacola and 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico's clear waters. A tradition and history of Native American, French, Spanish and English culture stamped by settlers from the Old Spanish Trail can be found in this city. Since redevelopment of the city began in 1997, vendors and store owners have restored its commercial district. In addition to local businesses, many residents of Crestview apartments work for top employers in Okaloosa County like L3 Communications, InDyne, Inc., Lockheed Martin, DRS Technologies and Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. However, most residents don't mind a commute, as the scenery is rather nice on the average 27 minute commute, no matter which direction work is.
With so many beautiful natural areas in the vicinity, it makes sense that Crestview is rather car-dependent, so potential residents may want to invest in a solid car before moving here.
Residents of Crestview have the luxury of choosing to enjoy the peacefulness of a forest, the sounds of the waves at the beach or both. Because the Gulf of Mexico is only 30 miles away, residents can take in a breath of fresh air during a morning visit to the forest and soak up the sun during an afternoon trip to the coast. For residents in need of a shopping trip or adventure in the city, Pensacola is just an hour drive away. If you feel like staying home, you can visit the War Memorial or indulge yourself in the history behind the Old Spanish Trail.
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