Publix is 25 minutes away. Walmart in Niceville is 22 miles about half an hour. Kelly's is right in town and good for picking up quick stuff. The beach at Santa Rosa is closer than publix but still across the 331 bridge. TJ's Table is a great local restaurant, good for and affordable. Niceville & Defuniak are the same distance. I like Niceville better. Nick's seaffod is down by Choctaw Beach. Good food, great view, a little higher priced.