Hurlburt is located on Highway 98 between Fort Walton Beach and Navarre. The town is called Mary Esther. 98 is problematic in that it can be conjested, particularly during tourist season. Hurlburt is in Okaloosa County, but very close to Santa Rosa County line. Along 98 are many small neighborhoods that are safe with lots of kids. Most have French sounding names. Some subdivision signs are gone by now. Moderately priced houses. Probably best to find a home for sale or rent in one of those small subdivisions, close to the main 98 entrance to the base. Best of luck!