A lot of my friends and colleagues from work commuted from Crestview.
Many folks stationed at Hurlburt Field live in Navarre, Mary Esther and Fort Walton Beach, which are all within 15 miles. To the east, of Hurlburt Mary Esther and Fort Walton Beach feature all of the shopping and eating amenities that a typical urban area offer and they are also primarily older neighborhoods. To the west, Navarre, and Holley by the Sea offers an alternative with many homes being ten years old or less, with lots of new construction. All of these neighborhoods offer relatively quick access to the beach.
If I can be of any help, please don't hesitate to call, text or email anytime
Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast
If you are purchasing a home/townhome the only area I would caution you on is areas that may put you in a flood zone. Outside of that, it's actually against the law for a real estate professional to steer you towards or away from any neighborhoods.
If you would like a list of properties that may meet your needs, I would be happy to send to you. Let me know if I can help.
Karen Butler, Realtor
Military Relocation Specialist
Coldwell Banker United Realtors
http://www.fwbhomesforsale.com or http://www.KarenButler.com