This area for schools is superb. You have a variety of schools to choose from, public or private. The area is probably one of the few like it, since it was laid out with ease of proximity in mind. Many kids here walk or ride their bike to the schools they attend. There is basically no crime. We have a 2 week old and are very much looking forward to her attending school in Santa Rosa Beach. You can find public schools in Walton County which top many private schools in other areas of the country.