If you’re considering moving to a small, but growing Florida town with historic charm, consider Freeport, the South Walton County town that was founded in 1830.
Freeport was settled by farmers and boaters who were attracted to the natural harbor of LaGrange Bayou located near the eastern end of Choctawhatchee Bay and the mouth of the Choctawhatchee River. Today residents also enjoy these waterways for recreation and sport fishing.
Let’s take a look at some of the other reasons people enjoy calling Freeport home.
Cost of Living
Freeport trends slightly higher in living costs than the US but no income tax, low unemployment and higher than average future job growth make it an attractive location for professionals.
Homes have appreciated nearly 30% in the past year with an average value of $365,884.
Freeport is home to many beautiful natural spots for activity and nature spotting. Sugar sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are a short drive south of the Choctawhatchee Bay, which offers canals, bayous and dune lakes, each a popular spot for boating, fishing, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking.
If your idea of boating is less high adventure and more approachable luxury, reserve a spot on the Solaris cruiser. The yacht offers sunset dining and dancing while cruising the bay, which departs from Sandestin’s Baytowne Wharf, an easy drive from Freeport.
Due to the town’s growing population, Freeport is expanding its public school system and transportation system to accommodate more students. Here students get an education in the basics, as well as in life-saving skills like CPR, as part of their general education curriculum.
Moving to Freeport
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