Bluewater Bay: Off Base Area of Town


Army
20-30 years old
Previously lived in: Columbus
Bronze medal 4 reviews

"Ok"

Reviewed:

I was excited to get a base close to the ocean and heard BWB was the best area to live. It is safe, quite, pretty and has a small town feel. The quickest access to Destin is the Midbay bridge (10-15min) but it has a ridiculous toll of $4 every time you pass and of you get a sunpass you pay $3 . So going to and from a day beach trip costs you $8 to $6. There is nothing to do in BWB and no water access unless you pay for a state park pass for Rocky Bayou. Yes, money again. There are only two free parks in Niceville and both are north (not BWB). It is far from I10 as well and if you need any specialty doctor care you are going to have to go to Pensacola so being close to I10 would be ideal. The only good thing about BWB is there are two roads to get home from work which helps cut traffic (Crestview traffic is terrible) however there is a toll on the back road as well.

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Reviewed:

Bluewater Bay is on the North side of the Choctawhatchie Bay and has easy access to the sights and sounds of Destin,Fl. It has great schools and is continually growing with shopping and night life.

  • Family Friendly:

Price: N/A

  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Recommended: Yes
  • How would you describe this Area of Town: Cultural, Outdoor Activities, Locals Spot, Restaurant and Bars
  • Recommendations: Great Schools, Easy access to all the bases here in NW Florida Easy access to the beaches of Destin Florida

Local Favorites

  • Restaurants: Tradewinds
  • Happy Hour Spot: Chans
  • Shopping: BWB, Destin Commons
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# Name City State Overall Rating Distance
1 Niceville Niceville FL 4.2 mi
2 Valparaiso Valparaiso FL 5.3 mi
3 Destin Destin FL 8.2 mi
4 Shalimar Shalimar FL 10.2 mi
5 Fort Walton Beach Fort Walton FL 12.9 mi
6 Mary Esther Mary Esther FL 15.3 mi
7 Freeport Freeport FL 16.7 mi
8 Crestview Crestview FL 21 mi
9 Navarre Navarre FL 28 mi
10 Milton Milton FL 38.3 mi
11 Pace Pace FL 44.9 mi
12 Spanish Trail Area Pensacola FL 45.1 mi
13 Bayou Pensacola FL 46 mi
14 Northeast Pensacola Pensacola FL 46.5 mi
# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Bluewater Elementary School Niceville FL 32578 Public PK-5 10 0.1 mi
2 James E Plew Elementary School Niceville FL 32578 Public PK-5 9 3.1 mi
3 Addie R. Lewis School Valparaiso FL 32580 Public PK-8 8 4.5 mi
4 Lula J. Edge Elementary School Niceville FL 32578 Public PK-5 8 5.3 mi
5 Destin Elementary School Destin FL 32541 Public PK-4 10 7.7 mi
6 Eglin Elementary School Eglin Air Force Base FL 32542 Public PK-4 7 7.7 mi
7 Shalimar Elementary School Shalimar FL 32579 Public PK-5 7 9.8 mi
8 Longwood Elementary School Shalimar FL 32579 Public PK-5 5 10.3 mi
9 Kenwood Elementary School Fort Walton Beach FL 32547 Public PK-5 7 11.6 mi
10 Elliott Point Elementary School Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public PK-5 6 11.8 mi
11 Northwest Florida Ballet Academie Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public 3-8 9 12.7 mi
12 Migrant Non-Enrolled Students Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public n/a NR 12.8 mi
13 Okaloosa Virtual Instruction Program Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public K-12 NR 12.8 mi
14 Van R. Butler Elementary School Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459 Public PK-4 7 12.9 mi
15 Wright Elementary School Fort Walton Beach FL 32547 Public PK-5 4 13.4 mi
16 Silver Sands-Excep. Children Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public PK-12 NR 14 mi
17 Annette P. Edwins Elementary School Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public PK-5 5 14.3 mi
18 Mary Esther Elementary School Mary Esther FL 32569 Public PK-5 6 15.4 mi
19 Freeport Elementary School Freeport FL 32439 Public PK-4 7 17.6 mi
20 Mossy Head School Defuniak Springs FL 32433-2700 Public PK-5 7 18 mi
21 Riverside Elementary School Crestview FL 32539 Public PK-5 5 18.4 mi
22 Antioch Elementary School Crestview FL 32536 Public PK-5 8 19.2 mi
23 Florosa Elementary School Mary Esther FL 32569 Public PK-5 5 19.4 mi
24 Bay Elementary School Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459 Public PK-4 10 19.7 mi
25 Okaloosa Online Non Franchised Crestview FL 32536 Public K-12 4 20 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 C. W. Ruckel Middle School Niceville FL 32578 Public 6-8 10 4.1 mi
2 Addie R. Lewis School Valparaiso FL 32580 Public PK-8 8 4.5 mi
3 Okaloosa Stemm Center Valparaiso FL 32580 Public 6-8 10 5.3 mi
4 Destin Middle School Destin FL 32541 Public 5-8 9 6.3 mi
5 Clifford Meigs Middle School Shalimar FL 32579 Public 6-8 8 10.3 mi
6 Choice High School And Technical Center Fort Walton Beach FL 32547 Public PK, 6-12 NR 11.9 mi
7 Ami Kids Emerald Coast Fort Walton Beach FL 32578 Public 6-12 NR 12.5 mi
8 W. C. Pryor Middle School Fort Walton Beach FL 32547 Public 6-8 7 12.6 mi
9 Northwest Florida Ballet Academie Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public 3-8 9 12.7 mi
10 Okaloosa Virtual Franchise Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public 6-12 NR 12.7 mi
11 Migrant Non-Enrolled Students Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public n/a NR 12.8 mi
12 Okaloosa Virtual Instruction Program Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public K-12 NR 12.8 mi
13 Max Bruner Junior Middle School Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public 6-8 7 13.9 mi
14 Silver Sands-Excep. Children Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public PK-12 NR 14 mi
15 Okaloosa Youth Academy Crestview FL 32539-6719 Public 6-12 NR 15.6 mi
16 Okaloosa Youth Development Center Crestview FL 32539-6719 Public 6-12 NR 15.6 mi
17 Freeport Middle School Freeport FL 32439 Public 5-8 6 16.9 mi
18 Shoal River Middle School Crestview FL 32539 Public 6-8 8 18.4 mi
19 Okaloosa Online Non Franchised Crestview FL 32536 Public K-12 4 20 mi
20 Emerald Coast Middle School Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459 Public 5-8 9 20.2 mi
21 Emerald Coast Career Institute N Crestview FL 32536 Public 4-12 NR 21.3 mi
22 Richbourg School Crestview FL 32536 Public PK-12 NR 21.3 mi
23 Walton Learning Center DeFuniak Springs FL 32435 Public 6-12 NR 22.5 mi
24 Davidson Middle School Crestview FL 32536 Public 6-8 7 22.6 mi
25 Emerald Coast Technical College DeFuniak Springs FL 32433 Public 6-12 NR 23.9 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Niceville Senior High School Niceville FL 32578 Public 9-12 9 4.1 mi
2 Choice High School And Technical Center Fort Walton Beach FL 32547 Public PK, 6-12 NR 11.9 mi
3 Choctawhatchee Senior High School Fort Walton Beach FL 32547 Public 9-12 7 12.4 mi
4 Ami Kids Emerald Coast Fort Walton Beach FL 32578 Public 6-12 NR 12.5 mi
5 Okaloosa Virtual Franchise Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public 6-12 NR 12.7 mi
6 Migrant Non-Enrolled Students Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public n/a NR 12.8 mi
7 Okaloosa Virtual Instruction Program Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public K-12 NR 12.8 mi
8 Silver Sands-Excep. Children Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public PK-12 NR 14 mi
9 Fort Walton Beach High School Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Public 9-12 8 14.5 mi
10 Okaloosa Youth Academy Crestview FL 32539-6719 Public 6-12 NR 15.6 mi
11 Okaloosa Youth Development Center Crestview FL 32539-6719 Public 6-12 NR 15.6 mi
12 South Walton High School Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459 Public 9-12 7 16.1 mi
13 Freeport Senior High School Freeport FL 32439-0180 Public 9-12 8 17.3 mi
14 Okaloosa Online Non Franchised Crestview FL 32536 Public K-12 4 20 mi
15 Okaloosa Virtual Instruction (Course Offerings) Crestview FL 32536 Public 9-12 NR 20 mi
16 Southside Center Crestview FL 32539 Public PK-2, 9-12 NR 20.1 mi
17 Emerald Coast Career Institute N Crestview FL 32536 Public 4-12 NR 21.3 mi
18 Richbourg School Crestview FL 32536 Public PK-12 NR 21.3 mi
19 Crestview High School Crestview FL 32536 Public 9-12 6 22.3 mi
20 Walton Learning Center DeFuniak Springs FL 32435 Public 6-12 NR 22.5 mi
21 Emerald Coast Technical College DeFuniak Springs FL 32433 Public 6-12 NR 23.9 mi
22 Walton High School DeFuniak Springs FL 32433 Public 9-12 7 24.5 mi
23 Walton Virtual School Full Time DeFuniak Springs FL 32435 Public K-12 NR 24.6 mi
24 Walton Virtual Franchise DeFuniak Springs FL 32435 Public 6-12 NR 24.6 mi
25 Walton County Jail Program DeFuniak Springs FL 32435 Public 6-12 NR 24.6 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 St. Paul Christian School Niceville FL 32578 Private PK-2 NR 2.8 mi
2 Desire Street Academy Niceville FL 32578 Private 7-12 NR 2.8 mi
3 Agape Christian Academy Niceville FL 32578 Private PK-5 NR 3.4 mi
4 Rocky Bayou Christian School Niceville FL 32578 Private PK-12 NR 3.7 mi
5 Emerald Coast Autism Center Niceville FL 32578 Private PK-10 NR 4.2 mi
6 Destin Christian Academy Destin FL 32541 Private K-5 NR 8 mi
7 Gateway Academy Miramar Beach FL 32550 Private PK-5 NR 8.7 mi
8 Heritage Academy Fort Walton Beach FL 32547 Private 3-12 NR 11.4 mi
9 Cinco Baptist School Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Private PK-5 NR 12.5 mi
10 Calvary Christian Academy Fort Walton Beach FL 32547 Private PK-12 NR 13.2 mi
11 St Mary Catholic School Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Private PK-8 NR 13.3 mi
12 Emerald Coast Christian School Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Private 2-8 NR 13.4 mi
13 Oak Tree Prim/Small WNDRS CDC Fort Walton Beach FL 32547 Private n/a NR 14.3 mi
14 Compass Rose Academy Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459 Private PK-6 NR 16.5 mi
15 South Walton Montessori Academy Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459 Private n/a NR 18.2 mi
16 Montessori Children's House Crestview FL 32539 Private PK-1 NR 19.3 mi
17 Tall Pines Christian Academy Crestview FL 32536 Private PK-12 NR 19.5 mi
18 Cornerstone Church & Academy Defuniak Springs FL 32435 Private K-12 NR 21.7 mi
19 Miss Southern Belle DeFuniak Springs FL 32435 Private K-11 NR 22.2 mi
20 Lakewood Christian School Crestview FL 32536 Private PK-9 NR 22.8 mi
21 Lakewood Christian School Crestview FL 32536 Private PK-12 NR 22.8 mi
22 First Christian Academy DeFuniak Springs FL 32435 Private K-6 NR 23.7 mi
23 Galilean Academy DeFuniak Springs FL 32435 Private PK-11 NR 23.9 mi
24 Cornerstone Church Academy DeFuniak Springs FL 32433 Private 2-12 NR 25.4 mi
25 Ohana Institute Rosemary Beach FL 32461 Private 5-12 NR 28 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Collegiate High School At Northwest Florida State College Niceville FL 32578 Charter 10-12 10 4.5 mi
2 Liza Jackson Preparatory School Mary Esther FL 32569 Charter K-8 9 14.9 mi
3 Okaloosa Academy Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 Charter 4-12 NR 15.5 mi
4 Seaside Neighborhood School Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459 Charter 5-12 9 20.3 mi
5 Walton Academy, Inc. DeFuniak Springs FL 32435 Charter 6-12 NR 24.8 mi
6 Chautauqua Learn And Serve At The Arc Of Walton County DeFuniak Springs FL 32433 Charter 12 NR 25.1 mi
7 Learning Academy Of Santa Rosa Milton FL 32570 Charter 6-12 NR 38.8 mi
8 Pensacola Beach Charter School Pensacola Beach FL 32561 Charter K-5 9 42.9 mi
9 University Academy (Sabl, Inc.) Panama City FL 32405 Charter K-6 10 46.3 mi
10 Jackie Harris Preparatory Academy Pensacola FL 32503 Charter K-5 2 46.8 mi
11 Newpoint Bay Charter High School Panama City FL 32405 Charter 6-12 5 47.4 mi
12 Central High School Panama City FL 32405 Charter 9-12 NR 47.4 mi
13 Rising Leaders Academy Panama City FL 32405-2771 Charter K-9 9 48.3 mi
14 North Bay Haven Charter Academy Elementary School Panama City FL 32401 Charter K-5 8 49.4 mi
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Base Distance
Eglin AFB 7.2 mi.
Duke Field 12.5 mi.
Hurlburt Field 16.8 mi.
Whiting Field NAS 38.7 mi.
NSA Panama City 44.8 mi.
# Address Type City State Bedrooms Bathrooms Distance
1 613 legion drive For Sale Destin FL 3 2 7.9 mi
2 4623 Hermosa Rd For Sale Crestview FL 3 2 17.1 mi
3 4641 Falcon Way For Sale Crestview FL 3 2 17.8 mi
4 5775 Galaxy Drive For Sale Crestview FL 4 2 21.2 mi
5 786 9th Ave For Sale Crestview FL 4 2 21.5 mi
6 9080 Iron Gate Blvd For Sale Milton FL 4 2 41.9 mi
7 4646 Thousand Oaks Blvd For Rent Pace FL 4 3 43.4 mi
8 3117 Wood Valley Rd For Sale Panama City FL 3 2 49.4 mi
# Approved Name State Affiliation Category Cities Bases Specialties
2 MTA Approved Lara Audelo
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
FL Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Pace, Milton Pensacola NAS, Pensacola Naval Hospital, Whiting Field NAS, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
3 MTA Approved Rick Gonzalez
eXp Realty
FL Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar, Mary Esther, Navarre, Okaloosa Island, Destin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Panama City Beach, Inlet Beach, Freeport, Defuniak Springs, Niceville, Crestview. Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field, NSA Panama City, Pensacola NAS, Whiting Field NAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
4 MTA Approved Rima Cole
First Team Realty Advantage
FL Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Crestview, Niceville, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Mary Esther, Navarre, Milton, Pace, Baker, Holt, Defuniak Springs, Mossy Head Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
5 MTA Approved Robert Moody
AmeriVet Real Estate Services
FL Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker All of Florida National Network of Veterans in the Real Estate Business www.amerivethomes.com (Residential) www.amerivetres.com (Commercial) MacDill AFB, Jacksonville NAS, Eglin AFB, Orlando Naval Base, Patrick AFB Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Property Management,Relocation
6 MTA Approved Paula Sherman
ERA American Real Estate
FL Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar, Mary Esther, Crestview, Destin, Miramar, Navarre, Niceville Eglin AFB, Duke Field, Hurlburt Field Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
7 MTA Approved Jennifer Jackson
Levin Rinke Realty
FL Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Navarre, Navarre Beach, Pace, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Perdido Pensacola NAS, Pensacola Naval Hospital, Whiting Field NAS, Corry Station, Eglin AFB Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches
8 Uma Omosebi
Keller Williams Realty
FL Real Estate Agents/ Broker Cities surrounding the Central Florida Area not limited to Orlando, Ocoee, Winter Park, Winter Garden, Windermere, Lake Mary, Longwood. Also have affiliates across the US and Canada Patrick AFB, MacDill AFB, Jacksonville NAS, Cape Canaveral Air Station, Duke Field Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
9 MTA Approved Dave Leutwyler
Keller Williams
FL Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Holley, Pace, Milton, Mary Esther, Niceville, Ft Walton Beach, Valpariso Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field, Jacksonville NAS, Pensacola NAS, Pensacola Naval Hospital Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
10 MTA Approved Rima Cole
Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast
FL Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Crestview, Baker, Niceville, Freeport, Valparaiso, Fort Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Navarre Eglin AFB, Duke Field, Hurlburt Field Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
11 MTA Approved Christopher Kuhr
Century 21Wilson Minger Agency
FL Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Niceville, Crestview, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Freeport, Navarre, Baker Eglin AFB, Duke Field, Hurlburt Field Buyer Agent,Seller Agent
12 MTA Approved Tiffani Messmore
Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast
FL Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Destin, San Destin, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Valparaiso, Navarre, Shalimar, Crystal Beach, Mary Esther, 30A, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Defuniak Springs Eglin AFB, Duke Field, Hurlburt Field Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
13 MTA Approved Monica Mortara
Levin Rinke Realty
FL Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Pace, Milton, Cantonment, Perdido Pensacola NAS, Hurlburt Field, Eglin AFB, Whiting Field NAS, Corry Station Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
14 Dipency Georges
Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast
FL Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Shalimar, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Navarre, Freeport, Niceville, Miramar Beach, Mary Esther, Panama City Beach, Panama City, Santa Rosa Beach Eglin AFB, Duke Field, Hurlburt Field, NSA Panama City, Tyndall AFB Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
15 Jonathan Jeswald
JJ Real Estate
FL Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Navarre/Gulf Breeze, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Destin, Miramar/Sandestin Resort,North Santa Rosa Beach,30A West,30A East,Point Washington,Freeport, Defuniak Springs,Crestview, Pensacola Eglin AFB, Duke Field, Hurlburt Field, Pensacola NAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation

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