Retire in Fort Walton Beach, FL

Livability Score
55
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
20320
Median Househould Income
49552
Median Age
39.7
65 Years and Over
3332
Median Home Value
156600
Unemployed
984
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Capriccio Café

Great coffee and service! Their cold brew coffee is amazing; smooth, rich, and with a touch of sweetness even though I drank it black. Quite a contrast to...

2. Soi Bistro

We have been coming to Ft. Walton Beach for a decade and thanks to all the Yelp reviews decided to try Soi Bistro vigor lunch. Glad we did. We each had the...

3. Blue Collar Cafe

Great b'fast Scones - wow! Omelette 9 out of 10 Best coffee I've had in a long time #############################

4. Corner Cafe

Absolutely love this place. Was recently introduced to this little lunch place by my boyfriend. I have had both the egg salad sandwich and the tuna salad....

5. Cafe Organic

Good local organic food! Great personable people! Warm and friendly! Very accommodating!

Golf
1. Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club

I've been playing here on vacation for over 25 years. It's just a great course with 3 nines, friendly staff, reasonably priced. Try it, you'll have a...

2. Bluewater Bay Resort

Great time at Bluewater Bay playing golf. The course was in great shape. Compared to the Destin courses, this is a great money saving option. We paid $27...

3. Kelly Plantation Golf Club

Inviting dining room offers delicious experience--extremely conscientious wait staff anxious to supply anything you need. Quiet enough to chat or discuss...

4. Eglin Golf Course

Friendly staff, two difficult 18-hole courses, and at a great price. Hard to get a better golfing experience for the $ in this area.

5. Fort Walton Beach Golf Club

We played the Pines course here and it is a good course. Greens had some bare spots and the fairways were not plush by any means. It was a nice layout and i...

Active
1. Crossfit Above the Bar

Vacationed for a week in fort walton loved getting up at and going to the 5:30 class. Jack and everyone in class made me feel more than welcomed. The box...

2. Condor Sailing Adventures

Captain Kirk provided a great once-in-a-lifetime sailing experience! He was extremely knowledgeable and he made sure that we had a good time on our...

3. Wild Willy's Adventure Zone

This place rocks!!! We stopped here on our way out of town. Only wish we had found it earlier. My son wanted to climb the ropes course. It's only $15 and...

4. Flippers Adventure

After debating on a place to go snorkeling we decided on Flippers. All of the staff were very friendly, from the people in the office to the gentlemen...

5. Goofy Golf

This is a step back in time. Paid 10 bucks for my family of five to play. The place looks like it has been here forever, but that just adds to the charm....

Arts
1. Wild Willy's Adventure Zone

This place rocks!!! We stopped here on our way out of town. Only wish we had found it earlier. My son wanted to climb the ropes course. It's only $15 and...

2. Air Force Armament Museum

We visited the Air Force Armament Museum while on vacation to the Fort Walton Beach / Okaloosa Island area on Friday, August 5th. As we were viewing the...

3. Boathouse Oyster Bar and Grill

Absolutely delicious and so refreshing! It's an outdoor bar and grill. Indoor seating is under a covered patio with fans. It's right on the water! No AC,...

4. B-Boy Productions Inc

OMG, Daniel is the most AMAZING DJ I have ever had! He was so polite and professional and just an absolute blast to hang around. He kept the people on the...

5. Destin History & Fishing Museum

Great tourist stop and gladd we did it. Never a dull moment in this tour. We not much to see but its quality before quantity. Huge fish i even got some good...

Shopping
1. De'france Indoor Flea Market Antiques & Collectables

This is the most awesome place, a hidden treasure on the Emerald Coast. You can't tell by just looking at it from the outside but it's huge! It's like a...

2. Furniture Savings

Ms. Denise went over and beyond in customer service. I told her what I was looking for and she was able to find exactly what I wanted at a great price. She...

3. Publix Super Markets

Friendly service and prices are ok. I did just pick up a ribeye steak for almost $20 so we will see how tasty it is. I used the pharmacy while visiting...

4. Harbor Walk Village

First parking is easy. Take advantage of the parking deck to keep your ride out of the sun. It was free but do your research ahead of time. There are...

5. Vapor Planet

On vacation from Nashville, and foolishly left my replacement coils at home. Ive been to four vape shops in two days looking for coils, and haven't been...

Health
1. Stress Busters Massage Therapy

On vacation and really needed a massage. I called to see if they had an opening and was told by Sandy she did in fact have an opening about 45 minutes...

2. Beachside Massage Therapy

Beachside Massage in Fort Walton beach is right on the beach in front of the ramada inn and destin west . I had a excellent massage out there over Easter...

3. White Sands Chiropractic Clinic

I just moved here and was looking for a Chiropractor. I tried using yelp but no one seemed to be writing on anyone. Dr Erik Persiani's website was simple...

4. Constitution Nutrition

Health & Wellness coaching program: Heather and I not only set goals but she helped me break them down into milestones that we could focus on through the...

5. Palm Eye Care

I forgot my lenses at home and they were very sweet and understanding. They saw me right away and got my contacts.

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