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Eglin AFB/Hurlburt Field

Eglin AFB/Hurlburt Field is located in Okaloosa County, Florida about 40 miles to the east of Pensacola.

Eglin Website:

Hurlburt Website:

For base housing photos, check out, “Moving House for the Military Spouse“:

    Eglin Base Housing

    Hurlburt Base Housing

    Bluewater Bay



    Ft Walton Beach


    RatingNot Rated

    Reviewer jessicadaniellejones, “We did not have children attending school at the time, therefore i don’t feel its fair to give you an opinion. One thing I will say is that they have a really good VPK [Voluntary Prekindergarten] program (4 year olds) that almost any day care offers and some elementary schools. Free to anyone.”

    Okaloosa County School District

    Private Schools

    Base Medical – Eglin

    Base Medical – Hulburt
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    Family Practice


    Find information about Special Needs resources.

    Pediatric OT, PT, Speech Therapy

    • Activities
    • Beach

      Reviewer jessicadaniellejones, “Go to the beach as much as you can…. don’t take it for granted we miss it!!”

      Reviewer cprez, “Go to the destin harbors! So much to do down there, it is just an amazing time! The beaches in the gulf coast are second to none (that I have seen). Just beautiful!

      Destin Harbors

      Reviewer cprez, “Go to the destin harbors! So much to do down there, it is just an amazing time!”


      Reviewer MrsMcIntosh87, “Kayaking off Eglin in the summer throws you out with the dolphins. :)”

      Splash Pad

      Reviewer MrsMcIntosh87, “There is a children’s splash pad by the Niceville library that is free and fun!”

    • Cities nearby
    • Parks
    • Restaurants
    • Reviewer jessicadaniellejones, “Some yummy food places to try that we miss… Yardbirds chicken OkinawaFirehouse subsTops”

      Reviewer cprez, “Local restaurants are great as well, I love the southern food. 🙂 Can’t beat Whataburger, Krystals, and Church’s fried chicken!”

      Hogs Heaven

      Reviewer MrsMcIntosh87, “Hogs Heaven in Niceville is amazing. Great service. Great staff. Delicious food.”

      Jim & Nicks

      Reviewer MrsMcIntosh87, “Jim & Nicks is delicious.”

    • Shopping
    • Destin Commons

      Reviewer MrsMcIntosh87, “The Destin Commons is fun – there is splash pad there as well.”

      Santa Rosa Mall

      Reviewer MrsMcIntosh87, “The movie theater at the Santa Rosa Mall smells like a bathroom and the movie sound quality is extremely muffled.”

    • Sports
    Add things you think families should now about the area before moving here.

    Reviewer Moving House, “Prepare for high traffic April – September, it takes twice as long as usual to get anywhere. Also never forget the sunscreen! even in winter the sun here is strong! If you live off base prepare to be too hot or too cold, the Electric company charges an arm and a leg ;)”

    Did you like living here?

    Reviewer StephanieD, “Eglin is amazing I grew up there and got married and moved to our (first base). If you like beaches its the place to be and the commissary is huge!!!”

    Reviewer KristyH, “Eglin was our last base. We spent 4 years there, and loved it.”

    Page Updated: 20th April 2012