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Bayport of Fort Walton Beach (Now Open)

243 Hollywood Blvd. NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

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Locally owned and managed by SRI, LLC who have 30 communities in their portfolio. This one of kind community in Fort Walton Beach brings a new concept to senior living. The concepts has 4 buildings at which each are connected by an interior hall and can be also entered from exterior. Inside...

Brookdale Fort Walton Beach

233 Carmel Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

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When you’re ready to enjoy your well-deserved retirement and leave the laundry, housekeeping and daily chores to someone else, our community in Fort Walton Beach, on Florida’s magnificent Emerald Coast, is waiting for you. We offer assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care while providing...

Belvedere Commons of Fort Walton Beach

2000 Principal Lane, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

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Belvedere Commons of Fort Walton Beach is an elegant assisted living and memory care community in southern Okaloosa County, Florida. Uniquely placed in a beautiful residential setting near the Emerald Coast along the northern Gulf of Mexico, Belvedere Commons is a warm, vibrant and supportive...

Meridian at Westwood

1001 Mar Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

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Meridian at Westwood provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. In choosing this community, our residents...

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Superior Residences of Niceville

2300 Partin Dr N, Niceville, FL 32578

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Located in the heart of Niceville, Superior Residences has been specifically designed and built for memory care and residents with Alzheimer's. Superior strives to create a special residence that embraces the importance of warmth, acceptance and care. Caring for the special needs of individuals...

Brookdale Bluewater Bay

1551 Merchants Way, Niceville, FL 32578

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Our assisted living community, located in Niceville, Fla., a short distance from the white sandy beaches of Destin, offers an engaging social life that will pull you away from the TV and into happy hour socials, card and board games, fitness classes, art and other creative projects, lively meals,...

American House Bluewater Bay

4595 Highway 20, Niceville, FL 32578

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When considering an Independent Living community, you are choosing a lifestyle. With resort-style living for the active senior, residents live life by their own design. Our community offers condominium style living with a host of services and amenities along with an engaging entertainment...

Navarre Gardens North

2640 Hwy 87 S, Navarre, FL 32566

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Navarre Gardens North is a newly designed assisted living facility located in Navarre, Florida. We provide a safe, comfortable environment surrounded by the beauty and wonder of the Gulf Coast. Our staff comes highly recommended among the best in love and care. Our facility is equipped with...

Navarre Gardens

7254 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL 32566

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Navarre Gardens is a newly designed assisted living facility located in Navarre, Florida. We provide a safe, comfortable environment surrounded by the beauty and wonder of the Gulf Coast. Our staff comes highly recommended among the best in love and care. Our facility is equipped with...

Brookdale Destin

2400 Crystal Cove Lane, Destin, FL 32541

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If you’re ready to enjoy life and leave the housekeeping, laundry and daily chores to someone else, then our community on Florida’s Emerald Coast, in Destin, is ready and waiting for you. We offer assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care while providing abundant services, conveniences...

Somerby of Santa Rosa Beach

164 West Hewett Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

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Located in the picturesque city of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, the luxurious Somerby Santa Rosa Beach senior living community is just minutes from the ocean, tucked behind a lush tree lined drive.Somerby Santa Rosa Beach offers assisted living and memory care living and care options. This...

The Beacon at Gulf Breeze

4410 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

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The Beacon at Gulf Breeze is a superior Retirement, Assisted Living and Memory Care Community, providing our residents access to programs that promote well-being, security, longevity, family and self-worth. Our community has 70 apartments for individuals seeking an active, but simpler lifestyle....

Forsyth House

5887 Berryhill Rd, Milton, FL 32570

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Forsyth House is a 39 apartment Assisted Living in the heart of Milton Florida. Conveniently located close to military base and within 30 minutes of the beautiful emerald coast. Forsyth House offers a cozy feel with a family-like environment. Never worry about cooking with all meals provided...

The Arbors of Gulf Breeze

50 Joachim Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

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The Arbors of Gulf Breeze offers the finest senior living experience for those needing independent living, assisted living or memory care services. Come see how our caring team can provide a wonderful home environment for you or your loved one

Summer Vista

3450 Wimbledon Drive, Pensacola, FL 32504

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Victorian Manor

4685 Chumuckla Hwy, Pace, FL 32571

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Elmcroft of Pensacola

2310 Abbie Ln, Pensacola, FL 32514

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EXTRA PRECAUTIONS FOR ADDED REASSURANCEWhile the COVID-19 vaccine has been proven safe and effective, we continue to ask residents and associates to follow basic wellness precautions including proper mask wearing in shared spaces. Learn more about how we’re working hard to return things to normal...

The Waterford at Carpenter's Creek

5918 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32503

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The Waterford at Carpenter's Creek offers Assisted Living services in the picturesque Panhandle city of Pensacola. Our senior living community has been serving residents and families in the area for almost 30 years. We offer a warm, friendly, supportive environment for residents and we're staffed...

The Blake at Pensacola

428 Airport Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32503

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Welcome to The BlakeThe food. The music. The architecture, family and traditions. Once you’ve enjoyed the Blake way of life, it’s hard to imagine settling for anything less.Located only minutes from Historic Downtown Pensacola and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, The Blake at Pensacola...

Brookdale Pensacola

8700 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514

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Your Next Great AdventureJust a short drive from local amenities like West Florida Hospital and the always pleasant gulf of Mexico, you will find a warm and cheerful assisted living community full of men and women who inspire you to pursue your golden years with enthusiasm. From the moment you...

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Independent Living in Neighborhoods near Fort Walton Beach

Learn More About Independent Living in Fort Walton Beach, FL

This welcoming Florida Panhandle town offers residents easy access to daily resources like shopping centers and healthcare facilities in a modern, suburban setting. Fort Walton Beach’s numerous parks, nearby nature areas, and local festivals — including Fort Walton Beach Landing Park and the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival — celebrate the city’s history, environment, and local culture.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Fort Walton Beach are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Fort Walton Beach retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.


Cost of Independent Living in Fort Walton Beach, FL

The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 was about $3,100 in Fort Walton Beach and within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 in the state of Florida was around $2,700.

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Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Fort Walton Beach are rated 17 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated below the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceriesClothing838686798186

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64Median Income Age 65+Median Household IncomeAverage Individual IncomeMedian Employee SalaryAverage Property TaxOne-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate$59,445 per year$49,025 per year$49,899 per year$27,989 per year$38,462 per year$1,738 per year$810 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Fort Walton Beach include:

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 260+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Twin Cities Hospital

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 60+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

Weather and Climate

Fort Walton Beach’s climate is classified as humid subtropical with some of the hottest summer temperatures in the state of Florida. The average humidity level is 76%, and humidity levels are often highest during August at about 78%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum49°F61°F37°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum81°F91°F71°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 207

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 69″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median AgePercent of Population Over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size4219.3%20,7282,760 per square mile2.3

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)0.2%4.5%11.6%10.0%<0.1%5.3%69.5%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Tallahassee: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 99/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Okaloosa County

DemocraticRepublicanOther71.3%23.6%5.1%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Fort Walton Beach include:

  • Air Force Armament Museum
  • Indian Temple Mound and Museum
  • Camp Walton Schoolhouse
  • Garnier Post Office

Outdoor attractions in Fort Walton Beach:

  • Fort Walton Beach Landing Park
  • Liza Jackson Park
  • Ferry Park
  • Yellow River Wildlife Management Area
  • Point Washington State Forest
  • Grayton Beach State Park

Fort Walton Beach’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Regal Sun Plaza
  • DownTown Music Hall
  • Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival
  • Dog Daze
  • Uptown Station
  • Shoppes at Paradise Pointe

Transportation

Okaloosa County Transit offers bus transportation, along with paratransit services to eligible passengers, to Fort Walton Beach. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Fort Walton Beach.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Florida

Bayport of Fort Walton Beach (Now Open), Navarre Gardens and Homestead Village of Pensacola are the top rated independent living facilities near Fort Walton Beach, Florida. See full list of communities.

There are 26 independent living facilities near Fort Walton Beach, Florida. See the full list.

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