Walton County, Florida, is located in the middle of the Florida panhandle bordering both Alabama and the Gulf of Mexico. The county was established in 1824 from Escambia and Jackson Counties, and was one of the first counties to be created from the original two. It has a population of roughly 55,000, and its county seat is DeFuniak Springs which is located in the center of the county along I-10.

The county features many of the things that make Florida a wonderful place to live. The mild weather is a major draw for many families, and many of these people are drawn to the sunny seaside neighborhoods, or the edges of the waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay. The proximity to the waters gives those who love water activities plenty of opportunities to get their exercise and discover nature.

The unique position of Walton County makes it easy for residents to travel to other parts of the state. Simply by hopping onto I-10, residents can find their way easily to Pensacola or Tallahassee. Highway 98 provides a scenic route along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico to other popular cities such as Panama City, or an alternate route to Pensacola and the many state parks located along the coast.

Walton County is not only a friendly county, it is also a beautiful one with waters stretching as far as the eye can see and an abundance of foliage. With affordable living and plenty of employment opportunities, the county is a desirable place to live.