Navarre, Florida is an unincorporated community in the northwest Florida Panhandle’s Santa Rosa County. The bedroom community is steeped in a strong military presence contrasted by a relaxed beach community vibe. Navarre is near Naval Air Station Pensacola, Hurlburt Field, Eglin Air Force Base and Naval Air Station, and Whiting Field. It’s also home to four miles of beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Islands National Seashore, 25 miles east of Pensacola and 15 miles west of Fort Walton Beach.
Dubbed, “Florida’s Best Kept Secret,” Navarre doesn’t have the vacation destination power that other nearby areas pull, but it’s still a fantastic place to call home. Navarre’s mainland park next to Navarre Beach Bridge and the Intracoastal Waterway offers a visitor’s welcome and information center, splash pad water-play area, duck pond, butterfly house, beach area, and more.
There are approximately 31,378 residents who call Navarre home. The average annual household income in Navarre is around $59,682, slightly above the state’s average of $49,426. Houses in the area hold average values of around $169,200, a tad below the state’s average home values of $179,800.
Students living within the boundaries of Navarre are zoned for schools in the Santa Rosa County District School System. Area schools include Navarre High School, Holley Navarre Middle School, Holley Navarre Intermediate, Holley Navarre Primary School, Woodlawn Beach Middle School, West Navarre Primary School, and West Navarre Intermediate.
Navarre, Florida receives, on average, 66 inches of rain per year spread across 77 days with measurable precipitation. There are, however, about 228 days each year where the sun drizzles over Navarre creating average summer high temperatures of around 89 degrees while winter lows stay well above freezing at 42 degrees.
Life in Navarre, Florida is an eclectic combination of a strong military force and the soft sands and relaxing beaches for which Florida is known.
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