Crestview, known as the "hub city" got it's name because of its location on the peak of a long woodland range between the Yellow and Shoal rivers which flow almost parallel on the east and west side of the city.  With an elevation of 235 feet above sea level, it is one of the highest points in the state.  Crestview is one of Florida's fastest growing cities, with residential developments, shopping and land area to grow.

As part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure round, Crestview experienced further population growth as the US Army's 7th Special Forces Group relocated from Fort Bragg, NC to a newly built facility on the northern end of Eglin Air Force Base reservation, approximately 6 miles south of the city.

Emerald Coast listings last updated Oct 19, 2021 5:33:am.