This beautiful beach town on the Emerald Coast is located roughly halfway between Destin and Pensacola. Its proximity to Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field, and Naval Air Station Pensacola makes it known as a military bedroom community. Home to 12 miles of pristine beaches, this quiet town is seemingly off the tourism radar and enjoys a much slower pace than its neighbors on either side. Navarre is a barrier island and is bordered by the Gulf waters on one side and the Santa Rosa Sound on the other. Fishing, boating, and all manner of “salt-life” activities are a part of life in Navarre.


Most of Navarre’s residents are military families, retirees, and federal contractors. This is a quiet, family-friendly locale with a super laid-back vibe.

Neighborhood Feel

Homes in Navarre are mostly single family, ranch style homes with large, new construction available as well. The neighborhoods are quiet and communities are tight-knit.

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Neighborhood Location

Duke Field – Duke Field Exit off I-85
Eglin AFB – West Gate
Hurlburt Field – Main Gate
Drive Time to Gate
60 to 80* minutes
45 to 75* minutes
30 to 45* minutes
By Transit

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Neighborhood Info

Navarre - Eglin AFB & Hurlburt Field, FL -

Points of Interest

Navarre Beach

Panhandle Butterfly House

Navarre Park

Big Plus

Navarre enjoys the same powdery white sand and turquoise waters that draw thousands to Destin, minus the tourists. Navarre’s beaches are pretty much “locals only.”

Most of Navarre’s military residents will be commuting to Hurlburt Field, but driving to Eglin AFB is also reasonable.

Large homes on half-acre lots are commonly found in Navarre.

The Santa Rosa School District has a great reputation among many military spouses.

Things to Consider

This residential area gets very sleepy during the off season, and a lot of the restaurants and shops close up for the winter.

Commuting from Navarre can be hard because of the traffic. There’s only one main artery that leads to Hurlburt Field and Eglin AFB, and that can get quite congested as you approach the base. You’ll also be driving into that bright Florida sun on the way to work and on the way home.

How’s the Market?

The median home value for single family homes in Navarre is $212,000 according to the Zillow Home Value Index. Home Values are forecasted to increase by 3.1% in the coming year.

According to Zillow’s Rental Index, the median rental rate for single family homes in Navarre is $1,355.

School Scoop

Public schools in Navarre are part of Santa Rosa School District, which has an overall ranking of 8, according to West Navarre Intermediate School is one of the best with a rating of 8.  

Students may apply to transfer to a school outside of their attendance zone if they meet criteria, there is space available, and can provide their own transportation.

Capstone Academy Pensacola and Capstone Academy Milton are public charter schools, owned and operated by Capstone Adaptive Learning & Therapy Centers, providing educational opportunities based on each child’s individual needs. They offer small class sizes, inclusion VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten), and in-school therapies.

Santa Rosa School District offers a variety of pre-school programs (Early Head Start, Head Start, ESE, and VPK) to qualifying children ages two to four.

Highlighted Areas

Holley by the Sea

Hidden Creek Estates