Freeport is a city located in Walton County, in the middle of the "panhandle" portion of Florida. It's just under 100 miles east of Pensacola, and closest to Rock Hill, Bruce and Defuniak Springs. The natural surroundings are the dominant characteristic of Freeport, as numerous nature preserves are nearby and the city is right on the edge of Choctawhatchee Bay, close to the Gulf of Mexico. Families interested in homes for rent in an area that's tranquil and removed from the frantic pace of city living will find much to love about Freeport.
Once a major location for transportation routes and connecting steamboat and stagecoach shipping operations, today Freeport is a developing city with easy connections to Pensacola, Tallahassee and Mobile, Alabama. It's a quaint and tight-knit community that any family would relish the opportunity to join.
Facts for Renters
Freeport has had multiple names - it was first called Genoa at the time of its earliest settling (circa 1830). Between that name and its current moniker, the city was briefly known as Four Mile Landing.
The city is located within the Walton County School District, and has its own elementary, middle and high school.
Eglin Air Force Base is very close to Freeport, and employs a significant number of the city's residents - both military personnel and civilian contractors alike.
Three notable natural preserves are near Freeport - Point Washington State Forest, Econfina Creek Water Management Area and Choctawhatchee and Holmes Creek Water Management Area. These are perfect for hiking, picnics and overnight camping.