Niceville is a city located in Okaloosa County near Eglin Airforce Base on Boggy Bayou, which opens into the Choctawhatchee Bay. The city was originally known as Boggy when mail service began on July 21, 1868, and was changed to Niceville in 1910 by the postmaster’s daughter. Home of the annual Mullet Festival, Niceville is a vibrant coastal community on the Bay. Natural attractions abound at Turkey Creek Nature Trail as well Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Recreation Area. Schooners Marina in Bluewater Bay serves the boating community while the Rocky Bayou Country Club is popular among golfers. Cultural arts are celebrated through a diverse array of performances and exhibits at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College. Niceville High School is a high-performing school for academics and athletics ranking #44 in the state. A great community for families and retirees.
FUN FACTS: Population: 15,772 (2020 census). Elevation: 36 feet above sea level.
Cities located in Okaloosa County include Baker, Cinco Bayou, Lake Lorraine, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Valparaiso & Ocean City