Freeport Real Estate
Life in Freeport
What attracted the first settlers to Freeport around 1830 is still what draws people to it today – the mesmerizing and rich waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay and Choctawhatchee River. Originally named Genoa, later changed to Four Mile Landing and then finally Freeport, a name derived from the literal fact that there was no charge to dock in the port.
This small but progressive town is on the verge of great things yet to come. Neighborhoods growing, industry and restaurants coming, and shopping following in. Freeport offers an outdoor lifestyle filled with recreational nature park trails, access to the Choctawhatchee Bay for boating, swimming or fishing and a family focused small-town beach feeling. The beautiful 30A beaches are a short 20-25 minute drive away straight down Hwy 331 over the FREE bridge.
Things to Do
Enjoy freshly caught seafood fried to perfection at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant, a friendly gathering place for residents and visitors directly on Choctaw Beach since 1963.
Take a picnic and spend the afternoon at the new Grady Brown Park nestled at the foot of the Clyde B. Wells Bridge. Let the kids play on the sandy beach or launch your boat for a fishing excursion all while savoring breathtaking bay views.
Venture out to Morrison Springs, a short drive up State Road 20 to beat the heat with an icy cold dip in the sparkling spring sheltered by towering cypress trees, also known as one of the most popular diving spots in Northwest Florida.
Hammock Bay is a large master-planned community nestled in the quiet surroundings of Freeport with first-class amenities. Grab your golf cart and take a ride down to the general store or pick up your pickleball racket and catch up friends on one of the many courts. Or take a bike ride to one of the food trucks out in front of the three community pools. There is always something to do in Hammock Bay.
Visit the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center during their summer public hours to experience one the area’s true treasures. Founded in 2009 on the 54,000 acre nature preserve Nokuse Plantation, the Biophilia Center educates on average one hundred local students a day during the school year and offers interactive learning opportunities about the region’s diverse natural environment.