The Greater Fort Walton Beach area is made up of Fort Walton Beach and five adjacent communities : Mary Esther, Shalimar, Ocean City, Wright, and Cinco Bayou. Our military neighbors are Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, with additional military units at the US Coast Guard Station, Destin, the 919th Special Operations Wing at Duke Field, and the 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin.
It’s a warm and friendly community - with a strong sense of family, tradition, and patriotism, combined with a generous nature. There’s always something to do, and it’s often great events sponsored by organizations that want to help others.
Chamber member organizations are welcome to submit their events to the Chamber’s Community Calendar. Click here to do so. If you have any questions about how to do this, please contact Eppi Azzaretto at 850.244.8191.
And yes, we have public transit! Click here for more information on area bus schedules and more.
Our government officials are our friends and neighbors, deeply involved in our community and our daily lives. They invite your feedback and love to hear from constituents.