Population: 13,312Median home value: $279,400 86 Ranks better than 99% of areas

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A+ Destin Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Destin Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% higher than Florida
11010% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Destin cost of living
A Destin Crime Total crime is 58% lower than Florida
Total crime
1,21456% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8356% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-13%Year over year crime is down
Destin crime
B- Destin Employment Household income is 39% higher than Florida
Median household income
$68,07823% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$40,06534% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%37% lower than the US average
Destin employment
C- Destin Housing Home value is 68% higher than Florida
Median home value
$279,40051% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,34742% higher than the US average
Home ownership
63%equal to the US average
Destin real estate or Destin rentals
A+ Destin Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
93%12% higher than the US average
School test scores
81%64% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:137% higher than the US average
Destin K-12 schools

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Destin, Florida: A Heavenly Place to Reside

My town of Destin, Florida is an absolutely incredible place to live. The atmosphere of this place is heavenly. With a population of less than 15,000, even when tourists flock here, it still manages to keep a small-town vibe.

Living in Destin, Florida gives you a chance to literally live out a seaside dream. If you aren’t working, just take a chair and go a few miles (if even that far) to the beach and have a relaxing time. There are multiple options for housing as well. You can choose to rent or buy and will be able to find something that fits your budget.

The best areas in Destin, Florida are of course the beach areas. The sand is white and the water is clear. The crime rate overall here is also lower than many other beach areas. There is just so much good here, that I can’t describe it all. From dining out to shopping for the perfect gift or even if you want to take a deep sea fishing trip. All of it can happen here in Destin, Florida.
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Source: The Destin, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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