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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Niceville is approximately 12,749 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,907 (2000), 5241 (2010).
The amount of land area in Niceville is 28.3 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Niceville is 10.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.1 sq kilometers.
The distance from Niceville to Washington DC is 799 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 132 miles. (as the crow flies)
Niceville is positioned 30.53 degrees north of the equator and 86.48 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Niceville elevation is 36 feet above sea level.
Niceville per capita income is $ 30,777 (2009).
Niceville median income is $ 61,922 (2009).
The Niceville median home price is $ 191,934 (2009).


on the emerald coast and western panhandle of Florida about 28 miles from Gulf Breeze. Other nearby communities include: Valparaiso, Eglin, Eglin AFB, Lake Lorraine, Shalimar, Destin, Ocean City and cinco Bayou.

Here is a map page for Niceville.
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sub-tropical with moderate weather year-round. Summer temperatures average between 70 and 92 degrees with gulf waters offering a cooling effect.
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History & History Related Items

Niceville was first known as Boggy. It is believed Boggy Bayou began sometime during the 1970's. The name was changed to Niceville on 5 November 1910. The origin of the name is unknown but some have ventured it was named for Nice, France, because of the similarities of location and climate. Others say the new name was to help people remember the area was much nicer after the swamps were drained.

Here is a history page for Niceville. Try this history page for the area.
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The incorporation of Niceville



Eglin Air Force Base, Duke Field and Hurlburt Field are all nearby bringing employment, business, real estate and other opportunities to the area.

Air Force Armament Museum
near the main gate of Eglin Air Force Base
Phone: 850-882-4062
See over 1,000 artifacts and memorabilia a number of full-size planes such as the Flying Fortress and the Blackbird. Please call ahead for hours of operation.

Attractions in the area.

Information about Niceville at this site. Here is a visitors guide for Niceville.

The Mullet Festival
Held here each year in October. Tons of Mullet are eaten here at the festival each year. The festival is also known for its GREAT music. Don't miss this one!
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Niceville City Government

City of Niceville
208 N. Partin Dr.
Niceville, FL
Phone: 850-729-4008

Niceville Chamber

Niceville - Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
1055 E. John Sims Parkway
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: 850-678-2323

Niceville Organizations

Niceville - Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
1055 E. John Sims Parkway
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: 850-678-2323

Niceville Libraries

Niceville Public Library
206 North Partin Drive
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: 850-729-4070

Niceville Schools

Okaloosa County School District
120 Lowery Place, S.E.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: 850-833-3100
Niceville High School
800 E. John Sims Parkway
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: 850-833-4114 Niceville


The population of Niceville was:
1990 - 10,507
2000 - 11,684
2009 - 12,126
2010 - 12,749

Median age:
2000 - 39 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 4,257
2000 - 4,907

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 45,685
2009 - $ 61,922

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 20,175
2009 - $ 30,777

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 102,600
2009 - $ 191,934

Niceville is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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