Milton, Florida is a small coastal area with a population of approximately 9,500 people and with 15 component neighborhoods. The climate of Milton is humid subtropical with rather short, milder winters, and hot summers — and there is plenty of lush vegetation.
EMPLOYMENT — Milton has a mixed workforce of white-collar and blue-collar jobs. Many people living in Milton work in office and administrative support (22%), sales jobs (12%) and teaching (12%). There are many people in the armed forces living in Milton. Santa Rosa Medical Center is a general hospital in Milton and the primary provider of healthcare and emergency services for all of Santa Rosa County. Milton is the County Seat housing the courthouse for Santa Rosa County.
LIFESTYLE — Milton has an active arts scene due to the Santa Rosa Arts & Culture Foundation Inc. and the county Arts Agency. Many art competitions and festivals are held yearly in the Milton area. The historic Imogene Theatre is operated by the Santa Rosa Historical Society. Historic Downtown Milton sits along the lovely Blackwater River, with a well maintained Blackwater River Park and Boardwalk. The Milton Community Center was renamed the Guy Thompson Community Center in 2014 to honor Mayor Guy Thompson, who served the City for 36 years. The Community Center hosts senior activities, arts and crafts events, sporting events, and a popular skateboard park. Nearby Carpenters Park has a boat launch to access the Blackwater River and groomed open spaces and picnic facilities.
REAL ESTATE — Milton is a very ethnically-diverse city. Real estate prices range from a median of $183,000 in suburban areas to a low of $82,000 in the city center. These prices make Milton a great bargain for property in the Emerald Coast/Panhandle area.
INTERESTING FACT — Milton is called “Canoe Capital of Florida” with the slogan “Where Good Living Flows.”
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