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Interesting facts and information about Milton Florida

Although the town has not enjoyed the population explosion of its neighbor Pace, the township of Milton, Florida located near Pensacola in the western panhandle of the Sunshine state has kept its small town appeal. With a population at just over 8,000 this community is home to Whiting Field, the US Naval Air Station that serves this part of the state.

The history of Milton mirrors most of the Florida communities in this part of the peninsula as it started in the 19th century alongside the Blackwater River. The original name of this Santa Rosa county seat was "Scratch Ankle", a colloquialism for the longer name "Scottman's Anchorage" which it was labeled because of the many barges of lumber that flowed down the river. That name however did not stick and instead the town was named Milton for the number of lumber "mills" that operated in the area.

The climate in this part of Florida is warm, semi-tropical but because of its northern location in the state is still subject to freezes which can occur occasionally during the winter months. This has not prevented the region from becoming a popular tourist destination thanks to the emphasis on water sports, sunbathing and fishing.

However, the town also has plenty of attractions that are appropriate for families and retirees as well. You can take advantage of the many golf courses in the area as well as the family parks and recreation centers which cater to families as well. With bingo, skate parks, railroad and historic museums, Milton is a well rounded center for activities designed for all ages and interests.

If you are searching for houses for rent in Milton based on economic opportunities will probably be directed at nearby cities such as Pensacola or the various military bases as sources for employment. While Milton is a thriving community, it's relatively small size works against it having many employment opportunities within the town itself. However, Milton makes the perfect place to live if commuting to a larger city as its small town atmosphere and many local activities make it a wonderful place to live.

Apartments, duplexes and houses for rent in Milton FL are not as plentiful due to the small size of the town as compared to other locations such as Pensacola itself. However, as with all communities there are opportunities to find homes for rent in Milton as well as purchasing homes as well. This means keeping a sharp eye out for place to rent or buy and doing a bit of research as well. You will find homes for rent in Milton FL, but keep in mind that the housing collapse of recent years affected this small community as well. This means that you may find homes for purchase for well under market value. Given that the housing prices bottomed out in 2011 and interest rates are at an all time low, the prospects for purchasing a home could never be better than today.

Overall, Milton is one of those small, but thriving communities that have the advantage of being near enough to larger cities to reap the benefits while still maintaining a small town atmosphere.