Freeport

The Freeport Bulldogs of Freeport High School welcome you to Freeport, Florida. Freeport, Florida is the home of the Hammock Bay residential development, a beautiful new community. The Hammock Bay residential development in Freeport, Florida boasts southern charm.

Welcome to Freeport, Florida. Use our MLS listing search to search for Freeport real estate and MLS listings.

There are 246 residential real estate listings for sale in Freeport.
There are 48 commercial real estate listings for sale in Freeport.
There are 298 vacant land real estate listings for sale in Freeport.
There are 592 total real estate listings for sale in Freeport.

598 Real Estate Listings Found

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1.   778045
34 Camellia Lane, Freeport
$274,900.00
1738 square feet, 3/2, 2007

2.   778017
299 Lilly Bell Lane , #lot 11, Freeport
$304,900.00
2250 square feet, 4/2/1, 2017

3.   778012
106 Mary Ellen Way , #lot 3218, Freeport
$238,750.00
1784 square feet, 4/2, 2017

4.   777997
Lot 9 Harmony Way, Freeport
$89,900.00

5.   777992
309 Whispering Way, Freeport
$310,000.00
2718 square feet, 4/2, 2012

6.   777813
Lot 23 Sawyer Court, Freeport
$235,455.00
2162 square feet, 4/3, 2017

7.   777812
Lot 52 Benton Boulevard, Freeport
$201,400.00
1530 square feet, 3/2, 2017

8.   777792
Lot 26 Fairway, Freeport
$19,950.00

9.   777772
370 Palmetto Avenue, Freeport
$196,500.00
1627 square feet, 3/3, 2006

10.   777719
27 Cornelia Street , #lot 2097, Freeport
$176,900.00
1796 square feet, 3/2, 2017


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History of Freeport

Freeport was founded around 1830. Visitors to the area admired LaGrange Bayou's naturally-created harbor on Choctawhatchee Bay's east side, near Choctawhatchee River's mouth. It was originally called "Genoa" and "Four Mile Landing," but as the Civil War raged, people began calling the town "Freeport" because docking in the port between LaFayette and Four Mile Creeks was literally free. Another historical interpretation of the name comes from the story of an unclaimed cargo of wine found in the port; according to the story, all the local residents enjoyed some free port.

Many families who first settled the area and founded Freeport still call the area home. The census of 1850 found that most heads of households worked as farmers or boatmen; most residents toiled in their fields and either fished during the off-seasons or worked on the commercial fishing and cargo ships. Farmers traded the produce they grew and livestock they raised good they couldn't make or grow themselves. The construction of lumber mills produced a large influx of new settlers, and many landings were established by families living along Four Mile Creek, LaGrange Bayou, Black Creek, and Choctawhatchee River.

Freeport was Walton County's political center for decades, due largely to schooner and steamboat passageways to Pensacola via the Gulf of Mexico and Geneva, in Alabama, via the Choctowhatchee River. Freeport's first mail came from Pensacola over the water, and a stagecoach trail stretching to Tallahassee merged with steamboat services in Freeport. Most goods that were ordered in Pensacola and beyond were shipped from Freeport in commercial wagon trains, following the road from Freeport northeast to Cerro Gordo through the Euchee Valley, located on the Chotawhatchee River. After Reconstruction in the Civil War era, lumber and naval supplies became Freeport's most important industries. Mills were constructed along the water since water transport was necessary for them. Valparaiso Development Company bought land in Freeport in 1918 for North and South Farms, where sugarcane was grown and sent to Chicago.

Now, Murphy Oil and Freeport Shipyards are housed at the original port in LaGrange Bayou between LaFayette and Four Mile Creeks. Many Freeport residents work at Eglin Air Force Base, both in civil and military service, but most work over the bridge in southern Walton County as county employees, builders, or in the service industry in real estate, retail, restaurants, hotels, etc. closely tied to South Walton's booming tourism.

Freeport literally divides north Walton County and south Walton County. It's conveniently positioned to Pensacola, Tallahassee, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, and Montgomery. It's only an hour's drive from the regional airports of Okaloosa County, Bay County, Destin, and the municipal airport of DeFuniak Springs. It's within a half-hour drive from the many recreational opportunities of south Walton County's golf courses and beaches. Freeport is proud to be a neighbor to, and cooperate with, Eglin Air Force Base, right outside the town. Great happenings in Freeport are only right around the corner.

Freeport Recreation

Golf

Sandy Pines Golf Club
Highway 81
Freeport, FL
(850) 835-5254

Windswept Dunes
11 Club House Dr
Freeport, FL
(850) 835-1847


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