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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 123 residential real estate listings for sale in Freeport.
There are 0 commercial real estate listings for sale in Freeport.
There are 274 vacant land real estate listings for sale in Freeport.

397 Real Estate Listings Found

Displaying 1 to 10

1.   745657
33 Marsh Landing, Freeport
$182,500.00
1461 square feet, 3/2, 2013

2.   745592
35 Pintail Boulevard, Freeport
$269,900.00
2193 square feet, 3/2/1, 2014

3.   745589
Lot 12 Benton Boulevard, Freeport
$231,735.00
2162 square feet, 4/3, 2016

4.   745533
334 Gentle Wind Court, Freeport
$18,500.00

5.   745488
Lot 4 Happy Hollow Road, Freeport
$55,000.00

6.   745485
180 Whitman Way, Freeport
$207,210.00
1736 square feet, 3/2, 2016

7.   745484
156 Whitman Way, Freeport
$202,325.00
1736 square feet, 3/2, 2016

8.   745408
96 Cypress Lane, Freeport
$180,000.00
1374 square feet, 3/2, 2004

9.   745401
204 Cedar Avenue, Freeport
$46,000.00
1640 square feet, 3/2, 1989

10.   745330
00 Blue Gill, Freeport
$19,000.00


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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 Utilities

Electricity/Gas

CHELCO Electric
1-800-342-0990

Gulf Power
1-800-225-5797

Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative, Inc
(850) 892-2111

Water/Sewer

City of Freeport
(850) 835-2822

Regional Utilities
(850) 231-5114

South Walton Utility Co.
(850) 837-2988

Garbage

Waste Management
(850) 862-7141

Telephone

Sprint
1-800-SPRINT1

BellSouth
1-888-757-6500

AT&T
1-800-222-0300

ITC Delta Com
(850) 479-8380

Satellite/Cable

Cox Communications
(850) 862-4636

Mediacom
1-800-239-8411

Time Warner Cable
(850) 892-3155

DirecTV
1-800-347-3288

Miscellaneous

Department of Motor Vehicles
760 9th St. N
DeFuniak Springs, FL
(850) 892-8086

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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