Living In Navarre .....good or bad ?

United States

#43 Sep 6, 2011
I'm moving to Navarre from Orlando florida

Brandon, MS

#44 Jun 18, 2012
I love Navarre.....try living in Ms.....nothing but trash with no scenery.....we have nothing here but a place to eat and a mall.....some should be greatful for what you don't know the next persons story

Brandon, MS

#45 Jun 18, 2012
God placed beauty in Navarre and all along your panhandle beaches.....trash lives husband and I were married there last year....we plan to move there asap.....we love the fresh air and great schools......
Amen I am moving here

Buford, GA

#46 Jun 29, 2012
blitznliz wrote:
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Amen to that!!
I am from Atlanta and just spent the last week there. We had every unexpected disaster happen to us while we were there.(Nothing due to our location) The people that we dealt with in every situation were the kindest I have met in the last twenty years!!!! I have since been searching the real estate sites. I told my husband that I would take a drastic cut in pay to be able to live my life surrounded by something other than an attitude of greed and me first. Which is ALL I find here in Atlanta.
I am not taking a pay cut as I am able to run my small companies from Florida, but let me tell you, I have lived in Atlanta for over 35 years and have been trying to get out of it for 10 so far. I hate Atlanta worse than anyone can imagine. Congestion, poor air quality, corruption in Government, Atlanta is Broke yet we are putting in street cars, hmmmmm, idiot politicians. I am in the Limousine business in Atlanta and you would not believe the corruption with-in my own industry. I thank God for the people that develop the technology that will allow me to live in this paradise and still run my companies in ATL. Goodbye to the ATL, woohooooo.

Heber Springs, AR

#47 Jun 29, 2012
I lived in Panama City (2 years ago) and found a job cleaning condos (my rent was actually paid by the place I cleaned) which helped a lot with expenses.

Are there places and jobs like that in Navarre? I mean as far as hospitality or cleaning jobs for condos in exchange for a place to live? I have a friend who used to work for Summerwind.

Or are there still an array of jobs working in hospitality at all?

New Englander

Madison, AL

#48 Apr 25, 2013
As we say "Alabamer" We so dang smart up here. No really, I lived in New England(Boston, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire). Really guys don't come down here. It sucks. Stay up there...

Georgetown, DE

#49 May 11, 2013
I currently live in Navarre.. and I can tell you that if you're not a beach person, you won't enjoy living here. Also, the price of living is too high and the jobs pay way too low, if you can find one.. which I can't, and I've been looking since I was 16 and I'm 24 now... I've been living in the area since 1998 and I've felt like I've been wasting away since day one. The schools are horrible, and don't expect any nice treatment if you aren't a strong believer in god. To put it simply.. I have no idea why anyone would choose to live here at all... it's the worst place I've ever lived and I hate being here everyday.
CG Right

San Antonio, TX

#50 May 21, 2013
If you are so unhappy why don't you take your unhappy a&& back to the northern part of the country where everything is perfect and euphoric and no problems of any kind exist: no racism, no white trash, etc...where everyone 100% shares only your values, no "rednecks", no unemployment,all Democrats,no guns, no Jesus freaks, just hard working, friendly clean people who never ask for a hand-out but actually provide for their snotty nosed kids, no welfare recipients, WOW what were you thinking moving to the south?????? Get yourself out of here now!!!!!!!!!!
CG Right

San Antonio, TX

#51 May 21, 2013

Pensacola, FL

#52 Jun 5, 2013
im in navarre right now it is not good....... it is AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Hot Springs National Park, AR

#53 Jul 30, 2013
My family and I have visited Navarre so many times. Every summer and/or Oct/May we go for vacation. we spend a week each time. It is never long enough. My husband and I are wanting to move to Navarre once im finished with school in about 2 years for middle school math/science. we have 2 lil ones and they love it there. I understand you cant get away from racism or politics etc....We are focused on being happy. When we are there, we are happy. We want to get into deep sea fishing and diving. Where we live(hot springs ar) is a retirement place and is boring and basically dried up.:) We just want to live where we are happy. We plan on living in a family neighborhood way off the beach that way it wont get old and we wont appreciate it like we do now. we have tons of family that plan on vacationing more there once we move there. Love it. They always say 'YOU WANT WHAT YOU DONT HAVE". we realize that Navarre is a retirement type community with not much but fishing and surfing but its not much of a drive to plenty of activities....cant wait to move there.
Navarre transplant

Navarre, FL

#54 Jul 31, 2013
I cannot believe the negative comments I am reading about living in Navarre. We moved here from PA in 2002 and have not experienced any of the negative things people wrote. The local community is absolutely not predominately from the south. We retired here and very few of the people we have met were born and raised in this area. The people are kind and very helpful. The area is absolutely beautiful, naturally beautiful and very peaceful and quiet. Waterfront property is plentiful and very cheap in comparison to other places we have lived. Living is cheap, property taxes are cheap and no income tax. Everything we need is close by to satisfy us. Navarre is approximately half way between Pensacola and fort Walton beach. Any entertainment or special shopping can be found there with a 30 minute drive and we do not have to deal with the crowds or traffic of the heavily populated areas on a daily basis. If you want to live in a city, choose a city. If you want to experience a peaceful place, choose Navarre and you will love it.

Baltimore, MD

#55 Dec 7, 2013
The military has just moved me here from Warner Robins, GA. Here's what I think about Navarre coming from middle GA for 9 yrs. It does seem like a laid back place, but I've also seen some bafoonery on the roadways. People here can get impatient with the 98 traffic and do some boneheaded stuff. But that happens everywhere, especially in Warner Robins. The area seems to be quite military friendly with most establishments offering a discount. Depending on where you live in Navarre, it can be very peaceful esp further from the sound. There is not much in the areas of shopping, dining (although quite a few nice small restaurants up/down 98) or jobs. Seems like it takes you forever going 60mph to get to where u need to go. This equates to lots of miles on the vehicles, gas and time. So far for me it is better than where I came from with the nasty middle-georgian mentality of "look at me I'm so special cause I believe in God and go to church and you must not so you don't even matter even though I know nothing about you yet and I'm just judging you by your outward appearance." So far I haven't dealt with that yet.
Navarre resident

Navarre, FL

#56 Dec 16, 2013
I've lived in Navarre for 12 years. I would tell anyone considering moving into the area to avoid the Holley By the Sea subdivision. The covenants are silly and selectively enforced. The military keeps the community going. But that's okay because Navarre doesn't attract the tourist like most of Florida and we need the tax money. Navarre is midway between Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach. Both of those are nice places to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there... I wish I had settled in western Gulf Breeze. It offers better shopping & eats; has fewer trailer parks.

Heber Springs, AR

#57 Jan 10, 2014
My husband and I bought a winter home in Navarre and we love it there,
especially in the early fall months.

It is a beautiful little town! Be very careful and very alert when driving on 98.... I cannot believe the number of wrecks and fatalities. I read somewhere that there were 73 fatalities on that stretch of highway in 2013. Those are very high numbers for such a small place. It can be very frightening to drive it especially during the busiest times of the day,
Tn 2 FL

Paris, TN

#58 Jan 19, 2014
BamaGirl wrote:
I'm an Alabama transplant who works in the Navarre area, but I live in Niceville. I would not hesitate to move to Navarre, it is a lovely community. I just want to say this:
The "friendliness of any place (north or south) is in direct correlation with the friendliness of the person visiting it"
There are trashy people with snot nose kids everywhere.
There is casual racism all over the world.
Small minded and bitter people live north of the mason dixon to.
Oh and Republicans live north of the mason dixon, also. They're just afraid to say anything.
Alabama is a wonderful place to live, and is one of the most integrated cities in the country.
Know the history of where the word Redneck comes from before you use it. It is a cultural slur, is your casual racism is peeking through. My Scottish ancestors were rednecks, and the word wasn't derogatory until the last half of the 19th century.
Redneck is something to be proud of. Irish decendant here.

United States

#59 Feb 8, 2014
I'm originally from Atlanta, my family is from Cleveland Ohio. I've been all over the country and Navarre is a true gem. I noticed people keep saying there are no jobs in Navarre. Well that's true, but everyone keeps forgetting to mention that 30 minutes west is Pensacola, which is a decent sized town and home to famous boxer Roy Jones Jr., and 30 minutes east is Fort Walton beach and Destin. Almost everyone I know that lives in Navarre works in one of those 3 previously mentioned areas. If you like boating, paddle boarding, surfing, fishing, water sports in general this area is wonderful. Navarre is also centrally located driving or boating the inter-coastal between Destin and P-Cola beach, so which ever city is having a boating or land event you can attend. P-cola does offer more culture than anywhere else around here if that's your thing. I can get off work and paddle board the inter-coastal while watching the sunset without the crowds, or boat over to Destin and party at Crab island with the crowds. Navarre is a true gem, and takes someone who has lived in the rat race to truly appreciate what they have here.
Trevor M

Chipley, FL

#60 Feb 18, 2014
brigitte wrote:
The only good thing about navarre is the beach, other then taht there is no employment, no friendly welcome, I moved here three yrs ago, I feel like I live in the middle of no where, no entertaiment at all, no social places, like bowling alleys, skating rinks, musuems, no culture, thank god for the beach, it the best part of this area for sure,
And that's the EXACT point of why we live here in Navarre. We DON'T have a mall, we DON'T have a bowling alley...... go to pensacola or fwb if you want all that.

United States

#61 Mar 30, 2014
Is the job market really that bad?

United States

#62 May 1, 2014
Job wise and affordable housing make you think twice about moving here. If you are looking to retire and have a good pension/401(k) or any retirement fund, than it may strike your fancy. Walmart smack in the middle with another 15 minutes away in g. breeze so think hard if you're thinking of moving or starting a business here cause walmart will probably be you competition
I moved here from a small town in Alabama. I've met racist people along with great folks and Navarre is just like any other. town. Do your research and trust your gut. That way you have your eyes wide open instead of being blindsided by outside influence.

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