The friendly city of Niceville is found in northwest Florida, in the western Florida panhandle, between Pensacola and Panama City. Niceville is the most centrally located city in Okaloosa County. Located on the north shore of Choctawhatchee Bay, major roadways connect Niceville with nearby Destin, Crestview, Freeport, Valparaiso, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Eglin Air Force Base and Duke Field. The adjacent cities of Niceville and Valparaiso, both built around Boggy Bayou, are known as the Twin Cities. The greater Niceville area encompasses Valparaiso, located on Niceville's western boundary, and Bluewater Bay, located just east of Niceville. Everything that Destin has to offer - white sand beaches, stupendous shopping and remarkable dining - is only a 20-minute drive from here thanks to the Mid-Bay Bridge connecting Niceville and Destin. More and more families who come to vacation in Destin are staying in Niceville. Visitors staying in Niceville save money and get a break from the bumper-to-bumper traffic found on the south side of the bay. Even better, they get to enjoy the more relaxed, hometown atmosphere Niceville offers. There's plenty to do in the greater Niceville area, too! Among other things, visitors enjoy the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center, Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, golf, children's park, spray park, skate park, Turkey Creek Park & Boardwalk, and our picturesque waterfront parks.