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The State of Florida is a state in the southeastern United States. Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle, extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Florida's nickname is the Sunshine State but severe weather is a common occurrence in the state. It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama, and on the west, at the end of the panhandle, by Alabama.
Crestview is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Crestview’s name was chosen because its location on the peak of a long woodland range between the Yellow and Shoal rivers which flow almost parallel on the east and west side of the City. It is the county seat of Okaloosa County. With an elevation of 235 feet above sea level, it is the highest point in the state and it receives 65 inches of rainfall annually. The town was once known as the Icebox of Florida, due to it having the coldest winters in the state. Today it goes by a more popular nickname as the Hub City of Northwest Florida.
According to the U.S Census estimates of 2005, the city had a population of 17,707, though the traffic seems to indicate many more. Crestview is one of Florida's fastest growing cities, and with all of the residential developments, shopping, and land area to grow many feel it will grow into one of northwest Florida's larger cities. The United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.2 square kilometers.

Like some of its sister towns, Crestview is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Florida.

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