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    NAS Whiting Field, FL Local Information

    NAS Whiting Field is located near Milton, Florida, in Santa Rosa County. Milton has a population of just over 7,000 people. Nearby communities include Jay (597), Navarre (29,995), and Pace (20,040). The nearest major city is Pensacola, population 51,925, about 40 minutes to the south.

    Local Housing Rental Prices:
    The average price to rent a home in Milton ranges from $425 to $715, with a median of about $600 per month. The average price in Navarre is about $650 per month.

    Local Purchase Housing Prices:
    The average cost to purchase a home in Santa Rosa County is about $182,300, compared to $164,200 for Florida.

    Short Description of the Area:
    Whiting Field is just north of the city of Milton, which is located in the northwestern corner, called the "panhandle", of Florida. Milton is about 30 miles north of Pensacola, the westernmost city in the state, near the state border with Alabama. Pensacola is located on Pensacola Bay in the Gulf of Mexico. This area is also home to NAS Pensacola and Eglin AFB, and of course Pensacola is well-known for being the home of the Blue Angels aerobatic demonstration team.

    Climate and Weather
    : The Milton area has a warm, humid climate, with winter temperatures in the low 60s to low 40s (Fahrenheit) and summer temperatures in the low 90s to mid 70s range. The area has generally mild weather, but spring through fall does have the threat of tropical storms coming off the Gulf. Occasional hurricanes; thunderstorms and lots of lightning are common occurrences.