Crestview, Florida (located in the northern part of Okaloosa County), is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state of Florida. Crestview is located at the junctions of East and West Interstate 10 and Highway 90, and North and South Highway 85. The area is surrounded by lakes and rivers, which offer boating, fishing, canoeing and camping. Minutes to the south is the Emerald Coast of the Gulf of Mexico, with the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world. In Okaloosa County, there are 18 full-service golf courses open year-round. Many people describe Crestview as a friendly, caring and safe community. In fact, Crestview is known to have one of the lowest crime rates in the state of Florida. The school system resides in a county that has been recognized as one of the best in the state for the past two years.