Milton: Where Good Living Flows

Published on July 09, 2012 with No Comments

Incorporated in 1844, the City of Milton is among the oldest cities in Florida and the county seat of Santa Rosa County. Our laidback community is nestled in a gorgeous rural setting of secluded forests and gently rolling farmland, minutes away from the bustling Pensacola Metro Area and a wealth of modern amenities. One of the fastest growing areas in the Florida Panhandle, Milton is a close-knit community that values its rich cultural heritage, pristine natural resources, abundant recreational opportunities, and close relationship with the military.

Residents and visitors alike enjoy almost limitless opportunities to explore Milton’s unspoiled nature the experience the cuisine, music and art of the many cultures that have shaped our community and lifestyle. Whether your idea of fun is touring the historical district, attending a family-friendly festival or kayaking the Blackwater River, you will find there is always something happening to entertain, inform and enchant you in Milton.


Population 9,000+
Incorporation Date 1844
Nickname Scratch Ankle
Area 4.6 square miles
Elevation 66 feet
Median Household Income $66,650
Per Capita Income $24,566
Median Home Value $184,987
Annual Average Temperature 68 degrees
Annual Average Rainfall 16 inches

EASI Indexes (based on US averages of 100)

Quality of Life 136

Culture            87

Best Weather  184

Housing          188

Cost of Living  85.5


Milton offers warm, sunny summers and brief, mild winters that allow residents to enjoy year-round outdoor recreation. Temperate breezes off the Gulf of Mexico create a moderate climate year round. Summer highs can reach into the high 90s; winter lows fall into the mid-40s, with occasional dips below freezing. Water temperatures tend to the 80s in summer and mid-50s in winter. Rainfall averages about 16 inches a year, primarily in the form of scattered showers.

Average Temperatures

Spring           79

Summer        91

Fall               80

Winter           68

Low Taxes

Milton has one of the lowest costs of living in the U.S., and a big part of the reason is our commitment to low taxes. It’s one of the things residents appreciate most about Milton. There is no state income tax, no state sales tax, and our legislators work to keep property taxes and fees low.


Milton delivers all the services needed to maintain a quality lifestyle, including dependable utilities and a variety of cell phone and Internet providers, all with highly competitive rates.

East Milton Water System    (850) 623-8750

Natural Gas of Milton          (850) 983-5434

Gulf Power Company          (850) 969-3111

AT&T/BellSouth Telephone    (888) 757-6500

MediaCom Cable Television   (800) 782-7258

Distances to Other Cities

Pensacola, FL           22 miles

Mobile, AL               56 miles

Tallahassee, FL         173 miles

Montgomery, AL       143 miles

Columbus, GA          197 miles

Biloxi, MS                104 miles

New Orleans, LA       212 miles

Atlanta, GA              281 miles

Hometown Boys Make Good

Numerous athletes who graduated from Milton High School have gone on to successful careers in professional sports.

  • Greg Allen, Former Pro Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns
  • Mark Everett, Former Sprinter
  • Cortland Finnegan, Starting Cornerback, Tennessee Titans
  • Reggie Slack, Former NFL Quarterback
  • Heath Slocum, Pro Golfer
  • Lawrence Tynes, Placekicker, New York Giants
  • Bubba Watson, Pro Golfer
  • Boo Weekley, Pro Golfer
  • Elijah Williams, Former Cornerback, Atlanta Falcons

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