About Destin, FL

You can thank the Apalachiola River for carrying water containing quartz particles to the Gulf of Mexico 20,000 years ago and aiding in the formation of Destin, Florida’s beautiful shoreline. Like the pristine white sand of its beaches, the city of Destin offers nothing but the best in entertainment, education, events, etc. Shop, golf, dine and more in Destin while surrounded by beautiful scenery. Rent an apartment in Destin and you’ll be glad you came. Just don’t take 20,000 years to get here.

Be sure to attend Destin’s annual Christmas parade. Check out our rental and census data tables as well as our other fact sheets for more info about affordability and options for your future new digs. Start looking for an apartment in this fine Florida city by checking out some of the rentals listed below.

Year-Round Vacation

When most people go fishing, they come back with a small catch or nothing at all. Captain Leonard Destin, a fishing master from New London, Connecticut, ended up establishing the settlement that would become the city of Destin, Florida. You’ll see why the city named itself after this early fishing industry pioneer, as the city of Destin honors its fishing heritage to this day. This Okaloosa County, Florida city actually refers to itself as \\The World's Luckiest Fishing Village.” The city has had to brand itself , as it has transformed from a small fishing village into an extremely popular destination for tourists. Millions of people visit Destin each year to marvel at its beautiful green waters and white beaches; only 11,119 (as of the 2000 census) have access to Destin’s beauty year-round. Join the residents of Destin and take a year-round vacation. Bring your fishing pole and leave your worries behind. Whether you catch a fish or not, you’ll be lucky for living in Destin.

Parks and Recreation

Destin might be “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” but it could just as well be “The World’s Luckiest Basketball Village” or “The World’s Luckiest Tee Ball Village” thanks to the city’s great recreation department. No matter your recreational interest, Destin has a park or recreational facility to meet your needs. Want to have some fun and meet 89,999 in the community? Head over to the Destin Community Center, an 18,500 square foot facility used by over 90,000 people in the Destin community every year. The Destin Community Center boasts a high school regulation gym, game room, stage, meetings rooms, and more. If you’re interested in playing adult dodgeball or learning how to line dance, you’ll have the opportunity to do so thanks to the Community Center’s numerous recreational programs. The Morgan Sports Complex is another Destin recreational facility with great athletic programs. Take advantage of the facility’s regulation softball fields, soccer fields, and more and/or join a recreational program, like the Destin Adult Fall 7-on-7 Flag Football League for example. Destin is also home to numerous parks, offering basketball courts, playgrounds, boat launch ramps, nature walks, and much more. Get fit and have some fun in Destin. Practice hard and it just might be “The World’s Luckiest Slam Dunking Village.”

Wine Stores and More

Did you know that Britney Spears has called Destin, Florida home? If you want to be “In The Zone,” like Britney, you’re going to need a rental makeover. Luckily, Destin, Florida is home to numerous businesses to meet your various consumer needs. Feeling “Lucky”? Stop by Emerald Coast Wine Cellars and Gift Baskets and pick up a gift basket for someone you love. Want to be “Stronger”? Sign up for a gym membership at the popular Destin Athletic Club. If you’re feeling “Toxic,” head over to The Fresh Market and pick up some fresh fruit for a body cleanse. Finally, if you just need a pair of red pleather pants, you might want to visit Silver Sands Factory Stores, the largest designer outlet center in the country. Rent one of Destin’s great apartments and you’ll be fit, fed, fashionable, and having fun. \\Do Somethin'\\ and get here as soon as you can.