Looking for some recommendations from locals. We want to relocate to the panhandle next year. As much as we would like to make SOWAL our permanent home, it doesn't seem an 'ideal' fit for us. After researching public schools and housing prices, it looks like Okaloosa Co. might make sense. Are locals as friendly there as SOWAL? What areas should we look at? Can't afford to be on the beach, but bay or inland a bit is good too. Driving 30 minutes to the beach is much better than commuting from Kansas. We do have a realtor that we love and will use when we're ready to look seriously. But would like to do some preliminary looking about on our own when we come down in September. Thanks in advance for any positive or negatives you can offer!