Freeport is truly the crossroads of Walton County and is poised for significant development.  Situated along the north shore of Choctawhatchee Bay only 25 minutes from the Beaches of South Walton, Freeport has maritime roots that continue to support a thriving barge port today.  The city has become home to notable master-planned communities and golf course living: its population, currently about 3,000, is beginning to swell.  Because the city administration has a strong planning orientation, residents and businesses are assured that all future growth will incorporate best practices and aesthetics.  Retail opportunities abound in Freeport and the Walton County Industrial Park at Freeport has enjoyed strong success, with phase II now available for occupancy and the recent acquisition of 33 additional greenfield acres.