Milton is a quaint town of only 9,995 people as of 2019. It is located in Santa Rosa County in the western part of the Florida Panhandle, approximately 30 minutes from Pensacola.

As one of the oldest cities in Florida, it is incorporated under the Florida Territorial Acts of 1844. Its unique cultural heritage dates back to 1559 when it was first explored by Don Tristan de Luna, a Spanish conquistador.

One of the most distinctive features about Milton is its Blackwater River, attracting more than 100,000 visitors annually. Its cool, shallow waters are perfect for kayaking, tubing, and canoeing. Many visitors and residents enjoy attractions, such as Adventures Unlimited, offering zip lining, river trips, camping, and more.

Downtown Milton

Downtown Milton charms its residents with a variety of buildings with unique architecture styles, including Renaissance Revival, Victorian, Greek Revival, and Carpenter Gothic styles. The elegant street lamps guide the way to the Riverwalk, where residents can watch the fireworks over the Blackwater River on the 4th of July and see the lighted boat parade at Christmastime.  The Imogene Theatre was a Vaudeville theater build in 1912. It is a beautiful and historic building close to the hearts of many after it almost burned down in 2009. It has now been fully restored and is open for tours.



Average January Low:  38°F

Average July High:  92°F

Average temperature:  66.5° F

Average annual percipiation:  69.5 in.


Colleges and Universities Near Milton

University of West Florida (14.7 mi.)

Pensacola State College (19.3 mi.)

Troy University Pensacola (26.7 mi.)

Northwest Florida State College (47.3 mi.)



Santa Rosa Medical Center (2.2 mi.)

West Florida Hospital (15.5 mi.)

Baptist Health Care (23.3 mi.)


Milton is a wonderful place to live with a small town feel, while only 30 minutes from the beach. It is the perfect place to raise a family with its friendly people and southern charm.