Sometimes an imaginary suburban utopia, generally referenced in conversation as something to make fun of. A bit like Stepford, perhaps, but not as ritzy.

Nobody would ever choose to name an actual town Niceville, right?


Well, yes, they would. I live about half an hour's drive from Niceville, Florida. I came close to having it on my birth certificate, but much to my grandfather's relief I ended up being born elsewhere. To be fair, it's not exactly what one would expect from the name, but still... why did they call it that?

Factual information, for the curious:
Population (2000 census): 11,684
Cultural obsession: mullet (the fish, not the hair -- though that is visible too)
Home to the primary campus (out of seven) of Okaloosa-Walton Community College
Right next to Eglin Air Force Base

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