Pensacola sits inland from the Gulf, along the Bay. The historical era begins with the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 16th century. In 1559 Tristan de Luna established a short-lived settlement at Pensacola Bay; it was the first multi-year European settlement in what is now the continental United States but was abandoned after two years. During the Civil War, it became a part of the Confederacy but was later taken into the reformed union of the United States after the war. Having so many different cultures has produced a wide variety of architecture and attractions all over the city. The term “Pensacola” came from the Native Americans who originally inhabited the bay area.
Pensacola, in NW Florida climate that is mild in the winter, spring, and fall, and though our summer months can get a little steamy, we have the beach to cool you off. This coastal community may be the perfect place to retire or just live a lifestyle that few are lucky enough to enjoy.
Great city amenities include seven hospitals, the International Airport, six universities, several semi-professional sports teams (including the Blue Wahoos and their new waterfront stadium), theaters, golf courses, the opera, symphony orchestra, and much more.
The public schools, rated among the best in the nation, including the City High School – which was rated the 8th best school in America in 2004. Several annual seafood festivals have occurred here for more than thirty years. The Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival draws more than 200 local, national, and international artists annually. A gem of the city is the Vietnam Veterans South Wall, a monument to all the fallen heroes of the war.
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Nearby Cities and Communities: The Pensacola Gulf Coast area consists of the following cities and towns: Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach, Cantonment, Milton, Molino, Navarre, Perdido Key, Navarre Beach, Ensley, Gonzales, Jay, Bellview, Warrington, Pace and Walnut Hill.
Pensacola Beach Condos and Homes: The property and attractions on our gulf front beach attract investors and vacationers alike. The beach is a barrier island, separated from the mainland by water and connected by the Bob Sykes Bridge which is being rebuilt. We love to show customers what’s available on the beach, and there is a page specifically for Pensacola Beach homes, with a map and more information about the beachfront.
Search the Real Estate MLS: Search our new Pensacola MLS tools. It’s one of the easiest to use, and the best way to browse through available properties at your leisure. You may find it helpful to read about the homes and condos on our community pages, and then use this as a guide to decide where you want to look for listings. You can also sign up for the daily email of new properties and call us when you are ready for a tour or need to ask a question.