Tuesday, February 12, 2008

About Pensacola

This is our first post on our new blog so I'll start by describing some of the feautures about Pensacola that we believe makes our home so great!..

With beautiful weather and a bustling economy, the Florida coast is home to people from all walks of life. Pensacola, located in Florida’s Western Panhandle, offers a variety of activities in and out of the water to residents. With more than 50 miles of shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola provides public water access – including boat ramps and beaches – for boating, swimming, fishing, and other water sports. Other recreational opportunities are available at many of the area’s parks, recreation centers, and golf courses.

Pensacola enjoys a unique history that includes being part of five different nations – Spain, France, Great Britain, The Confederate States of America, and The United States of America. Residents celebrate the city’s founding with The Fiesta of Five Flags, an annual festival event held in the summer. Pensacola also boasts the Seville Historic District, one of the state’s oldest intact neighborhoods, and Old Christ Church, Florida’s oldest church built in 1832.

Downtown Pensacola also has a lot to offer residents and visitors alike. Numerous small shops are located in this historic area as well as assorted cafes, restaurants and galleries as well as antique stores and flea markets. University of West Florida, chosen by US News magazine as one of the nation’s best colleges and universities, is only one of the many excellent schools in the area.

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