There are plenty of condos to choose from in Pensacola and neighboring cities including Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze, Perdido Key, Navarre Beach, Pace, Fort Walton Beach and Destin. Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle. It is a famous vacation destination and also a wonderful place residents are proud to call home. Learn more about Pensacola.
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When the Spanish arrived in Pensacola during the 16th century, the native inhabitants were the Pensacola, which is where the town got its name from. After the Spanish, the area was claimed by the French, followed by the Spanish again, then the English, then the Spanish a third time, the United States, the Confederate, and then became part of the United States again as it is now since 1865. Because of this, Pensacola is known as “The city of five flags” from the different rulers that have governed the city.
About Pensacola, FL
The Pensacola metropolitan area has nearly 500,000 residents including the four cities Pensacola, Milton, Gulf Breeze and Century. In the city of Pensacola, you arrive at a destination of beautiful white sand beaches. Beach cities all along the gulf coast can be seen, each with their own distinct style. The temperature is humid subtropical, and locals enjoy a short warm winter followed by a long humid summer. Because of its location, Pensacola is also susceptible to hurricanes, although it was not hit as bad as some of its neighboring cities during Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ivan did cause some major damage.
There are several annual festivals in Pensacola including the annual Seafood Festival and Crawfish Festival. For arts patrons there is the annual Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival which attracts over 200 artists for a great art experience. You can also go see the Blue Angels practice and the National Naval Aviation Museum is located in Pensacola. Locals also enjoy going to enjoy the natural scenery for a day at the beach to Fort Pickens or camping at Big Lagoon State Park. Residents enjoy going to the beach, sailing, shopping, dining out in favorite local spots including McGuire’s Irish Pub & Brewery.