Which areas to avoid?
kimmy

United States

#1 Mar 4, 2013
Hi I'm moving to Pensacola! I'm a single female w/2 kids - which areas/streets should I avoid looking for rentals? Which are best?
Come on, don't start drama please - we all know every single town has it's areas. Thanks!!
Fact of the Matter

Cantonment, FL

#2 Mar 4, 2013
Stay away from "Brownsville".

Likewise, most of rentals in "Ensley".

Downtown is over-priced.

Find a good inexpensive rental in East Hill? Take it.
BBB

United States

#3 Mar 4, 2013
Northeast area is generally nice around the airport and malls. The Perdido Key area has some quality locales. Pensacola is spread out...the metro area encompasses Escambia and Santa Rosa county and many people commute from Santa Rosa (Milton/Pace). Santa Rosa County and Milton has a different vibe which some people don't like. I would call it conservative and kind of "countrified". They just legalized alcohol sales a few years back.

There is no zoning in Pensacola to speak of so you will find $500,000 homes near shacks in some areas. I have been here for 23 years and have lived just about every part of town.....I would say that my favorite area to live in was downtown. It is close to everything but is relatively expensive. Best thing to do is drive around a feel it out if you can. Good luck
kimmy

United States

#4 Mar 4, 2013
Fact of the Matter wrote:
Stay away from "Brownsville".

Likewise, most of rentals in "Ensley".

Downtown is over-priced.

Find a good inexpensive rental in East Hill? Take it.
Thank you!
kimmy

United States

#5 Mar 4, 2013
BBB wrote:
Northeast area is generally nice around the airport and malls. The Perdido Key area has some quality locales. Pensacola is spread out...the metro area encompasses Escambia and Santa Rosa county and many people commute from Santa Rosa (Milton/Pace). Santa Rosa County and Milton has a different vibe which some people don't like. I would call it conservative and kind of "countrified". They just legalized alcohol sales a few years back.

There is no zoning in Pensacola to speak of so you will find $500,000 homes near shacks in some areas. I have been here for 23 years and have lived just about every part of town.....I would say that my favorite area to live in was downtown. It is close to everything but is relatively expensive. Best thing to do is drive around a feel it out if you can. Good luck
Thank you!
Fact of the Matter

Cantonment, FL

#6 Mar 6, 2013
You're quite welcome.
kimmy wrote:
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Thank you!

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#7 Mar 16, 2013
I've since moved back to my hometown, but I agree with all the feedback you've received here so far.

Most of the time I was in the area I lived in the Woodbury Forest subdivision South of Milton (North of the I-10 off Garcon Point Road) and it was a very nice, quiet and friendly place to live with a mixture of families, youngish couples and a few older folks. I worked in Pensacola, so did most of all of my business there and didn't really spend too much time in Milton or Pace at all.

Then I moved to a nice, well-kept, quiet, more established neighborhood (I believe most of the homes had been built in the mid '70s maybe) that was near 10 Mile Road and Guidy Lane. Again, I had a great experience living there. It was quiet, I had very friendly neighbors that were a mixture of families and some retirees. I don't recall what that neighborhood is called though, sorry.

From there I moved to East Hill right before I left town, and loved it there as well... pretty much the same experience that I had at my previous two homes in the area. The homes there are beautiful and have amazing character. My only caution to you if you should choose East Hill -- which would be a *great* choice, don't get me wrong -- would be to be careful about what sorts of upgrades the home has had because of potential maintenance issues unless you're real handy. Just something to keep in mind.

I am a single gal and always felt safe in all three of my homes and neighborhoods, which I figured I'd mention since you're a single mama.

And with above comment regarding your family's safety in mind, one thing that Fact of the Matter said are worth repeating WITH EMPHASIS:

"STAY AWAY FROM BROWNSVILLE!"

Good luck finding your new, happy home and with your move, Kimmy!
Relocating

United States

#8 Mar 17, 2013
Tehachapi_0112358 wrote:
I've since moved back to my hometown, but I agree with all the feedback you've received here so far.

Most of the time I was in the area I lived in the Woodbury Forest subdivision South of Milton (North of the I-10 off Garcon Point Road) and it was a very nice, quiet and friendly place to live with a mixture of families, youngish couples and a few older folks. I worked in Pensacola, so did most of all of my business there and didn't really spend too much time in Milton or Pace at all.

Then I moved to a nice, well-kept, quiet, more established neighborhood (I believe most of the homes had been built in the mid '70s maybe) that was near 10 Mile Road and Guidy Lane. Again, I had a great experience living there. It was quiet, I had very friendly neighbors that were a mixture of families and some retirees. I don't recall what that neighborhood is called though, sorry.

From there I moved to East Hill right before I left town, and loved it there as well... pretty much the same experience that I had at my previous two homes in the area. The homes there are beautiful and have amazing character. My only caution to you if you should choose East Hill -- which would be a *great* choice, don't get me wrong -- would be to be careful about what sorts of upgrades the home has had because of potential maintenance issues unless you're real handy. Just something to keep in mind.

I am a single gal and always felt safe in all three of my homes and neighborhoods, which I figured I'd mention since you're a single mama.

And with above comment regarding your family's safety in mind, one thing that Fact of the Matter said are worth repeating WITH EMPHASIS:

"STAY AWAY FROM BROWNSVILLE!"

Good luck finding your new, happy home and with your move, Kimmy!
Thank you thank you!

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#9 Mar 23, 2013
Relocating wrote:
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Thank you thank you!
You are very welcome...:-)

And good luck with your move!

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