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What area of Pensacola has newer homes and is a good safe place to live?

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oh my

Georgetown, KY

#1 Mar 9, 2011
Im planning on relocating to Pensacola and Im looking to buy a home in a good safe location. Ive seen several good deals on homes for sale on the west side advertised on Craigs List. Any feedback is appreciated.

Since: Mar 11

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#2 Mar 10, 2011
Congratulations on your upcoming relocation! I think you'll find this area to be a lovely place to live and work.

There are many unbelievable deals on property to be had in the entire Northwest Florida panhandle right now, and the West side of Pensacola has some values currently that are even better than most. We work with buyers from around the country (and the world!) helping them in their property searches, and our service as Buyer's Agent is free to Buyers, since Sellers pay the Real Estate Professional Fees.

There is a wealth of information and links with information on schools, crime statistics, neighborhoods, etc. on our web site at www.TartanPropertiesFL.com . Check it out, and please contact me if I can help answer any specific questions for you.

Thanks and Best Wishes!~ Barbara
Sammie

Pensacola, FL

#3 Mar 10, 2011
Depends on what you're looking for, but I LOVE the downtown area. But if suburbia is what you're looking for, you're better off not down here.
connie

Moline, IL

#4 Mar 26, 2011
We moved here in June 2010 from Jupiter, Fl. The safest area is gulf breeze/navare. Crime is very low compared to any big city. Do not look west of 1-10, this is a bad area as is south west Pensacola until you get to Perdido key but then you have to drive through bad areas to get to pensacola, Other nice areas are off of Scenic hwy, Bayou Blvd,and east of the airport. I will also add that there are only a few pocket subdivisions that look pretty, but the majority of the entire Pensacola area is very unkept. I dont think the locals know what a lawn mower is. The people in the community are very nice, but it is very laid back, Most residents are beach bum types that like to party, or military, retired military and Old people. There seem to be alot of medical professionals here, but they are hurting financially so they trump up ridiculous charges to thier patients so beware when you go to a doctor. I wouldnt even consider the public schools unless I lived in the Gulf Breeze/Navarre areas.
95% of all the houses are very old, A nice house in a well kept neighborhood would run you about $350,000-400,000 for 2500 sq. ft built before 1980. Any house built after 2000 is a patio home. Property here is still way overpriced . The pay scale is absurd most people make $9.00 an hour or less
Hammersmith owner

Pensacola, FL

#5 Mar 28, 2011
oh my wrote:
Im planning on relocating to Pensacola and Im looking to buy a home in a good safe location. Ive seen several good deals on homes for sale on the west side advertised on Craigs List. Any feedback is appreciated.
Your question caught my eye as I was posting on another post about area realtors,who was good and what not .... Have you tried looking in Pace,they have the best schools as far as public in the area.
Jeff

United States

#6 Jan 6, 2012
Pensacola is an Arm Pit!
Bud Good

Cantonment, FL

#7 Jan 6, 2012
And Atlanta is a snake pit.
Jeff wrote:
Pensacola is an Arm Pit!
Delta

San Antonio, TX

#8 Nov 5, 2012
...and San Antonio is a fire pit!
Northeast Pensacola

United States

#9 Nov 6, 2012
I agree, there are many awesome deals here. Waterfront property that cost 300,000+ 5 years ago is selling for upper 180,000's now. Jump while it't hot!
Curious fron CA

Rocklin, CA

#10 Feb 4, 2013
I am contemplating taking a position in Pensicola, FL area, moving from Sacramento, CA. Can someone give me good information on housing/neighborhoods? I don't need schools, my children are grownn it's just me and a medium size dog, i need to make a decision on accepting the position or not SOON.

Any information is greatly appreciated.

Since: Mar 13

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#11 Mar 16, 2013
Curious fron CA wrote:
I am contemplating taking a position in Pensicola, FL area, moving from Sacramento, CA. Can someone give me good information on housing/neighborhoods? I don't need schools, my children are grownn it's just me and a medium size dog, i need to make a decision on accepting the position or not SOON.
Any information is greatly appreciated.
East Hill is always a good bet. I loved it there. As an added bonus for Doggy, it is home to Bayview Park on Bayou Texar (pronounced "TEY-har"), where there is a dog park!

http://www.outdoorgulfcoast.com/bayview-park-...

If you're not so keen about living in the city, most of the time I lived in the area I lived in a great little subdivision, Woodbury Forest, which is across Escambia Bay bridge, South of Milton, just North of the I-10, West of Garcon Point Road. Nice big lots, very quiet and friendly neighborhood and neighbors, nicely built homes at ("relatively," haha) high elevation (low risk of flooding during hurricanes). The neighborhood/subdivision sustained virtually no damage during Ivan. Fast, easy drive into the city.

Good luck to you!
Mom2boys

Rocklin, CA

#12 Mar 31, 2013
THANK YOU so much, I am looking into all of them now.
Tehachapi_0112358 wrote:
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East Hill is always a good bet. I loved it there. As an added bonus for Doggy, it is home to Bayview Park on Bayou Texar (pronounced "TEY-har"), where there is a dog park!
http://www.outdoorgulfcoast.com/bayview-park-...
If you're not so keen about living in the city, most of the time I lived in the area I lived in a great little subdivision, Woodbury Forest, which is across Escambia Bay bridge, South of Milton, just North of the I-10, West of Garcon Point Road. Nice big lots, very quiet and friendly neighborhood and neighbors, nicely built homes at ("relatively," haha) high elevation (low risk of flooding during hurricanes). The neighborhood/subdivision sustained virtually no damage during Ivan. Fast, easy drive into the city.
Good luck to you!
thenetworkingque en

Virginia Beach, VA

#13 Jun 25, 2013
I am a wife and mother of 3 (13, 11 and 9 year old) we have lived in Virginia beach forever and now my husband just got orders to Pensacola for 3 years. its already a hard transition emotionally so any help and suggestions given is greatly appreciated! I have a few main concerns/questions that hopefully someone can help me answer. My husband will be stationed at Pensacola NAS......

(location) where are the best areas to live that aren't more than a 30 minute drive to Pensacola NAS
we just built a new home in va beach in 2011 and added a pool BEFORE we thought we were leaving the area so I am looking for something very nice and more on the large side as far as space goes

(schools) I will have a rising 9th grader, 7th grader and 5th grader when we move so basially children in all entities of school elem, middle and high and its very important to me the educational opportunities in the schools districts as well as more friendly schools where its easier for new kids to adapt and transition.

dance schools (my daughter is a dancer, any suggestions on best area dance schools)

(security) I know these days crime is everywhere but I would much rather be in the places where it is not......

thanks in advance for your input and suggestions. this means a great deal to me and my family!
Wanda Shakir

Pensacola, FL

#14 Sep 11, 2013
Curious fron CA wrote:
I am contemplating taking a position in Pensicola, FL area, moving from Sacramento, CA. Can someone give me good information on housing/neighborhoods? I don't need schools, my children are grownn it's just me and a medium size dog, i need to make a decision on accepting the position or not SOON.
Any information is greatly appreciated.
My name is Wanda Shakir, I am a realtor in Pensacola, Florida. Just checking to see if you are still interested in relocating to the Pensacola area?
Mom of two

Vista, CA

#15 Oct 24, 2013
Hey, we are somewhat in the same situation. My husband is getting orders to move to Pesnacola, we are currently in San Diego area. We have been station here for the past 9 years and I am afraid of this new move. My daughter is currently in 6th grade and my son goes to special education. So if you found a good are to live in with a good school near by, please consider to reply and give me all the possible advise.
thenetworkingqueen wrote:
I am a wife and mother of 3 (13, 11 and 9 year old) we have lived in Virginia beach forever and now my husband just got orders to Pensacola for 3 years. its already a hard transition emotionally so any help and suggestions given is greatly appreciated! I have a few main concerns/questions that hopefully someone can help me answer. My husband will be stationed at Pensacola NAS......
(location) where are the best areas to live that aren't more than a 30 minute drive to Pensacola NAS
we just built a new home in va beach in 2011 and added a pool BEFORE we thought we were leaving the area so I am looking for something very nice and more on the large side as far as space goes
(schools) I will have a rising 9th grader, 7th grader and 5th grader when we move so basially children in all entities of school elem, middle and high and its very important to me the educational opportunities in the schools districts as well as more friendly schools where its easier for new kids to adapt and transition.
dance schools (my daughter is a dancer, any suggestions on best area dance schools)
(security) I know these days crime is everywhere but I would much rather be in the places where it is not......
thanks in advance for your input and suggestions. this means a great deal to me and my family!
Liz

Milton, FL

#18 Nov 1, 2013
thenetworkingqueen wrote:
My husband will be stationed at Pensacola NAS...... location, schools, security
With all of these aspects you can't beat Gulf Breeze - it has all A+ schools, very low crime rate, very welcoming locals, a range of home sizes starting from 150 if you don't mind updating it. Gulf Breeze 'Proper' is where you want to be, it will take you 5 minutes to downtown, 15 minutes to NAS. I moved from England to NAS and we couldn't decide where to live so we have planned to rent on NAS for 1 year until we get to know the area. There are some nice areas right out the back gate, like Heron Forest, which is a gated community with a pool, affluent feeling (very well kept), right near the fun and free Perdido kids park. The Walmart & Target are really nice outside the back gate, and it's not over developed. The only thing is that i haven't heard any reviews for the schools or crime. The other option is Cordova Park, this is East Pensacola right near all the amenities including mall, college, airport and hospitals. Most families want to reside here due to good schools, location and affordability. Elementary and high school are A+ but apparently most people send their kids to private for middle or just endure an apparently failing middle school. So to tick all your boxes, i would say Gulf Breeze, many military live here, and buying here would be a great investment as rentals are so in demand that they fly off the market within a week. Hope this helps. PS We have lived here coming up a year in December and have gone all over Pensacola looking for the best place to live. Nature Trail is a beautiful new development north west right near the main i10 hwy, Blue Angel Hwy all the way to NAS is 20-30 minutes, but again, not heard of schools around here. So unless you can afford private education. I have just put in an offer for a home in Cordova Park and i am looking to invest in Gulf Breeze 'Proper" Also - There is a difference in Gulf breeze as a whole so make sure you only look at properties in Gulf Breeze Proper where all the amenities are and before the nature reserve. Hope this helps.... PS That maniac above said don't even look West of 110 yet the beautiful and affluent Historic North Hill is located West, and many other great areas - this guy obviously knows nothing.... Also, people who say Pensacola sucks obviously don't get out of their neighborhood and explore as there are fantastic places, and Pensacola has fun family events like Gallery Night http://www.visitpensacola.com/articles/pensac...

“Time to change the world”

Since: Dec 07

LA

#19 Dec 10, 2013
Cantonment, Beulah, or Gulf Breeze if you have kids. East Hill if you do not.
Thenetworkingque en

Virginia Beach, VA

#20 Feb 9, 2014
Liz wrote:
<quoted text> With all of these aspects you can't beat Gulf Breeze - it has all A+ schools, very low crime rate, very welcoming locals, a range of home sizes starting from 150 if you don't mind updating it. Gulf Breeze 'Proper' is where you want to be, it will take you 5 minutes to downtown, 15 minutes to NAS. I moved from England to NAS and we couldn't decide where to live so we have planned to rent on NAS for 1 year until we get to know the area. There are some nice areas right out the back gate, like Heron Forest, which is a gated community with a pool, affluent feeling (very well kept), right near the fun and free Perdido kids park. The Walmart & Target are really nice outside the back gate, and it's not over developed. The only thing is that i haven't heard any reviews for the schools or crime. The other option is Cordova Park, this is East Pensacola right near all the amenities including mall, college, airport and hospitals. Most families want to reside here due to good schools, location and affordability. Elementary and high school are A+ but apparently most people send their kids to private for middle or just endure an apparently failing middle school. So to tick all your boxes, i would say Gulf Breeze, many military live here, and buying here would be a great investment as rentals are so in demand that they fly off the market within a week. Hope this helps. PS We have lived here coming up a year in December and have gone all over Pensacola looking for the best place to live. Nature Trail is a beautiful new development north west right near the main i10 hwy, Blue Angel Hwy all the way to NAS is 20-30 minutes, but again, not heard of schools around here. So unless you can afford private education. I have just put in an offer for a home in Cordova Park and i am looking to invest in Gulf Breeze 'Proper" Also - There is a difference in Gulf breeze as a whole so make sure you only look at properties in Gulf Breeze Proper where all the amenities are and before the nature reserve. Hope this helps.... PS That maniac above said don't even look West of 110 yet the beautiful and affluent Historic North Hill is located West, and many other great areas - this guy obviously knows nothing.... Also, people who say Pensacola sucks obviously don't get out of their neighborhood and explore as there are fantastic places, and Pensacola has fun family events like Gallery Night http://www.visitpensacola.com/articles/pensac...
Thank you so much!!! Its almost time, moving in june. Still havent finalized but looking hard!
Ckk

Chatsworth, GA

#21 Mar 11, 2014
My granddaughter just moved into an apartment without seeing it first. Its on North Old Correy Field Pensacola, Fl. Now she wishes she had not. It looks like a money pit someones trying to revive. One of the neighbors said it was part of the hood.It looks pretty bad. Now she wants out of her lease. They are young newly weds and never rented a home before. She's been there 4 days and is scared to death and wants out of the lease. Pest problems and no AC so far. They had to replace both doors as they were shredded on the bottom. Roach feces is unbearable. The cleaning we "as in 6 of us" lasted 4 days and we just couldn't do any more. they painted over most of it to cover it.. Any one have any ideas. Can you just walk out of a lease there with no trouble? Please help!! Neighborhood still looks like the hood.
chris

Nashville, TN

#22 Apr 27, 2014
Ckk wrote:
My granddaughter just moved into an apartment without seeing it first. Its on North Old Correy Field Pensacola, Fl. Now she wishes she had not. It looks like a money pit someones trying to revive. One of the neighbors said it was part of the hood.It looks pretty bad. Now she wants out of her lease. They are young newly weds and never rented a home before. She's been there 4 days and is scared to death and wants out of the lease. Pest problems and no AC so far. They had to replace both doors as they were shredded on the bottom. Roach feces is unbearable. The cleaning we "as in 6 of us" lasted 4 days and we just couldn't do any more. they painted over most of it to cover it.. Any one have any ideas. Can you just walk out of a lease there with no trouble? Please help!! Neighborhood still looks like the hood.
Yes but don't leave any forwarding address..

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