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Pros

-Nearby beaches
-Historic interest
-Cost of living

Cons

-Arts and culture
-Hurricane risk
-Growth and sprawl


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Because of the strategic location and harbor protection, Pensacola has a rich and varied history. It has “changed hands” among nations 13 times, with periods of French, British, and Spanish occupation. A lumber boom in the late 1800’s also left its mark on architecture and historic sites. Today the city has a strong military presence with the Pensacola Naval Air Station, headquarters of the Blue Angels. Educational attainment is fairly high for a town of this type, and the 9000-student University of West Florida adds a college town element.


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Quick Facts About Pensacola


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Pensacola is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Pensacola jobs have Increased by 2.04 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Pensacola's cost of living is 11.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Pensacola's population is 52,246 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -6.75 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Pensacola is $100,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.80 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Pensacola public schools spend $10,005 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.7 students per teacher in Pensacola.

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re: The real truth about Pensacola - 2/7/2012
Interesting ... What part of Pensacola were u living ? Or better... Whats school distric ? I'm moving there soon and I have kids.... (read more)
re: Pensacola: A Crummy Place to Live - 6/2/2015
Very interesting ur comment about school segregation ... What was the name of the school and what do u think about Hispanic people at the school? We are moving in 2... (read more)
re: SoCal to Pensacola - better place to raise kid
Thank u so much for this feedback! I'm moving to Pensacola area for work, and I'm not familiar with this area. I have kids and I have 2 months to find the best place for... (read more)
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