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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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Comments


re: Pensacola is a terrible place to live. - 8/15/
Been here since March. Leaving at the end of this month. It's a trashy, gritty, but friendly military town. Nothing special. I enjoyed the beach in Spring but now the... (read more)
Sunshine and Sand
The quality of life here is very poor. It's hot, humid and sticky almost year round and suprisingly there's still a lot of housing without central air. Bugs and flying... (read more)
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.
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