I love telling people about Pensacola. I live and work here in Northwest Florida. We're known as the City of Five Flags, the Upside of Florida, the Cradle of Naval Aviation, the Western Gate to the Sunshine State, P'cola, and the Home to the World's Whitest Beaches. Sometimes folks refer to this part of the world as the Emerald Coast. That's because of the color and beauty of the Gulf of Mexico against our pristine, white sand beaches. We're also America's oldest city, having been settled six years before St. Augustine.
I just call Pensacola home.
Pensacola is a great place and it's not just me saying that. First of all, Pensacola Beach was named the #1 beach in Florida recently. In addition, the Irish Post named McGuire's the #2 Irish Pub in America. And, we're #53 on U. S. News "Best Places to Live" list.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to live in this wonderful area.
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Whether you're savoring fish tacos at your favorite watering hole, enjoying a free concert at the beach, or re-living history at Fort Pickens, P'cola is the perfect place to live. The city was actually settled over 450 years ago making us the oldest European settlement in North America.
If you like free activities then you'll love our monthly Gallery Nights where downtown becomes a street festival. You'll also love our Seafood Festival, Art-in-the-Park, Bands on the Beach and many, many other free activities for the entire family.
The Children's Chorus is one of the best in the country and we have top-notch productions from the Pensacola Symphony, the Opera and the Little Theatre. The Saenger Theater in downtown is a wonderful venue.
Pensacola is the Cradle of Naval Aviation. Our National Museum of Naval Aviation compares to any museum you have ever visited. And, we're home to the world-renowned Blue Angels.
We have championship professional hockey and baseball teams and great college athletic programs. There are perfect venues for biking, running, and swimming. The Oriskany provides amazing scuba diving off Pensacola Beach. There are many artificial reefs for snorkeling just off the coast. In addition kayaking, boating and fishing abound.
Let's not forget Mardi Gras. We're not New Orleans but the weekend before Fat Tuesday in downtown we have an illuminated Friday night parade. Then there's a Saturday afternoon parade and a Sunday parade out on Pensacola Beach. Laissez le bon temps rouler! We also have parades at Christmas and for the Festival of Five Flags.
And don't even get me started on the food. Joe Patti's is the best seafood market in Florida and Jerry's Drive-In is where the bacon cheeseburger got its start. Then there's the Fish House, Blue Dot, McGuire's and on . . . and on . . .
Yep, there is so much to do in Pensacola that I know you'll want to join my family in living here. If you're already here then maybe I've jogged your memory about why living in here is like living in Paradise.
You can see how much I love living in Pensacola and I'm sure you do (or will) too.