Take a walk back in time by strolling along the streets of Downtown Pensacola. With homes dating back to the late 19th century, this community embodies a historical presence unlike any on the Emerald Coast. Its seven parks are the heart of Downtown Pensacola and provide a place for events, festivals or a relaxation spot to get away and enjoy a picnic overlooking the bay.
The history in Downtown Pensacola is incomparable to most. Parks such as the Plaza Ferdinand VII and Veterans Memorial Park make it a much loved place to visit and live in the Panhandle.
Plaza Ferdinand VII is the spot where Andrew Jackson pronounced that the area, known as Pensacola, belonged to Florida. It was here that Pensacola became the capital and he was inaugurated as Governor.
Veterans Memorial Park is the home of Wall South. The park is a memorial place in which veterans from all of America’s wars are honored. Many people come from all over the nation to the area to visit the park.
Downtown Pensacola is the hub for concerts and events year around. The Pensacola Wine Festival, Palafox Market, Gallery Night, and Barktoberfest are just a few of the unique events hosted. The most well known is the Pelican Drop. This is one of the biggest New Year’s celebrations on the Emerald Coast with on average 50,000 people annually.
Whether you are living or visiting Downtown Pensacola, it’s only appropriate that you watch a Blue Wahoo’s Baseball game at the Maritime Community Park.
People love living in Downtown Pensacola because of its culture and history. Businesses and restaurants are centered around the area, making it a common place for people to commute by riding bikes or walking. It currently has residency occupancy of ninety-four percent.