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MedPro International’s Featured Destination: Pensacola, Florida

MedPro International’s Featured Destination: Pensacola, Florida

Situated along the Gulf of Mexico on the Florida Panhandle, Pensacola is a mix of natural beauty, high quality of life, cultural richness, and small-town community. This coastal gem is a long-time home for many and a welcoming new start for others. Residents have access to some of the most stunning beaches in the United States. White sand and calm emerald waters perfect for swimming, water sports, and boating await Explorers. The city makes the most of its natural beauty with plenty of parks and nature preserves for kayaking, bird-watching, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

 

‘The City of Five Flags’
A MedPro International Explorer visits a sunflower farm in nearby Fort Walton Beach.

Steeped in history and culture, Pensacola was nicknamed “The City of Five Flags” for the five nations (Spain, France, Great Britain, the United States, and the Confederate States) that took turns governing the city. Explorers will enjoy the historic downtown with its galleries, museums, theaters, shops, and restaurants. There are also several universities in the area for those with college-age kids or Explorers looking to take a few classes. The hottest month, July, brings average lows of around 76°F (24.44°C) to highs of 89°F (31.66°C). In January, the coldest month, Explorers will experience average lows of 45°F (7.22°C) to highs of 61°F (16.11°C).

 

Quality of Life
  • Cost of Living: 6.0 percent below the national rate
  • Population: 53,876 based on the 2020 Census estimate
  • Median Home Sale Price: $317,900
  • Average Rent: $1,491 (1 bedroom)
  • Median Household Income: $59,119
  • Per Capita Income: $38,656
  • Live below the poverty line: 15.3 percent
  • Median Age: 36.8 years
  • Average commute time: 20.3 minutes

 

Pensacola is home to or near several U.S. News & World Report ranked facilities, including Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola Hospital, HCA Florida West Hospital, HCA Fort Walton-Destin Hospital in Fort Walton Beach, and Twin Cities Hospital in Niceville.

Education

Explorers can enroll younger family members in Escambia County Public Schools

Overall grade: B- (niche.com)

  • Student-teacher ratio: 20 to 1
  • Serving:  students in Pre-K, K through high school

 

Public Transportation 

Escambia County Area Transit GOECAT provides bus and trolley service throughout the county.

Pensacola International Airport (PNS) offers non-stop flights to over 15 cities in the US for Explorers looking to take a weekend getaway, visit family, or check off a bucket list destination. Miami, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Denver, Houston, Chicago, and more are just a quick flight away.

 

 

Top Attractions          
A MedPro International Explorer enjoys a sunset on the Gulf.

Dolphin Watching The pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico are the perfect setting to enjoy a few hours or a day of dolphin watching.

Pensacola Beach Sugar-white beaches and crystal clear waters make this beach a popular spot for fun and relaxation.

Chappie James Museum Visit the childhood home of General Daniel “Chappie” James, a member of the famous Tuskegee Airmen. The museum features interactive displays focusing on teamwork, self-esteem, and confidence.

Shopping From outlets and malls to boutiques and specialty shops, Pensacola has plenty of options for what you need and want.

Food Seafood takes top billing in this seaside town. Explorers will enjoy wahoo, oysters, yellow fin tuna, snapper, and more.

Sports Catch all the action at Community Maritime Park when the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (the AA affiliate for the Miami Marlins) take the field. Ice hockey fans can watch the Pensacola Ice Flyers skate the rink for 21 regular season games from December through April at the Pensacola Bay Center.

Pensacola Children’s Museum Treat younger family members to two floors of hands-on learning and fun at this museum designed for interactive, educational play. Exhibits explore the area’s history and environment.

Pensacola Bay Center See some of the top performers and shows at the Pensacola Bay Center. There’s plenty to keep Explorers entertained, from Broadway shows to Disney on Ice and the Harlem Globetrotters.

Saenger Theatre Explorers can also catch a show at the historic Saenger Theatre. Originally opened in 1925, the “Grand Dame of Palafox” is famous for its Spanish Baroque architecture.

 

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