A mild climate, beautiful beaches and parks, year-round recreational opportunities and a low cost of living all make Pensacola one of the country’s most desirable places to live.

There's something for everyone: you can catch a game at the Maritime Park, watch the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels fly over, or visit one of the beautiful beaches just a short drive from the hospital. There's also a rich nightlife scene, whether you are looking to bar hop through the downtown scene or relax at a beach bar bungalow. Northwest Florida has it all - it's a great place to call home!

The area’s natural beauty is unparalleled. Several beaches in Northwest Florida have been rated among the 10 best in the country, thanks to our sugarwhite beaches and pristine landscape. On the area’s barrier islands, Santa Rosa Island and Perdido Key, 25 miles of beach are protected from development by the Gulf Islands National Seashore, which preserves the beauty of the coastline for future generations to enjoy. Other natural resources include bays, bayous and rivers that offer opportunities for activities from fishing to tubing.

In addition to the area’s beauty, the Gulf Coast offers a rich variety of cultural activities. More than 100 non-profit organizations are dedicated to the arts: concerts, symphony performances, festivals, art shows, opera, dance and museums.

These are just a few of the numerous cultural and educational opportunities offered throughout the year. Whether you’re single or looking for good schools and activities for a growing family, Northwest Florida has it all. And it’s a great place to call home!

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