city on the tip of the panhandle in Northwest Florida. Founded
by Spanish settlers
in the 1600s, the city had been used primarily
as a port and coastal defense asset. Since then, it has developed and attracted numerous military bases. Pensacola and the surrounding area is home
to the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, the Blue
Angels, primary flight training for Naval Aviators
and Flight Officers, as well as advanced training for Navy helicopter pilots
and jet flight officers.
Pensacola is known for its sugar-sand beaches, numerous golf courses (including the Moors, host of the annual Blue
Angel Classic), and exciting downtown night life. Popular locations incluce Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, Seville Quarter, McGuire's, O'Reillys, Flounders, Bamboo Willies, Brews Brothers, and many others.
Pensacola has numerous ethnic restaraunts, as well as Southern flavors, a bustling regional airport, two malls, rapid urban and suburban
growth, a dedicated
interstate, a greyhound track, motor speedway, 30,000+ person
civic center, fairgrounds, and no less than 6 Wal-Marts in the general vicinity.
Interesting facts: Escambia County, Pensacola's home
, has the highest number of churches per capita
than any other county in Florida.