Small 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.
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