About Pensacola

Downtown Pensacola Florida

People that live in downtown, LOVE downtown. The more than 1,500 people that now call Downtown Pensacola home list walk-ability, cultural attractiveness, waterfront proximity, and a high quality of life as the reasons they love living here. They walk the same paths that Andrew Jackson once tread when they go from their homes to the downtown restaurants, shopping, entertainment and churches – and they realize the uniqueness and value of downtown’s blossoming urban environment.

Downtown is where Pensacola began. It’s where the city grew up and where, even now, growth and progress blend seamlessly with a past more than 400 years old. It’s where charming historical homes and newly developed loft condominiums have found a way to complement each other. It’s where unique fine dining, locally owned retail shops, and entertainment are just steps from your front door. It’s where the culture thrives in a way that brings an enjoyable environment year-round through festivals, art shows, Gallery Nights, parades as well as the performing and visual arts. It’s where the waterfront is a few steps away. It’s the heart of Florida’s first city and the hub of a close-knit community…

It sounds like a great place to live. It sounds like Downtown Pensacola.

A refreshing blend of historic resolve and cosmopolitan progress defines Downtown Pensacola.

Charming brick streets hold centuries of secrets waiting to be told. Cultural events delight visitors near and far. Small boutiques carry modern day treasures with a touch of Southern hospitality. From fine dining to casual Gulf Coast cuisine, Downtown Pensacola restaurants and bars provide a discovery for the senses. Whether you live, work, or play in Pensacola, Downtown holds the key to memory-making experiences.


Pensacola Beach

Located on Santa Rosa Island, one of the longest barrier islands in the world, Pensacola Beach has an old Florida feel with natural beaches, local hang-outs, first-rate fishing and historic Fort Pickens.

The Pensacola Beach Pier is one of the longest in the Gulf of Mexico at 1,471 feet. Portofino Boardwalk features open-air bars and restaurants, shops, piers and shallow water for kids along Santa Rosa Sound. Visitors can access Gulf Islands National Seashore on both sides of Pensacola Beach, perfect for biking, snorkeling or kayaking. In summer, visitors are entertained with free concerts four nights a week. The biggest event of the year is the Pensacola Beach Air Show featuring the world-famous Blue Angels.


Getting Around

Buses – Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) has several locations where you can catch a bus that will take you where you need to go. Visit www.goecat.com to download a copy “Your Guide to Ride”.

Taxis – The Downtown Improvement Board has established 5 locations within the district where taxis are available.

Taxi companies that service downtown Pensacola:

  • A Airport Taxi 850-478-4477
  • AA Blue Express Taxi Service 850-484-5552
  • Herbert Taxi 850-437-8561
  • Imperial Taxi Service 850-456-9099
  • Metro Cab 850-433-9999
  • Pensacola Taxi Company 850-456-3000
  • Road Masters 850-944-5757
  • Tucker Transportation 850-433-3870
  • Williams Taxi 850-469-4743

Health Food Stores

Ever’mans Organic Health Food Store & Deli


528 W. Garden Street, Suite 3, Pensacola FL



Pensacola Natural Foods


916 west Michigan Avenue, Pensacola, Florida



Aragon Wine Market


27 South 9th Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32502



Richey’s East


900 East Gregory Street, Pensacola, Florida

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