Gulf Breeze is a close-knit, relaxed community nestled in the veritable paradise of the northwest Florida panhandle. It is one of the many thriving areas located along east-west interstate Highway 98 in the Pensacola Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gulf Breeze is a waterfront community of 28,000 residents in Santa Rosa County. It sits on a peninsula that is surrounded by Santa Rosa Sound to the south and Pensacola Bay to the north. Gulf Breeze residents enjoy a quiet, small-town atmosphere tucked between the historic city of Pensacola and the beautiful tourist destination of Pensacola Beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors find a warm, friendly business community that provides restaurants, stores and entertainment to enhance their vacation experience. Residents and visitors alike benefit from the mild climate and plentiful natural and organized opportunities for an active and varied lifestyle.
Gulf Breeze is well-known for its award winning schools, excellent local government, nationally ranked medical facilities, local zoo, and superb public parks and recreational facilities. One of its biggest assets is its resilient business community. Entrepreneurial in nature, 85 percent of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber’s membership is a diverse array of small businesses. Gulf Breeze is also home to internationally recognized companies like AppRiver, Avalex, Gulf Breeze Hospital and the Andrews Institute and hosts large retail stores like Wal-Mart, Beall’s, Lowe’s and Publix. Residents also have ready access to both personal and professional advancement at a local branch of Pensacola State College as well as at a variety of advanced degree or certification programs in Pensacola.