Downtown Pensacola Real Estate
Located in the heart of the Greater Pensacola Area, Downtown Pensacola is a cultural mecca unlike any other. Teaming with life, culture, art, incredible cuisine, and entertainment opportunities, Downtown Pensacola has undergone an incredible revival both commercially and culturally in the past 10 years.
Downtown Pensacola features an incredible blend of business – residential space allowing residents to live, work and play all in the same area.
Visitors and residents alike come year round for the incredible attractions including Gallery Night, Ice Hockey, Blue Wahoos’ Baseball games, historic tours of the historic district, archeological exhibits in award winning museum, world class spas, galleries, and much more! Downtown Pensacola is the center of an economic and cultural revival that is often referred to as the downtown revitalization. This revitalization has included breakthrough events such as the Palafox Market, Gallery Nights, and the recent construction of the community maritime park with the new Blue Wahoo’s stadium (The Blue Wahoos is a MLB AAA league professional baseball team).
“The Big 5”
Pensacola is a cultural melting pot, and it is the only city from Mobile, AL to Tampa, FL to offer “The Big 5” which includes: the Pensacola Ballet, the Pensacola Opera, the Pensacola Little Theatre, the Pensacola Symphony, and the Pensacola Museum of Art which is an accredited museum of visual arts.
One Friday each month, the streets of downtown Pensacola come alive with the sounds, smells, and sensations of the music, art, and cuisine of Pensacola’s talented, and regionally renowned artists. Gallery Night, as it’s known to locals, is a block party bonanza of sights and sounds, art galleries, and incredible activities for family and friends. Enjoy a stroll down the sidewalks of Pensacola and indulge in the incredible lifestyle that Pensacola’s Gallery Night has to offer. Recent estimates put the Gallery Night attendance at approximately 15,000+ people, making it the most successful event of it’s kind along the Gulf Coast.
Twice a week, in the shade of the trees along Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, locals come together to bring to Downtown Pensacola the Palafox Market. The market features fresh produce, local meat, cheese, floral arrangements, fine arts and crafts, baked goods, natural products, home goods and furnishings, herbs, antiques and collectibles. The Palafox Market is another incredible example of the downtown revitalization and resurgence that is evident throughout downtown Pensacola. It is a really exciting way for residents of Pensacola and surrounding communities to support, eat, and shop locally.
Pensacola is an epicenter of culinary creativity. Restaurants such as, Jacksons, Global Grill, the Fish House, the Atlas Oyster Bar, McGuire’s Irish Pub, and many others. Pensacola also has it’s share of lunch-friendly eateries and gastro-pubs including: Hopjacks, New York Nicks, Hub Stacies, Al Fresco, Dharma Blue, Type by Chef Blake Rushing, and others.
In 2017, the new Downtown Pensacola Water Ferry will connect Downtown Pensacola to Pensacola Beach. This Ferry will provide passengers with a picturesque transportation method for their day at the beach. The National Park Service will operate the ferries, and will feature informational programs on board (via HD televisions) on local wildlife and ecotourism opportunities. Each ferry will be staffed by a park ranger and will have 3 ports of call: downtown Pensacola, Fort Pickens (Pensacola Beach), and the Quietwater Beach Boardwalk (in the core of Pensacola Beach).
Whether enjoying a baseball game with the MLB AAA – baseball team “Blue Wahoos” at the Maritime Park Baseball stadium, or just enjoying one of the numerous dining choices downtown, Downtown Pensacola is a highly coveted residential district that has something for everyone.