Gulf Breeze, Florida Real Estate
Gulf Breeze is a beautifully lush city located on the Fairpoint Peninsula in Santa Rosa County Florida. The city is located directly between Pensacola Beach and Pensacola, Florida. Gulf Breeze is surrounded by water on 3 sides, as a result the only growth that can occur in the city is east down U.S. Highway 98. Being 85% surrounded by water does have its benefits. Gulf Breeze has a large number of waterfront home locations including bay front, canals, and inlets. All Gulf Breeze homes benefit from their immediate proximity to the waterfront that provides them with beaches, boat ramps, and watersport activities.
Located just across the Pensacola Bay from Pensacola, and just minutes from Pensacola Beach is Gulf Breeze. Potential homebuyers are especially smitten by the natural beauty of Gulf Breeze’s Naval Live Oaks that are centrally located within the city. Gulf Breeze’s incredible schools are just another amazing part of the area’s lifestyle. Gulf Breeze’s award winning parks and recreational facilities ensure residents have access to only the best in outdoor activities and recreational areas. These trails and recreational areas are extremely popular in the summer, and feature all types of sports and activities. With great dining and entertainment choices within minutes, Gulf Breeze is an incredible location that offers luxury living at almost any level, coastal proximity, and an amazing lifestyle.
Gulf Breeze is also a 5 minute drive from downtown Pensacola, which features the “The Big 5” in entertainment: 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. Along with the incredible entertainment offering is a vibrant local art scene and a fine dining mecca in downtown Pensacola. Monthly “Gallery Nights” feature a large portion of downtown being shutdown for a riveting display of fine arts, live music and culinary delights.
A 5 minutes’ drive from Gulf Breeze is Pensacola Beach, which features a continual schedule of entertainment, festivals, and shows that are fun for the entire family. One of the last preserved low-density islands in America, Pensacola Beach enjoys a “development cap” that ensures the a low population for the island, and preservation of it’s natural beauty. Pensacola Beach offers a variety of culinary, watersport, and music festivals throughout the year, and during the summer features “Bands on the Beach” every Tuesday. “Bands on the Beach” is a free, open air concert that features the best in local music talent, and is a destination for approximately 300 beach-goers during it’s summer schedule concerts. Pensacola Beach also features a variety of eco-tourism opportunities and watersports including: kayaking, jet skiing, go karts, parasailing, paddle boarding, surfing, bird watching, and shell collecting to name a few.
Parks & Recreation:
Gulf Breeze is home to award winning parks and recreational facilities. With an impressive 517 acres dedicated to Parks and Recreation, Gulf Breeze has spent a large amount of city resources maintaining and developing its parks and recreational facilities into award winning lifestyle locations for residents and visitors alike. Notably The Naval Live Oaks Reservation (in Gulf Breeze Proper) is comprised of over 1300 acres of preserved area maintained by the National Park Service. Residents and guest alike enjoy hiking, birdwatching, fishing, and many other activities along this Gulf Island National Seashore area.
The community is also home to the Gulf Breeze Zoo, which features 50 acres exhibits, over 900 animals, classes, events, and other attractions.
Gulf Breeze’s main recreational facility is Shoreline Park. This park encompasses about 155 acres and is divided into two distinct sectors: The Sunset Kids Park and the Gulf Breeze Community Center that includes baseball facilities, football, soccer, outdoor basketball, softball, and 10 lit tennis courts. Shoreline Park also has over 105 acres of wooded area that extends to the edge of Santa Rosa Sound. Shoreline Park South is the most popular boat launch in the area, only seven miles from the Pensacola Pass. In the open area near the water, facilities in addition to the boat ramp include picnic tables, fishing pier, swimming area and a large gazebo. A nature trail also winds through Shoreline Park South.
Wayside Park is an award winning linear park of modern design and has a public boat launch. It is landscaped with native trees and covered picnic areas with a view of Pensacola Bay. In addition to Wayside Park, the City has a unique fishing spot nearby. The remaining parks provide additional neighborhood recreational areas. Williamsburg Park is a large 3 acre open field park with a tot lot and park benches. Two additional tennis courts can be found at Highpoint Park. McClure Park is a half-acre neighborhood park with a tot lot, park benches and play field. Two covered shelters with picnic tables, a tot lot, and playground equipment make up the 1.8-acre Woodland Park.
The remaining parks provide additional neighborhood recreational areas. Williamsburg Park is a large 3 acre open field park with a tot lot and park benches. Two additional tennis courts can be found at Highpoint Park. McClure Park is a half-acre neighborhood park with a tot lot, park benches and play field. Two covered shelters with picnic tables, a tot lot, and playground equipment make up the 1.8-acre Woodland Park.
Gulf Breeze contains 7 schools altogether, and those 7 are some of the best in the state of Florida. Gulf Breeze is an excellent place to enroll your children. Gulf Breeze Elementary, Gulf Breeze Middle, and Oriole Beach Elementary all rate 10 out of 10 in Zillow.com’s “Great Schools Rating”
Tiger Point Golf and Country Club:
Nestled along the gentle shores of the Santa Rosa Sound, Tiger Point Golf Club features twenty-seven championship holes and offers the perfect balance of recreation and challenge. With awe-inspiring views of the water, Tiger Point Golf and Country Club invites residents and visitors alike to come experience our coastal playground. From the welcoming charm of our facilities to the warmth of our team members, Tiger Point Golf Club is the perfect place to reconnect with family, friends, and coworkers.