Retiring in Greater Pensacola

Location, Location, Location
Located in the sunny Northwest Florida panhandle, hugging the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, you can find your paradise: be it relaxing on the beach, immersing yourself in our cultural events, continuing your education, or opening your own business to the growing area. The warm weather, sprawling beaches and income-tax-free living is what makes Florida such a hot spot for retirees.

Welcoming family or friends for a visit is convenient with our local Pensacola International Airport offering nonstop air service of eighteen airlines to nine major U.S. cities and over 1300 domestic flights and 21 international flights departing weekly.

Stay Active
With an average temperature of 77°, retirees choose Pensacola as a place to be outside and active yearlong.  Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy numerous opportunities, whether it be a game of golf, taking a walk on one of our numerous nature trails, a day out on the boat, or one of our recreational activities geared toward seniors in our community.

Military Friendly 
Rated by CNN Money as one of the 25 best places for retirees to find affordable homes.

Rated one of the Best Places to Retire by CNN Money.

Naval Air Station of Pensacola offers a Retired Activities Office.

Cost Efficient
In 2010 CNN Money ranked Pensacola as #8 biggest price drop in housing price index for the largest metropolitan areas in Florida.

List of military benefits in the State of Florida.

Careers geared toward military
Workforce Escarosa offers plenty of re-employment services for Veterans of the Pensacola area.

Great Medical care
Pensacola offers quality health care with over 20 Hospitals with nearly 300 doctors within the county of Escambia, including Sacred Heart and Baptist, two award-winning hospitals of high quality service and personalized care for their patients.

U.S. News names Pensacola’s Sacred Heart Hospital as one of the Best Hospitals for 2013.

Rated among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for superior patient outcomes.

Regional Stroke Center is rated among the top 10 percent of stroke programs in the nation.

The Sacred Heart Surgical Weight Loss Center in Pensacola is ranked as No. 1 in the state of Florida.

Top 5 percent of bariatric surgery programs in the United States for 2011 and 2012.

University: maintain your intellectual edge 

The University of West Florida (UWF) offers a Military and Veterans Resource Center and is a leading campus advocate for military and veterans students, providing assistance through many of their veteran-related programs.

UWF named top military friendly school by “G.I. Jobs Magazine” for the third consecutive year.

UWF offers a Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.

For the fifth consecutive year, Military Advanced Education (MAE) includes UWF to its “Military Friendly Colleges and Universities” list for 2013.

Pensacola State College, another four-year institution, offers a reduced rate of admission for senior citizens and plenty of continuing education programs.

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