Gulf Breeze Fl
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Gulf Breeze is one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the Pensacola city area.
Rated #1 in Best Places to Live in Pensacola Area by Niche.com, Niche gives Gulf Breeze an overall grade of “A”, taking into consideration points like the public school system, housing, family-friendliness, jobs and job availability, cost of living, outdoor activities, crime and safety, nightlife, diversity, weather, health and fitness, and commute time.
Gulf Breeze Population
If you’re looking for homes for sale near Pensacola, without the larger population of Pensacola city, Gulf Breeze is a terrific opportunity.
Gulf Breeze lies just west of Gulf Islands National Seashore, and with a population of around 6,700, you get the feel of a small beachfront town, with the convenience of city-style amenities and world-class restaurants just over the bridge.
The racial mix of the city in 2010 was 95.7% white, 0.3% black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska native, 1.4% Asian, 0.5% some other race, 1.3% two or more races, and 2.6% Hispanci or Latino, of any race.
Population density of Gulf Breeze, FL is around 1,192 people per square mile.
Compare that to New York City, with a population density of 27,000 people per square mile.
Gulf Breeze feels even more open than Billings, MT, which has a population density of 2,400 per square mile.
Jobs & Employment
Per Sperling’s Best Places to Live, Gulf Breeze boasts a lower than average unemployment rate.
“Gulf Breeze has an unemployment rate of 3.3%. The US average is 3.9%. Gulf Breeze has seen the job market increase by 1.9% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 43.2%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.”
Proximity To Pensacola
Gulf Breeze is just a hop, skip, and ride over the beautiful Pensacola Bay Bridge to downtown Pensacola. You can reach most downtown destinations in only 15-20 minutes.
Family Friendly Attractions
Gulf Breeze community is ranked very family-friendly by Niche.com, in part, we think due to the area’s proximity to Gulf Islands National Seashore (managed by the National Park Service - which has tons of great activities for Junior Rangers), as well as being home to the Gulf Breeze Zoo.
The Gulf Breeze Zoo houses over 900 exotic animals - from rhinos to gorillas to orangutans that can all be viewed during a train ride through “Africa”.
Love beautiful beaches? This seashore area offers barrier islands just offshore, complete with white sand beaches.
Love to hike? Enjoy miles of undeveloped beach, nature trails, and historic fort buildings.
Gulf Breeze History
The City of Gulf Breeze has this amazing write-up on the history and description of the Gulf Breeze community.
“The City of Gulf Breeze is located on the end of the Fairpoint peninsula in Santa Rosa County.
Gulf Breeze is separated on the north by a three mile bridge across Pensacola Bay from the City of Pensacola and the south by the Bob Sikes Bridge over Santa Rosa Sound to Pensacola Beach.
On the east, landward up the peninsula to the east is the 1,329 acre Naval Live Oaks portion of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.
As a result, residents enjoy a quiet residential community just a few minutes from the Gulf of Mexico and the City of Pensacola.
In 1559, Tristan de Luna arrived in Pensacola Bay with 500 Spanish soldiers. The first settlement was abandoned due to diseases, disasters and hostile Indians, but other Europeans followed. In the late 1700’s, the British occupied the peninsula and named it Town Point.
By the early 1930’s, bridges between Pensacola and Gulf Breeze and Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach were completed as was Highway 98. Gulf Breeze’s namesake was established in 1936 when the Gulf Breeze Cottages and Store opened a post office branch where Live Oaks Plaza now stands.
The Naval Live Oaks Reservation was the home of America's first experimental tree farm, established by President John Quincy Adams in 1828. It was established to provide raw material to support shipbuilding for the Navy in the area. Today, Naval Live Oaks is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, a unit of the National Park Service.”
Homes For Sale in Gulf Breeze
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We can help you find your perfect home for sale in Gulf Breeze, Florida area.
While the median list price for Gulf Breeze homes for sale is around $300,000, Gulf Breeze offers a lot of home inventory under that price point as well.
Currenlty, starter homes price around $170,000 for a chance to live and be a part of the island lifestyle that so many have come to love.
If you’re shopping for homes for sale in Gulf Breeze, check out these listings.
Active or retired military? Learn about our Military Discounts Program through Homes for Heroes Pensacola.
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