ABOUT THE PENSACOLA, FLORIDA AREA
Living in Pensacola, Florida has many advantages! So, before you look for a home in Pensacola, Florida you will want to know about all the great things Pensacola has to offer and its rich history. Spanish sailor Don Tristan de Luna arrived in Pensacola on August 15, 1559 with a contingent of more than 1,500 soldiers, servants, settlers, priests and Mexican Indians. Shortly after establishing the settlement, a hurricane destroyed supplies, eventually causing the Spanish to flee the area and not return until the late 1600s. In 1698, Presidio Santa María de Galve became the first permanent settlement in Northwest Florida. Remains of the fort can be found at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The city is proud of its rich heritage, historically significant events, and landmarks.
• Having been ruled by Spain, France, Britain, the Confederacy, and the United States, Pensacola has earned the nickname City of Five Flags.
• Old Christ Church in Historic Pensacola Village is the oldest church in Florida still on its original site.
• Emmanuel Point II is the second-oldest shipwreck in the country. Discovered in 2007 by the University of West Florida archaeology students, the ship belonged to Spanish sailor Don Tristan de Luna’s expedition, dating back to 1559.
• St. Michael’s Cemetery is one of the oldest extant cemeteries in the state of Florida, with burials dated back to the late 1700s.
• Pensacola was the original capital of Florida, and it was here that Gov. Andrew Jackson changed flags with Spanish Governor Jose Callava, bringing West Florida under the control of the United States.
• The first Catholic Mass in the United States was held on Pensacola Beach shortly after the sailors arrived in August 1559.
Our beaches are the perfect metaphor for Pensacola – everything is more than meets the eye. Standing on Florida’s whitest sand beaches, you’re standing on quartz sand that was on the Appalachian Mountains thousands of years ago before it was washed by mountain rivers to the Pensacola coast.
If you are moving to or interested in buying a home here, please feel free to see all the homes for sale in Pensacola! Other areas we buy and sell homes in the Greater Pensacola Area are Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, and Navarre.