Welcome to Gulf Breeze, Florida, home to five miles of sparkling white-quartz beaches in one of the 10 best counties in the U.S. When buying a home, it is important to consider your lifestyle, current and future housing needs, and budget. You are not only purchasing a home, townhouse or condominium in a varied real estate market here; you are also buying into an affluent suburban Pensacola community. The 2010 U.S. Census listed the population of Gulf Breeze at 5,763. Residents live within 23.5 square miles and enjoy mild temperatures year-round.
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The Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce works together with citizens to ensure that life in Santa Rosa County, which is seven miles from Pensacola, is vibrant. Fine dining, museums and outdoor options delight singles, couples and families with children of all ages. There is always something new at the 50-acre Gulf Breeze Zoo. Its boardwalk overlooks a free-range preserve, and it is a beautiful and popular place to visit. The National Park Service supervises the 1300-acre Naval Live Oaks Reservation, which provides recreation and preserves natural historic resources along the Gulf of Mexico. Shoreline Park has space dedicated to a variety of sports as well as nature trails. The world's largest artificial reef and its surrounding beaches are always ready to offer scuba diving, parasailing and jet skiing adventures.
Most travel around town by car, but the Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) also provides the city with bus transportation. All major retailers serve Gulf Breeze. Those who like to look for excellent bargains or rare items can be found at outlet stores or the Iron Gargoyle Antique Mall. Farmer's markets are popular, and the wonderful weather allows them to remain open all year. Movie theaters offer first-run features in Gulf Breeze, and the nearby Pensacola Symphony is in concert throughout the year. Gulf Breeze Hospital, part of the Baptist Health Care Network, is easily accessible from anywhere in this coastal community. Every year, residents look forward to the Pensacola Songwriters Festival and Peanut Festival. Community expos, charity cook-offs and 5K races all add to the local fun, and you can involve yourself with great schools, community organizations and commercial centers. If you want to live in a town where you'll thrive, look no further than Gulf Breeze. Browse our listings to find your perfect home.