Here are my favorite resources to help you with your relocation to the Pensacola area ( Gulf Breeze, Milton, Pace, and Navarre being Santa Rosa County) and Perdido Key and Pensacola being Escambia County!
Fair Housing laws prohibit us from making comments on the area and location of homes, so definitely do your research while you are preparing for your move! Also check out google earth or an aerial view of all properties or areas you are interested in! It's free and a very valuable resource.
You can view information about Escambia County Schools and their respective grades. at the countys website at http://www.escambia.k12.fl.us/master/index.asp
You can view the most current Santa Rosa County School Districts and grades with this link http://www.santarosa.k12.fl.us/files/09schoolgrades.pdf
http://www.PensacolaMLS.com - The best and most comprehensive list of rentals in the Pensacola area and features our rentals as well as all other companies in Pensacola!
http://www.escambiaso.com/ is the website for the Escambia county Sheriffs office. You can also call them at 850-436-9630 or the Santa Rosa County Sheriffs office at 850-983-1100.
Additionally, there is a state website for FL that features all sex offenders so check that out! http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/homepage.do;jsessi
Another link for a country wide search is http://www.familywatchdog.us/
Here are some more fun resources about the Pensacola area!
General area information links
Pensacola News Journal - The area's leading newspaper & website http://www.pnj.com/
Pensacola.com - your source for local information http://www.pensacola.com/
Pensacola Chamber of Commerce - Local economy information http://http//www.pensacolachamber.com/
Visit Pensacola - Great website with Pensacola calendar http://www.visitpensacola.com/
Historic Pensacola - Historic Pensacola http://www.historicpensacola.org/
Downtown Pensacola - Historic donwtown Pensacola information http://www.downtownpensacola.com/
NW FL Business Climate Magazine - For Professionals http://www.ballingerpublishing.com/index.cfm?WebID=4
MyFlorida.com - Florida's homepage! http://www.myflorida.com/
Hurricane Information - Hurricane Season is June 1- November 30
Escambia County Clerk of Courts - Public record search for Pensacola area http://www.clerk.co.escambia.fl.us/
Escambia County Sheriffs Office- Pensacola Sheriff's office http://www.escambiaso.com/
Escambia County Property Appraiser - Search local properties http://www.escpa.org/
Escambia County Tax Website - Search tax information http://ectc.co.escambia.fl.us/
Santa Rosa County Clerk of Courts - Public record search for Pace, Milton, Gulf Breeze, & Navarre http://www.escambiaso.com/
Local Weather Information- for Pensacola! http://www.weather.com/weather/local/32503
Pier Camera on Pensacola Beach - Check it out, live always http://www.piercam.net/
Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. aubin, Realtor
Realty Masters of FL
(850) 473 3983
Do not hesitate to call me 850-7489703 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
I would have to suggest you check out Brevard County before making any decisions. We have the best of Florida right here with easy access to Orlando and it's many attractions.
Good luck with the search!
You may want to rent for at least 7 months to be sure it's an area you want to live. That way if you're not happy you can easily exit. I don't think there is a big hurry to buy real estate right now. No hurry until something significantly changes that will increase demand for real estate.
I lived up north and there are a lot of great areas depending on what you are looking for. The weather is considerably different up north and if that is what you are seeking I would recommend a trip down to the region to explore. If you are tied into investing into the north central area that is one thing but do not overlook the paradise we enjoy here in the Jupiter area. Here is another blog you might enjoy;
If you have may have any interest in Palm Beach or Martin Counties or if I can answer any other questions, just let me know.
Always at Your Service,
Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"
Keller Williams Realty