Between a vibrant and exciting downtown area, the country's most beautiful beaches, and close proximity rural areas, the Pensacola area is very diverse with a lot of exciting things happening all the time. The answer to your question really depends on you, your lifestyle, and what you consider to be important.
If you'd like give me a call and we can discuss your desires. I can also provide you with information on the area.
I see you were in the "Rentals in Pensacola" area of Trulia. Though I don't work in the property management side of Real Estate (only Sales and Purchase), I'd be glad to answer any questions you have.
Have a great day....Lew Nonnenmocher
RE/MAX on the Coast