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Quality of Life in Pensacola : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Oct 5, 2012
Bob Hanley answered:
If NW Fl. is a possibility, Destin, Navarre and Pensacola are great areas. Destin has shopping and beaches, Navarre has great beaches and a laid back kinda lifestyle. Pensacola has very afforable housing along with great beaches and all that city life has to offer. ... more
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Sat Feb 28, 2009
Preston Murphy answered:
Hi Stephen!

According to Florida Law, Real Estate agents cannot advertise a specific dwelling or neighborhood based on demographic characteristics. For instance, real estate agents are prohibited from stating, "this neighborhood is kid friendly," or "this neighborhood has a large population of caucasian families," etc., etc.

The best advice I can give you is to ask a friend, relative, or colleague to give you their own personal opinion. Nonetheless, if you happen to be in Jacksonville, you would probably benefit the most by touring individual neighborhoods and making a decision yourself about which neighborhood is gay friendly.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Preston Murphy
Weeks Realty, Inc.
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Thu Apr 10, 2008
J Gorton answered:
East Hill is a great place live, if not the best for a professional single person. This is the southwestern part of Pensacola west of 12th Avenue, from downtown to about Cross Street. The more east you go toward the Bayou Texar, the bigger and more expensive, but 12th Ave is very lively with churches and schools. Most homes are renovated early 1900's and full of character, lots of parks. Everyone who moves out of East Hill for some reason really misses it, like us. It's the place to be!

Other areas you should check out would be Pensacola Beach, downtown, North Hill, and Gulf Breeze Proper. The Beach and downtown will be a little higher. Cordova Park is also closer to the life of the city, which I consider to be the downtown area. Anywhere else, you are out in the boonies.
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Wed Apr 2, 2008
Preston Murphy answered:
Hey Valerie!

Due to Fair Housing Laws, real estate agents have to be extremely careful about the opinions we give regarding what is "safe" and what is "really nice." I will tell you that there are a lot of homes on the rental market right now, and I'm sure there is a suitable property that will fulfill your needs. Send me some detailed info about what your likes and dislikes are, and I will be happy to send you some prospective properties.

Preston Murphy
Weeks Realty, Inc.
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