Top 14 Neighborhood Amenities in the Downtown Area of Pensacola.
Founded in 1559, Pensacola has become an exciting place to live, work and visit. The downtown core, as well as the neighborhoods surrounding it, are close by and offer many exciting places to eat, play, and explore in a city that claims the title of the Oldest settlement by the Europeans in America. Called the "city of 5 flags", Pensacola was occupied at one time or another by Spain, France, The Confederate States of America, and the United States. It is said that the Spanish General, Bernard De Galvez, who defeated the British in the Battle of Pensacola during the Revolutionary War, was a key part of helping the Colonies defeat Great Britain. Pensacola offers a great variety of food, history, entertainment, sports, institutes of higher learning, arts and culture for its citizens. You can spend hours wandering the many historic streets of Pensacola, of which many are named for important people, both European and American, who helped Pensacola become what it is today. For those who like baseball, one of the best parks in America is located a short walk from the middle of downtown as are several great public waterfront areas for both adults and children. Museums and historic buildings are in abundance in the downtown historic core.