PENSACOLA, Fla. - Area residents near NAS Pensacola and Outlying Field (OLF) Choctaw in Santa Rosa County - October may see and hear increased naval flight activity through the weekend. Various flight squadrons from the East Coast were already planning evacuation measures due to Hurricane Joaquin even though the path of the storm now takes it away from potentially affected installations.
The fastest-growing community in Santa Rosa County, Florida
Pace is the western gateway to Santa Rosa County, Fla. With thousands of residents living in Pace and more pouring in daily, this unincorporated area within Santa Rosa County is Florida’s most desired places to live.
History buffs speak of William Barnett who established Florida Town in 1821, the site of his lumber mill. The rich timberland fed the mill. The town name of Pace did not enter the picture until 1907 when James C. Pace opened the Pace Mill which was in operation for 22 years. Changing to an emphasis of pulp production, the mill reopened in the late 1930’s as the Florida Pulp and Paper Company.
With its excellent public schools, recreation associations, public parks, law enforcement agencies, military support, and the very best quality of life, Pace is the fastest growing community in Northwest Florida. Population figures for Pace have skyrocketed over the last decade; from 5,000 in 2010 to more than 53,000 today.
Pace’s location is easily accessible to Milton (Santa Rosa County seat) and Pensacola with many residents commuting back and forth to work. Local companies such as Wal-Mart Super-center, Home Depot, Office Depot, Publix, Lowes, Sears, Target and many more are offering more residents local job opportunities.
Stonebrook Golf and Country Club is a picturesque community of 614 homes surrounding its 18 hole 72 par public course located in Pace, FL, Northeast Santa Rosa County.
Pace,Fl is home to many of the military personnel and civilian employees from NAS Whiting Field, located northeast of Pace and NAS Pensacola, located about 30 miles to the southwest of Pace. The Pensacola-Milton area is considered the “Cradle of Naval Aviation.”
Pace, Fl and Santa Rosa County, is considered number one school district in the state of Florida. In 2010, the Santa Rosa County School System was rated “Best in State” on FCAT testing.
With its close proximity to so many Northwest Florida attractions, top schools, military facilities and health centers, Pace offers you a slower pace of life with all the benefits of the big city.
This Web site is dedicated to providing the Pace residents a consolidated resource of information that every Community should have.
This site will host news from throughout the area, local events and special ceremonies, area history, area maps, and links to other area resources. We hope to continually upgrade the site with new features and information.
Here's to Pace, and its future!
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