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The Waterford at Carpenter's Creek

5918 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32503

(83 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

The Waterford at Carpenter's Creek offers Assisted Living services in the picturesque Panhandle city of Pensacola. Our senior living community has been serving residents and families in the area for almost 30 years. We offer a warm, friendly, supportive environment for residents and we're staffed...

University Pines

8991 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514

(54 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

University Pines provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located on beautiful grounds in a quiet corner of Pensacola, we enjoy an average temperature of 61 degrees, and so will you. Residents also appreciate the convenience of being just minutes from shopping,...

Brookdale Pensacola

8700 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514

(32 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Your Next Great AdventureJust a short drive from local amenities like West Florida Hospital and the always pleasant gulf of Mexico, you will find a warm and cheerful assisted living community full of men and women who inspire you to pursue your golden years with enthusiasm. From the moment you...

Elmcroft of Pensacola

2310 Abbie Ln, Pensacola, FL 32514

(18 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...

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Summer Vista

3450 Wimbledon Drive, Pensacola, FL 32504

(14 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Blake at Pensacola

428 Airport Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32503

(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Welcome to The BlakeThe food. The music. The architecture, family and traditions. Once you’ve enjoyed the Blake way of life, it’s hard to imagine settling for anything less.Located only minutes from Historic Downtown Pensacola and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, The Blake at Pensacola...

Grandview Retirement Center

1706 E Olive Rd, Pensacola, FL 32514

(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Renowned for our convenient location, excellence in food, first-class staff, affordability and signature activities; Grandview Retirement Center is Pensacola’s most recommended senior community.We offer your loved one an opportunity to enjoy living a comfortable daily routine by providing an...

Noble Senior Living at Pensacola

4916 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32506

(1 review)

Studio, Semi-Private

Noble Senior Living at Pensacola is an assisted living and memory care community centrally located in Pensacola, Florida. Our community has beautiful courtyards that give it the feel of country living in a convenient, urban setting. Our community is set on Mobile Highway close to three area...

Meridian at Westwood

1001 Mar Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

(97 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Meridian at Westwood provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. In choosing this community, our residents...

The Brennity at Daphne Assisted Living & Memory Care

27440 County Rd, Daphne, AL 36526

(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Celebrated for its modernized brand of senior livng, the Brennity at Daphne is dedicated to ensuring the very best for our residents' golden years. Located in the picturesque beach town of Daphne, our sprawling grounds offer lake views and a tranquil new environment to call home. The Brennity...

Gardens of Daphne

1307 Daphne Ave, Daphne, AL 36526

(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Friendly, southern and oh so charming, the Gardens of Daphne Assisted Living offers the personal attention and home-like environment your loved one deserves. From the rockers on the shady front porch to the spacious family-style dining room to the comfortable central common-area, our senior...

The Beacon at Gulf Breeze

4410 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Beacon at Gulf Breeze is a superior Retirement, Assisted Living and Memory Care Community, providing our residents access to programs that promote well-being, security, longevity, family and self-worth. Our community has 70 apartments for individuals seeking an active, but simpler lifestyle....

Seabrook Pointe

11626 US Hwy 90, Daphne, AL 36526

(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Seabrook Pointe is an assisted living community located in in the beautiful city of Daphne, Baldwin County, Alabama. With dedicated staff who are committed to providing you with the best quality of care, Seabrook Pointe is the perfect choice for your new home.Daphne is a vibrant city with so much...

Belvedere Commons of Fort Walton Beach

2000 Principal Lane, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Belvedere Commons of Fort Walton Beach is an elegant assisted living and memory care community in southern Okaloosa County, Florida. Uniquely placed in a beautiful residential setting near the Emerald Coast along the northern Gulf of Mexico, Belvedere Commons is a warm, vibrant and supportive...

The Brennity at Fairhope Senior Living

50 Spring Run Rd, Fairhope, AL 36532

(12 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Brennity at Fairhope Assisted Living is located in a residential environment with care close at hand. We are just minutes away from award-winning Thomas Hospital, as well as several primary care physicians and specialists. The Brennity at Fairhope Assisted Living offers 24-hour support and...

Sodalis Milton

5887 Berryhill Rd, Milton, FL 32570

(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Forsyth House is a 39 apartment Assisted Living in the heart of Milton Florida. Conveniently located close to military base and within 30 minutes of the beautiful emerald coast. Forsyth House offers a cozy feel with a family-like environment. Never worry about cooking with all meals provided...

Brookdale Fort Walton Beach

233 Carmel Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

When you’re ready to enjoy your well-deserved retirement and leave the laundry, housekeeping and daily chores to someone else, our community in Fort Walton Beach, on Florida’s magnificent Emerald Coast, is waiting for you. We offer assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care while providing...

Brookdale Bluewater Bay

1551 Merchants Way, Niceville, FL 32578

(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Our assisted living community, located in Niceville, Fla., a short distance from the white sandy beaches of Destin, offers an engaging social life that will pull you away from the TV and into happy hour socials, card and board games, fitness classes, art and other creative projects, lively meals,...

The Arbors of Gulf Breeze

50 Joachim Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Arbors of Gulf Breeze offers the finest senior living experience for those needing independent living, assisted living or memory care services. Come see how our caring team can provide a wonderful home environment for you or your loved one

American House Bluewater Bay

4595 Highway 20, Niceville, FL 32578

(5 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

When considering an Independent Living community, you are choosing a lifestyle. With resort-style living for the active senior, residents live life by their own design. Our community offers condominium style living with a host of services and amenities along with an engaging entertainment...

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Cost of independent living in Pensacola, FL

Independent Living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average independent living cost comparisons
  • $3,257
  • $3,272
  • $3,121
    Pensacola, FL
  • $3,550
    Gulf Shores, FL
  • $3,333
    Fort Walton Beach, FL
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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Learn More About Independent Living in Pensacola, FL


Pensacola is a beach town located on the westernmost edge of the Florida Panhandle. The city is famous for its white sand beaches and near constant sunshine, which have made Pensacola one of the Panhandle’s premiere retirement and vacation destinations.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Pensacola, Florida are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Pensacola retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Pensacola, FL

The median monthly cost of independent living in Pensacola is about $2,700 in both the city proper and the metropolitan area, as well as in the state of Florida overall.


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Cost of Living


The cost of living in Pensacola is quite affordable when compared to the national average. The cost index ratings are about 25 points below average in each category. Pensacola also enjoys extremely low property taxes and rent costs.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is two times greater than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half the average.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Grocery Clothing
77 74 79 76 77 78


Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64 Median income age 65+ Median household income Average individual income Median employee salary Average property tax One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
$55,903 per year $42,981 per year $48,756 per year $31,169 per year $38,964 per year $1,650 per year $749 per month



Local Hospitals


The top hospitals that service Pensacola, FL include:

Baptist Hospital

  • Facility type: short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 320+
  • Specialties: behavioral health, cancer, emergency/trauma, cardiovascular, neurological care, women’s health, surgery

Sacred Heart Hospital

  • Facility type: faith-based acute care
  • Bed count: 560+
  • Specialties: cardiovascular, stroke center, Level II trauma center, full-service diagnostic center

Gulf Breeze Hospital

  • Facility type: short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 60+
  • Specialties: cardiovascular care, women’s care



Weather and Climate


Pensacola’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, which means that the city experiences hot and muggy summers, mild winters, and above average precipitation throughout the year. The average humidity level is 72%, and humidity levels are often highest during August at about 75%.


Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
52°F 61.2°F 42.7°F


July Average July Maximum July Minimum
82.6°F 90.7°F 74.5°F


Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 205

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.


  • Average Annual Precipitation: 64.3”



Demographics and Values


Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
42.4 16.8% 53,144 2,355.4 per square mile 2.26


Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.3% 1.9% 28.9% 5.3% <0.1% 6.0% 58.3%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.


LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Tallahassee: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 99/100


2016 Presidential Election Results for Escambia County

Democratic Republican Other
58.3% 37.7% 4.0%



Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation


Pensacola is a sunny beach town located on the westernmost edge of the Florida Panhandle. Home to “The World’s Whitest Beaches” along its pristine coastline, the city was originally colonized by the Spanish in 1559 and some consider Pensacola to be the oldest European settlement city in North America. The city was originally named after the Pensacola Tribe, who the Spanish first met when they arrived in the area.

Pensacola is also nicknamed the “Cradle of Naval Aviation” due to the large Navy base located just outside the city. Naval Air Station Pensacola is the oldest aviation base in the Navy and also the home of the world-famous Blue Angels, who often practice just off the coast. Be sure to check out the National Naval Aviation Museum to learn more about Pensacola’s role in the history of flight.

The city is also home to a number of other museums that celebrate its varied past. Visitors can learn about the history of seafaring at the Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. The museum is located at a historic lighthouse and visitors can learn more about the vital role these buildings played in the development of the region. Other popular museums include the national landmark Fort Barrancas, which was once a Spanish fort, and the Pensacola Museum of Art, which houses its collection in the Old City Jail originally built in 1906.



Bus service in Pensacola is provided by Escambia Area Transit, or ECAT, which operates bus routes throughout Pensacola, nearby Gulf Breeze, and the surrounding metropolitan area. The city is also home to the Pensacola International Airport, which offers flights from all the major airlines.

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Navarre Gardens, Country Place Senior Living of Foley and Bayport of Fort Walton Beach (Now Open) are the top rated independent living facilities near Pensacola, Florida. See full list of communities.

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