Pensacola Beach (Pensacola, FL)
By Trish Sarfert, Serving military & civilian relocations!
(Gulf Coast Home Experts)
Don't miss the annual Pensacola Beach Surfing Santa Christmas Parade today at 2:00!  The parade travels down Via de Luna (near Springhill Suites), ending at the Gulfside Pavillion, where Santa will spend some time finding out who's been naughty or nice!  Bring the kids for this great holiday tradition.  The Pensacola Beach parade is typically much more low key than the large Downtown Pensacola parade (held last night).  The crowds are smaller, and there are fewer floats, so it's good for the short attention spans of younger kids.
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By Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn, Author of Sell with Soul
(Sell with Soul)
I read an article today that said... ... well, wait a minute. These days, you can find an article that says pretty much anything you want it to say. I get that. So as I paraphrase from this article, please be assured that I realize it's only one man's (or woman's) opinion and that there are a gazillion other opinions out there; many of which contradict this one. Okay, back to... I read an article today that said we're gonna be okay. By "we're" the author of the article meant the residents of the Gulf Coast specifically (including the critters) as well as the world at large. This oil spill will not be the end of life as we know it and if we're moderately patient, we WILL see life return to normal in a reasonable amount of time. The basic premise of the article was that Mother Nature is a...
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By Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn, Author of Sell with Soul
(Sell with Soul)
There's a thought that's been rolling around in my head the last few weeks. And I am going to proclaim right here, right now, on July 12, 2010, that I believe this thought will be the prevailing opinion soon, although many probably won't agree with me today.  What's my thought? Thanks for asking, I'll tell you. I think we should stop cleaning up the beaches. Send the clean-up crews home. Let the oil pile up, if that's indeed what it does, and let Mother Nature do her thing. WHAT????? See, here's the thing. When you see those reports on The Weather Channel, CNN or your local news about the ugly nastiness on the Florida beaches, realize that the news crews select the most oil-infested section of beach they can find to report from. And yes, at the time of the report, it is nasty. But come...
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By Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn, Author of Sell with Soul
(Sell with Soul)
Since I live here on beautiful (yes, it's still beautiful) Pensacola Beach, I'm often asked what it's "really" like. Is the media exaggerating... or underplaying the truth? Is there REALLY oil on the beach? Does it stink? And from those who have summer vacation plans here - Should I cancel? Well, I have nothing to gain or lose from telling you the truth. You aren't renting a condo from me, so I have no motivation to downplay the reality of the situation (not that the local property managers are doing this, but it's human nature to wonder). Nor am I an activist hoping to further my cause by making it sound worse than it is. I'm just a regular person who walks on the beach, eats at the restaurants, swims in the water and breathes the air every single day. "Is there really oil on the beac...
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By Sandy Blanton, Pensacola Real Estate- #1 in 07null- 09null
(Pensacola Real Estate - Team Sandy Blanton Realty, Inc.)
  We're all aware of the thousands of barrels of crude oil are pouring into the gulf every day from ruptured lines. The spill is still miles from our shores but what many people don't know is that the local housing market is already feeling the effects. We live in an area where property values are dependent on access to our white sandy beaches and anything that threatens that has to be taken into account. Part of what we sell is the lifestyle of living on or near the beach. 10 Calle Traviesa is a Team Sandy Blanton exclusive listing located in the Lago Bonita subdivision on East Pensacola Beach. This home is a perfect example of how the oil spill is already taking a toll on the Pensacola Beach housing market. Once the seller, who lives out of state, got wind of the oil spill she immedia...
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By Robin Sherman, Search Pensacola Homes, For Sale - Pensacola FL Neighborhoods
(www.PensacolaForYou.com - Grand Points Realty)
Pensacola Beach Photos It's been a while since I have posted anything about Pensacola Beach so I think it's time! The summer is behind us, the vacationers - for the most part - have left our tiny strip of white sand beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico. Our real estate sales have slowed as they normally do until the spring when this beautiful island, population roughly 3,000 souls, is once again discovered by those seeking paradise (Or at least warm sandy beaches!). So, I'd like to share, via photos, some of the things I love most about the beach:   Pensacola Beach Photos - I can't think of much that is more fun than watching the surfers catch the waves. Unless maybe it is actually surfing the waves. Pensacola Beach is the home to a dedicated group of surfers who you can find, regardless o...
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By Robin Sherman, Search Pensacola Homes, For Sale - Pensacola FL Neighborhoods
(www.PensacolaForYou.com - Grand Points Realty)
  You know it's almost summer when it's time for the Tuesday evening Pensacola Beach ritual Bands on the Beach! This Tuesday, May 5, marks the start of the 2009 Bands on the Beach series with Wildwood, a group regionally knows for their rock, blues, Beatles tunes and reggae rhythm. The free concerts are hosted by the Santa Rosa Island Authority at the Gulfside Pavilion on Pensacola Beach and run through September 22. Put on your flip flops and bring a chair. The concerts are family friendly and usually draw a crowd of 1,000 to 2,000. Picnic baskets and coolers are the order of the day! For a schedule of this season's Bands on the Beach go to www.PensacolaForYou.com and click on the Events button just below the tiny blue crab. See you at the beach!
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