Pensacola Beach

The Other Florida

Florida’s Panhandle is Becoming an Attractive Region for Retirees

The panhandle of Florida is made up of numerous cities and towns, including Pensacola, Panama City and Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee. Many other smaller towns line the south coast of the panhandle, make the region a thriving center of tourism that offers great options for both second homes and retirees looking for a change of pace from traditional Florida locations. The southern coast of Florida’s panhandle known as the “Emerald Coast.” has weather that is gorgeous 343 days a year and some of the very finest beaches in the world.

Take the best bits of the Deep South – friendly (‘howdy y’all!’) people, a molasses-slow pace, oak-lined roads and fried green tomatoes – then add sugar-white beaches, clear natural springs and bountiful seafood and you’re beginning to conjure up the magnificent, diverse and highly underrated Florida Panhandle. Dig your toes into the endless miles of impossible white sands and azure waters of the Gulf Coast, gallery-hop in pretty Pensacola with its surprising wealth of history and understated class. Ad that to a very low cost of living and affordable housing market and you have a perfect combination for retirees.

America’s First Settlement, Pensacola established its roots from Tristan de Luna and the diverse Spanish settlers who founded the area in the 1500s. More than 450 years later, Pensacola continues to flourish in its thriving industrial, southern economy. Surrounded by 50-plus miles of coastline, including beautiful emerald-green Gulf of Mexico waters and crystal clear-bay areas, Pensacola is the perfect combination of a relaxed beach town and bustling metropolitan center. There are endless choices of communities, home styles and price points to pick from. If you want to be on the beach, like anywhere in the world it will cost you. Having said that almost all communities in this region are very close to full public access gorgeous beaches.

One of the largest new home builders in the Southeast region, Adams Homes has seen a sharp increase throughout all it’s regions in people looking for new second or retirement homes. Adams builds high quality value based homes loaded with amenities normally found at higher price points.

Adams Homes

Founded in 1991 by Wayne Adams, Adams Homes started serving homebuyers in Pensacola, Florida. Throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s, Adams Homes grew its business into markets throughout Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. Since 2005, Adams Homes has expanded into markets in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. The company headquarters is located in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

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Bay Ridge Park, a new home community in Gulf Breeze, FL (Prices From Low $200’s)


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Holley by the Sea is located in Santa Rosa County, in Navarre, FL (Prices From low $200’s)


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Weatherstone Community is located in southwest Pensacola, FL (Prices from Low $100’s)