Neighborhood Guide Bay Oaks in Pensacola Fl

Bay Oaks is a residential neighborhood in Pensacola, Florida located to the west of Scenic Highway. This is a very attractive neighborhood with lots of large trees lining the streets. The homes are moderate to large with spacious yards. There are three streets in this neighborhood and all of them are cul de sacs that are located on both sides of Langley Avenue. Langley Avenue has a sidewalk to make walking easier. The other streets don’t but they are quieter and walking on the street is not an issue. The homes in this area were built mostly in the 1970’s and 80’s and the prices range from low $100,000 to high $200,000 on average. The area located close to the bay is very desirable.

When residents walk on Langley Avenue, they can see Chimney Park.  The chimney is all that remains of a mill that was located on this historic site. When the Confederate troops evacuated this area in 1862 they had orders to destroy anything that might help the Union when they came in. The working parts of the mill were removed and the building burned. Somehow part of the chimney remained and is a reminder to all of what the war between the states really meant.

Scenic Heights Elementary School  is the closest public school to this neighborhood. It serves children in grades K-5. It is a high performing school having earned a 7/10 performance rating based on 2010/11 standardized state tests. Parents and students have given it a 4/5 community rating.

Pensacola Regional Airport is located just a couple of miles from this neighborhood. For travelers, it is perfect with easy access from Bay Oakes. The airport offers flights in and out from most major airlines to cities around the country.

When residents want to enjoy a nice children’s playground, sports fields and picnic areas, James W. Hitzman Optimist Park is less than two miles away. It has lots of trees to provide comfortable shady sports on a warm day.

When residents want to do some serious shopping, the Cordova Mall is a 10 minute drive away on the west side of the Pensacola Regional Airport. With over 125 stores, this Simon Mall which is anchored by Belk, 2 Dillard’s and more.  There are plenty of choices for every member of the family and the dining options are also extensive.

When it comes to dining out and grocery shopping, there are lots of choices close to the neighborhood on North 9th Avenue. For fine gourmet International food Four Winds International Food Market is a great place to shop for something special.

This is a lovely neighborhood in a great location overlooking the bay and within an easy drive of all of the amenities that most homeowners are looking for.