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Sitting on the northwestern edge of Pensacola’s city limits, Candlestick Woods neighborhood is carved out of the Florida woodlands. The streets in this neighborhood are situated so that they almost make a perfect square. Candlestick Lane makes up three sides of that square. Candlestick Place, Candlestick Drive, and Candlestick Court all branch off from that roadway. Hummingbird Boulevard, the main street leading into the neighborhood, makes up the fourth side of the square.

Development of this community started in the late 1980s. Most of the homes are sprawling ranches and sit on lots that average a quarter-acre. Developers left several groves of the original forest intact, and these trees provide both shade and privacy. Homes are surrounded by manicured lawns and flower gardens. More than a few have swimming pools. Candlestick Woods is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood and is outside the area served by the city bus system.

Less than half a mile south of Candlestick Woods are the John R. Jones Jr. Athletic Complex and neighboring Drummond Park. The 70-acre complex offers lighted baseball diamonds, a football field, picnic areas, and playgrounds. The Ensley Chiefs Football Association and the Youth Association of Northeast Pensacola provide structured league play at this location. To the east is the Scenic Hills Country Club, which includes a golf course that hosted the 1969 US Women’s Open. Caponi’s Grill is an onsite sports bar named after Donna Caponi, the winner of that event.

The University of West Florida is about two miles east of Candlestick Woods via East 9 Mile road. The nearest public school is L. D. McArthur Elementary, north of the neighborhood. The New Life Church of God and Scenic Hills Church are each less than a block away. East 9 Mile Road is home to the closest shops and services.

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