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Fontana is a residential area in North Pensacola. It is made up of mostly single-family homes in varying lot sizes and designs. Some homes have two stories, but most have one floor. Pools and water features dot the neighborhood. Fontana does not have sidewalks. Therefore, residents must walk or jog on the streets. Fortunately, most of the residential traffic is sparse. The neighborhood is north of Langley Avenue and south of Creighton Road, in the 32504 ZIP code.
Shopping is nearby on State Road 289 and includes retail shops and restaurants. However, for the more serious shopper, the Cordova Business District on State road 296 – also known as Bayou Boulevard – has everything a Fontana resident needs. The indoor Cordova Mall has large national anchor stores and popular local retailers. The mall is surrounded by free-standing retail shops and restaurants.
Residents of Fontana are in the Washington Senior High School area, and the school is just a short drive from the community. Pensacola Junior College is a few minutes southeast of the community and offers a variety of degrees and adult learning classes for residents of the community. The Pensacola Regional Airport is a short drive from Fontana as well.
Fontana is close to the Bayou Texar, which is a main estuary of Pensacola Bay. Residents who enjoy fresh-water activities such as fishing and boating have many options nearby. Bay View Park is the closest public boat or canoe launch. Fontana is a 30-minute drive to the beaches, Pensacola Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico. There are many public beaches along the coast, including the Gulf Islands National Seashore and the Fort Pickens State Park, where residents can enjoy the Florida sun, sand, and surf. While on the coast, history buffs can enjoy historic downtown Pensacola.