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The Forge Place neighborhood of Pensacola consists primarily of small, single-family homes on level lots with plenty of old live oak trees. The area is somewhat private, accessed only by Forge Place, off East Johnson Avenue, the northern boundary road.
Great recreational opportunities surround the neighborhood, most within an hour’s drive. Escambia River Wildlife Management Area is quite close and a great place for canoeists and kayakers to enjoy the clear spring-fed river.
Roughly a half hour south are the many beaches and parks on Santa Rosa Sound and Pensacola Bay. The Gulf Island National Seashore is a vast area and one of the longest barrier islands in the world. Escambia Bay and Pensacola Bay are prized spots for fishing, and several tournaments are held during the summer months.
There are festivals in Pensacola throughout the year. April is the month for the Jazzfest and the Reggae Festival, both at Seville Square. In May, the Goombay Gulf Coast Festival celebrates reggae, African dance, and drums.
Several historic forts are nearby. Fort George was built in the mid-1700s by the British. Now, however, it is a part of Downtown Pensacola.
Shopping is quite convenient for Force Place residents, with a Walmart less than two miles west, just off Palafox Street. University Mall has major retailers and national stores. Bealls Outlet Malls are local favorites.
The neighborhood is also conveniently located to Pensacola Naval Complex and Forrest Sherman Field. Pensacola Regional Airport is about five miles away.
Many public and private golf courses are located around Pensacola. The closest to Forge Place is Marcus Point. It is a public course near Crescent Lake.
The neighborhood is about three miles south of the University of West Florida, with a student population of almost 12,000 – and one resident alligator.