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Grandpointe Place winds around the triangular-shaped Grandpointe community, which sits between Interstate 10 and the Scenic Highway in Pensacola, Florida. This thoroughfare provides the only point of ingress and egress to the community of Grandpointe, which is far from a typical cookie-cutter neighborhood.
Although all the single-family homes are one-story designs, each enjoys its own color palette and texture. Some homes sport stressed-brick facades with bay windows and creatively-angled rooflines. Others are in muted tans and beige, and embrace a tropical motif with an abundance of palm trees.
Grandpointe is a relatively new community, with most homes built in the early 1990s. Home sites are irregularly-shaped, and some are almost one-quarter acre. Swimming pools are common here.
Schools all lie outside of Grandpointe, with the nearest being Scenic Elementary and Ferry Pass Middle School. Washington High School is farther west, next to Pensacola State University. The schools are easy to find, since the Pensacola Regional Airport is across the street. The University of Florida’s College of Medicine and its affiliated Sacred Heart Health System Hospital both occupy the same area. Spanish Trail Baptist and Baywoods Assembly of God are the nearest churches.
Scenic Highway, which sits within one-half mile of the neighborhood, skirts the shore of Escambia Bay and the larger Pensacola Bay. Taking this roadway north leads to bass and salmon fishing spots at Murphy’s Cove and Macky Bay. More fishing is available on the rivers and lakes of the Escambia River Wildlife Management Area. The Scenic Highway also passes by the campus of the University of West Florida, which is known for its Archaeology Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. Following the same highway south leads to a number of parks along Pensacola Bay, including the postage stamp-sized Chimney Park and the considerably larger 16-acre Lavellet Park.