North Lakeview Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Bayou Texar is a large lake located on the eastern end of Pensacola, Florida. Carpenter’s Creek and a number of small tributaries flow into this lake, which in turn empties into Pensacola Bay. This is a prime fishing spot for freshwater species, and is a scenic protected area that entices both power and sail boat owners to take to the water.
Overlooking this picturesque setting is this the North Lakeview neighborhood. Most properties along the eastern edge of Menendez Drive and Texar Drive have considerable acreage, with lots that extend to the water line. A number of homeowners have added private docks or piers.
The rest of North Lakeview extends to North 12th Avenue, some three blocks to the west, and from Barcia Drive in the north to Texar Drive in the south. Though lacking the lakefront location, homes in this area sit on lots that are filled with trees and lush lawns, and several have swimming pools. The area is private, quiet, and close enough to the water to take advantage of the cool breezes. No home is more than four blocks from the lake.
The O. J. Semmes Elementary School sits on the southwest corner of the community. Next to the school is the almost two-acre Semmes Park, offering a basketball court and a children’s playground. Secondary schools are farther away, closer to downtown Pensacola. A number of churches are within walking distance, including St. Christopher’s Episcopal, two blocks south. Across from the church is the H. K. Matthews Park and sports playground, with equipment shaped like a giant pirate ship. The Ninth and Fairfield Shopping Center is the closest mall. Two blocks south of Texar Drive is the Cactus Flower Café, a locally-owned Mexican restaurant.