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Oak Forest is a subdivision in Ensley, Florida, just north of Pensacola. The community is located just south of Highway 290 and north of I-10. Nearby neighborhoods include Kimberly Woods and Crystal Wells. The proximity to the major interstates and highways in the Pensacola area make it quick and easy for residents here to commute to downtown Pensacola and its surrounding attractions, beaches, and landmarks.
Homes in Oak Forest are primarily Ranch style houses on tree-lined cul-de-sac streets.
The community of Oak Forest lies between two great Pensacola higher learning institutions, the University of West Florida and Pensacola Jr. College, now renamed Pensacola State College. These schools offer residents two great options for higher learning, both offering over 100 degree programs.
Shopping centers near Oak Forest include University Mall, University Town Center and Pensacola Square Shopping Center. For someone looking for a more upscale shopping experience, they can head to Cordova Mall, located a little further to the south at the intersection of Highway 289 and 296. Cordova Mall is anchored by Belk, Dilliard’s, Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond and World Market and also features over 125 specialty and boutique stores.
West Florida Hospital, which lies just east of Oak Forest, offers top-quality medical care for area residents. It is the only hospital in the area to offer patients private rooms. The hospital also features the areas only Accredited Chest Pain Center and the area’s only comprehensive physical rehabilitation hospital.
A popular park for residents of Oak Forest is Drummond Park, which lies just north of the community. This 70-acre park offers visitors 12 baseball fields, a football field, a playground and picnicking areas. John R. Jones Jr. Athletic Complex is also located here, which is home to the Adult Softball Complex. This complex has four softball fields with covered dugouts. The community provides youth sports programs as well as adult women’s, men’s and co-ed leagues. The park provides a place to enjoy nature and socialize with friends and neighbors.