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Life in Pensacola

What Is It Like to Live in Pensacola, Florida?

Known for its Southern charm and hospitality, Pensacola offers a welcoming and laid-back atmosphere—the perfect backdrop for you to live and learn in your walk with Christ.

Pensacola is one of the oldest settlements in mainland America. With 450 years of rich history, “The City of Five Flags” is the ideal college town. Located just 13 miles from the crystal clear Gulf Coast waters, you’ll discover sugar-white beaches, trendy downtown shops and restaurants, and a proud military heritage.

Choosing Pensacola Christian College also means choosing a beautiful city you’re sure to love.

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Things to do in Pensacola, FL

With over 220 average days of sunshine, you’ll find it easy to enjoy some Pensacola favorites.

White sand at Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach

Take a study break at the beach and enjoy the beauty of the ocean.

Exhibit at National Naval Aviation Museum

National Naval Aviation Museum

Walk among real historic aircraft and learn about its part in history.

Students at Blue Wahoos Game

Pensacola Blue Wahoos Baseball

Feel the excitement in the air at this Minor League Baseball stadium.

Ice Flyers Hockey Game

Pensacola Ice Flyers Hockey

Cheer on the team at a local hockey game.

Blue Angels performing

Blue Angels Air Shows

Experience the United States Navy’s Blue Angels in action.

Vendor Tents at Palafox Market

Palafox Market

Visit the Palafox Market for locally grown produce and handmade wares.

Fort Pickens at sunset

Fort Pickens

See a part of history by walking through Fort Pickens.

Glow Kayaking

Glow Kayaking

Get out on the water at night for a truly unique view.

Dolphin Cruise

Dolphin Cruises

Find dolphins, birds, and other animals along the Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Places to Eat

Check out these student favorites for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course, brunch.

Students studying outdoors

Lots to Love on Campus

Whether you’re searching for a fun spot to gather with friends or a quiet place to read, there’s something for everyone on campus.

Find a Bite to Eat
Head to the Campus Store

rock wall climbing in the sports center

Sports Center Activities

Stop by the Sports Center for some exciting activities, including ice skating, rock climbing, bowling, and FlowRider.

Explore Athletic Opportunities

photo of the crowne centre

Crowne Centre and Campus Church

The Crowne Centre is a stunning building that houses Campus Church. This state-of-the-art facility serves the college community and surrounding neighborhoods as a place to join in worship, fellowship, and learning.

Discover Campus Church

Frequently Asked Questions

When you enroll at PCC, you’ll be immersed in the welcoming community of the college campus. You’ll spend plenty of time off campus, too. Between the beach, restaurants, farmers market, and sporting events, there’s always something fun and inspirational to do.

Pensacola was named as the 28th best place to live in the country by U.S. News. That ranking factors in below-average crime rates as well as weather, cost of living, and things to do. However, like in any major city, you should always be aware of your surroundings while venturing around town.

Pensacola is an engaging environment for you to study and strengthen your relationship with God. You’ll find a strong community of friends and spiritual mentors both on and off campus.