Pace is the western gateway to Santa Rosa County Florida bordered to the West by Escambia Bay and by Milton to the East.  History buffs speak of William Barnett who established Florida Town in 1821, the site of his lumber mill. The rich timberland fed the mill. The town name of Pace did not enter the picture until 1907 when James C. Pace opened the Pace Mill which was in operation for 22 years. Changing to an emphasis of pulp production, the mill reopened in the late 1930’s as the Florida Pulp and Paper Company. Despite local efforts, incorporation failed at least once.  With thousands of residents and more pouring in daily, this unincorporated area is poised and ready to begin its first steps to the new future as a new Florida city. Visit their offical website by clicking here

There are five schools that provide education to Pace area students, S. S. Dixon Primary, S. S. Dixon Intermediate School, Avalon Middle School, Sims Middle School and Pace High School. Pace schools regularly achieve academic excellence as indicated by high test scores and athletic excellence in sports.

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To enroll in schools, students must present completed immunization records, a physical exam completed within the past 12 months, birth certificate, social security number, and proof of residence or notarized declaration of domicile. Students in grades 9-12 will require a sealed transcript from previous school.

Pensacola Junior College
University of West Florida
Pensacola Christian College
Troy State University

The Population in 1970 figures for Pace were 5,000 compared to over 53,000 today.


There are a variety of retail stores, small boutiques, and other shops located on Hwy 90 in Pace including Target, Home Depot, Lowes, and others. You are just minutes away from Pensacola’s two major shopping areas, the historic downtown area and in the Mall area (University and Cordova Malls) located in the I-10/Davis Highway corridor.

Contact Information

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Pensacola Bay Realty
201 E. Government St. #8
Pensacola FL 32502
Fax: 850-433-6222

Bernie Mostoller, CRS,GRI,SRES,CDPE

Pensacola Bay Realty
201 E. Government Street, Pensacola, FL 32502
877-822-5542  Office * 850-572-1258 Direct * 850-433-6222 Fax