My husband, newborn, and I are moving down to Pensacola for flight school and I am looking for housing suggestions, areas to avoid living, ect. We'll be going down on Monday/Tuesday to look around, but any advice would be great! Thanks in advance!
We're currently in Milton, just north of Pensacola for flight school. Is he an NFO or SNA? If he's going to have API in Pensacola Nas and then primary in Whiting Field a lot of people i know are really happy splitting the difference the whole time, and end up finding houses on 9 mile road or olive. If your looking to stay in Pensacola for API and then move to milton for primary I would start by living outside the back gate.
Its hard to find nice rental houses in the area, under or near BAH but there are some really nice apartment complexes. We stayed in Fairfield Villas and had a good experience, and i had a good friend in CountryWood at blue angel and they loved it there.
For Milton its a little easier to find nice rental houses off base, and the base housing Whiting Pines has some renovated homes and TONS of conviences, and hey new moms' like me :P
Also, look into a couple facebook groups, NAS Pensacola spouses and SOSA Whiting Field if your hubby is a SNA. They are both filled with tons of great ladies and would also have some good advice.
Wow that was long, let me know if you have any more questions.
Okay, this was 10 years ago, but I lived in an apartment just outside the back gate. Austin Wood? The one on N. Loop Rd. This was new back then. I think there's now a second apartment complex right next to it. This is almost all students, and there will likely be several people in his class or the class ahead of him that live nearby, which is good for study groups. Also, there's a Super Walmart about a mile away.
if you're going to Whiting, I don't have a lot of suggestions...sorry.