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Old 03-07-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: PHL-Terminal C, Gate 11
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I've lived here for 10 years and I think it's a hoover of a town...meaning it'll suck the life out of you...It's so depressing. This is a town where ambition comes to die.
I think you make a good point. I left the area about 4 years ago, before the local economy collapsed. I eventually had to work for myself to make a decent living, not to mention that I found the work ethic to be weak in the Pensacola area.
Please don't misunderstand me, the area is beautiful, and I enjoyed some life changing experiences there. The downtown is lovely, it's neighborhood, North Hill, is exquisite!
I loved exploring the area: camping, road trips, kayaking, hiking. Great restaurants, and exploring some of the regional culture of that part of the country. I truly cherish the time I spent in the panhandle.
I must say, however, it really is an area geared to those 40yo and up, and those younger are usually married. I was a single woman in her early thirties when I moved down there, and left almost 10 years later.
The Pensacola area has a weird vibe, I really can't articulate what I mean. There is a definite demarcation of the haves and have-nots, strange for such a small city.
The area near the Navy base, Warrington, is a little creepy.
It is odd how the Pensacola area has been the location of some notorious crimes in recent years.
I am glad I lived there, but I am also glad I got out.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:13 PM
 
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Very well put! I agree! @nosyneighbors

The job market here blows and I feel that it has affected the crime rate here. A couple months ago a young woman (naval cadet) was killed for no reason... she had been out for a jog over by the base. She was only about 18 or 19. No murder suspect, nothing.

There was a pregnant woman that went missing and her body was found in Bayou Texar back in late November/early December.

People getting shot, knifed, waffle houses being held up...I could go on.


For such a small city, there is a lot of crime. Idle hands, I suppose.
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