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Overview

Introduction to Gulf Breeze, Florida

Gulf Breeze, Florida, in Santa Rosa county, is 5 miles SE of Pensacola, Florida and 176 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Pensacola metropolitan area with.

Gulf Breeze History

The history of the city of Gulf Breeze could be traced to the arrival of Spaniard Tristan de Luna at Pensacola Bay in August of 1559. However, Spanish efforts at colonization were thwarted due to natural calamities and hostile Indians. The name Gulf Breeze was derived from the Gulf Breeze Cottages and Store located in the area. The first post office in Gulf Breeze was opened in 1936.

Gulf Breeze and Nearby Attractions

  • Pensacola Historical Museum.
  • Fort Morgan Historic Site.
  • Big Lagoon State Park.
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore.
  • Museum of Commerce.

Things To Do In Gulf Breeze

The Pensacola Historical Museum, the National Museum of Naval Aviation and the Quaside Art Gallery are all accessible from Gulf Breeze, offering artifacts pertaining to the art, culture and history of the area.

Gulf Breeze Transportation

Pensacola Regional Airport is nearby.

Gulf Breeze Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Pensacola Junior College, the University of West Florida, the University of South Alabama and James H. Faulkner State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,205
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens17.3%
Employed Population 16+3,121
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married55.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.8%
Median Earnings25+$51,506
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,759

Wealth

Median Family Income$111,910
% Above Poverty Level93.6%
% Below Poverty Level6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,194
Median House Value$387,300

Ancestry

German21.3%
English15.1%
Irish14%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.3%
Welsh5.6%
Italian5.1%
Scottish5%
French Except Basque3.5%
Lithuanian2.6%
Polish2.2%
Norwegian1.5%
Swedish1.2%
Greek1.1%
Portuguese0.9%
Croatian0.8%
Russian0.8%
Arab0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Austrian0.2%
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Gulf Breeze Almanac

CategoryValue
County Santa Rosa County
Standard Zip Codes32563, 32561, 32566
P.O. Box Zip Codes32562
Phone Area Codes850
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.36
Approximate Longitude-87.17

Gulf Breeze Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPENSACOLA RGNL AP
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp43 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 76 F
Jul Temp75 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip64.2 inches
StationWHITING FIELD NAS
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip67.3 inches
StationNICEVILLE
Distance41.4 miles
Jan Temp37 to 61 F
Apr Temp51 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp54 to 81 F
Annual Precip69.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Milton9,462$56,581
Pensacola53,250$63,253

Gulf Breeze Hospitals

The Friary Of Lakeview Center
4400 Hickory Shores Blvd
(850) 932-9375
Gulf Breeze Hospital
(Non-profit)
1110 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
(850) 934-2000

Gulf Breeze Public Schools

Gulf Breeze Middle School
649 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
ZIP: 32561
(850) 934-4080
Middle
Total Enrollment 887
Gulf Breeze Elementary School
549 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
ZIP: 32561
(850) 934-5185
Primary
Total Enrollment 720
Gulf Breeze High School
675 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
ZIP: 32561
(850) 916-4165
High
Total Enrollment 1578
Oriole Beach Elementary School
1260 Oriole Beach Rd
ZIP: 32563
(850) 934-5160
Primary
Total Enrollment 808
Woodlawn Beach Middle School
1500 Woodlawn Way
ZIP: 32563
(850) 934-4010
Middle
Total Enrollment 1012

Gulf Breeze Private Schools

Good Shepherd Lutheran School
4257 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
ZIP: 32563
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
Lighthouse Private Christian Academy
5703 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
ZIP: 32563
Elementary
Total Enrollment 82
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