One of the fastest-growing community in Santa Rosa County, Florida, Pace is the western gateway with thousands of residents living in the 32571 zip code. With its excellent public schools, recreation associations, public parks, law enforcement agencies, military support, and the very best quality of life, Pace offers a quiet life for those who want it, but gives you access to all the beaches, and main attractions when you’re ready to have fun.
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.
Pace, Fl is home to many of the military personnel and civilian employees from NAS Whiting Field, located northeast of Pace and NAS Pensacola, located about 30 miles to the southwest of Pace. The Pensacola-Milton area is considered the “Cradle of Naval Aviation.”
Pace, Florida is considered number one school district in the State of Florida since 2010. The Santa Rosa County School System was rated “Best in State” on FCAT testing.
With its close proximity to so many Northwest Florida attractions, Top Schools, Military Facilities and Health Centers, Pace offers a slower pace of life with all the benefits of the big city within proximity.
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