East Hill

The neighborhood was first established in the late 1800s, making it one of the oldest in Pensacola.

Welcome to East Hill

Artsy neighborhood with eclectic historic architecture

East Hill is an artsy Pensacola neighborhood nestled at the point where Bayou Texar feeds into Pensacola Bay. The neighborhood was first established in the late 1800s, making it one of the oldest in Pensacola. With an elevated location close to Downtown Pensacola and the port, East Hill soon became a favored neighborhood for wealthy professionals and entrepreneurs. East Hill is a walkable neighborhood with lots of great shopping and dining, as well as an abundance of parks and outdoor recreation, including a well-known dog beach at Bayview Park. East Hill was designed to feature neighborhood parks every three or four city blocks.

​​​​​​​East Hill’s real estate mix spans many periods and architectural styles. Housing options include elegant Victorian and Tudor Revival properties, classic Craftsman homes and bungalows, and gorgeous contemporary single-family homes.

What to Love

  • Eclectic architectural styles 
  • Local shops and restaurants 
  • Artsy atmosphere 
  • Bayview Park and Dog Park

People & Lifestyle

East Hill is home to an eclectic mix of artists, tradespeople, and urban professionals. This diverse community spans all age groups. Residents enjoy access to lots of parks and green space, as well as a great mix of local businesses within the community.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

East Hill’s 12th Avenue is lined with an eclectic array of locally-run shops and eateries. J’s Bakery & Cafe is a longtime local favorite that has been an East Hill stalwart since 1945. Stop by in the morning for their breakfast taco bar or head to J’s during lunch to enjoy a range of gourmet sandwiches. Their bakery section offers delicious baked goods as well as custom cakes for all occasions. O’Zone Pizza Pub is a laid-back hangout serving tasty classic and specialty pizzas alongside draft craft beers, salads, and appetizers. O’Zone is housed in the basement of a converted hospital built in 1915 in a striking Gothic Revival style. Before or after eating at O’Zone, diners can explore exhibits across several floors of the former Sacred Heart Hospital. Angel’s Garden Gift Shop is a whimsical store stocked with all kinds of curiosities and one-of-a-kind gifts. Revolver Records has been a must-visit for Pensacola music aficionados since 1987. Revolver has a huge selection of vinyl, as well as T-shirts and new and used CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes. 

Things to Do

In East Hill’s southeastern corner, Bayview Park spans 40 acres with a huge variety of recreational amenities, which includes picnic areas, grills, playground equipment, swings, tennis courts, and a fitness court. There’s also a boat launch with kayak rentals for use on Bayou Texar and Pensacola Bay. One of the most popular features of Bayview Park is a Dog Park that has Pensacola’s only dog beach. In October, Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival sees teams of 20 synchronized paddlers and drummers race across Bayou Texar in colorful Chinese dragon boats. There are lots of fun activities surrounding the race, including games, sack races, and face painting for kids. The Graffiti Bridge is a unique Pensacola landmark. This 1880s railway bridge has been a beacon for graffiti artists of all kinds for decades. New messages and images are painted on the Graffiti Bridge every night, which means there’s always something different to discover here.

Schools

East Hill is served by the Escambia Public School District.

  • Pensacola High School, Public, 9-12
  • N.B. Cook Elementary School, Public, Magnet, PK-5

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