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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Pace is a town in Florida with a population of 22,232. Pace is in Santa Rosa County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Pace offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Pace and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Pace are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$977
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Pace Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Pace

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,966
National
$55,322
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Pace Reviews

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First of all,there’s many racist people. Interracial families are not accepted and teens have to pick one race of friends. Second,the schools are NOT as good as they think. After moving here from Texas I quickly found out the schools are very far behind. My daughter wanted to continue AP classes in every subject but none were offered. She ended up graduating a year early because she was so far ahead. She got a full scholarship to university. People are nice to your face but that’s where it ends. If you’ve ever watched southern shows with rednecks,that’s what it’s like. Mostly a lot of poor people,lazy people! If you love the beach live in Pensacola or Fort Walton,not here. It’s 45 minutes on a good day,but at least an hour or more in season. I’m moving in May after 1.5yrs here. I wouldn’t move here again or recommend anyone to move here...unless your white,which i am,and a redneck. Not progressive at all;in action or thoughts. No jobs. Very safe.
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While Pace is a growing town, it is quite lacking in places where it should already be good while in 2019. My main problem is the fact that there are next to no sidewalks anywhere, which is a big safety concern, and would be even worse if it wasn't for the fact that there isn't much traffic. Because it is growing however, there are many new job opportunities in the area. There isn't much crime, and everything is relatively cheap too. Ultimately, Pace should be given more time to grow before it can be fully judged.
Pace is frequently recognized as a "redneck town," but many of its wonderful qualities are commonly overlooked. The school system has credible recognition, restaurants and stores are going up constantly, and the beach is a mere 45 minute drive. I love this little town!