San Marco is a quaint neighborhood located south of downtown with a robust square of restaurants, shops and a theater dating back to the 1940’s. San Marco has some of the most beautiful, architecturally significant homes in Jacksonville. San Jose is a mix of mid-century ranch homes and exquisite estates. Join the historic San Jose County Club to play the 18-hole Donald Ross design course or enjoy the club’s tennis courts, resort style pool, and extensive fitness center. The St. Nicholas neighborhood is one of the oldest in Florida and started as a fort built by the Spanish in 1793. Through the efforts of the St. Nicholas Area Preservation this community is now a well-preserved historic district and one of Jacksonville’s highest elevation neighborhoods.
Mandarin, named for its once plentiful orchards of Mandarin oranges, is located in the southernmost portion of Jacksonville. Mandarin offers residents a suburban lifestyle in an area that has winding roads lined with majestic oaks. Located in St. Johns County, Julington Creek is just south of Mandarin with newer communities, many 10 years-old or less. Both communities have marinas, docks for fishing, nature trails, historical sites, and spectacular waterfront views.
Amelia Island is a peaceful seaport community with 13 miles of beautiful beaches, including Fernandina Beach, abundance of wildlife, and pristine waters. The Ritz-Carlton resort plays host to the annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, one of the nation’s top automotive concours events. The breathtaking island is a cherished destination for visitors and residents alike and repeatedly has been voted among the Top 10 North American Islands by Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards. It is home to one of Florida’s oldest operating bars, the Palace Saloon, which is located within a 50-block area of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Forget commercial shopping malls and restaurant chains; the island offers eclectic shops, galleries, and boutiques along with one-of-a-kind restaurants native to its exclusive culture.
Avondale and Riverside are national registered historic sites located along the St. Johns River established in the early 1900’s. Throughout these communities you will find parks, tennis courts and softball fields. There are plenty of dining options and boutique shopping. Spend time at the Cummer Art Museum, enjoy the Jacksonville Symphony or browse the Riverside Arts Market. Close to highways I-95 and I-10, downtown and TIAA Field where the Jaguar’s play. The many architectural styles of homes give this community a unique character. Ortega is slightly south and within minutes of Avondale/Riverside. All three communities are covered with old growth majestic Oak trees and beautiful gardens.
Springfield’s historic district is the oldest neighborhood in Jacksonville established in 1869 and located just north of downtown Jacksonville. Host to two annual historic home tours and the Jacksonville PorchFest, a full-day music festival held throughout the community where neighbors participate by playing different genres of music on their porches. Springfield is part of the Urban Core with thriving Main Street new development. It is a friendly walkable and bikeable neighborhood full of Victorian, Queen Anne and Craftsman style homes, both old and new. Downtown Jacksonville is nestled between skyscrapers and the St. Johns River where condominiums have soaring views of the St. Johns River and beyond. We are known as The River City, that you will totally enjoy with the St. Johns river running through the heart of the city and a plethora of events happing on both South and North banks of the River.
Murray Hill was voted to become part of Jacksonville in 1925. The homes in this community range from small bungalows to larger two-story homes. Come enjoy the pubs and restaurants along Edgewood Avenue.
Lake Shore meanders along the banks of the Ortega River with direct access to the St. Johns River and out to the ocean. It’s a great community for boating, fishing and water skiing. Murray Hill and Lake Shore are within minutes to Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
Atlantic Beach offers a small-town atmosphere with easy access to the ocean. Stretching only about 25 blocks from north to south, Atlantic Beach is a closed-end community with a neighborhood feeling. The town center includes the landmark One Ocean Hotel & Spa, along with many quaint eateries and boutiques. Although part of the greater Jacksonville municipality, Atlantic Beach has its own mayor, city council, police and fire departments.
Neptune Beach is a small, quiet coastal community nestled on the northeast coast of Florida between Atlantic Beach and Jacksonville Beach. Neptune Beach has a comfortable, casual and laid-back atmosphere that invites people of all ages to enjoy the beach and other areas of natural beauty. The hard-packed sand is great for cycling and the waves are ideal for surfing.
Jacksonville Beach has a mix of everything from million dollar oceanfront homes, condos and affordable housing options. The downtown area is vibrant with musical venues, restaurants, and nightlife. The Sea Walk Pavilion is the focal point of beach festivals, which bring everything from blues and jazz legends to classical performances. Moonlight movies and Sunday afternoon concerts are a regular occurrence.
The rich history of Ponte Vedra Beach and its pristine natural resources helped shape this community. In 1914, two young chemical engineers, Henry Holland Buckman and George A. Pritchard, discovered that Ponte Vedra’s beaches contained industrial minerals, including components necessary for the production of titanium and zirconium. The National Lead Company bought out the partners in 1916 and modern-day Ponte Vedra began to take shape when National Lead built a 9-hole golf course for its employees along with a log clubhouse and polo field in 1922. In 1937, the complex became the world-famous Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. Today, Sawgrass is the global home to the PGA Tour and The Players Championship golf tournament. The area offers other championship golf courses against a backdrop of natural charm, world-class tennis facilities, breathtaking marshlands abounding with wildlife and of course, miles of beautiful, unspoiled white sand beaches.
Orange Park is a suburb of Jacksonville and is located adjacent to the southern border of the city on the west side of St. Johns River. In the last 30 years, numerous residential developments have been built and Orange Park is now Clay County’s largest city. Another big draw to Orange Park is Clay County’s top-rated school system. There are many private and public docks and marinas on the St. Johns River. Orange Park also boasts a nine-mile jogging and mountain biking trail, which winds parallel with U.S. Highway 17, and a newly built 1.5-mile concrete river walk along the St. Johns River.
Fleming Island is an area of Orange Park. Numerous boat ramps and a bike trail stretching from Doctor’s Inlet to Black Creek are open to the public. Perhaps the biggest lure of Fleming Island is its sheer beauty. Hundred year-old oak and magnolia trees have been carefully preserved and the many waterways have been kept clean and clear. The developers in the area have taken a clue from the generations who came before and have nestled their homes into the trees, along the rivers and creeks, and next to preserved wetlands.
Jacksonville’s Northside established near the mouth of the St. Johns River on Fort George Island. Located on the Northside is the Jacksonville International Airport offering direct flights to several major US cities and the Jax Port Cruise Terminal with cruises to the Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean on board the Carnival Ecstasy. River City Marketplace opened on November 17, 2006, is a 125-acre shopping district and once Phase II is fully built the project will boast more than 100 retailers. There are several state parks and Timucuan Preserve is a National Preserve comprising over 46,000 acres of wetlands and waterways. The Northside is home to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens with over 2,400 rare and exotic animals and over 1,500 unique plant species. A new VA Outpatient Clinic is taking shape and will have a range of medical and social services for our veterans; the anticipated completion is in early 2024. Amazon and Coach distribution centers, Budweiser and Barcardi plants, Mercedes training center and headquarters of many corporations are located in north Jacksonville offering plenty of employment opportunities.
Callahan is a town in Nassau County, Florida, United States, adjacent to Duval County with its major industries being timber and agriculture. Home to one of the largest mulch manufacturing plants in the country. Callahan is a town that is growing but retains its small-town feel. Located just 20 minutes North of downtown Jacksonville, andt 18 miles from the Georgia state line.
Hilliard is home to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control Center, which coordinates most commercial and civilian air traffic for the southeastern United States. The FAA center is a major employer in Hilliard and there are many retired FAA employees who live in the area and enjoy the relaxed rural lifestyle. Logging is a major industry in the area surrounding the city center as well as farming due to its specific soil conditions.
Yulee is located just 15 miles from Amelia Island and the Jacksonville International Airport and home to Florida State College at Jacksonville’ Nassau Center, the White Oak Conservation, two renown golf courses, the Nassau Wildlife Management Area, Robert M. Foster Justice Center, Four Creeks, State Forest, the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, and the Florida Welcome Center on Interstate 95. Yulee has a number of restaurants, cafes and other nightlife venues plus several outdoor festivals annually.