Homes for Sale in Jacksonville FL and Area Information
Jacksonville FL is the largest city in the continental United States by land mass at over 800 square miles. It's also the 14th largest city in the US by population and the largest city in Florida. The city of Jacksonville operates the largest urban park system in the US with over 80,000 acres devoted to parks and community areas and is known for its seven bridges crossing the St. Johns River.
Jacksonville is a regional business center, it has many museums and cultural offerings. Swimming and surfing are popular at nearby barrier island beaches such as Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach. Championship golf courses in the area include Ponte Vedra Beach’s TPC Sawgrass, headquarters of the PGA Tour.
The Jacksonville Zoo and Garden was established in 2004, the zoo houses 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 varieties of plants. The zoo and garden is growing and changing daily and is dedicated to consistently improving. On the must see locations in Jacksonville list include, the Museum of Science and History, Cummer Museum of art and Gardens, and the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium.
Situated in downtown Jacksonville along the St. Johns River is the Jacksonville Landing. The landing is home for year-round entertainment, a wide variety of waterfront dining options and inside shopping mall. Along the St Johns River in down town Jacksonville the Jacksonville Landing has been the spot to be for the past 25 years.
The Landing hosts more than 600 events each year including the Florida/Georgia annual football event. The landing also hosts activities such as the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, New Year’s Eve fireworks and party and TaxSlayer Bowl activities. During the spring and summer months the landing hosts activities such as St. Patrick’s Day and July 4th fireworks display. The Landing also hosts weekly events include live weekend entertainment in the center courtyard offering a variety of music including classic rock, oldies, contemporary, jazz, and top 40.
The restaurants at The Landing are open 7 days a week and have a magnificent view of the St. Johns River. The Landing also has two nightclubs; Mavericks Live, that offers a variety of late-night entertainment plus national concert acts, and VooDoo Ultra Lounge for a fun night full of dancing and good times.
The Landing is a U-shaped pavilion sitting on 9 acres of river front property on the bank of the St Johns River. The structure consists of 126,000-square-feet of space housing stores and restaurants. The Food Court is actually called the Founders Food Hall and displays 17 images of people who had a role in the settlement of the area. A statue of Andrew Jackson sits on the round-a-bout in front of facility it was dedicated on June 27, 1987 by Congressman Charles Bennett and Mayor Jake Godbold. The statue is made primarily of bronze and sits nine feet tall and weighs 2,800 pounds.
If you have a boat you can visit The Landing and enjoy the food and shopping. The Landing has over 1000 feet of dock space available for public use.
Metropolitan Park is situated along the shores of the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, the park opened in 1984. This 27-acre facility offers something for everyone.
A large number if entertainers have performed at the park, some of the stars that have performed here include Tony Bennett, Brad Paisley, Jessica Simpson, Earth, Wind and Fire, James Taylor, Idina Minzel, Michael Buble, Styx, Train, Nancy Wilson, Lonestar, George Benson, Faith Hill, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jackson Brown, Chaka Khan, John Rich and Wynonna.
Metropolitan Park offers a variety of recreational amenities including:
Other great entertainment facilities in downtown Jacksonville include the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts, The Florida Theatre, Veterans Memorial Arena, and the Prime Osborn Convention Center
Jacksonville Area Beaches
The Jacksonville area beaches consists of four separate beach area, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach and Mayport.
Mayport is a historic village home to casino boats and seafood restaurants. In Mayport you can eat freshly-caught seafood, including the local specialty, Mayport shrimp.
Just south of Mayport are the communities of Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach. The area is well known for the beautiful white beaches and its casual and upscale dining facilities. This area also has a very upbeat nightlife scene.
Finally, we have Jacksonville Beach. Get a tan, catch a wave or take a walk down the Fishing Pier. On the pier local’s fish and suntan while enjoying the beautiful ocean breezes. Jacksonville Beach is also home to the Sea Walk Pavilion, here you can catch a movie or listen to one of the many concerts. Jacksonville also has a great night life; you can enjoy beverages at the local breweries. They include the Green Room Brewery and Engine 15 Brewing Co. Or just enjoy the night life and the local clubs.
Getting to these great beaches is easy just take the Mathews Bridge to the Arlington Expressway/Atlantic Blvd. east until you reach A1A. Turn right to go to Neptune and Atlantic Beach, left for Jacksonville.
Riverside & Avondale
The Riverside & Avondale has antique shops, cafes, and boutiques. This area is also home to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens overlook the St John’s River. Riverside, listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, is one of Jacksonville’s oldest and coolest neighborhoods. Voted as one of the country’s top 10 Great Neighborhoods, Riverside & Avondale have a unique mix of history, culture, charm, and modern design. The area has million-dollar waterfront homes and upscale apartment buildings.
Riverside's Five Points wonderful neighborhood with coffee shops, outdoor cafés, one-of-a-kind shopping, nightclubs, antique stores, and a lot more.
Jacksonville FL homes for sale in the Riverside & Avondale area range from the low $100,000 to the high $2,600,000. If you are ready to start searching for Jacksonville FL homes for sale in the Riverside and Avondale area click this link
Situated just a few minutes from downtown Jacksonville is the historic San Marco neighborhood. San Marco's has boutiques, art galleries and a dining district with plenty of outdoor cafés.
The San Marco Square is home for the San Marco dinner theatre and Theatre Jacksonville, the oldest community theatre in the country dating back to 1938. If you want wonderful views of the Jacksonville skyline visit Riverfront Park.
Jacksonville FL homes for sale in the San Marco area range from the low $100,000 to the high $4,000,000. If you are ready to start searching for Jacksonville FL homes for sale in the San Marco area click this link
Springfield has historic homes and gorgeous oak trees, Southern Living recently named Springfield one of "The South's Best Comeback Neighborhoods. The original Springfield development dates to 1869; at one point it was Jacksonville’s wealthiest neighborhood.
Springfield’s is a very historic neighborhood and is located adjacent to downtown Jacksonville. This residential part of Jacksonville has beautifully restored old homes and a lot of local charm. Oaks trees line the streets and provide shade.
Jacksonville FL homes for sale in the Springfield area range from the low $50,000 to the high $600,000. If you are ready to start searching for Jacksonville FL homes for sale in the Springfield area click this link
Arlington offers a variety of shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor activities. Arlington is also one of the first areas in the United States settled by the French. It is the site of the French Fort Caroline. This fort was established in 1564, today visitors can see how life was at the Fort Caroline National Memorial. Arlington is also home to the 46,000-acre Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve it also includes the Kingsley Plantation. This preserve is said to be one of the most beautiful and magical natural settings in the country. Exploring the Kingsley Plantation, you will see slave quarter, the barn, waterfront, plantation house, kitchen house, and interpretive garden.
If you are interested in the fauna and Flora of the Jacksonville area just visit the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. The garden is located in the center of Arlington, and has 120 acres of beautiful woodland’s which include 3 miles of biking and hiking trails.
Jacksonville FL homes for sale in the Arlington area range from the low $50,000 to the high $1,400,000. If you are ready to start searching for Jacksonville FL homes for sale in the Arlington area click this link
This area of Jacksonville was established in 1830 and was after the Mandarin orange. It is situated on the St. Johns River just south of San Marco. Mandarin is home to the Mandarin Museum and Walter Jones Historical Park. This 10-acre riverfront site is home to an 1876.
Mandarin is characterized by its magnificent oak trees hung with dramatic Spanish moss and has some of the best views of the St. Johns River. Mandarin was once an important river port, it was known for shipping oranges and other citrus fruit to the cities up north. Mandarin has evolved into a residential area with extensive shopping and business centers.
Jacksonville FL homes for sale in the Mandarin area range from the low $90,000 to the high $4,700,000. If you are ready to start searching for Jacksonville FL homes for sale in the Mandarin area click this link
Ortega lies on the St Johns River just south of the Riverside area. Ortega is bordered by the St. Johns River on the east, the Cedar River on the north, and the Ortega River on the west.
Ortega is home to hundreds of mid-size to large, turn-of-the-century homes and Southern Style mansions. Many of these homes are situated directly on the river, and the nature of the "island" allows ease of access to the waterways for all residents.
Ortega is home to some of the wealthiest of Jacksonville families. Ortega is almost exclusively residential, the only exception is a small square known as Old Ortega. The Old Ortega area in on the north side of Ortega and has some small restaurants, boutiques, and a pharmacy. Ortega has giant oak trees, waterfront mansions, and series of parks. Located on the south side of Ortega is Naval Air Station Jacksonville. This location is the birthplace of the Blue Angels the US Navy’s flight team.
Jacksonville FL homes for sale in the Ortega area range from the low $80,000 to the high $3,400,000. If you are resady to start searching for Jacksonville FL homes for sale in the Ortega area click this link
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Jacksonville FL Demographics
Jacksonville is located in Florida. Jacksonville, Florida has a population of 890,679. Jacksonville is more family-centric than the surrounding county with 28% of the households containing married families with children. The county average for households married with children is 27%.
The median household income in Jacksonville, Florida is $44,525. The median household income for the surrounding county is $45,290 compared to the national median of $49,877. The median age of people living in Jacksonville is 37.4 years.
Jacksonville FL Weather
The average high temperature in July is 90.4 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 44.8 degrees. The average rainfall is approximately 48.96 inches per year, with inches of snow per year.
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