I am a life long resident of North Florida and a veteran licensed Realtor for 23 years. I have had Children and currently have Grandchildren in the school system.
There are many A rated schools in Duval County. However, you will need to cherry pick the schools and the areas as there are 115 schools total and only 43 of those have A ratings. St. Johns county has 16 schools in the county with 15 A ratings. St. Johns County school district has been reported to be ranked in the top 12% of school districts in the Untied States.
I am porviding a link to the Dept of Education School Grades Accountability Report. This will assist you in finding the schools that meet your cirteria. http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/default.asp
Northeast & Northwest St. Johns County are Bedroom Communities to Jacksonville meaning that many of the residents work in Duval County but live in St. Johns. The commute from Northwest St. Johns to Duval County is less than 15 - 20 Minutes.
If I can assist you in finding homes in the school districts you choose, please contact me.
If you want to be as close as possible to Jax, but in St. Johns county, you may want to look into Julington Creek Plantation and Ponte Vedra. Ponte Vedra is more pricey than JCP because it is at the beach.
Here are some websites to check out.
http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/ - St. Johns County Public Schools
http://www.julingtoncreekplantation.org - Julington Creek Plantation
http://www.pontevedrachamber.org - Ponte Vedra information
Good luck in your home search!
Mandarin is a popular, family -oriented community. Quality education is a priorty for most families considering relocation, and Manderin is known for its excellant schools-4 elementries, 2 middles and Mandarin Senior High. The area also offers various parochail and private educational facilities as well. Jacksonville downtown area-businesses, performing arts centers and Alltel Stadium ( Home of the NFL Jaquars) are within a 20 to 25 minute drive. River access and good neighborhood parks are another attractive feature. Mandarin has a variety of shopping facilities and restaurants. Most residents have a grocery store and pharmacy within minutes of their homes.
If you would like a list of properties in this area please e-mail me with price range, bedrooms, baths you require and I will send you some properties to look at, no obligation.
See you somewhere,
Realty World Executive Group
904-529-8031 or 904-635-1972
I live and do a good portion of my business in NW St. Johns County. We moved from the Mandarin area of Jacksonville 8 years ago, because of the excellent school system in St. Johns County. The Fruit Cove/Julington Creek Plantation area ( zip code 32259) and the CR210 area, which comprises zip codes 32259 and 32092, are all excellent areas and there are some great deals on new construction and resales. We are in close proximity to Jacksonville either by SR13 (San Jose Blvd), or I95. It is a great place to live! All of our elementary schools are A-rated, our two Middle Schools, Fruit Cove Middle & Switzerland Point Middle are A-Rated, and our High School, Bartram Trail, earned a "B" this past year, but in the past has always had an "A" rating. The Fall of 2008 there will be several new schools opening. Creekside High School and a K-8th grade school. If you are not working with an agent, I would love the opportunity to talk to you more about what you are looking for. Please visit my website which is listed below for contact information.
Cindy Gavin, Broker-Associate
Vanguard GMAC Real Estate
If you plan to work in Jacksonville I would not recommend that you live in Orange Park. Traffic in and out is terrible. St. Johns county offers much better access to Jacksonville via I-95 or SR 9A which means you can enjoy a higher quality of life while your children enjoy a higher quality education.
If you like visit my web site http://www.realinjax.com to search the area MLS for homes that meet your needs. If you like I will set up an automatic search for you so you will receive updates whenever new homes come on the market that match what you are looking for. Contact me anytime and I will be glad to help.
Shonda Sauls, REALTORÂ®
Prudential Network Realty
(904) 260-4300 #625 Office