To add to the already great information, you could also consider the beach towns of St. Augustine and Fernandina Beach. There are some charming older neighborhoods. It really depends on your price range.
We live on the west side of the river and the communities of Riverside-Avondale-Ortega-Venetia are very charming and popular neighborhoods. You can find everything from 50's ranch style homes to 1920-1940s Prairie style, Craftsman, Mediterranean and Four Square homes. Henry J.Klutho, a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright, moved from New York after the great fire of 1901 in Jacksonville and built many homes here. I remember reading that Jacksonville has more examples of Craftsman style architecture than any other city in America (can't remember where I saw it, but let me say the architecture is very charming in our older neighborhoods) Jacksonville has been a popular choice for filming because it can look like any part of the country.
On the east side, definitely San Marco. Another agent recommended Beauclerc which is beautiful but the homes are newer than the classic 1920-1940s style of San Marco and Avondale/Riverside.
Since you are from a large metropolitan area, either San Marco or Avondale/Riverside would appeal to you because of their shopping areas within walking distance and their proximity to downtown.
Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.
First, I would like to congratulate you for choosing the Sunshine State, Jacksonville FL! Jacksonville as you probably already know is the largest city in the U.S. state of Florida and has so many places to choose from.
There's Beauclerc in Mandarin - Like the real estate market, Beauclercâ€™s economy and job market is steady and diversified, the school districts are exceptional, and the various recreational and cultural amenities abundant. Beauclercâ€™s subtropical climate draws many to this region and features mild winters and warm summers that can reach into the high 90s during the summer months. Home prices in Beauclerc are currently steady and strong, making this the perfect time to invest in your dream property.
That's just one of them! I would love to send you listings of homes based on your specifications, price range included.
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and are maintained with pride by their current owners. Check out the neighborhood website, http://www.riverside-avondale.com, to see more. Then call me,I live in the heart of this great neighborhood and would be glad to help you if this is the place you choose.
Good luck, Jason Lindsay, REALTOR, 904-894-6587
There are many wonderful neighborhoods in Jacksonville with wonderfully individual homes, are safe with good schools, etc... In most cases, people tend to think that the gated communities, such as Marsh Landing and Deerwood and many others, are safest, but you will almost always have a HOA. Neighborhoods/areas such as San Marco and Miramar are wonderful with older homes and good schools and no HOA, but not all have public sewer, many have septic. I agree with Charlie. Your best bet is to enlist the help of a real estate agent that can do the legwork for you. We can search MLS for many of these requirements and come up with great areas for you and your family! We do not cost a buyer anything and we will work hard for you to find the perfect home. If I can be of any assistance, please contact me!
There are many great communities in the Jacksonville area considering that Jacksonville is about 850 square miles in size. Location will be determined by the type of house you are looking for and your price target. My recommendation would be to contact an agent, who won't cost you anything, speak with him or her discussing just what it is you are looking for in a home. As an accredited buyer's representative (ABR) I have worked with many out of town buyers successfully complete their home purchase transaction in a minimum amount of time. I can be contacted toll free at 877-331-3359 where I'm available most evening until 7 PM or by email at email@example.com.
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