Have to reiterate much of what has already been said. Retirement is an important juncture in our lives and your lifestyle that you are seeking is going to be very important. If you are a beach person than our beaches will be it, boater then close to our many waterways, arts maybe closer to downtown. Jacksonville and the surrounding areas have so much to offer. Here's a link to the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, http://www.myjaxchamber.com/ , where you can do a search. Each of the other communities such as St. Johns county and Clay county also have Chambers. One last link is for the city of Jacksonville, http://www.coj.net . Which has all the info for Duval and the city of Jacksonville..
Give me a shout if you need additional info.
Charlie Chorman - REALTOR
Accredited Buyer Representative - ABR
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
Hope YOU CHOOSE to contact us....we work at YOUR convenience....and we LISTEN.
Thank you for your question.
"The Real Estate Lady"
Oceanside Real Estate
(904) 732-PACK 732-7225
As the previous agents have stated there are many areas in north east Florida that offer great opportunities for those that are looking to retire. As you may or may not know, Florida in general offers lower cost of living then most areas, no state income tax, low sales tax, homestead exemption to help with lowering your real estate taxes and much more. I personally specialize on Florida First coast which features Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Putnam, and Clay Counties. All of which have communities that offer great amenities and benefits retirees!
Specifically in St. Johns county, St. Augustine, The Nations Oldest City, has been voted one of the top ten places to retire in the U.S. according to Forbes Magazine, USA Today, and CNN! There are many options for retirement communities as well that offer maintenance free living. Some examples are:
Del Webbs Riverwood in Nocatee/Ponte Vedra Florida: http://www.delwebb.com/communities/fl/ponte-vedra/ponte-vedr
Del Webbs Sweetwater in Jacksonville Florida: http://www.delwebb.com/communities/fl/jacksonville/sweetwate
The Cascades at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine Florida: http://www.cascadeswgv.com/outside_home.asp
These are just a few of the many communities that offer maintenance free living! If you would like more information on any of the communities I have mentioned or any communities, homes, or areas or have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
Ryan Ford P.A. Realtor
Watson Realty Corp
I, personally, live in southern Clay County and love it for the comfort, quiet and quite honestly peaceful living that I enjoy on a daily basis. Much the same could be said for alot of areas within St. John's County as well. I would have little hesitation suggesting Fleming Island area, World Golf Village area and the list goes on and on.
I hate to sound cliche' but it really does depend on what your wanting out of the area your living in, there are areas that have alot of amenities, areas that have alot of children, areas that have alot of retiree's, areas that have a good mix of all of that. It truly depends on what your lifestyle needs are and what your wanting.
The best thing you can do is to speak to a professional who will show you all those areas, really listen to you and what your wanting from the area and show you!
Best of luck to you on your search, there is alot of good advice already given from those before my comments. If we can assist you any further, please don't hesitate to contact any of us for more in depth advice on a specific area based on your desires.
Real Estate Broker
Americus Realty Corp.
Jacksonville is a great place to live at any time of your life, and is the most-requested last duty station in the Navy, Where the good areas are depends on your lifestyle.
We have one couple who bought a condo at the beach because that was what they had always wanted to do. Another couple wanted to live in the country and bought a farm.
If you like historic neighborhoods, Avondale/Riverside and San Marco are popular. For more sururban living, Clay County and St. Johns County have many beautiful communities to offer. The Beaches have a range of living from single family homes to condos on the ocean.
If you can tell us a little more about your interests, we can pinpoint some areas that we think you will enjoy.
Sharon and Frank Alters, GRI, CDPE, e-PRO
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
Brenda Waters, Realtor
There are many great communities to chose from. Select the price range, amenities, security that fits your needs.
Many people chose Clay County. That gives you Eagle Harbor and other upscale developments to chose from.