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General Area in Jacksonville : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jul 24, 2017
Tuklaw1990 answered:
Northside, Westside, and parts of Southside of Jacksonville are overrun by thugs and drugs from the northside and eastside (downtown) part of town, transplants from Hurricane Katrina, and Ghetto-ville of other southern states (Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia). Unless you're a part of this group, I suggest you move further south closer to Saint Augustine. It's like a Zombie Apocalypse in Jacksonville, Florida and the decent neighborhoods and people are being driven out. ... more
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Fri Jun 16, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You will need to do your own research regarding quality of schools, crime statistics and what is a "good" neighborhood for your family. Realtors cannot give opinions on these topics because it violates Fair Housing laws. Before you fly down to Jacksonville, you can either call the local police department (not the 911 number - use a local number) or go to their website. The police department can answer questions about safety and crime. As for quality of schools, there are websites for that. You can also call the local schools and ask the Office to have one of the parents contact you. Elementary schools generally have a Parent Teacher organization and those parents will call you. I would also use the information on the Census Bureau's website.

Realtors can provide published information - as long as it's somebody else who wrote it. Being from the New York City suburbs, I suspect the quality of public schools in CT is superior to that of Florida. I know the public schools in Greenwich are far superior. If you're in the Greenwich area, it will be very difficult to find comparable schools.
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Mon Oct 31, 2016
Tommya2 answered:
All I see here are replies by agents wanting to sell you a home. Probably biased.
Be careful. Look up something called the "non disclosure of problems" that comes with a
nocatee purchase contract.

just be careful.

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Mon Sep 26, 2016
Yoyo asked:
I'm looking for a diverse area in St. John's County with a decent commute into Jacksonville. I hear the Duvall County school system is as bad as Miami-Dade. We are looking to…
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Mon Feb 8, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
A good real estate agent is very familiar with the neighborhoods where he or she shows properties. But because of the Fair Housing Act, the agent can't legally share all of that information with you. Many customers ask about "safe" neighborhoods but the definition of safe is subjective, your definition of safe may not be the same as another person's, and answering questions about "safe" neighborhoods may actually put us agents in violation of the Fair Housing laws as it may pinpoint a certain class of people. That's why we real estate agents should not be commenting on safe neighborhood questions other than to point you towards local police/sheriff offices for statistics or demographic web sites that track crime statistics such as ... more
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Sat Jan 23, 2016
Katie asked:
I'll be moving to Jacksonville with my husband who will be working out of NS Mayport. We have a young daughter so I was wondering what the best neighborhoods would be for us to focus on…
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Mike Linkenauger answered:
For sunrise views, beaches neighborhoods are nice, for sunsets, Riverside is about the only area. Check them ALL out here -
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Mike Linkenauger answered:
Hi there Cindy! University Park is an older, established area in the Arlington area of Jacksonville. Schools are not the best, but for Arlington there are much worse areas to be in! Here is info for each neighborhood in the Arlington / Ft. Caroline area -
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Christine Williams answered:
There is a ton of new construction in the beaches area now!!!! Contact me for details and pricing for communities such as Avalon, Ocean Terrace, Atlantic Beach Country Club and any of the other site-built homes, or resales! ... more
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Mon Jan 19, 2015
Tom Moore answered:
Besides checking these recommended independent sites, you can check with for the grade each school has earned, and also while on that site look at the magnet programs, they have a great reputation. ... more
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Thu Nov 13, 2014
Root Realty answered:
Hi there,

I would love to assist you in your search! I can guide you to find something close to water, and would love to know more preferences you are looking for :)

MaryAnne Rodriguez
Direct (904) 814-0022
Office (904) 515-2700
Fax (904) 369-4589

Keller Williams Realty
8702 Perimeter Park Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32216
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Thu Oct 23, 2014
Michael Joseph answered:
Are you talking about support groups for Domestic violence? If so contact your local police department. Their are many groups that offer support for DV victims.
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Wed Oct 22, 2014
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Sat Mar 29, 2014
Lisa Foster answered:
Hi Marcie,

You may find this site helpful as well...

Welcome to sunny Florida!!
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Sat Mar 8, 2014
Vanessa Tave answered:
The Peninsula is a secure, high-rise on the St. Johns River that has a concierge service to help navigate the vastness of Duval County. I lived there while in transit to Minneapolis and enjoyed walking to San Marco and across the Main Street Bridge to the Landing to eat shashimi and kimchi soup at Koja's Sushi Bar; Best in Jax! But to answer the question, San Marco and Riverside will be the shortest commute, but St. John's Towncenter has the best offerings for a young professional; shopping, restaurants, rentals, and nightlife. ... more
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Wed Jan 22, 2014
Wayne Jones - REALTOR(R) answered:

Here it is, a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with a fireplace, cooking isle, fully fenced back yard just a short distance to NAS Jax. Call me if interested in looking at.

Wayne Jones
Watson Property Management
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