I'm interested in recreational opportunities in Jax. It doesn't look like much of a bicycling city. What about kayaking the intracoastal?

Asked by Sherry Irwin, Snoqualmie, WA Thu Jan 31, 2013

Is it too dangerous because of the gators?

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Hickory & Do…, Agent, Jacksonville, FL
Thu Jan 31, 2013
Hi Sherry....Jacksonville has numerous bicycle clubs, bicycle trails and lots of great neighborhoods where you will REALLY appreciate being able to ride your bicycle every month (12 months) of he year! Visit us when you can...we will gladly introduce you to Jacksonville bicycle opportunites.
Thanks for your question and your interest in Jacksonivlle...Donna
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Brian McLogan, Agent, Jacksonville, FL
Thu Jan 31, 2013
Yes Sherry great trails and events offered within the city limits as wel as the parks and areas mentioned below.
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Frank & Shar…, Agent, Fleming Island, FL
Thu Jan 31, 2013
Actually, Sherry, you will be surprised by the amount of biking. There are many shops and clubs that go on long rides. Our son rode with a group last year that went on 35 mile rides daily, starting early in the morning.

On Fleming Island, where I live, there is a 7 mile sidewalk that runs the entire length of the Island. In Orange Park, there are Bicycle lanes on the side of the major roads, making it safer for cyclists. We regularly see large groups riding through our neighborhood early on weekend days.

Out near the Beach, Nocatee has miles of nature trails where you can bike. In fact, there was a cycling event out there a few months ago while we were showing houses to some Buyers.

If you like to ride in the Country, then the Fleming Island area would be ideal. If you want to be more in the middle of city activity, then the Intracoastal/Beach area is what you are looking for. St. Johns County, including Nocatee, is a good mix of the two, being closer to the beach but having rural areas as well.

Again, there are many people who kayak on the St. Johns and the Intracoastal. There is also Doctor's Lake, a one mile wide, four mile long inlet off the St. Johns, and there is Black Creek, on the south end of Fleming Island, where many people boat and kayak.

Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you and have a great day!
Hope you found this helpful :)

Best regards,

Sharon H. Alters, GRI
Coldwell Banker Vanguard
Web Reference:  http://teamalters.com
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Charles Chor…, Agent, Orange Park, FL
Thu Jan 31, 2013
Hi Sherry,

Great input from others. I'll add my 2 cents worth as I'm a cyclist as well. Lots of miles that you can do in the area, i.e. A1A down to Velano Beach. Then there's jogging, Gate River Run 15K, 26.2 for Donna breast cancer marathon and lot of 5 and 10K opportunities. Along with the Intercoastal there is the St. Johns River, Ortega River and lots of creeks and streams. Come on over. You can't beat the weather either.

All the best,
Charlie Chorman - REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
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Bill and Nina…, Agent, SAINT JOHNS, FL
Thu Jan 31, 2013
Hi Sherry,
With the warmer climate, Jacksonville is a perfect city for outdoor recreational sports of all kinds.
We are a husband and wife team and were both born and raised in Jacksonville. We are lifelong residents of the city. There are many beautiful areas for bicycling. Several of the newer communities offer upscale resort style amenities that include bike and nature trails.

Please contact us anytime to talk about these communities and what you are looking for in a new home. We will be happy to also send you home listings (with photos) via email so you review at your leisure.

We are dedicated to providing our buyers with "Excellent Customer Service" to ensure 100% Customer Satisfaction. Buying a home is one of the most important events in your life. As your Real Estate Agents, we have the expertise and experience required to ensure that for our Buyers, we assist you in locating the "Perfect Home" at the right price, in the time frame desired. We can assist you in locating a resale home or new construction inventory home with a builder. We have many years of experience in building new construction homes and will guide you through the building process step by step with the planning, design, and assisting you in choosing the right community and lot location for your new home.

We look forward to talking with you soon,

Nina and Bill Bay
904-553-8518 or you may email us at:
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Henry Pruitt…, Agent, Orlando, FL
Thu Jan 31, 2013
Hello Sherry,
I am a cyclist myself and there is a lot is bicycling here road and off road. Kayaking is also very safe with several clubs and events going most of the year. If you are looking at moving here I will be happy to get you more information about these groups.

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