The insiders guide to Jacksonville Florida

Jacksonville is the largest city in land mass on the continental United States and is very diverse.  The neighborhoods can be rural with big acreage and horses or more metropolitan closer to downtown with quaint shops and restaurants.  The NFL team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, make their home here and the annual Players Championship pro golf tournament is held right south of Jacksonville.

During the holidays there are several events in Jacksonville such as the Gator Bowl Parade, a New Years Eve Party and Fireworks Spectacular at Jacksonville Landing, and Milk and Cookies with Santa at the Jacksonville Zoo.

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Moving to Jacksonville

Located in the Northeastern region of Florida, Jacksonville, is the largest city in the state and is in Duval County.  Jacksonville has 885 square miles of land and water with a population of 800,000 plus people.  The major highways that run through Jacksonville are I-10, I-95, and I-295.

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Moving to Jacksonville

Located in the Northeastern region of Florida, Jacksonville, is the largest city in the state and is in Duval County.  Jacksonville has 885 square miles of land and water with a population of 800,000 plus people.  The major highways that run through Jacksonville are I-10, I-95, and I-295.

George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park

George Crady Fishing Pier is a mile long, pedestrian only fishing bridge located northeast of Jacksonville along the Nassau Sound.  Its location make this fishing pier one of the best fishing spots in Florida. Fishermen catch a variety of fish including whiting, jacks, drum, and tarpon. The fishing bridge is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. 

Talbot Islands State Parks

The Talbot Islands State Parks include 7 parks in the Jacksonville and Fernadina Beach areas of Florida.  The series of islands and parks include: Little Talbot Island, Big Talbot Island, Amelia Island, Fort George Island, Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve, Yellow Bluff Fort, and George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier.  The state park is open 365 days a year from 8 am to sunset.

San Marco Homes

Historic and scenic are the best words to describe many of the homes in the San Marco neighborhood of Jacksonville. Many of the homes in San Marco are circa 1940’s.

Jacksonville Sports and Recreation

Sports and outdoor activities are a big part of life in Jacksonville and whether you’re a big football fan, golf fanatic or love to fish Jacksonville has the perfect game, course, or spot for you.

Adventure Landing

Adventure Landing in Jacksonville is a mini theme park with a water park, game room, go carts and putt putt golf course right off Beach Blvd in Jacksonville.

San Marco

On the southeast side of Jacksonville Florida is San Marco a quaint neighborhood with a robust downtown and some of the nicest homes in Duval County.

Josephs Pizza

If you love pizza you know that great pizza is rare. There are plenty of good pizza restaurants but that rare gem that you recommend to friends as great pizza is rare indeed. Josephs Pizza in Jacksonville is absolutely excellent.

Mayport

Mayport is primarily known for the Mayport Naval Station - a major US Navy base on the St Johns River. But the Village of Mayport that sits on the St Johns River and is surrounded by the Navy Base is a quaint town with good fishing, a marina, and great seafood.

Jacksonville Landing

The Jacksonville Landing is on the banks of the St. Johns River in the heart of downtown Jacksonville. With great views of the city, the river, and many bridges it’s a great place for lunch, dinner, and a night of dancing.

Fort Caroline

Fort Caroline is a 16th century fort on the southern banks of the St Johns River in Jacksonville. The fort was built by the French in the 1560s in an attempt to claim their part of the new world.

Hanna Park

Hanna Park in Jacksonville Florida is enormous and has beaches, a fresh water lake, a water playground with fountains, kayaking, fishing, and campsites. This 450 acre park is 17 miles east of Jacksonville and is also known for excellent surfing.