Mention Jacksonville just about anywhere in the country, and folks will think beaches. The The Jacksonville Beaches include Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach proper, with Ponte Vedra Beach to the south. Separated by the Intracoastal Waterway from mainland Jacksonville, this string of white sandy beaches begins at the southern border of Fernandina Beach to the north (home of the nationally known Amelia Island Resort), and reaches all the way southward to the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine.
has seen renewed life in recent years, transformed into to its current "seaside village” feel, with privately owned mid-to-upscale restaurants and entertainment venues like the Freebird Cafe, which offers an eclectic mix of performers stretching genres from retro-folk and pop, to the most contemporary edge of today's music scene. High rise condos on the Atlantic Ocean offer the premium lifestyle, and of course, come with a price to match.
Mayport, home to the Jacksonville Naval Air Station (NAS) is a major east coast U.S. Navy Base, and Mayport Beach is popular for its low-key style family outings with common picnic and gathering areas, and campgrounds either on, or a short walk to the beach. This quiet, natural environment is a great escape from the mall and movieplex, and can be a low cost alternative to family fun.
After World War II, and well into the 1960’s and 1970’s, neighborhoods sprouted up like weeds in the area between the intracoastal and the shore. These neighborhoods are still thriving, and offer great resale opportunities for families just starting out who want close proximity to the ocean at an affordable price. These long established neighborhoods include Atlantic Shores
, Hannah Terrace
, Jax Beach Heights
, Jax Beach Terrace
, San Pablo Manor
and The Sanctuary
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