Windy Hill is a neighborhood located to the southeast of Jacksonville, Florida. You can access the community via Interstate 295 (also known as East Beltway 295), and Florida State Routes 212 and 202.
Windy Hill is full shopping options and great restaurant choices.Residents who live in Windy Hill can shop at the St. Johns Town Center. Stores in the shopping center include Aldo, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Carter's, Coach, Gap, J. Crew, Lululemon Athletica, Victoria's Secret, Pottery Barn and Tiffany and Co.
There are several eateries in the neighborhood such as Bento Cafe, Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q, Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse and Firehouse Subs. Many of the community's restaurants are located in and around St. Johns Town Center.
Forestry Tower Park is also located in the neighborhood, and there you'll find grills, picnic tables, bike racks and playground equipment. The park also has security lighting, a drinking fountain and is fenced-in.
Educational and learning facilities in Windy Hill include Ganeinu-Chabad Early Childhood Development Jewish Preschool, Paul Mitchell the School Jacksonville, Trinity Academy, Kingdom Kids Preschool and Windy Hill Elementary School.
Professionals, singles, families with children, retirees and tourists will all find this a suitable neighborhood to call home.
The Mandarin Station-Losco neighborhood is located south of Jacksonville to the east of the St. Johns River. Residents of this neighborhood can easily accesses Interstate 95, which runs up coastline all the way to the state of New York. This neighborhood provides its residents with a short car commute time to the heart of the city.
Residents of this neighborhood can expect generally mild temperatures, fresh air and lots of sun. Mandarin Station-Losco has a strong system of public and private schools, and is conveniently located near several universities, including the University of Northern Florida and Jacksonville University.
Mandarin Station-Losco is a quick drive away from the St. Johns River, which offers reasonably priced river cruises to explore Florida's wildlife. The St. Johns River is Florida's longest river and is a great natural resource to have nearby. The neighborhood also offers steakhouses, fresh seafood, and a variety of other restaurant options, as well as a local comedy club. Several golf courses occupy the surrounding area and are available to play year round.
Mandarin Station-Losco offers the convenience of a large residential neighborhood while also giving residents fast access to Jacksonville.
Sandalwood is a neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, that lies on the eastern side of the city. You can access the area via Interstate 295 (also known as the East Beltway 295) Atlantic Boulevard and U.S. Route 90.
The Kernan Village shopping mall in Sandalwood features numerous retails stores, such as Shoe Carnival and Atlantic West. Academy Sports and Outdoors is located across Atlantic Boulevard from Kernan Village. Many residents grocery shop at Walmart Super Center located off Kernan Boulevard.
You'll find several eateries in Sandalwood including Bam Bam's Asian Grill, Taboo Bar and Grill LLC, Patty The Cake Specialist, The Potter's House Soul Food Bistro and Xpresso Gourmet Coffee Service.
The neighborhood is home to Sandalwood High School and other learning institutions, such as Al Furqan Academy, La Petite Academy and Allen Children Center.
The Fire Academy of the South (FAS), a branch of Florida State College at Jacksonville, is also located in Sandalwood. Students at FAS undergo a range of training as emergency responders, including Fire Fighter I and II Certification. Certification training at FAS ranges from basic skills to advanced education, including shipboard fire fighting and aircraft rescue fire fighting. Additional offerings at the academy include emergency medical services (EMS) certification and industrial fire brigade training.
The neighborhood of North Beach in Jacksonville, Florida, is located on the city's easternmost edge. Its borders are defined by the Intracoastal Waterway, Wonderwood Drive, Florida A1A and Dutton Island Road. The easiest way to travel throughout North Beach is by vehicle.
Parks and recreation is popular in North Beach and many residents head to Kathryn Abbey Hanna and Modesky parks. Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is located along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and features 1.5 miles of sandy beach with several access points to the water. It's also a premier surfing spot for Northeast Florida. There are more than 20 miles of trails for bikers and hikers, a 60-acre lake for watersports and a kids splash park for hot summer days at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. At Modesky Park, you'll find space for walkers and joggers as well as a picnic area.
You'll find numerous storefronts in North Beach at the Shoppes of Lakeside shopping center as well as at TT Thrift and Antique Shop.
Mayport Elementary, Finegan Elementary and Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle schools are located in North Beach.
Mandarin is a neighborhood located in the southernmost section of Jacksonville, Fla. Major roadways include Interstate 295, which carries residents over the St. Johns River that borders the community's western side.
Mandarin was named in 1830 by Calvin Reed, a prominent resident in the area, after the Mandarin orange, and the community sits across the river from Orange Park. Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and other novels made her home in Mandarin in the late 1860s, and a chapel there is named in her honor. Stowe called the area "a tropical paradise," and for 17 years she welcomed tourists who disembarked from the steamers along the St. Johns River to meet her and admire her community.
Local residents enjoy the rich history of the area, along with the ancient oak trees covered in Spanish moss, marinas, beautiful parks and unsurpassed views of surrounding bodies of water. Those who live in the neighborhood can take their pick from any cuisine they crave. Mandarin has a wide variety of dining options, from Thai to burgers and everything in between.
Students in the community have access to several public and private pre and elementary schools, as well as Mandarin High School.
Palm Valley is a neighborhood located just south of Jacksonville Beach, Fla. It rests between Florida State Road A1A that runs mostly along the Atlantic Ocean, and U.S. Route 1 which stretches 545 miles along the state's east coast.
In 1908, settlers in the area dug a canal that connected the San Pablo River to the north of Palm Valley with the Tolomato River to the south. This intracoastal canal made access to Palm Valley much easier for the residents that had settled in the area. At the time, residents lived off the fertile land, raising cattle, farming and logging. The abundance of palm trees growing in the region led some of the settlers to decide on the name Palm Valley for their community.
Luxurious apartments, condominiums and single-family homes fill the area today, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Neighborhood residents enjoy their close proximity to Ponte Vedra Beach, which is known for hosting various upper-tier golf tournaments including the ATP Tour, the PGA Tour and The Players Championship. There are also several seafood restaurants to visit in the area that specialize in the catch of the day and other fresh flavors.
Several elementary and middle schools are located in the neighborhood for the local children to attend.
Riverside is a neighborhood of Jacksonville, Fla., that was founded in 1887 along the St. John's River. Major roadways in the area include Interstate 10 to the north and Roosevelt Boulevard to the west. Most residents of Riverside commute by car to work, though many of them carpool, and bus lines are available for transportation to and from downtown Jacksonville.
The community in Riverside is committed to urban planning and historic preservation, making it one of Florida's most architecturally-diverse neighborhoods. In fact, Riverside is listed as a National Register Historic District. Many of the residences in the neighborhood were built between 1940 and 1969. However, a number of buildings were also built before 1940.
The city of Jacksonville developed the neighborhood of Riverside out of land that formerly made up two plantations in the area: Dell's Bluff and a tract eventually known as Magnolia Plantation. Today, the area is mostly residential, with plenty of apartment complexes. There is also a mix of high-rise and small apartment buildings, and most of the residential property in Riverside is renter occupied.
Residents enjoy the commercial districts of Five Points, Kings Street and the Shoppes of Avondale where they find stores, bars, restaurants and cinemas.
Jacksonville Heights is a neighborhood on the far southwest side of Jacksonville, Fla. Major nearby roads include West Beltway 295, 103rd Street and Old Middleburg Road. Neighborhood residents rely on personal vehicles to travel throughout the city, as there's no public transpiration in Jacksonville Heights. Driving from the neighborhood to the city center takes about 25 minutes.
Wheat Field Park is located on the east side of the neighborhood. It contains plenty of lawn space as well as baseball diamonds and football fields. Kids who are enrolled in local sports programs use the park. Average temperatures in Jacksonville reach about 90 degrees Fahrenheit in summer with high precipitation, making outdoor sports a bit toasty. However, spring and fall league players will enjoy the mild temperatures.
You'll find a couple of shops and restaurants along 103rd Street, including a breakfast spot and pizza place.
Jacksonville Heights is home to several schools, including Oak Hill Christian Academy, ATCOM Christian School and Jacksonville Heights Elementary School. Residents can send their kids to these schools, or those in surrounding areas. The West Duval Youth Association is another great family-friendly feature of Jacksonville Heights. Kids who join can register for a number of sports teams.
Murray Hill is one of the more than 500 neighborhoods that are located within the area of Jacksonville, Fla., making Jacksonville the largest city in the United States by area. Residents of Murray Hill have plenty of options for their commute from the neighborhood to downtown. The area is bordered by major roadways including Interstate 10, Casset Avenue, Park Street and Roosevelt Boulevard.
Murray Hill was founded in 1907 and takes its name from a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. Murray Hill is a historic area filled with an eclectic mix of commercial and residential structures that have a wide range of architectural details that make this area unique.
Residents of Murray Hill can enjoy the serene landscape of Four Corner's Park, which spans nearly four blocks and is completely surrounded by the residential district. Historic eateries in this neighborhood are also available for residents to visit. For example, the landmark Edgewood Bakery is a "from-scratch" operation that opened its doors in 1947 and has been in business for more than 60 years. Music lovers should be sure to visit the Murray Hill Theater that is open to all ages. The theater presents live faith-rock shows with a state of the art sound and lighting system every weekend.
Jacksonville Beach is the largest town in its community of five neighborhoods along the Atlantic coast that make up the community of Jacksonville Beaches.
Jacksonville Beach is the home to gorgeous stretches of white beaches where residents can play volleyball, surf, fish and relax. Its famous fishing pier attracts tourists every year to its eateries and different water activities, including boat rentals and dolphin watching. Jacksonville Beach Golf Course is a newly designed golf course that is available to players who want to spend an afternoon in the Florida sunshine.
Walking tours of Jacksonville Beach are offered by different tour groups in the neighborhood to explorers who want to hear the stories about this coastal beach town, and check out the different cultural venues in downtown Jacksonville. Some tours offer a sneak peak into cultural institutions like the Jacksonville Symphony building as well as underground tunnels that run throughout Jacksonville.
With its sunny warm weather and active community, this neighborhood is a great destination for anyone looking for adventure. Whether visiting a museum, such as the Beaches Museum and History Park, or dining at a top-rated ocean-view restaurant is your thing, Jacksonville Beach has something for everyone, any time of year.