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Old 02-21-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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Gradco2004 (a forum member) posted some great photos of Riverside, so to give you an idea of that area:
http://www.city-data.com/forum/jacks...ve-points.html

Here are some photos of San Marco:
Metro Jacksonville - Urban Neighborhoods: Touring San Marco
There was a nice thread about San Marco ...
http://www.city-data.com/forum/jacks...hoto-tour.html

Both the above would be "older" neighborhoods. (You'll see in the photos how nice those areas are!)

Southside could also be a consideration for you: newer subdivisions, close proximity to St Johns Town Center and Avenues Mall, about a 20 minute ride to the beach.

Orange Park and Fleming Island are between 25-30 minutes to Riverside, again newer subdivisions in an area of all the shopping you'd need (except a bookstore), approx. 35-40 minutes from the beach.

I'm not sure of the commute time from the Mandarin area or from the Julington Creek area, but I'm sure someone will chime in with info.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Metropolis, USA
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Thank you for all your responses. I'll possibly be working on Riverside Ave with the zipcode of 32204. Does anyone have any recommendation of where I should concentrate as far as living goes and where I should stay away from. Of course, I don't want too much of a commute but also be close to a nice beach.
Are you kidding me??? That is the best zip code in Jacksonville!!!! Hands down! Post Street, College Street, Park Street, Forbes Street, anything parallel to these streets is good.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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Thanks again for everyone contributing to this thread. Please continue to contribute as I check on it daily.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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Would also mention that homes in ATL wuill be at least double to triple the cost of a similar home in Jax, and you are on top of each other in ATL. Not so in a lot of parts in Jax.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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Would also mention that homes in ATL wuill be at least double to triple the cost of a similar home in Jax, and you are on top of each other in ATL. Not so in a lot of parts in Jax.

This is incorrect.
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL (Mandarin)
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This is incorrect.
Agree, he must have meant to say the opposite.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:31 PM
 
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Agree, he must have meant to say the opposite.

Maybe that's it. Houses in Atlanta are not only (imo) better priced, but you also get more land and house for the money. Houses are piled on top of eachother throughout FL, but not Atl. Not to say that there arent any like that in Atl, but not quite like big developments here in FL.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Florida
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The older home in fla have alot or more land. Not so with the newer developments. The newer developments in ATL as far as I can see are close together also. The older homes though have more land.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:52 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Hello community,

I'm considering of moving my family from ATL, GA to Jacksonville, FL. Why? Reason is because of a possible job offer and I enjoy going to the beach.
Everybody has a set of criteria when they are looking to relocate. High on my list has always been how far will I have to drive to the nearest beach.
Looks like the OP and I have this in common. Case closed.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:01 PM
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I would like my maximum length of commute to be hopefully no more than 30 minutes. I would prefer new subdivision but older is okay as well. I just want to be in a safe neighborhood. I would also like to be very close to shopping centers and grocery markets (10-15 mins.).

If you like histiorical districts then the Riverside area will put you really close to your work. The area has seen alot of restoration in the past several years and the more I go through there the more attractive I find it to be. The area hosts most of the art community and has a large population of young folks who attend the local colleges.

If this does'nt suit your tastes, then to the south there is Orange Park. O.P. is about 30 min commute to Riverside in rush hour traffic, but if you leave a little earlier or later(depending on your schedule)Then you should expect no more than 15 min commute. This area is nice, very low crime rate (mostly minor offences), good schools, The majority of the nieghbor hoods are approx. 30-35 yrs old. Where I live there are 2 elementary, 1 junior high, 1 high school and a private school with in 5 to 15 min. walking distance. All shoping and such is within 10-15 min.drive distance.

If you like newer nieghborhoods then a little further south there is Flemming Island. This cummunity was built with all eminities within 5-10 min. drive, and would put you 30-45 min from Riverside. This is a very nice area if you are looking for a since of community. They need more schools, as alot of the
elementary and junior high kids attend school in O.P.,
hope you find this usefull!
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