Jacksonville Real Estate

About Jacksonville

jacksonville skylineJacksonville is situated along northeast Florida’s coast and the St. Johns River. As the largest city in area in the continental United States, the “First Coast” is known for its diverse areas, outdoor attractions, mild climate, and business friendly environment. It is centrally located about 25 miles south of the Georgia line and 340 miles north of Miami, making its proximity to major cities close for easy travelling. Jacksonville’s navigable river also makes it one of the largest commercial ports in Florida. Jacksonville is the hottest city people are moving to in 2017. According to Trulia, Jacksonville has of the healthiest markets for employment opportunities in the state. Combined with its high affordability and more inbound home searches than outbound home searches, Jacksonville a premiere destination.

History

Jacksonville’s earliest settlements date back to 2500 BC. The Timucua, the largest indigenous group of Native American people in North Central Florida, were the first to occupy the area. In 1564, the French established the colony of Fort Caroline at the mouth of the St. Johns River, becoming one of the earliest European settlements in the continental United States. Shortly after, Fort Caroline was taken by Spain to help solidify their presence in St. Augustine. In 1822, a year after the United States gained Florida from Spain, Jacksonville was born. Jacksonville is named after the first military governor of the Florida Territory and seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson.

Military

javksonville navy shipJacksonville is home to multiple military facilities, and with Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay nearby, it is the third largest military presence in the country. Naval Air Station Jacksonville, is a multi-mission base hosting more than 100 tenant commands. One of the more interesting aspects of the base is the number of changes it has undergone through the years. During World War II, NAS Jax was commissioned before it was even completed. It was quickly developed into what amounts to a small town now, containing schools, a hospital, restaurants, churches, boat ramps, as well as gyms and a golf course. Naval Station Mayport is home to a busy seaport as well as an air facility. It’s operational composition is unique, with a busy harbor capable of accommodating 34 ships and an 8,000-foot runway capable of handling most any aircraft in the Department of Defense inventory. Naval Station Mayport is also home to the Navy’s 4th Fleet. Jacksonville is a transient city that accommodates all military persons.

Medical Care

jacksonville medical careJacksonville is also home to over 15 reputable hospitals, two of which hold the #1 and #4 spots in U.S. News and World Report‘s best-hospital rankings in Florida. Mayo Clinic Jacksonville is a 249-bed general medical and surgical facility with 12,355 admissions in the most recent year reported. UF Health at Jacksonville is an academic health center with a passion to explore, discover and innovate. It currently has more than 550 active studies and protocols being conducted by University of Florida faculty in Jacksonville. Their clinical trials and research studies allow for advances in medicine, new treatment identification, and safe and effective care for patients. Whether you are an experienced doctor, training in the medical professional, or potential patient, Jacksonville caters to the entire medical spectrum.

A Growing City

downtown jacksonvilleWith a growing population, strong economy, diverse cultural and recreational opportunities and abundant natural resources, Jacksonville continues to distinguish itself as one of the nation’s most dynamic and progressive cities. One of Jacksonville’s many natural assets is its urban park systems. With over 80,000 acres, including 10 state and national parks, its preserved lands, marshes, and woods reveal Jacksonville’s quality of life. Beautiful beaches and waterways are a delight for kayaking, surfing, and boating enthusiasts. Swimming and surfing are popular at nearby barrier island beaches such as Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach.

Golf Lover's Paradise

jacksonville golf coursesJacksonville boasts championship golf courses including Ponte Vedra Beach’s Tournament Player Club at Sawgrass, headquarters of the PGA Tour and annual host of The Players Championship. The TPC Sawgrass is one of the most recognizable and difficult courses in the world. Jacksonville also boasts a sports and entertainment complex downtown and a myriad of special events that this sports-loving city hosts each year. Home to the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, the city welcomed its first Super Bowl in 2005. The Jaguars play Downtown at the Sports Complex, as does the city’s minor league teams including: 4-time ABA National Champions the Jacksonville Giants (basketball),the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (baseball), the Jacksonville IceMen (hockey), and the Jacksonville Sharks (arena football).

A Thriving Business Center

jacksonville new developmentWith over 850,000 residents in its limits, Jacksonville is a rapidly growing metropolitan city. As a regional business center, it is home to many corporate expansions and relocations. These businesses include: CSX Corporation, Fidelity National Financial, FIS, Landstar System, Ameris Bancorp, Atlantic Coast Financial, Black Knight Financial Services, EverBank, Rayonier Advanced Materials, Regency Centers, Stein Mart, Web.com, Fanatics, Gate Petroleum, Haskell Company, Venus, Interline Brands, Sally Corporation, and Southeastern Grocers. The city is a leading distribution center, with a transportation network embracing port and air cargo facilities as well as rail and trucking routes.

Retail

retail in jacksonvilleJacksonville is increasing its reputation as a retail destination. The St. Johns Town Center is an upscale outdoor mecca that features 150 fashion retailers some of which include Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom, and Apple. The Town Center also satiates diverse palates with numerous local and national restaurants. If the Town Center doesn’t satisfy your fashionista and foodie desires, Jacksonville is also home to The Avenues and the River City Marketplace. If you’re looking for a bargain, just 30 minutes away from Jacksonville’s center, the St. Augustine Premium Outlets boasts big names such as Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Kate Spade New York at reasonable prices.

A Great Place to Call Home

jacksonville beachProof of Jacksonville’s development, growth, and attractiveness are exemplified in the city’s upcoming business additions and shopping and entertainment centers. Ikea and Amazon have recently solidified their presence and are expected to open for business towards the end of 2017. Redevelopment of Jacksonville’s shipyards are currently under negotiations. Jacksonville’s latest tourism data confirms the city is becoming a popular destination by outperforming the growth of every other Florida city and setting new records for the local tourism industry.

From its low tax burden to high quality of life, Jacksonville soars above other cities in side-by-side comparisons. Jacksonville has been highly ranked by numerous independent organizations and publications.

Here is just a sample of Jacksonville’s many rankings and accolades:

  • No. 1 “10 Hottest Real Estate Markets To Watch In 2017” (Trulia – 2016)
  • No. 36 in the top 200 best places for business and careers by Forbes (2016)
  • Selected as a top U.S. logistics hub by Global Trade magazine (2016)
  • No. 2 best city for tech (outside CA and NY) (Datafox – 2016)
  • “5 Surprising Foodie Cities to Visit Right Now” (Forbes Travel Guide – 2016)
  • No. 16  “24 Best Places to Live in the South…” (Business Insider – 2016)
  • No. 34 “The 50 best places to live in America” (Business Insider – 2016)
  • No. 2 “Best Airport by Region: North America Category” (Airport Council International – 2016)
  • Among the top cities and regions in the world for fostering successful startup businesses (USC – Marshall School of Business – 2016)
  • No. 2 city with the most vibrant employment scene by Forbes (2015)
  • Laura Street – “One of America’s Five Great Streets” (American Planning Association – 2015)
  • “Top Secretly Cool City Where You Can Still Get in on the Ground Floor” (Huffington Post – 2015)
  • Jacksonville ranks fifth best city to find work in the U.S. (Forbes – 2015)
  • Jacksonville ranks among top 15 North American ports based on port infrastructure capabilities and strength of industrial real estate market (CBRE Group, Inc.’s “North America Ports Logistics Annual Report” – 2015)
  • Jacksonville ranks No. 1 on list of “U.S. Cities Where Hispanics Are Doing The Best Economically” (Forbes – 2015)
  • Jacksonville was named the “Best U.S. City to Start a Business.” (Wallethub.com, 2014)
  • Jacksonville was ranked the second-best city to save money. (GoBankingRates.com, 2014)
  • Jacksonville was No. 1 on the “Most Improved Markets” list from September 2012 to September 2013 and No. 16 on the “Top U.S. Economies” list.  (On Numbers Economic Index, 2013)
  • Forbes ranked Jacksonville No. 3 on its list of top 10 cities to find a job. (2013)
  • Jacksonville was ranked the most small business friendly city in Florida. (Kauffman Foundation – 2013)
  • Forbes ranked Jacksonville No. 2 in the nation for technology services jobs growth. (2013)
  • Jacksonville was named one of the top ten “Best Big Cities for Homeownership.” (NerdWallet –2013)
$7,500,000
6 Beds 10 Baths 2014539 MLS
Welcome to this amazing riverfront estate! Nestled on 3.7 acres & 243 ft of river frontage. Pristine high bluff property highlighted by beautiful oak trees and enveloped by the serene beauty of nature. This gated sanctuary has been meticulously updated and renovated recently, boasting luxurious features and modern amenities that elevate the standard of living.As you step inside, you're greeted by the warmth of French oak plank hardwood flooring that stretches throughout the residence, complemented by soaring high ceilings that create an airy and spacious ambiance. The focal point from almost every room are the captivating river views.The primary suite, conveniently located on the first floor, offers a luxurious retreat with its own private outdoor areas.The inviting pool is tucked under roof & heated for year-round enjoyment, offering a tranquil oasis for relaxation and pleasure. A wine bar and dedicated wine storage is great for entertaining large gatherings. SEE MORE A three-car attached garage and an additional two-car detached garage, there's plenty of room for your vehicle collection or storage needs. The detached two-story guest cottage provides ample space for visitors, ensuring privacy and comfort.Outside, the property is adorned with enchanting features, including a picturesque pond stocked for fishing and a charming bridge that adds to the idyllic setting. A dock and covered boat lift provide direct access to the river protected by a newer bulkhead, inviting water enthusiasts to explore and enjoy the natural surroundings. You can vacation without ever leaving home. All mechanicals, appliances and fixtures have been replaced including a newer roof and rebuilt balconies. Convenience is paramount, with proximity to multiple private schools and exclusive clubs. For those who enjoy the vibrant energy of city life, shopping, dining, and your favorite coffee bar are just a quick walk away. PRICED AT CURRENT APPRAISED VALUE OF $7.5 MILLION BY CERTIFIED LICENSED APPRAISER.

6120 San Jose Boulevard W, Jacksonville

$4,950,000
5 Beds 6 Baths 2020595 MLS
Welcome to your dream home overlooking the picturesque St. Johns River, where luxury and comfort merge with breathtaking views of beautiful pool & river. This expansive 6000+ square foot residence sits majestically atop a high bluff lot, offering panoramic vistas of gorgeous sunsets and lush surroundings. As you step inside, you are greeted by an inviting open floor plan designed to maximize space and natural light, perfect for both intimate gatherings and grand entertaining. The living areas seamlessly flow into one another, featuring elegant finishes and high-end touches throughout including high ceilings. The heart of the home is undoubtedly the gourmet kitchen, equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry, and a spacious island, making it a culinary haven for the discerning chef. Adjacent to the kitchen, is a spacious river room & breakfast area offering serene river views, creating the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee. Also an office & bonus room.MORE Outside, the backyard oasis beckons with a spacious lanai, sparkling pool and arbor, creating the perfect setting for outdoor relaxation and entertainment. The private dock with a boat lift provides direct access to the St. Johns River, allowing you to explore the waterways at your leisure all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Boating could not be any easier! Car enthusiasts will appreciate the oversized 2 car garage, which includes cold storage for wines or extra food. Located in the highly sought-after neighborhood of Granada, featuring a fabulous park lying central in the neighborhood, just south of the vibrant San Marco Shopping District. This home offers the perfect blend of tranquility and convenience, with a quick commute to downtown Jacksonville. Join neighborhood parents as they walk or ride bikes to the "A" rated neighborhood elementary school with their children. Experience the epitome of luxury riverfront living in this meticulously crafted 1 story painted brick home, where every detail has been thoughtfully designed to exceed your expectations. Welcome home to this riverfront treasure.

3918 Alhambra Drive W, Jacksonville

$3,600,000
5 Beds 7 Baths 2007666 MLS
Nestled within the prestigious confines of Queen's Harbour Yacht & Country Club, an exclusive waterfront community, this magnificent residence epitomizes luxury living at its finest. Boasting an impressive 7,092 sqft of meticulously crafted living space & situated on a sprawling 1.5-acre lot, this property presents an opportunity to indulge in a lifestyle of opulence & serenity. Upon arrival, you are greeted by a stately facade that exudes timeless elegance. Stepping inside, you are immediately struck by the grandeur of the foyer, featuring soaring ceilings, exquisite architectural details, and an abundance of natural light. The heart of the home is undoubtedly the gourmet kit, a culinary enthusiast's dream come true. Boasting top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry, & a spacious island w/seating, this kit is equipped to handle even the most ambitious culinary endeavors. Outdoor is a summer kit, firepit and dock on navigable water! See supplemental remarks - so much to share! The home features six bedrooms, each offering a luxurious retreat for rest and relaxation. The palatial owners suite, located on the first floor, is a haven of tranquility, boasting a spacious layout, a separate sitting area, and a separate exit to the lanai. The ensuite bathroom is a sanctuary unto itself, featuring a spa-like soaking tub, a walk-in shower, and dual vanities. Just off the master is an exercise room and sauna - never need to visit another workout facility! In addition to the bedrooms, the home also features two offices, one upstairs and one downstairs, providing ample space for those who require a dedicated workspace. Whether used as a home office, a library, or a creative studio, these versatile rooms offer endless possibilities for customization to suit your lifestyle and needs. Entertaining guests is a delight in this magnificent residence, thanks to the impressive array of amenities it offers. The highlight of the outdoor space is undoubtedly the screened pool area, featuring a stunning waterfall feature that creates a tranquil ambiance reminiscent of a luxury resort. The expansive patio surrounding the pool is ideal for alfresco dining and lounging in the sun, while the summer kitchen provides a convenient spot for outdoor cooking and entertainment. For those who enjoy waterfront living, this property offers the ultimate in luxury with its private dock. Whether you're a boating enthusiast or simply enjoy taking in the serene views of the water, the dock provides endless opportunities for relaxation and recreation. In addition to its luxurious amenities, this residence offers the utmost in security and privacy, thanks to its location within a gated yacht and country club community. Residents enjoy exclusive access to a host of upscale amenities, including a championship golf course, tennis courts, fitness center, and clubhouse as well as a unique lock system leading to the Intracoastal. In summary, this extraordinary residence offers the pinnacle of luxury living in an idyllic waterfront setting. From its spacious and elegant interior to its resort-style outdoor amenities, every aspect of this home has been meticulously designed to provide an unparalleled living experience. Don't miss your chance to own this exquisite property and indulge in a lifestyle of luxury and serenity.

683 Queens Harbor Boulevard, Jacksonville

$3,300,000
5 Beds 5 Baths 2024122 MLS
Experience the splendor of this stunning 5-bedroom plus office, 5.5-bathroom waterfront estate in the elegant Nantucket style, nestled within the prestigious Queens Harbor community. Meticulously crafted by House & Home, this residence boasts unparalleled craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail at every turn. Step inside and be greeted by a grand two-story foyer adorned with rich wood flooring and exquisite woodwork, setting the tone for the refined ambiance throughout. The chef's kitchen is a culinary masterpiece featuring top-of-the-line Thermodor appliances, bespoke floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, luxurious leathered granite countertops, a generous island, and designer lighting fixtures. Entertain in style in the expansive family room, which showcases walls of windows offering breathtaking views, complemented by tongue and groove vaulted ceilings and a magnificent wood-burning stone fireplace. Retreat to the sumptuous first-floor primary suite, offering an oasis of serenity with its generously sized layout. Indulge in the opulent primary bath complete with his and hers closets, a spacious soaking tub, and a zero-entry shower. Outside, discover a sprawling outdoor living area complete with a large screened-in lanai, sparkling pool, and a convenient summer kitchen, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining amidst lush surroundings. Beyond lies an unfinished guest house, offering endless possibilities for customization to suit your preferences. Car enthusiasts will delight in the seven-car garage, equipped with two lifts to showcase prized vehicles in style. Additionally, a 40-foot deep water concrete dock is included, providing direct access to waterfront activities. Experience unparalleled luxury living in this meticulously crafted waterfront retreat, where every detail has been thoughtfully considered for the utmost comfort and sophistication.

707 Queens Harbor Boulevard, Jacksonville

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