July 2013

Found 7 blog entries for July 2013.

Little Talbot Island State Park - Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/unfrenziedspace/3515406157/

Little Talbot Island State Park provides over five miles of white sandy beaches, along with an undeveloped area in Northeast Florida. Most of the beaches are developed in the area, but this remains as one of the few undeveloped barrier islands found in the area. Complete with maritime forests, salt marshes and desert-like dunes, this is a great place for all kinds of family fun.

The diverse nature of the park provides plenty of wildlife viewing including:

  • Migratory birds
  • Bobcats
  • River Otters
  • Marsh Rabbits
  • And many others animals!

The surf and tidal streams provide plenty of great fishing with many types of fish throughout including:

  • Striped bass
  • Flounder
  • Mullet
  • Sheepshead
  • Bluefish
  • Redfish

Other park activities

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Finding a great place to shop after moving to Jacksonville isn't hard. Many malls, shopping districts and centers are scattered around the city. Here are the top places for all your shopping needs.

The Best Malls

St. Johns Town Center is by far the best mall with over 120 stores and so much more. Many upscale brand names are found here with shops including Banana Republic, Louis Vuitton, DSW Shoes, BCBS and many others.

Another great mall in Jacksonville is called The Avenues. This is found on the south side of town and includes many shops, such as Ann Taylor, Williams and Sonoma, H&M, Coach and many others. It's also across the street from one of the top family entertainment places, Latitude 30.

Beach Shopping

If you're looking for the true

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Moving to Jacksonville, Florida provides golfers with the opportunity to enjoy some of the best golf courses in the state. With so many great courses right in your backyard and many others just a short drive away, it won't be hard to rekindle your love for the game. Here are the "Must Play" courses throughout the Jacksonville area.

TPC Sawgrass

You've probably seen this course on TV at least once. It's the site of the Players Championship and the most played course in Northern Florida. It won't be cheap to play here, but it's a course every golfer needs to play at least once. Don't forget about the Valley Course, too. This is another great course found on the complex and won't empty your wallet quite as much.

Queen's Harbour Yacht and Country Club

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One of the major reasons to move to any part of Florida is the amazing weather year-round. Jacksonville is no different and the great weather allows residents to enjoy the many outdoor activities and amenities found throughout the area. Whether you're searching for a great park, beach or something more, you can find it here.

The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

With over 46,000 acres of land dedicated to the preserve, this is one of the major attractions of Jacksonville. Many historic sites and undisturbed natural areas are found throughout the reserve. Enjoy the salt marsh, forests and so much more. Visitors can spend time kayaking, hiking, biking, boating, fishing or just observing the wildlife. The reserve is open daily from 9am to 5pm.

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No matter the time of the year, there's always a great event for everybody to enjoy somewhere in Jacksonville. Whether you attend something at one of the beaches or you choose an indoor event, you can find something to do. Here are some of the upcoming events to finish out the month of July.

July 20th

  • Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous - All day at the Museum of Science and History
  • Beach Cleanup and Splash Down - 8am to 10am at Little Talbot Island State Park
  • Winter in July - 9:30am to 3pm at the Jacksonville Zoo
  • British Open Week at the Hall of Fame - 10am to 6pm at the World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum

July 21st

  • Sweet Pete's Summer Candy Class - 10:30am to 6pm at Sweet Petes
  • Foxy Lady's Captain's Brunch Cruise - 1pm to 3pm at
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Your Jacksonville Realtor

One advantage to working in general real estate is learning about new areas of Jacksonville.  I live at Ponte Vedra Beach and am familiar with areas close to where I live however I recently started working with a new customer who's daughter is relocating to the Jacksonville area for school.  The parents wanted to purchase a place for their daughter instead of having her rent since she will be here 4 years.  She either wanted something close to the beach or something in the Riverside area where she could walk to the shops.  I spent three days driving around the Riverside area to make sure I didn't miss any home(s) that might be perfect for them.  While in the area, I discovered a wonderful restaurant at 5 Points called Cozy

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Crosswater at Pablo Bay is an up and coming new community on San Pablo Road near JTB. It is currently in the late development stage and the four builders are said to start construction on new homes next month. Upon completion there will be just shy of 300 homes, within 3 sub-communities;Parkside, Crossings and Lakeview. The four builders include, Cornerstone Homes, David Weekley Homes, Mattamy Homes, and Providence Homes. Each builder will offer a series of floor plans that will range in price from $200,000 up to around $600,000.    This is a wonderful location for a new community,1.5 miles from Mayo Clinic, 2 miles from J. Turner Butler, about 3 miles to the Intracoastal Waterway,  less than 5 miles from the Beaches, Shopping and Dining  at the St.…
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