August 2013

Found 6 blog entries for August 2013.

Known for the The Players Championship PGA Tour event every year and the beautiful beaches, Ponte Vedra Beach makes the perfect location for those moving to the Jacksonville, Florida area. The city is home to one of the tallest sand dunes in the state, reaching as high as 40 feet. These dunes are made of Appalachian quartz and ancient coquina sand. Whether you're moving your entire family or retiring to Florida, considering Ponte Vedra Beach is a great option.

The white sandy beaches provide a perfect escape from a busy day-to-day life, along with the private escapes found within the twisted oaks. Many fresh-water streams, lagoons and creeks wind throughout the area providing plenty of natural beauty and areas for wildlife to roam. Not only is Ponte

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If you've recently moved to Jacksonville or you plan to relocate, you won't have to give up your favorite hobby if it's fishing. The opportunities for sea trout, tarpon, red fish, flounder and more are plentiful in the area. Whether you prefer to find your own favorite spot or take a tour with one of the many guides, you won't be missing out when it comes to fishing in Jacksonville, Florida.

Backwater Fishing Adventures

Schedule your fishing adventure for any day of the week and let Captain Dave Borries show you the backwater adventure of your life. You can choose to go on an off shore fishing tour or a tour on the river. Those not interested in fishing can even schedule a bird watching tour or photo safari.

North Florida Fishing Charters

With so

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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens - Image Credit: Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens is one of the most popular attractions for the entire family. With plenty of animals, exhibits and events, families can spend the entire day exploring the zoo.

What You'll Find at the Zoo

With so much to see, it’s important to plan your visit. Your family can enjoy all of the following:

  • The Carousel
  • Numerous Exhibits
  • Keeper Talks
  • Behind the Scenes Tours
  • Garden Tours
  • Train Rides
  • 4-D Rides
  • Zoo Keeper for a Day
  • Bird Watching
  • Jazoo's Kidzone
  • And more!

Children love the zoo and adults do, too. You can explore the thousands of plants, over 2,000 different types of animals and so much more. Exhibits include:

  • Main Camp Safari Lodge
  • African Loop
  • River Valley Aviary
  • Wild Florida
  • Stingray
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When people think of luxury living in Florida, they might think of Miami or Destin. Those are certainly beautiful areas, but you can get everything you need and more in Jacksonville. There are many luxury condos in the area, along with lovely, gated communities where you can own a single family home surrounded by natural beauty and all the amenities you could want. Don't underestimate what you can get there on your budget. It's one of the more affordable areas of Florida, based on the value you receive for what you pay for housing.

There's a lot to do, as well. Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens is a great place to spend the day, as is Amelia Island Plantation or the Museum of Science and History. There are concerts at various venues throughout the city, like

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One of the best places to enjoy the Florida weather is Jacksonville. There's so much to do there, and you're right by the beach. Whether you want to play in the surf, or you're looking for shopping, dining, or nightlife, you have all kinds of choices you can enjoy. For example, the Backstreet Boys will be in town on August 26, 2013, followed by Fantasia on August 29th. Because Jacksonville is such a big area, you often see big-name acts there. Smaller acts come to town, as well, so if you're looking for an eclectic mix this is a good place to find it.

On August 16th, the 20th Annual Beer and Music Fest will take place, and you can go to Jack Rabbits on August 9th and listen to Panic! At The Disco play some great music, too. There's more to the area than

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Repticon - Image Credit: will return for the 2013 year to the University center at the University of North Florida. This venue provides plenty of parking and a great backdrop for the event. The show is growing fast and features all kinds of exotic pets, reptiles, pet products and so much more. The event will be held on Saturday August 3rd and 4th.

Activities and Shows

Repitcon features many different events throughout the weekend. You can come out and enjoy many activities and shows including:

  • ExoTerra Door Prize Raffle
  • The LB Reptile Experience
  • Mystic Ranibow's - Mammal Extravaganza
  • Live Animals with Discovery Pets
  • Top Hat Geckos
  • And Much More!

As the reptiles and those in the industry take over the 10,000 square foot facility, it will be packed

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