December 2013

Found 6 blog entries for December 2013.

Jacksonville is home to plenty of culture and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is a big part of it. The Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1949 and provides plenty of annual concerts. Not only do they provide excellent shows throughout the year, but they also provide educational programs.

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra has its own concert hall found at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. They also perform at a number of other venues found throughout the state. The Symphony Orchestra also provides support for four different school districts and 2,000 music lovers throughout the community.

Upcoming Events

With many regular concerts throughout the year, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra has something going on every month. Here are

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Photo Credit:, a luxury taxi service, recently debut in Jacksonville as an alternative way to get around the city. This service provides more than just a regular taxi. Not only can you use the Uber app to ensure you get picked up and dropped off when you want, but they provide luxuries you may desire.

Some of the highlights of this luxury service include:

  • Uber holds all vehicles and drivers to a higher standard throughout the approval process
  • No more taxi-hailing! It's all done with the Uber app, which allows you to see where available taxies are on a map, in real-time.
  • After you choose the car you want, you will receive information about the driver, the car and other information not visible to anybody else.
  • No need to wait outside for the cab because
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Photo Credit: Florida is full of upscale bistros, casual eateries and plenty of Southern hospitality. This city has become quite a foodie destination and provides many dining districts.

Whether you're looking for a romantic place, a great place for the family or just a good hangout for you and your friends, you'll find it throughout the Jacksonville area. Here are some of the best choices for your night out.

Newest Bars in the City

The place for the newest bars in Jacksonville is the King Street District. This area of the city is found in Riverside and provides an alternative to the downtown core area. Of course, there's always something happening at the many oceanfront bars, as well.

Top Choices for Dining and Fun

  • 619 Ocean View - 617 Ponte Vedra
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Photo Credit: Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens provides a great place to enjoy beautiful gardens and plenty of artwork. It opened in 1961 with the small collection from Ninah Cummer, which included about 60 pieces. However, over the years, this collection has grown and now provides over 6,000 works of art spanning nearly 8,000 years.


The artworks include many permanent pieces and visiting exhibitions. The Tempest from Bob Thompson is one of the featured pieces you will find at the museum year-round. Other permanent pieces include:

  • Mosaic with Mask of Silenus - Roman
  • Mother of Sorrows - Master of the Stotteritz Alter
  • The Parable of the Marriage Feast - Pieter Aertsen
  • The Concert - Theodoor Rombouts
  • Vanitas - Jacques De Claeuw
  • Garniture of Vases
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Searching for a new home in the greater Jacksonville, Florida area isn't always easy. However, when you start looking for more than just a new home, but a new hometown or community, you find what you're after.

OakLeaf Plantation provides the small town atmosphere you desire. You will be close to everything you need and close to home. This is a family centered community with plenty to offer from the excellent schools to the wonderful shopping and dining.


The OakLeaf Plantation community is found on over 6,400 acres in the southwest Jacksonville area. A massive state forest is near this community and it's found in both Duval and Clay Counties. Easy access to the interstates is found here making the commute to the city seamless.


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ClassroomFinding the right school for your children is very important. The best way to make sure you choose the right neighborhood, giving you access to the right elementary schools is to do your research.

Duval County isn't known as one of the better places for school districts, but within this county, there are some great schools. When it comes to elementary schools, here are the ones you want to consider if you're relocating to the area.

John Stockton Elementary School

With over 500 students ranging from kindergarten to fifth grate, this school is found at the top of the lists for Jacksonville. Parents love sending their kids to this public charter school because of the concentration in science, technology and math. It was names as a "School of

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