January 2014

Found 10 blog entries for January 2014.

Found in the southern area of Jacksonville, St. Johns County is one of the most popular places in Northeast Florida. This area is known for high incomes and is one of the highest income areas in the entire country. The beautiful beaches and the historic attractions draw many tourists and retirees every year.

The real estate market here is one of the hottest in the state with plenty of new developments and established neighborhoods. Palencia and Nacatee are two of the most popular neighborhoods in the area.

Schools

St. Johns County is also known for their public school system. It's known as one of the top choices in the state of Florida and also includes Flagler College. Flagler was named to the list of "America's Best College Buys" and the Princeton

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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bz3rk/5686872945/Specifically, the Riverside/Avondale neighborhoods were named to the CNN Money list of the top places to retire in the United States. This list contained many neighborhoods across the country and the Jacksonville neighborhood was found right in the middle.

The Full List of Best Neighborhoods to Retire from CNN Money

  1. Hudson Heights - New York
  2. Tudor City - New York
  3. South Loop - Chicago
  4. Streeterville - Chicago
  5. Marina District - San Diego
  6. Liberty Station - San Diego
  7. Penn Quarter - Washington D.C.
  8. Woodley Park - Washington D.C.
  9. Pearl District - Portland, OR
  10. Goose Hollow - Portland, OR
  11. South Park - Los Angeles
  12. Museum District - Houston
  13. Copper Square - Phoenix
  14. Washington Square - Philadelphia
  15. Downtown - San Antonio
  16. Arts
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Whether you enjoy a concert, sporting event or something a bit different, there are always plenty of events to choose from in Jacksonville, FL. Below you will find some of the most popular upcoming choices within the city and the surrounding area.

Jacksonville Giants - February 1st, February 15th and February 22nd

The professional minor league basketball team found in Jacksonville will play many games throughout the season at Veterans Memorial Arena. They are part of the ABA and provide plenty of sporting entertainment for the city.

Jacksonville International Car & Truck Show - February 7th to February 9th

This massive car and truck show will provide a look at all the newest technology and so much more. It will be held from 12pm to 9pm on Friday,

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Jacksonville, Florida is close to many very popular destinations for golfers and near the beach. Some of the neighborhoods throughout the city and the surround area are more desirable than others. Here are the top choices to consider if you plan to relocate to Jacksonville soon.

San Marco

San Marco Square - Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/2473264563/


San Marco is full of young married couples, single professionals and attracts creative types. This neighborhood is known for the eclectic shopping, entertainment and dining found throughout. Many historic estates and large mansions are found in San Marco.

Orange Park

Home in Orange Park


Found on the Westside of Jacksonville, this neighborhood is home to many Navy families, those with horses and other families. It attracts residents looking for larger lots and willing to commute

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Golf CourseJacksonville, Florida and the surrounding area is home to over 60 golf courses with many private and resort courses. More than a dozen of the golf courses found here are public and nearly 20 are semi-private. Here are some of the best golf courses found near Jacksonville, Florida.

TPC Sawgrass - Ponte Vedra

Maybe the best course in the entire region, TPC Sawgrass was named to as one of the top public courses in Florida by Golf Magazine. The Players Stadium course is where the PGA holds The Players Championship every year. Expect to pay $245 to $410 to play here.

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club - Ponte Vedra

Another great choice for gold in the area is the Ocean Course at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. This course was designed by Herbert Strong and was

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Year 2014Whether you're new to the city or you just haven't spent time discovering the area city, it's time to enjoy your new home. Jacksonville is full of plenty of great places to enjoy. Here are some of the top things to do in Jacksonville this year.

The Palace Saloon

As one of the oldest saloons in Florida, the Palace Saloon is an anchor found along Fernandine's Centre Street. It was opened in 1903 and provides plenty of history. Along with the history, you can enjoy all types of great drinks at this VIP bar.

Amelia River Cruise

A cruise down the river will help to introduce you to a different side of Jacksonville. Some of the best sites are seen from an Amelia River Cruise. You will discover all types of nature as you cruse the area and so much more.

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Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Haydon_Burns_Library.JPGDowntown is always developing something new and the east side near Adams, Forsyth, Main and Ocean Streets a structure provides something interesting. This is the former Haydon Burns Jacksonville Public Library, which was designed by Taylor Hardwick in 1965. However, this landmark will be changing.

The building was purchased by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund last year and will soon make this structure full with activity. By 2015, it will be turned into the Jessie Ball duPont Center, which will be a center for nonprofits. Construction is expected to get started in February.

The project will cost about $21 million and the building will not be changed much on the outside. Just slight adjustments and renovations will be made to the outside. Along with only

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Jacksonville is home to many attractions and events held throughout the year. Some events are held on an ongoing basis, while others are just held once a year. Here are the top annual events found throughout Jacksonville, Florida.

Popular Annual Events in Jacksonville

  • Gator Bowl - January
  • Mardis Gras JAX - February
  • Gate River Run - March
  • Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance - March
  • Great Atlantic Seafood & Music Festival - March
  • Jacksonville Jazz Festival - April
  • Starry Nights Concerts at Metropolitan Park - April
  • Blessing of the Fleet - April
  • Springing the Blues - April
  • Tree Hill Nature Center Butterfly Festival - April
  • World of Nations Celebration - May
  • The Players Championship - May
  • Mug Race - May
  • Jacksonville Film Festival
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Well it is the new year and what does that mean for the real estate market in Jacksonville?  Homes sales are still rising and so are the mortgage interest rates!  This means that now is the best time to buy if you want to get a great rate and a good price!  Call me today to discuss your options and and how I can make the buying process easy for you!  Christian Corbitt (904) 343-3874
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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bz3rk/5686868545/When you look at the shear land mass size of Jacksonville, it's the largest city in the continental United States. The city covers over 800 square miles, which is larger than any other city. However, it's only the 14th largest city by population in the United States. Here are a few more fun facts about Jacksonville, Florida.

  • Jacksonville is home to the largest US urban park system with over 80,000 acres of parks.
  • Until 1822, the city was called Cowford because of the many cattle found here.
  • The Great Fire of 1901 was the most destructive event in city history. However, the most deadly event was the first at Roosevelt Hotel in 1961.
  • The city is a favorite destination for bestselling author John Grisham
  • The second-largest jazz festival in the
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