New Home Construction Jacksonville FL
It isn't often a city manages to be all things to all people, but somehow Jacksonville pulls it off, attracting everyone from business leaders, to families, to young singles as residents. It also draws in tourists in search of the perfect Florida vacation. We don't know exactly why Jacksonville enjoys such a strong economy, or attracts so many visitors, but we would guess that the combination of a business-friendly culture, access to beaches, historical and natural sites, and to top it all off, a growing dining scene, as well as the area's best shopping, is what does the trick.
Let's start with the beaches. Your first destination when you step off the plane or get out of the car, should be the area informally known as "Jax Beach." Known for its quarter-mile-long fishing pier, it's a beach that accommodates water sports enthusiasts as well as sunbathers. If you can get past the sun, the sand, and the surf (which will be hard to do), the rich Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve, where you will discover the wilder side of the Florida coastline, awaits you.
Jacksonville takes care of the natural environment with a number of wonderful, though not well-known, local parks. The hilly, pretty Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is where mountain bikers go to test their limits. Talbot Island State Park is another huge local resource. The rare birds and animals of the Jacksonville area congregate on Big Talbot Island, away from the bustle of the city. They will, however, come out to see quiet and respectful hiker who visit them in their natural habitat. See if you can spot one.
This lush natural environment makes Jacksonville a natural choice for golf course designers to test their designs. The World Golf Village in St. Augustine is a prime example of that. Their two courses, King & Bear and Slammer & Squire, both have a pristine golf pedigree-the former was designed by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, and the latter by Bobby Weed.
If you consider yourself a city person, Jacksonville will charm you too. Downtown Jacksonville is currently experiencing a sort of renaissance. It has a lot going for it: the scenic St. Johns River runs through downtown, and it's only a short drive to the beaches. Different neighborhoods, like trendy Riverside, or upscale Jacksonville Landing, make the downtown area visually attractive and interesting, especially for pedestrians who take the time to discover them on foot.
We promised you that when it comes to shopping, Jacksonville has no equal in the region, and it's true. If you don't believe us, spend a day at St. Johns Town Center, a beautiful upscale open-air mall that carries brands like Anthropologie, Louis Vuitton, BCBG, and Lucky Jeans. Of course, Jacksonville has plenty of options for your everyday shopping needs as well. River City Marketplace, anchored by Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Old Navy and Best Buy, is where you will find the best deals on all of life's little necessities.
This diverse city will never fail to surprise and delight you. New Home Source welcomes you to Jacksonville, and invites you to discover our new homes.
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