Jacksonville Beach Real Estate
Jacksonville Beach real estate is a real mixture of styles and types of properties assuring you that there’s something for everyone in this oceanside community. Jacksonville Beach, known as “Jax Beach” to the locals has several high rise oceanfront condo buildings, many of which are the likes of those seen on Bravo television. This luxury real estate comes at a cost but is sure to impress and provide the best of luxury living with inclusive theaters, concierge service and all the bells and whistles. Communities like Costa Verano and Marbella boast floor plans well over 4,000 square feet carrying a $1M+ price tag. If that doesn’t fit your budget, don’t despair, like we said, there’s something for everyone and the draw to Jacksonville Beach is plentiful.
Community and Culture
What’s not to love about Jacksonville Beach? The community and culture of Jax Beach, truly epitomizes the “urban suburban” feel. Pretty much anywhere you live in Jacksonville Beach is just a short walk or breezy bike ride to the sandy shore. The allure of the nightlife mixed with the fine dining, shopping and golf opportunities provide not only enjoyment but incredible convenience for the locals. Add to that the events taking place at the Seawalk Pavilion, the outdoor stage and park, which is just steps to the ocean and you’re bound to fall in love. Some iconic spots in Jacksonville Beach are Bold Bean Coffee, Angie’s Grom, Rita’s Shaved Ice, Joe’s Crab Shack, and Casa Marina.
Water Sports and Activities
Of course the #1 thing to do in Jacksonville Beach HAS to be …. go to the beach! Public beach access is available along most street ends on First Street. Many of those entries include public beach parking as well. Additional on-street parking is available along Second and Third Streets. Surfboard, boogie board, paddleboard, kayak, beach cruisers, electric bikes and beach chair/umbrella rentals are available from Beach Life Rentals for some added enjoyment to your beach experience.
The Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier – The pier which was damaged by back to back hurricanes is slated for completion in late spring 2022. The new pier will come in at about a quarter mile long and provide fishing enthusiast locals and visitors a spot over the Atlantic Ocean to enjoy their favorite past time.
Parks in Jacksonville Beach
One of the best things about Jacksonville Beach is the selection of local neighborhood parks. Undoubetdly where ever you are in Jax Beach there’s a nearby park with a great selection of fun things for the kids to enjoy.
South Beach & Sunshine Park
Probably the most popular park in Jax Beach. Located at 2514 S Beach Parkway, this park has all the bells and whistles for the kiddos. With the current renovation underway we are sure it is going to come back even more amazing that before. The kids LOVE the water park inclusion! South Beach Park includes beach volleyball courts, football and soccer fields. The newest addition of public Pickball Courts has been met with rave delight from the locals. Party gazebos are also available to host a kids birthday celebration!
Located at 429 1st St South and as its name says, it’s an oceanfront park! The 2-acre park includes picnic areas, sand volleyball court, children’s playground and easy access to the beach via two dune walkovers.
Huguenot Park is located at 218 16th Ave South just steps to the ocean! If you love fishing, visit Huguenot Park to fish the three acre stocked lake from the fishing pier and boardwalk. Tennis lovers LOVE the Jacksonville Beach Tennis Club courts. There is also a playground and basketball courts available as well. When you’re done with the game, head on down to the beach for some fun in the sun!
Tall Pines Park
This little treasure trove is located off Penman Road at 9th Avenue North West. Hidden in the nature lover’s tall Florida pines, park goers enjoy 1.5 acres of greenery and open space mixed with fun playground equipment, basketball court and picnic area with grill. Bring the dog, spread out the cozy blanket and enjoy a picnic in the pines on any day of the week!
Jacksonville Beach Demographics
The city of Jacksonville Beach contains 22 square miles of area with only a small portion (8.6 square miles) of that being land. The remaining 13.4 square miles is all water making up our canals, lakes, tidal preserves and the ocean. The latest stats according to the United States Census Bureau (2019) for Jacksonville Beach is:
– Population: 27,246
– Average home/condo value: $708,818 (69% owner occupied)
– Average rent: $2,390/mo
– Estimated median household income: $88,794
Students residing in the Jacksonville Beach area (32250) are part of the Duval County Schools (listed below).
There are many private school options available including:
Jacksonville Beach Real Estate
Jacksonville Beach real estate is a mixture of homes and condominiums. East of A1A in the non-high rise department, you will find a little bit of everything. Duplexes, coastal new builds, charming cottages and everything in between. The price point is higher in South Jacksonville Beach, which comes with more of a residential feel. As you head north and across Beach Boulevard, you’ll find the commercial district of Jax Beach, and a hub-bub of activity with plentiful opportunites for fine to casual dining, shopping and local bars.
Popular Communties in Jacksonville Beach
Oceanfront Highrise Condos
What Residents are Saying About Jacksonville Beach
With a population of over 27,000 residents, we thought we would ask a few residents of Jacksonville Beach what it’s really like in this beachside community. Here’s what they had to say.
Q: What do you LOVE about Jacksonville Beach?
“I love the convenience to restaurants and grocery stores.” – Linda W
“The locals! My neighbors, my friends, and the other people of Jax Beach are awesome. It is a great community of people that have many common interests and also care greatly for the community.” – Kellie C
Q: What is your FAVORITE thing about living in Jacksonville Beach?
“I also love the parades, air shows by the Blue Angels, the outdoor movies at Seawalk Pavilion and the art shows.” – Linda W
“It’s hard to name one, but favorite things is the closeness of the beach. I love going to the beach for the sunrise, or to walk the dog, or take my paddleboard, and I love an ocean swim (when the water is warm).” – Kellie C
Q: What DON’T people know about Jacksonville Beach?
“There’s public parking difficulty encountered in the summer.” – Linda W
“If you don’t live in Jax Beach, you don’t know the community. Before I lived here residents of the beaches told me it was like living on a vacation. Now that I live here, it is for sure living a vacation life. Walking to the beach from my house or taking my golf cart to pick up groceries isn’t something you can do just anywhere.” – Kellie C
Q: What, if anything, would you improve about Jacksonville Beach?
“I’m not a fan of all the short term rentals in the area during the summer.” – Linda W
“More restaurants or bars that have an oceanview.” – Kellie C
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