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here’s no place like living in the historic enclaves of Jacksonville. The shady, tree-lined streets of Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill, San Marco, San Jose and St. Nicholas provide the homey, comfortable feel of living in a small town, all within a hop, skip and a jump from downtown Jacksonville’s bright lights. On weekends, it is not unusual to see folks chatting over the back fence, walking dogs to nearby greenspaces, or heading for coffee or a leisurely breakfast to the restaurants in The Shoppes of Avondale, 5 Points or the San Marco Square. And for all of us lucky enough to live in this area along the banks of the majestic St. Johns River, nature sightings are a daily occurrence as birds, manatees, alligators, and otters can all be observed along bulkheads, public riverfront parks and docks, as well as local creeks and tributaries. These close-knit communities have a history of the kind where everyone waves, exuding Southern hospitality and a welcoming vibe. From condos in the former John Gorrie Junior High School, Prairie-style bungalows along Riverside Avenue, high rises on the Southbank, to riverfront estates found in Epping Forest, Granada and Pointe La Vista, an eclectic selection of housing choices is available for residents of all ages and means. If you have recently moved to one of our riverside communities, you should find our monthly community newspaper, The Resident, in your mailbox. It is mailed directly to 30,000 residences, 15,000 on each side of the river. Our two separate editions, which are also available at local businesses, are tailored specifically to each community lining the banks of the St. Johns. The papers provide news, entertainment, events, great advertising of products and services, not to mention stories about the people living, working, and playing in our neighborhoods. We sincerely hope you enjoy your new community, or if you’re considering a move, we invite you to enjoy the opportunities that abound in the communities we serve. May this magazine provide a wealth of information and contribute to your sense of place. Welcome to the Historic Life…

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Joshua Garrett - josh@residentnews.net DESIGN Christine Tarantino, Danielle Smith-Boldt, Shannon Young CONTRIBUTORS Mark Krancer, Photographer Kelly Patton, St. Johns Riverkeeper Outreach Director Karen J. Rieley Wayne Wood’s “Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage: Landmarks for the Future”

The Historic Districts of Jacksonville have so much to offer in education, arts, recreation and services of all types that it can be hard to keep track of them all. We tried our best to list everything, but we acknowledge that some organizations and places may have slipped through the cracks. Please forgive us and do let us know what’s missing so we can add them to this annual Neighbors and Newcomers Guide.

(904) 388-8839 RESIDENTNEWS.NET Like us on facebook Historic Life—Neighbors and Newcomers Guide is an annual magazine covering Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murry Hill, San Marco, San Jose, St. Nicholas and Springfield. For advertising information please call 904.388.8839. Facts and statements expressed in the editorial content are not necessarily those of The Resident Community News Group. All content is copyrighted and may not be reprinted, copied or reproduced without written permission from the publisher. ©2018.

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Contents 10. Public Services 12. The St. Johns River 15. Welcome To The Neighborhood 16. 18. 20. 22. 24. 26. 28. 30.

Riverside - Hip to be here Avondale - A community planned for beauty Ortega - Walking back into history Murray Hill - Outstanding neighborhood San Marco - Old world charm in an urban setting St. Nicholas - Bounded by highways and waterways San Jose - A thriving waterfront community Springfield - Good neighbors remaking a great neighborhood

33. Healthcare 41. Schools & Education 42. 44. 46. 47.

Public Elementary Schools Public Middle Schools Public High Schools Special Needs Schools

50. Private Schools 55. Colleges 56. Libraries

59. Places Of Worship 67. Civic Groups 68. Civic Clubs 69. Young Professional Clubs

73. Sports 74. Baseball, Basketball, Bicycling 75. Boating, Fencing 76. Fishing 77. Football 78. Golf, Hockey/Ice Skating 79. Riding 80. Rowing

81. 82. 83. 84. 85.

Rugby Running Soccer, Swimming Tennis Track & Field, Volleyball, Athletic Organizations 86. College Teams 87. Sports Venues

89. Things To Do & Places To Go 90. Movie Theaters, Museums 92. Music, Dance & Theater Groups 97. Other Things To Do

98. Quick Day Trip & Weekend Destinations 108. Parks Worth A Visit 110. Dog Parks


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Public Services POLICE SERVICES Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) • Headquarters: 501 E Bay Street • Zone 3 Substation: 7100 Powers Avenue (Serving San Marco, St. Nicholas, San Jose and Lakewood) • Zone 4 Substation: 3726 Blanding Boulevard (Serving Riverside, Avondale, Murray Hill and Ortega) • Emergencies: Call 9-1-1

DRIVER LICENSE AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE CENTERS Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles • For office locations visit flhsmv.gov/offices/duval • To change your address, renew, or request a duplicate license visit flhsmv.gov. • For more information call (850) 617-2000.

• Non-emergencies: (904) 630-0500

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

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PET LICENSES Pet licenses must be renewed annually, and pet owners must show written proof of their pet’s current rabies vaccination. The fine for violating the city ordinance is $50.

PHONE, CABLE AND INTERNET SERVICE • AT&T: 1-888-757-6500 • Comcast Xfinity: 1-800-934-6489 • Dish Network: 1-888-975-0964

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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION • For schedules, fees, special services or other information, visit jtafla.com or call (904) 630-3100. • Download the NextBus mobile app or visit nextbus.com to find stops and next scheduled departure. • For information about the St. Johns River Ferry, which runs every half hour between Mayport and Fort George Island, visit ferry.jtafla.com.

VOTER REGISTRATION First-time voters in the state of Florida apply through the Supervisor of Elections Office at 105 E. Monroe St. or any Jacksonville public library. For more information visit duvalelections.com or call (904) 630-1414.

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HISTORIC LIFE

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he St. Johns River lazily drifts downstream as it weaves in and out of communities across its nearly 9,000-square-mile watershed. Three hundred and ten miles south of Jacksonville, the source of the river is found in Indian River County. The unnavigable estuaries of the headwaters are fed mostly by rainwater and, with sprawling marshes and wetlands, it’s difficult to determine where the river begins. Between the headwaters and the river’s grand exit into the Atlantic Ocean, the middle basin of the St. Johns in Central Florida is dependent on a healthy network of springs. These magical openings into our aquifer contribute roughly 30 percent of the river’s flow and are an important haven for manatees and migratory birds. Once the water reaches the lower basin and Jacksonville, the river transforms from a narrow and winding creek into a wide, salty, tidal force. We are fortunate to have the St. Johns as our backyard. Water, whether we notice it or not, is all around us with the city’s vibrations pulsing through the numerous tributaries that connect us all to the river. Our River City is filled with groups and individuals who care about the river and strive to make a difference – however small or intentional. Artists, volunteers, business leaders, students, boaters, paddlers, church groups and fishermen are all uniquely tied to the St. Johns. The river is an economic engine and source of livelihood, a recreational playground, a classroom, an inspirational oasis, and a

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place to raise a family. As a newcomer to Riverside myself, I have quickly come to understand the central role of this waterway and to value and appreciate its diversity and the diversity of the neighborhoods and people that line its banks. Despite its importance, our decisions are not always in the river’s best interest. It is not always easy to see the connection between our actions and the health and well-being of the St. Johns. However, its longevity depends on us “getting to know” our river, being good stewards and providing a voice for the St. Johns when necessary. Get outside and explore the river and new places. Share your river stories and experiences with friends, family, and anyone who will listen. Write letters to the editor about the issues you’re seeing on the water that concern you and the places you’d like to see protected, and call on your elected officials to put the river and its communities first. Get involved with local organizations that defend the river and take simple steps to be “River Friendly” and celebrate the tremendous waters that flow through our city and neighborhoods. There is only one St. Johns. What we do on a daily basis has an impact, and what we do upstream ultimately affects our neighbors living downstream of us. So, let’s nurture, celebrate and make the river part of our community conversations and our individual lives. If we do, the St. Johns will nourish and sustain us as our reward. Learn more about how you can get activated for the St. Johns River at StJohnsRiverkeeper.org.


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a beautiful day in the neighborhood” sang the late Fred Rogers, and when it comes to neighborhoods in Jacksonville’s historic districts, it couldn’t be lovelier. Streets lined with mossdraped live oaks, magnificent magnolia trees, and crape myrtles bursting with color offer a botanical welcome mat to residents old and new. Along those streets you’ll find an eclectic and pleasing mix of architecture, ranging from Southern mansions in the Colonial Revival or Queen Anne styles to the Craftsman bungalow, Tudor, Mediterranean Revival, Mid-century modern and more. Come, take a stroll, and meet your neighbors.

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hen wealthy lumberman Wellington W. Cummer moved to Jacksonville in 1896, he built a grand home on the corner of Riverside Avenue and Fisk Street. Arthur, one of his two sons, married Ninah May Holden and by 1904 they began construction of a large English Tudor Revival house on the river on Riverside Avenue. When she passed on, Ninah willed that her home, with its stunning gardens and cultural treasures, be turned into a museum. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, built on the site of the home of Arthur and Ninah Cummer, opened its doors November 10, 1961, and is well worth a visit. The museum was built around “The Tudor Room,” a large drawing room with mahogany paneling, an ornate ceiling and European antiques that Ninah had added to her home.

The Riverside neighborhood, in particular, benefited from the migration to the suburbs caused by the 1901 fire. It quickly became a showcase for a variety of architectural styles, including Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Victorian, Romanesque Revival, Mediterranean, Tudor, Georgian, Early Modern, and Colonial. Architect Henry Klutho’s Prairie School architectural style is prominent in the Riverside area and throughout the city in its rebuilding after the Great Fire. By 1911, more than 50 elegant mansions lined Riverside Avenue, and some referred to it as “one of the most beautiful streets in America.” Only two of these great mansions are still standing – the Riverdale Inn and the house now occupied by Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery.

Today, Riverside and its historic 5 Points neighborhood is popular with upwardly mobile professionals and young families who love a quiet neighborhood close to downtown with easy access to shopping, lots of highly sought-after restaurants, beautiful parks, churches, and the river.

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The earliest known building in the Riverside area was a home constructed at the foot of present-day Lancaster Street for David Courvoisier. He had received a land grant from the British government for the area now known as Winter Point, just north of Memorial Park.

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Riverside Avenue has more Prairie School-style buildings than any other street outside of the Midwest.

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The homes constructed along Riverside Avenue between Date Street (now Edison Avenue) and the end of May Street were collectively known as “The Row.”

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Riverside Presbyterian Church Basketball League 849 Park Street

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Cherry Street Park (N)

Yacht Basin Park (N)

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2941 St. Johns Avenue

John Gorrie Dog Park (S)

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753 Park Street

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Swimming Pool

Winston Family YMCA

Memorial Park (C)

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Riverside Avondale Community Garden (S) 2840 Park Street

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The large heated indoor pool at a historic Riverside church offers swimming lessons, lifeguard training and physical therapy classes. Summer day camps use the pool, and many pool members swim laps and exercise there daily.

Riverside Park (C) 753 Park Street

221 Riverside Avenue

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This YMCA is home to the Barracudas in-training swim team for ages 6 to 17, the Flyers year-round competitive swim team for ages 7 to 17, triathlon training program for ages 5 to 14, karate classes for ages 7 to 12, and an adult badminton club for ages 18 and up.

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garages and carports integrated into the design of the residences. Today Avondale reaches from Seminole Road to Fishweir Creek. By the time the Florida building boom fizzled in 1928, virtually all of this area had been developed. Avondale remains a sophisticated neighborhood with an abundance of architecturally formal homes. The Shoppes of Avondale along St. Johns Avenue offer specialty boutiques and restaurants.

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Riverside and Avondale have the largest collection of bungalows of any neighborhood in Florida.

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Avondale was initially considered part of Riverside, but quickly developed its own identity, and joined the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, four years after Riverside.

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The most anticipated holiday tradition is Christmas in Avondale, especially the

Riverside Avondale Preservation Inc. (RAP) is a private, nonprofit membership organization founded in 1974 whose mission is to enhance and preserve the architecture, history, cultural heritage and economic viability of the historic neighborhoods of Riverside and Avondale. RAP encourages community participation, promotes preservation education, and sponsors events highlighting the history, architecture and cultural vibrancy of the district. The group advocates for the neighborhoods’ historical assets and works with preservation groups across the state to ensure Riverside and Avondale’s history and cultural heritage remain intact. RAP is located at 2623 Herschel Street and can be reached at (904) 389-2449 or info@riversideavondale.org. For more information on membership and events visit www.riversideavondale.org.

elaborate nutcracker display at Hooshang Oriental Rug Gallery, a staple in the neighborhood for 45 years, and the children’s holiday fashion show by Willie’s for Kids, established 50 years ago.

SHOPPES OF AVONDALE PHOTO BY MARK KRANCER

nly a few homes were built beyond the terminus of the street car line at May Street and Riverside Avenue before the Great Fire of 1901. The extension of the street car tracks to Willow Branch was completed in 1901, just about the time the fire was creating an exodus from Downtown. By 1909 the Riverside line connected with another line that ran all the way to Ortega. In the summer of 1920, Telfair Stockton and other investors began creating an exclusive residential community that would overshadow all of the smaller developments around it. The community was advertised as “Riverside’s Residential Ideal,” where only the “correct” and “well to do” people would live. Avondale was the most elaborately planned development in Jacksonville at that time, with sidewalks, sewer, city water, gas, electricity and telephone lines installed before lots were offered for sale. Famed landscape architect William Pitkin included curving roadways, parks, and beautiful Mediterranean Revival-style residences, almost all two stories tall, in his master design. Avondale is one of Jacksonville’s first residential areas where home designs were influenced by the automobile, with


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Edgewood Park I & II (N) 1466 Edgewood Avenue South

Fishweir Park (C) 3925 Valencia Road

Hollywood Park (N) Hollywood Avenue near Remington Street

LOCAL PARKS

James and Downing Park (N) 1061 James Street

Lechlade Park (N) Lechlade Circle

C – Community Park N – Neighborhood Park

Native Park I & II (N)

S – Specialty Park

Park Street & Avondale Avenue

Boone Park (S) Tennis Complex (S)

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Jacksonville Fencing Club Boone Park Playground (S)

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rtega’s history began in 1770 when King George III granted 2,000 acres to Abraham Jones, the earliest recorded landowner of what he called Maxton’s Creek Island, now Ortega. During that time, famed botanist William Bartram sailed along Ortega’s shore and recorded its scenery. The area’s history includes other interesting characters. Don Juan McQueen attempted to establish a plantation on his 1791 Ortega land grant, but was forced to leave due to attacks of Georgians and the French. In 1780 cattle rustler and highwayman Colonel Daniel McGirtt moved into the old Jones plantation, which the

family had abandoned. McGirts Boulevard in Ortega still bears his name, minus one “t.” Gangster George “Machine Gun” Kelly and his wife were rumored to be the mysterious couple who abruptly left their rented Grand Avenue home hours before a midnight police raid in 1933, but some locals claim “it ain’t so.” The land was eventually sold to the Ortega Company in 1906, and many of the bungalow-style homes built in this period are still standing. A second surge of development occurred in the 1920s, resulting in homes built mostly of masonry and in the Mediterranean and Tudor Revival

styles. In 1927 a concrete drawbridge replaced the wooden bridge and trolley line that the Ortega Company built in 1908 to connect the Ortega peninsula to the up and coming Avondale community. Ortega, with its distinctly traditional Southern culture, is home to some of the wealthiest of Jacksonville families. In 2004, a section of Ortega was designated the Old Ortega Historic District by the National Register of Historic Places. The giant oaks, waterfront mansions and series of parks in Ortega and Ortega Forest make them two of the most beautiful residential areas of Northeast Florida.

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Ortega, a Spanish surname which is derived from Latin for “nettle,” is locally pronounced with a long “e” – Or-tee-gah.

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Many of the streets in Ortega Forest are named for people and places in England, including Sherwood, Robin Hood and Nottingham Roads, Exeter, Eton, Devon and Avon Lanes, King Richard and Prince Edward Roads, and Princess Anne and

Ortega Forest Association A neighborhood homeowners association in Ortega Forest was created to improve and maintain the three entrances to the community from Roosevelt Boulevard/U.S. 17. It also functions as a crime watch group, alerting members through social media to suspicious activity and unsafe situations in the neighborhood. More information about the group can be found at www.ortegaforest.org

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The Florida Yacht Club

N – Neighborhood Parks

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S – Specialty Park

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Baker Point Park (N) 4045 San Juan Avenue

LOCAL SPORTS

Bettes Park (N)

Navy Ortega Lakeshore Little League

3800 Bettes Circle

P.O. Box 7331 Jacksonville FL 32238

Columbus Park (N)

→ thefloridayachtclub.org

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From sailing to scuba-diving to kayaking, The Florida Yacht Club is the epicenter of many aquatic sports. The club also has a croquet program, tennis programs and adult teams.

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2850 Iroquois Avenue

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Open to military families and civilians, NOL Little League offers an opportunity for children of all levels and experience to play baseball and softball.

Cortez Park (N) 4260 Baltic Street

DeSoto Park (N) Timuquana Yacht Club River Rats

3970 Baltic Street

4028 Timuquana Road

John Stockton Park (C)

Jacksonville, FL 32210

4827 Carlisle Road

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Lakeside Park I & II (N)

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4170 McGirts Blvd.

The River Rats are the combined swim team of the Timuquana Country Club and The Florida Yacht Club. There is also a Junior River Rats team for younger swimmers.

Stinson Park (C)

Venetia Athletic Club

4028 Timuquana Road

4050 San Juan Avenue

4300 Timuquana Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32210

Jacksonville, Florida 32210

(904) 388-2664

4190 Lakeside Drive

Seminole Park (N)

Timuquana Country Club

Stockton Park (N)

(904) 735-7465

4021 Ortega Blvd.

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Yerkes Park (N)

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This nonprofit youth football organization for ages of 6 and 13 is open to all Jacksonville and neighboring residents.

3927 McGirts Blvd

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latted as the suburb of Murray Hill Heights in 1906, the neighborhood was marketed to the 1,000 workers at the Seaboard Air Line Railway’s locomotive shops near McDuff Avenue. Murray Hill was planned to accommodate automobiles with paved roads and detached garages. The community’s main thoroughfare, Murray Hill Avenue, now called Edgewood Avenue, was designed to be a landscaped boulevard like Springfield’s Main Street and New Orleans’ St. Charles Avenue. Despite marketing efforts, however, the community failed to grow until 1914 when the Florida Military Academy opened in Murray Hill. A streetcar line was extended to the school, connecting the neighborhood with Downtown Jacksonville. Murray Hill was incorporated in 1916 because its residents wanted the modern conveniences of a city. A decade later,

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Murray Hill was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Neighborhood of the Year / Great Big Neighborhood by the City of Jacksonville.

however, the city was $300,000 in debt and Jacksonville annexed it in 1925. Murray Hill’s peak residential building period occurred as a result of World War II and the close proximity of Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax). By the 1950s Edgewood Avenue had become known as the Avenue of Progress. The width of Edgewood Avenue made parking for businesses easy and the nearby residential areas created a walkable environment. Cassat and McDuff Avenues also grew commercially, and the railroad brought industrial growth. The opening of the Normandy Mall in 1963 forever changed Jacksonville’s retail development patterns. By the 1980s, the growth of other malls and neighborhoods in Duval County suburbs had taken their toll on Murray Hill’s economy. In 2018 the Murray Hill Library was recognized for 50 years of service to the community, including as an election polling site. Murray Hill is home to diverse residential architectural styles including Bungalow, Craftsman, Prairie School, Colonial, Tudor Revival, Art Deco and Masonry Vernacular. The houses are typically smaller than those in other local historic neighborhoods, making the area much more affordable for first-time home buyers. In recent years, the Murray Hill Preservation Association has sponsored a series of more than a dozen murals painted by local, regional and nationally known artists on businesses throughout the community.

LOCAL PARKS C – Community Park N – Neighborhood Park S – Specialty Park

Murray Hill Arts Center at Herbert Bayer Park (S) 4327 Kerle Street Driveway on Hamilton St.

Murray Hill Four Corners Park (N) 4602 Lawnview Street

Murray Hill Playground and Baseball Fields (N) 4208 Kingsbury Street

LOCAL SPORTS Murray Hill Athletic Association 4208 Kingsbury Street (904) 654-5395 → murrayhillathletics.org

MURRAY HILL PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION The Murray Hill Preservation Association was founded in 1932 and is one of Florida’s oldest continuously operating neighborhood associations. MHPA is an all-volunteer not-for-profit group working with residents, merchants and the City of Jacksonville to promote, preserve and protect the resources and history of the Murray Hill neighborhood. More information can be found at www.murrayhilljax.com.

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Murray Hill Athletic Association (MHAA) is a Babe Ruth League affiliate offering youth baseball, softball and T-ball since 1975. MHAA provides athletic programing to the families of children ages 4 through 17.


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Between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Sept. 12, 1925, down payments were made for all of the 250 new lots platted in San Marco, and requests for reservations were said to be more than three times the number of lots available.

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Only a few homes built in San Marco exhibited the Mediterranean Revival style of architecture that the neighborhood’s and streets’ names imply. Instead, Tudor, Georgian and Colonial Revivals were prevalent. The availability of grand homesites, such as the Carl S. Swisher and John H. Swisher residences produced a steady stream of construction in San Marco throughout the 1930s, despite the Depression. Today, San Marco remains a popular, upscale residential community. San Marco Square has undergone numerous renovations and is one of the city’s most vibrant and pedestrian-friendly districts with trendy restaurants, art galleries and specialty shops.

Register of Historic Places in 1991.

SAN MARCO PRESERVATION SOCIETY The San Marco Preservation Society was formed in 1975 as a nonprofit to protect the integrity of the San Marco residential neighborhood and to enhance the revitalization of the business district. The group is charged with keeping the charm and character of San Marco intact. The group oversees San Marco Preservation Hall, a local landmark originally built in 1888 as St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 652 Atlantic Boulevard. The space is leased for weddings, parties and meetings. Other society activities include representing San Marco’s interests to city government, participating in zoning and government action issues, maintaining and enhancing area parks and recreation facilities, and coordinating family and community events. The organization’s business office is located in the former South Jacksonville City Hall at 1468 Hendricks Ave. and can be reached at (904) 396-0081 or visit www.smpsjax.com.

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n the early 1900s, the area on the south side of the St. Johns River across from Downtown Jacksonville was first known as South Jacksonville. The suburban area was largely kept separate from the city because the only transportation between the two communities was ferry or the railroad bridge across the river. South Jacksonville was incorporated in 1907 and soon thereafter Atlantic Boulevard was completed in 1910, taking residents from South Jacksonville out to the Beaches. The St. Johns River Bridge (now called the Acosta Bridge) was completed in 1921, and subdivisions grew, including San Marco, South Shores, Alexandria Place and River Oaks. South Jacksonville became part of Jacksonville through annexation in 1932. By the 1980s, this once isolated area was designated as part of Jacksonville’s central business district. Telfair Stockton & Co. developed San Marco in South Jacksonville soon after it established the Avondale subdivision in 1921 as a new standard for stylish neighborhoods. In 1926 the commercial area was laid out at the intersection of Atlantic and San Marco Boulevards. It was named “San Marco Square,” after the famous St. Mark’s Square in Venice.


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Largo Well Park (N) 1964 Largo Road

C – Community Park N – Neighborhood Park

Lillian S. Davin Park (N)

S – Specialty Park

2311 River Road

Alexandria Oaks Park (N)

River Oaks Park (C)

Also known as FEC Park

1000 River Oaks Road

1620 Marco Place

Riverfront Park (N) Angelina Danese Park (N)

1800 River Road

3310 St. Augustine Road

Southbank Riverwalk (S) Balis Park (N)

1001 Museum Circle

1999 San Marco Blvd.

Southside Park & Tennis Complex (C) Belmonte Park (N)

1539-1541 Hendricks Avenue

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Brown L. Whatley Memorial Park (N) Alexandria Place South

Colonial Manor Park (N) (Known as the Duck Pond) 3625 San Jose Blvd.

Fletcher Park (S) 1652 Atlantic Blvd.

LOCAL SPORTS Hendricks Avenue Baseball League

Friendship Fountain Park (S)

4001 Hendricks Avenue

1015 Museum Circle

Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904) 728-3123

Granada Park (N) 3960 Alcazar Avenue

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Jessie Ball duPont Park (N)

Southside Tennis Complex

(Known as Treaty Oak Park)

1539 Hendricks Avenue

1207 Prudential Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32207

Greenscape Celebration Park (N) 801 LaSalle Street

Historic Kings Road Park (N)

(904) 399-1761

Jim Rink Park (N) 801 Cedar Street PHOTO BY MARK KRANCER

Joe Davis Memorial Park (N) 2545 Larsen Road

Landon Park (N) 1800 San Marco Blvd.

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hen the northern bank of the St. Johns River at the narrow crossing point called “Cow Ford” by the British and “Pass de San Nicolas” by the Spanish became the site of the town of Jacksonville in 1822, the southern bank retained the Spanish designation San Nicolas. Two years prior, the Spanish governor rejected a petition from citizens living around the Cow Ford to form a municipality called San Nicolas. Had it been accepted, the city of Jacksonville might be named St. Nicholas today. The area south of the river where Atlantic and Beach boulevards intersect just east of San Marco and Interstate 95 has continued to be known by the Anglicized equivalent, St. Nicholas. After the Civil War ended in 1865 this area became the site of vacation and retirement homes for several wealthy Jacksonville residents. Some of their former homes remain in the area. St. Nicholas was just a short boat ride away from the rapidly growing Downtown section, and residents were free of the congestion that came with living near business sections. Unlike most in-town

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Around 1900, Florida East Coast Railroad extended a rail line from south Jacksonville to the beach and north to Mayport with five or six small depots, including the one at St. Nicholas. In the 1920s, the Florida East Coast Railroad abandoned the line. The county bought the right of way and created Beach Boulevard. In 2005, the city relocated the old St. Nicholas train depot to what is now known as St. Nicholas Train Station Park, located on the south side of Atlantic Boulevard west of the overpass.

neighborhoods, the tracts of land in St. Nicholas were large with magnificent views of the St. Johns River. Today St. Nicholas is chiefly a residential neighborhood with amenities including authentic ethnic eateries, law offices and family-owned businesses, and the historic St. Nicholas Cemetery. It is also home to Bishop Kenny High School, one of the area’s oldest private schools.

LOCAL PARKS C – Community Park N – Neighborhood Park S – Specialty Park

Bee Street Park (N) 720 South Shores Road

Lillian Saunders Center (C) 2750 Bartley Circle

St. Nicholas Area Preservation and St. Nicholas Business Association Marjenhoff Park (N) St. Nicholas Area Preservation, Inc. was incorporated in 1979 and serves approximately 300 homes from Mayfair Road to Holmesdale Road, extending from the St. Johns River to Atlantic Boulevard. All St. Nicholas area residents are welcome to join or volunteer with SNAP. To participate, email snapneighbors@gmail.com.

1955 Southampton Road

Harbor Oaks at St. Nicholas Neighborhood Association

St. Nicholas Playground (N)

Palmer Terrace Park (N) Palmer Terrace

2260 Spring Park Road

The Harbor Oaks community, east of Millers Creek and west of U.S. 1, formed a neighborhood association in 2013 with 105 homes and nine businesses in the boundaries of Harbor Oaks Road, Atlantic Boulevard, Highlands Avenue and Harbor Drive. Neighborhood meetings are held at Power of Faith Church, 3910 Atlantic Blvd., on the second Thursday of the month. For more information contact Lyn Corley at lynprayjax@aol.com or (904) 398-5517.

St. Nicholas Train Station Park (N) 2564 Atlantic Blvd.


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LOCAL PARKS C – Community Park N – Neighborhood Park S – Specialty Park

Alejandro Garces (C) Camp Tomahawk Park 8419 San Ardo Road

Baker Skinner Park (C)

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The San Jose Country Club is the only remaining commercial building from San Jose Estate’s development which retains its original function.

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San Jose Estates was the most extensively planned early 20th century development in the region, with more public amenities and the ability to function independently from the core city.

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In 1985 the surviving structures built by San Jose Estates were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the first Thematic Group nomination in the State of Florida.

In January 1926, the San Jose Hotel, designed by Marsh & Saxelbye, opened as the centerpiece of the development. But just two years later, the Florida land boom was over and in 1929 the stock market crashed. Only 31 of the hundreds of houses originally planned by San Jose Estates had been built. San Jose Golf and Country Club (now San Jose Country Club) and San Jose Estates Administration Office (now San Jose Episcopal Church and Day School) and four gate houses had been completed. The San Jose Hotel failed financially, closed and was sold to the estate of Richard Bolles. The hotel was leased to the Florida Military Academy in 1929, but went bankrupt three years later. It reopened in 1933 as Bolles Military Academy, became a boys prep school in 1961 and coeducational in 1971. In April 2018, Architectural Digest named The Bolles School the most beautiful private high school in Florida. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The site for what was to be Vanderbilt Hotel was sold to industrialist Alfred I. duPont who hired Marsh & Saxelbye to design the 15,000-square-foot, 25-room Epping Forest Mansion and estate. Today, the mansion is a riverfront yacht and country club, and the estate is one of the finest residential riverfront communities in Northeast Florida.

7641 Powers Avenue

Crabtree Park (N) 1704 University Blvd. West

Goodbys Creek Preserve (U) 9145 San Jose Blvd.

Nathan Krestul Park (C) 2001 LaVaca Road

San Jose Acre Park (N) 2965 Caballero Drive

Verona Park (N) 2901 San Fernando Road

LOCAL SPORTS Epping Forest Lion Fish 1830 Epping Forest Drive Jacksonville, FL 32217 (904) 739-7200 → rcsl.org

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n 1924, San Jose Estates, headed by Charles W. Strickland, was granted a charter to build a grand Spanish-style planned community four-and-a-half miles south of Jacksonville including 1,000 acres of land just south of San Marco and Miramar. It was to have two hotels, golf course and country club, 100-foot-wide esplanade along the river, yacht club, parks, swimming pool, two schools, shopping center, utilities and hundreds of houses.


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San Jose Athletic Association

8505 San Jose Blvd.

7641 Powers Avenue

Jacksonville, FL 32217

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Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club

(904) 730-2100

(904) 737-1177

1830 Epping Forest Drive

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Jacksonville, FL 32217

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This athletic association offers recreational, advanced and all-star baseball programs for children in addition to camps and clinics. SJAA is a Babe Ruth/ Cal Ripken Chartered organization.

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Epping Forest offers aquatic and tennis programs in addition to sailing and boating programs.

San Jose Country Club Pool Cats 7529 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32217 (904) 733-2020

Jewish Community Alliance Mako Sharks 8505 San Jose Blvd.

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Part of the River City Swim League, the Mako Sharks swim team competes against other local country clubs.

The San Jose Country Club offers golf and tennis programs for men, women and children.

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pringfield, located north of Downtown Jacksonville on part of an area of land originally called Hogan’s Donation, is considered part of the urban core of Jacksonville. It was named by Jacksonville merchant Calvin L. Robinson for a spring of good water located in a field, which is now 4th Street. In 1869, John H. Norton, one of Jacksonville’s first professional developers, offered Springfield as a planned residential community. A horse-drawn streetcar line was built up Main Street from Bay to 8th Street in 1879. That improvement, in combination with the influx of the homeless from the Great Fire of 1901 in Downtown Jacksonville, brought a building boom to Springfield. Over two-thirds of the residences presently found in Springfield were built before 1921. Most were in the Bungalow, Prairie and transitional Queen Anne/Colonial Revival styles. A city ordinance passed in 1925 allowed businesses to be poorly placed in the midst of private residences. This resulted in the depreciation of residential property values. Springfield Preservation and Restoration (SPAR) was founded in 1974 to counteract this trend. In 1979 SPAR was successful in having Springfield down-zoned, making it the first neighborhood in Jacksonville to change most of its commercial zoning back to residential. In 1987 Springfield was officially placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Today Springfield is enjoying a major resurgence, with new homes being built as well as historic homes being restored. A number of new businesses have opened, and microbreweries and the arts are flourishing in Springfield. The community also draws visitors from all over the area to a number of special events, such as the annual PorchFest, Spring and Holiday Home Tours.

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LOCAL PARKS C – Community Park

The first Prairie School-style house in

N – Neighborhood Park

Florida – perhaps in the South – was the

S – Specialty Park

residence designed by Henry John Klutho at 2018 Main Street. He moved it in 1925

Confederate Park (C)

around the corner to 30 W. Ninth Street

949 Hubbard Street

and converted it to a duplex rental unit. He moved back into the building in 1935,

Confederate Dog Park (S)

living out his life in the second-story

Confederate Street

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Henry J. Klutho Park (S) Jacksonville’s first zoo, the Florida

204 W. 3rd Street

Zoological Gardens and Exposition, opened in 1893 in Springfield at 1st and

John N. McPherson Park (N)

Laura streets. It moved to Heckscher

526 W. 8th Street

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Julius Guinyard Park (S) Back in the early 1900s before Hollywood

1359 Jefferson Street

existed, a lot of movies were filmed in Jacksonville, particularly in Springfield.

Liberty Park (N)

Jacksonville was known as “The Winter

1938 Liberty Street

Film Capital of the World.”

SPRINGFIELD PRESERVATION AND REVITALIZATION Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR) was established in 1974 to facilitate positive change in the historic district. Through an e-newsletter, email updates, website, and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, SPAR informs and connects residents with local happenings and each other. Visit www.sparcouncil.org or call (904) 353-7727 for information. The SPAR office is located at 1321 N. Main Street.

Manson “Bull” Felder Park (N) 1045 Fuller Lane

Robert F. Kennedy Park (S) 1133 Ionia Street

Warren W. Schell Jr. Memorial Park (N) 510 W. 6th Street


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Jacksonville: A medical destination When it comes to meeting medical needs of all types and severities, Jacksonville residents are fortunate to have a wide selection of healthcare choices, with several of those facilities are just around the corner from each other. Our nationally-renowned healthcare options attract patients from throughout the United States and abroad, who come for the state-of-the-art facilities, compassionate and well-trained staff and top clinical research programs.


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H E A LT H C A R E Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville baptistjax.com | 800 Prudential Drive | (904) 202-2000

» As the central hub of the Baptist Health system, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville offers 525 beds and provides the highest level of medical and surgical care using the latest technologies. Baptist Jacksonville is home to the area’s only dedicated heart hospital and the Baptist Neurological Institute and Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, which provides the most advanced treatment options for stroke, aneurysm and other brain and spine conditions. Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center baptistjax.com | 1235 San Marco Blvd. | (844) 632-2278

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Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is a regional destination for outpatient cancer care, which is clinically integrated with MD Anderson Cancer Center, the internationally renowned cancer treatment and research institution in Houston. Designed to serve as a single destination for cancer patients and their families, Baptist MD Anderson brings together multiple disciplines under one roof, including medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgery, pathology, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, infusion and other support clinical services. Natural light, soothing colors and artwork also ensure comfort by merging the “high-tech” world of medicine with the “high-touch” needs of cancer patients.


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Nemours Children’s Specialty Care nemours.org | 807 Children’s Way | (904) 697-3600

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Mayo Clinic first began its world-renown health care in Jacksonville in 1986. The Jacksonville location includes a 304-bed hospital, 22 operating rooms and offers care in more than 35 adult medical and surgical specialties. The hospital includes a full-service emergency department, open to everyone. Patients at Mayo Clinic receive coordinated care in a matter of days at one location including doctor visits, testing, surgery, and hospital care. Mayo Offers Jacksonville residents access to a healthcare facility where patients from all over the United States and the world come for a wide range of treatments.


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H E A LT H C A R E St. Vincent’s HealthCare jaxhealth.com | 1 Shircliff Way | (904) 308-7300

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St. Vincent’s Medical System is part of St. Vincent’s HealthCare and Ascension Health. It is the largest Catholic and nonprofit health system in the United States. St. Vincent’s, widely recognized for its quality and compassionate care, is a 528-bed acute care hospital in Riverside and has been named as one of the top 50 heart centers by U.S. News & World Report. Patients can also utilize the new Mayo Clinic Cancer Center on the St. Vincent’s campus, created through a partnership between St. Vincent’s HealthCare and the Rochester, Minnesotabased Mayo Clinic. The center is staffed by Mayo’s department of hematology and oncology and offers patient services in advanced cancer care in the areas of medical oncology, chemotherapy, and multidisciplinary disease specialized care for different types of cancer. UF Health Jacksonville ufhealthjax.org | 655 W. 8th Street | (904) 244-0411

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University of Florida Health Jacksonville (formerly Shands Jacksonville) is a private, not-for-profit hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center campuses in Jacksonville and Gainesville. Combining its strength with the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, it offers residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast George all the benefits of an academic health center. A state-of-the-art medical complex, it includes an emergency room, outpatient surgery, imaging services, a birthing center and physician offices. The hospital has 695 licensed beds and 3,645 employees and includes 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida. UF Health Jacksonville’s distinctions include top health care awards for its cancer center, neuroscience, orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, and pathology. It also has the only adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma program in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Wolfson Children’s Hospital wolfsonchildrens.org | 800 Prudential Drive | (904) 202-8000

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Nationally recognized for its quality pediatric care, Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the region’s only children’s hospital. Under its roof, the 216-bed facility offers skilled pediatric specialists, advanced technology and evidence-based practices help children overcome illnesses like serious heart conditions, brain disorders, behavioral health issues, gastrointestinal conditions and diabetes. Recognized year after year as one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Wolfson Children's Hospital is the only full-service tertiary hospital for children in the region, serving North Florida, South Georgia and beyond.Wolfson’s is also a leader in charitable care for children in Jacksonville.

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» Community Hospice & Palliative Care offers specialized care that provides support to you and your loved ones during the final phase of a terminal illness. Focusing on comfort and quality of life, rather than the cure, hospice care enables you to have an alert, pain-free life and to live each day as fully as possible. There are seven locations offering a variety of services, including caregiver support, veterans’ services, advance care planning and more. The nonprofit organization has received Hospice Elite Status, and been recognized by the American Hospital Association, LifeNet Health of Florida, Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida, Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association, and HandsOn Jacksonville. Community Hospice & Palliative Care is also certified as a Jewish hospice by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice.


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PROVIDING A HOME AWAY FROM HOME Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville rmhcjacksonville.org | 824 Children’s Way | (904) 807-4663

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Ronald McDonald House provides access to healthcare to a vulnerable population by providing lodging so families can be close to a hospital. The social impact Ronald McDonald House makes enables a family to afford to stay close together as they seek the best healthcare for their child’s diagnosis. Ronald McDonald House impacts more than 1,200 families a year, alleviating the tremendous financial burden for more than 5,000 guests that include parents, grandparents, patients and siblings. In addition to the Ronald McDonald House, the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Wolfson Children’s Hospital provides a place of respite for over 25,000 visitors a year from the Jacksonville community. Gabriel House of Care gabrielhouseofcare.org | 4599 Worrall Way | (904) 821-8995

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Gabriel House of Care is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides affordable, temporary lodging in a “community of healing” environment. Gabriel House serves adult organ transplant and cancer patients and their caregivers who come to various Jacksonville medical centers for treatment. Their mission is to help alleviate the financial hardships and emotional stressors resulting from these serious illnesses for these families through their Community of Healing program.

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Delivering the highest quality, most personalized cancer care to the Jacksonville community since 1997, Ackerman Cancer Center offers comprehensive radiation oncology services and is the world’s first private, physician-owned practice to offer proton beam therapy. Onsite imaging and diagnostic services are provided to ensure all patients receive seamless care and same-day results. The patient-centric approach at Ackerman Cancer Center ensures each patient plays an important role in the development and management of their cancer treatment plan, working with a team of skilled professionals including oncology-certified nurses, oncology social workers, dieticians, and financial resource coordinators. Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital brooksrehab.org | 3599 University Blvd. S. | (904) 345-7600

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With more than 40 years of providing medical rehabilitation services, Brooks Rehabilitation empowers people to achieve their highest level of recovery and participation in life through excellence in recovery techniques. In addition to its inpatient therapy, the organization has 26 clinics, which provide outpatient therapy. It also offers skilled nursing, home care, assisted living and memory care. Hope Haven Clinic hope-haven.org | 4600 Beach Blvd. | (904) 346-5100

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Each year Hope Haven provides 5,000 families with special needs children with educational and therapeutic services to assist the children in realizing their full potential. Services at the facility include evaluations for autism, ADHD, ADD, gifted, occupational therapy, physical therapy, mental health therapy, psychological therapy, educational therapy, speech-language therapy and Down syndrome as well as individualized tutoring, after-school programs, summer camps, and job placement services for young adults with special needs. Hope Haven’s Discovery School provides an inclusive teaching environment for children age 3 to 6 with and without special needs. Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute jacksonvilleorthopaedics.com | 1325 San Marco Blvd. | (904) 564-2000

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Affiliated with Baptist Health, Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute offers pain management, physical therapy, non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures and complex surgical procedures. The Institute offers 35 specialty-trained physicians dedicated to delivering comprehensive care for the muscles, bones and joints for more than 400 sports team members. In addition, JOI maintains a rehab division with more than 75 therapists. JOI provides team physicians for local sports teams and college teams, and is also a community partner to and provides athletic trainers and/or physicians to area high schools. University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute floridaproton.org | 2015 N. Jefferson Street | (904) 588-1800

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The University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute offers Jacksonville residents access to the most advanced, non-invasive cancer treatment available. The Institute uses proton radiation to offer cancer patients an innovative, targeted treatment for bone, brain, breast, eye, head and neck, prostate, lung, pancreatic, pediatric and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It is the first treatment center in the southeastern U.S. to offer proton therapy.


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Bishop Kenny High School... A Legacy of Catholic Education Since 1952 For more than six decades, Bishop Kenny High School has been privileged to help young people explore their gifts, expand their understanding, and grow in God’s love. Contact the Office of Admissions for information or a campus tour.

(904) 398-7545 1055 Kingman Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32207 www.bishopkenny.org


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School Choice is prevalent in Jacksonville Jacksonville offers a wide variety of academic choices within its metropolitan area for families interested in giving their children a great education. Whether your child is interested in the arts, science, technology, engineering, math, or medical studies, from preschool to college, you’ll find the perfect fit for your child at public magnet schools, private schools, boarding and faith-based schools.


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PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Bayview Elementary

Englewood Elementary

Hendricks Avenue Elementary

3257 Lake Shore Blvd.

4359 Spring Park Road

3400 Hendricks Avenue

(904) 381-3920

(904) 739-5280

(904) 346-5610

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/bayview

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/Englewood

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/hendricks

Central Riverside Elementary

Fishweir Elementary

John Stockton Elementary

(Academically Talented Programs)

(Performing Arts Programs)

(Math, Science, Technology Programs)

2555 Gilmore Street

3977 Herschel Street

4827 Carlisle Road

(904) 381-7495

(904) 381-3910

(904) 381-3955

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/centralriverside

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/fishweir

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/stockton

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S C H O O L S & E D U C AT I O N Ortega Elementary Museum Magnet

Ruth N. Upson Elementary

4010 Baltic Street

1090 Dancy Street

(904) 381-7460

(904) 381-7485

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/ortega

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/upson

Pine Forest School of the Arts Magnet

San Jose Elementary

3929 Grant Road

5805 St. Augustine Road

(904) 346-5600

(904) 739-5260

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/pineforest

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/sanjose

Spring Park Elementary 2250 Spring Park Road (904) 346-5640 → dcps.duvalschools.org/springpark

Venetia Elementary School of the Medical Arts 4300 Timuquana Road (904) 381-3990 → dcps.duvalschools.org/venetia

West Riverside Elementary (Dual Language Program) 2801 Herschel Street (904) 381-3900 → dcps.duvalschools.org/wres

At Kids First Dentistry, we care for your child’s smile

Dr. Jila J. Mahajan Most insurances and care credit accepted

Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry

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PUBLIC MIDDLE SCHOOLS Alfred I duPont Middle

James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory School

Lake Shore Middle

2710 duPont Avenue (904) 739-5200

(Academically Talented)

(904) 381-7440

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/dupont

3276 Norman E. Thagard Blvd.

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/lakeshore

2915 Bayview Road

(904) 693-7600

Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/jwjohnson

LaVilla School of the Arts

(Magnet Middle and High School)

Julia Landon College Preparatory School

501 Davis Street N.

1701 North Davis Street

(Academically Talented)

(904) 633-6069

(904) 630-6805

1819 Thacker Avenue

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/lavilla

→ duvalschools.org/darnellcookman

(904) 346-5650

(Performing Arts)

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/landon


RIVERSIDE Presbyterian Day School

Now accepting

PreK 3 - 6th Grade applications for the current school year and beyond.

Discover the advantage of a Riverside education! www.rpds.com • (904) 353-3459

830 Oak Street | Jacksonville, FL | 904.353.3459 admission@rpds.com | www.rpds.com


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PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS

San Jose Preparatory High School

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

(904) 425-1725

(Performing Arts)

→ sanjoseschools.org

4072 Sunbeam Road

2445 San Diego Road (904) 346-5620

Samuel W. Wolfson High School

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/anderson

(International Baccalaureate) 7000 Powers Avenue

Duval Virtual Instruction Academy

(904) 739-5265

1701 Prudential Drive

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/wolfson

(904) 390-2037

Stanton College Preparatory School

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/dvia

(Academically Talented)

Englewood High School

1149 W. 13th Street

4412 Barnes Road

(904) 630-6760

(904) 739-5212

Paxon School for Advanced Studies

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/ehs

(Academically Talented) 3239 Norman Thagard Blvd. (904) 693-7583 → dcps.duvalschools.org/psas

Robert E. Lee High School 1200 S. McDuff Avenue (904) 381-3930 → dcps.duvalschools.org/lee

→ dcps.duvalschools.org/stanton


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SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOLS

Crossroads Christian School (K-12)

Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

• 2950 Halcyon Lane

207 San Marco Avenue

Center Academy Mandarin

• 6429 Atlantic Blvd.

St. Augustine, FL 32084

10679 Old St. Augustine Road

• 1542 Kingsley Avenue #136

(904) 827-2200

(904) 448-1956

(904) 652-1282

→ fsdb.k12.fl.us

→ centeracademy.com

→ ces-schools.net

Clarke School for Hearing and Speech

DePaul School of NE Florida

12276 San Jose Blvd.

9803 Old St. Augustine Road

3044 San Pablo Road S.

(904) 886-3228

(904) 880-9001

(904) 223-3391

→ greatstridesrehab.com

→ clarkeschools.org

→ depaulschool.com

Great Strides Rehabilitation


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SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOLS [CONT.] Greenwood School (6-12)

Jacksonville School for Autism

Morning Star School

9920 Regency Square Blvd.

9000 Cypress Green Drive

725 Mickler Road

(904) 726-5000

(904) 732-4343

(904) 721-2144

→ greenwoodjax.org

→ jsakids.org

→ morningstar-jax.org

Little Star Center, Inc. 8011 Phillips Highway, Ste. 10

North Florida School of Special Education

(904) 928-0112

223 Mill Creek Road

→ littlestarjax.com

(904) 724-8323 → northfloridaschool.org

Mainspring Academy 6867 Southpoint Drive N., Ste. 103

Seamark Ranch

(904) 503-0344

3631 Seamark Ranch Road

→ mainspringacademy.org

Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 (904) 529-1951 → seamarkranch.com


“GO FORTH AND SET THE WORLD ON FIRE” - ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

BISHOP JOHN J. SNYDER HIGH SCHOOL • BISHOP KENNY HIGH SCHOOL ST. FRANCIS ACADEMY • ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY

DIOCESE OF ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WWW.CHOOSECATHOLICSCHOOL.COM


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PRIVATE SCHOOLS Academie De Montessori (PK-5)

Avondale Child’s Day Out

Bishop Kenny High School (9-12)

1216 Lasalle Street

1651 Talbot Avenue

1055 Kingman Avenue

(904) 398-3830

(904) 389-4363

(904) 398-7545

→ academie-de-montessori.org

→ avondalechildsdayout.com

→ bishopkenny.org

Assumption Catholic School (PK-8)

Bishop John J. Snyder High School (9-12)

First Coast Academy (9-12)

2431 Atlantic Blvd.

5001 Samaritan Way

2725 College Street

(904) 398-1774

(904) 771-1029

(904) 381-1935

→ assumptionjax.org

→ bishopsnyder.org

→ fcahighschool.org

Early Learning Coalition of Duval

YOUR ONE-STOP EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE Let us help you

Find Quality Early Learning Child Care www.earlylearningjax.org or 904-208-2044

A HIDDEN GEM IN THE HEART OF RIVERSIDE! When it comes to preparing your child for kindergarten and beyond St. Paul Catholic School rises above the rest.

PreK-3 through 8th Grade Come see what St. Paul can offer your family. Schedule a private tour today!

Educating mind body and spirit since 1923

(904) 387-2554 | SPSJAX.ORG | 2609 PARK STREET, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32204


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Guardian Catholic Schools (PK3 – 8)

Learning Tree Preschool Center

New Beginnings

4920 Brentwood Blvd.

6140 San Jose Blvd.

Christian Academy (K-12)

(904) 765-1920

(904) 737-8842

7020 Ramona Blvd.

→ guardiancatholicschools.org

→ learningtreepreschoolcenter.com

(904) 786-3118

Jacksonville Country Day School (PK-6)

Melrose Avenue Preschool

10063 Baymeadows Road

4305 Melrose Avenue

Riverside Presbyterian Day School (PK-6)

(904) 641-6644

(904) 388-0606

830 Oak Street

→ jcds.com

→ melrosejax.com

(904) 353-5511

→ nbccjax.org

→ rpds.com

AN EDUCATION AS Unique AS YOUR CHILD

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS AGE 1 - SIXTH GRADE

Visit stmarksdayschool.org or call 904.388.2632 to schedule your personal campus tour.


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PRIVATE SCHOOLS [CONT.] San Jose Academy and Preparatory High School

San Jose Episcopal Day School (PK-6) 7423 San Jose Blvd.

Southside United Methodist Church Preschool

4072 Sunbeam Road

(904) 733-0352

3120 Hendricks Avenue

(904) 425-1725

→ sjeds.org

(904) 396-2676

→ sanjoseprep.org

San Jose Catholic Grade School (PK-8)

→ sumpreschool.org

South Jacksonville Presbyterian Preschool 2137 Hendricks Avenue

St. Johns Country Day School (PK-12)

3619 Toledo Road

(904) 396-0567

3100 Doctors Lake Drive

(904) 733-2313

→ sjaxpc.org

(904) 264-9572

→ sanjosecatholicschool.com

→ sjcds.net

San Jose Episcopal Day School provides an intimate learning environment where teachers help each individual identify their own unique talents and strengths. With a balanced approach that is nurturing yet challenging, each child can reach their San Jose Episcopal Day School fullest potential, however high thatprovides may be. an intimate learning environment where Come see for yourself why an education at teachers help each individual identify their SJEDS isown anunique investment in astrengths. brighter future. talents and

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San Jose Episcopal Day School provides an intimate learning With a balanced approach that is nurturing environment where teachers help each individual identify yet challenging, each child can reach their their own unique talents and strengths. fullest potential, however high that may be. With a balanced approach that is nurturing yet challenging, throughat 6th grade Come see for yourselfPre-K why an3education each child can reach their fullest potential, however high 7423 Jose future. Blvd. · 904-733-0352 · www.sjeds.org SJEDS is an investment in aSan brighter that may be. Come see for yourself why an education at SJEDS SJEDS welcomes qualified applicants in grades Pre-K3 through 6 without regard to race, sex, creed, religion or national origin. Accredited by FCIS, FKC, SACS and the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. is an investment in a brighter future.

Pre-K 3 through 6th grade • 7423 San Jose Blvd. • 904-733-0352 • www.sjeds.org th Pre-K 3 through 6 grade

SJEDS welcomes qualified applicants in grades Pre-K3 through 6 without regard to race, sex, creed, religion or national origin. Accredited by FCIS, FKC, SACS and the Episcopal Diocese of Florida.

7423 San Jose Blvd. · 904-733-0352 · www.sjeds.org

SJEDS welcomes qualified applicants in grades Pre-K3 through 6 without regard to race, sex, creed, religion or national origin. Accredited by FCIS, FKC, SACS and the Episcopal Diocese of Florida.


LIFETIME OPPORTUNITIES.

Bolles is one of only three high schools in the world that is home to an Anatomage table.

All Things Possible. Start Here. At Bolles, student potential is nourished by a superior curriculum and the most extensive program offerings in Northeast Florida for grades PreK to 12. Students here have access to extraordinary opportunities in a vibrant, global community of contributors who celebrate all beliefs and cultures.

Four Unique Campuses

We believe life’s greatest achievement is to realize one’s best possible self. This mindset drives every decision we make, and it’s why we’ve earned an exemplary international reputation.

Day and Boarding School from PreK through Grade 12.

Join the esteemed alumni of Bolles, and experience a lifetime of possibilities.

For more information and to schedule your tour, visit www.Bolles.org or call (904) 256-5030.

Ponte Vedra Beach PreK–5 Whitehurst PreK–5 Bartram 6–8 San Jose 9–12


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PRIVATE SCHOOLS [CONT.] St. Mark’s Ark

St. Matthew’s Catholic School (PK-8)

The Bolles School

3976 Hendricks Avenue

1773 Blanding Blvd.

7400 San Jose Blvd.

(904) 346-0404

(904) 387-4401

(904) 256-5030

→ stmarksark.com

→ stmatthewscs.com

Four campuses/PreK-12/ Day & Boarding

St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School PK-6)

St. Paul’s Catholic School (PK-8)

4114 Oxford Avenue

(904) 387-2841

The Episcopal School of Jacksonville (6-12)

(904) 388-2632

→ spsjax.org

4455 Atlantic Blvd.

→ bolles.org 2609 Park Street

(904) 396-5751

→ stmarksdayschool.org

→ esj.org

A different way of teaching. A better way of learning. Grades middle through high school Low student to teacher ratio Standard high school diploma Multi-sensory instruction Outdoor classrooms & science laboratory McKay & Gardiner Scholarship participant Accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools

To learn more about Greenwood School visit our website:

greenwoodjax.org

Currently enrolling new students. Call today for a campus tour!

904-726-5000


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COLLEGES The Potter’s House Christian Academy (K-8)

Edward Waters College

Florida State College at Jacksonville

1658 Kings Road

501 W. State Street

5732 Normandy Blvd.

(904) 470-8000

(904) 632-3237

(904) 786-0028

→ ewc.edu

→ fscj.edu

→ phcalions.org

Florida Coastal School of Law

Jacksonville University

The Potter’s House Christian Academy (9-12)

8787 Baypine Road

2800 University Blvd. N.

(904) 680-7700

(800) 225-2027

1150 S. Lane Avenue

→ fcsl.edu

→ ju.edu

(904) 695-2837 → phcalions.org

ASSUMPTION

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH & SCHOOL

(904) 398-1963 2403 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207 www.AssumptionCatholicChurch.org

MASSES Daily – 6:30 AM, 8:00 AM, 12:10 PM Saturday – 4:00 PM Sunday – 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 6:00 PM Mass in Burmese language at 2:00 PM Sundays.

CONFESSIONS Saturday – 2:30 – 3:45 PM Sunday – 9:30 – 10:00 AM

Assumption Catholic School is centrally located near downtown and adjoining to Bishop Kenny Catholic High School’s campus. Founded in 1923, Assumption is a thriving school with over 600 students in preschool through 8th grade. Assumption’s curriculum stresses academic achievement within a Christian community where children feel loved and respected by their peers as well as their teachers. United with each other in meaningful liturgy and prayer, the students can further come to an understanding of the Christian life.

Early Childhood Center - Ages 6 weeks – 4 years | Catholic School - Kindergarten – 8th Grade


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COLLEGES [CONT.]

LIBRARIES

Trinity Baptist College

Jacksonville Public Library (Main)

Murray Hill Library

800 Hammond Blvd.

303 N. Laura Street

918 Edgewood Ave. S.

(904) 596-2451

(904) 630-2665

(904) 384-2665

→ tbc.edu

→ Jaxpubliclibrary.org

San Marco Library UF Health Science Center

1513 Lasalle Street

University of Florida School of Medicine

(904) 858-2907

653 W. 8th Street (904) 244-3486

Webb Wesconnett Library

→ hscj.ufl.edu

103rd Street (904) 778-7305

University of North Florida 1 UNF Drive

Willowbranch Library

(904) 620-1000

2875 Park Street

→ unf.edu

(904) 381-8490

Serving students in grades PreK 3 years old, VPK & Kindergarten through 8th grade w w w. s t m a t t h e w s c s . c o m

904.387.4401 Minutes from Avondale, FSCJ Kent Campus, Lake Shore, Murray Hill, Riverside and Ortega.

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Building character through innovative learning and whole child education.

JACKSONVILLE

COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

jcds.com | 904.641.6644


CALL OR CLICK TODAY!

LEARN MORE AT SJCDS.NET

College Prep, Redefined. ACADEMICS. ARTS. ATHLETICS. Serving students from age 3 through Grade 12.

St. Johns Country Day School 3100 Doctors Lake Drive • Orange Park, FL 32073 • (904) 264-9573


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Congregations for every faith There are dozens of places of worship where you can reconnect, renew or revive your spiritual life, and many of those buildings are right in the heart of the historic neighborhoods, where some of the oldest and most ornate religious architecture can be found.


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WORSHIP Christ the Messiah Church 7576 San Jose Blvd. (904) 733-3644

Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints 4087 Hendricks Avenue (904) 398-6342 → lds.org

Congregation Ahavath Chesed – The Temple 8727 San Jose Blvd. (904) 733-7078 → thetemplejacksonville.org

Edgewood Avenue Christian Church 1041 Edgewood Avenue S. (904) 389-4876

All Saints Episcopal Church

Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

4171 Hendricks Avenue

121 E. Duval Street

(904) 737-8488

(904) 359-0331

Ephphatha Deaf Assembly of God

→ allsaintsjax.org

→ icjax.org

2516 LaMee Avenue

Armenian Church

Baymeadows Islamic Center

3850 Atlantic Blvd.

8225 Dix Ellis Trail

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

(Services held at St. John the

(904) 438-4510

1100 Stockton Street

Divine Greek Orthodox Church)

→ bicjax.org

(904) 387-5691

→ edgewoodavenuecc.org

(904) 858-9946 (fax or videophone)

→ gsjax.church

(904) 399-2944

Cherry Street Church of Christ

→ armenianchurchjacksonville.com

1140 McDuff Avenue S.

Etz Chaim Synagogue

Assumption Catholic Church

(904) 389-8200

10167 San Jose Blvd.

2403 Atlantic Blvd.

→ cherrystchurch.org

(904) 262-3565

(904) 398-1963

→ etzchaim.org

Christ Church of Peace

→ assumptioncatholicchurch.org

1240 McDuff Avenue S.

Faith United Methodist Church

Avondale United Methodist Church

(904) 387-2020

4000 Spring Park Road

1651 Talbot Avenue

→ christchurchofpeace.org

(904) 737-3555

(904) 389-1175

→ fumcjax.com

→ aumcjax.org

New to Jacksonville? We want to share our joy. Worship - Lifelong Learning - Social Action

Rabbi Elizabeth Bahar, Senior Rabbi

Congregation Ahavath Chesed

7 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service 9 a.m. Saturday Torah Study 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Service

904.733.7078 | 8727 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville | www.thetemplejacksonville.org

Thinking with Christ’s mind, Loving with Christ’s heart, Serving with Christ’s hands. Sunday Morning Hour of Worship: 10:00 a.m. Child care provided Sunday School

Find us on:

Lakewood Presbyterian Church 2001 University Blvd. W • Jacksonville FL (904) 733-8055 • LPCjax.org


WORSHIP First Baptist Church of Jacksonville

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

119 W. Beaver Street

3889 Eloise Street

(904) 356-6077

(904) 701-4825

→ fbcjax.com

→ htaj.org

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville - Ortega

Islamic Center of Northeast Florida

4865 Roosevelt Blvd.

(904) 646-3462

(904) 356-6077

→ icnef.org

2333 St. Johns Bluff Road S.

→ fbcjax.com

Jacksonville Jewish Center First Presbyterian Church

Grace Church of Avondale

3662 Crown Point Road

118 E. Monroe Street

3519 Herschel Street

(904) 292-1000

(904) 354-8439

(904 387-0418

→ jjcjax.org

→ ffpcjax.org

→ gcajax.com

First United Methodist Church

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church

Jacksonville First Seventh-Day Adventist Church

225 E. Duval Street

4001 Hendricks Avenue

7951 Lenox Avenue

(904) 356-5618

(904) 396-7745

(904) 781-8550

→ firstumcjax.org

→ habchurch.com

→ jacksonvillefirstfl.adventistchurch.org

Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist

Historic Mt. Zion AME Church

Jehovah’s Witnesses

8327 Beach Blvd.

201 E. Beaver Street

5135 College St.

(904) 724-4076

(904) 355-9475

(904) 781-0233

→ csjax4thchurch.com

→ hmzjax.org

JOIN US THIS SUNDAY

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH

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WORSHIP Lake Shore Baptist Church

Liberty Community Church

2365 Blanding Blvd.

3405 Atlantic Blvd.

(904) 388-6578

(904) 396-2323

→ lsbcjax.org

Melchizedek Baptist Church of the Deaf Lake Shore Presbyterian Church

1824 Dean Road

2270 Blanding Blvd.

(904) 725-8797

(904) 389-2341

Morning Glory Christian Fellowship Lake Shore United Methodist

3405 Atlantic Blvd.

2246 Blanding Blvd.

(904) 887-2929

Jehovah’s Witnesses

(904) 388-1780

→ morningglorycf.com

7040 San Jose Blvd.

→ lsumcjax.org

Murray Hill Baptist Church

(904) 733-9618

Lakewood Presbyterian Church

4300 Post Street

King of Kings Church

2001 University Blvd. W.

(904) 388-8531

3949 Atlantic Blvd.

(904) 733-8055

→ murrayhill.church

(904) 396-3949

→ lpcjax.org

Murray Hill Christ Community Church

→ kingofkingschurch.us

Lakewood United Methodist Church

3548 Gilmore Street

Korean First Baptist Church

6133 San Jose Blvd.

(904) 389-0631

3202 Atlantic Blvd.

(904) 733-8477

→ representchrist.org

(904) 396-6411

→ lakewoodumc.com

SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE (Main Worship Center)

By volunteering or donating to Gabriel House you are joining a community of caring hands that come together in a time of need for someone.

9 a.m. | Traditional Worship 11 a.m. | Contemporary Services

www.gabrielhouseofcare.org

100 Years of 5-Star Service!

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4275 Herschel St. 384-4501 www.sjpcjax.org

Your loved ones are in good hands at Naugle Schnauss

San Marco: (904) 396-1611 | 1203 Hendricks Ave.

Riverside: (904) 683-9288 | 808 Margaret Street


WORSHIP Murray Hill Presbyterian Church

Riverside United Church of Christ

940 Talbot Avenue

2858 Post Street

(904) 389-2939

(904) 710-4994

→ mhpcjax.com

→ riverside-ucc.org

Murray Hill United Methodist Church

San Jose Baptist Church

4101 College Street

6140 San Jose Blvd.

(904) 387-4406

(904) 737-2141

→ murrayhillumc.org

→ sanjosebaptist.com

Ortega Presbyterian Church

San Jose Catholic Church

4406 Longfellow Street

3619 Toledo Road

(904) 389-4043

(904) 733-1630

→ ortegapres.com

→ sjcatholic.org

Ortega United Methodist Church

San Jose Church of Christ

4807 Roosevelt Blvd.

6233 San Jose Blvd.

(904) 389-5556

(904) 737-2333

→ ortegaumc.org

→ sjcc.us

Park Lane Baptist Church

San Jose Episcopal Church

1480 Lakeshore Blvd.

7423 San Jose Blvd.

(904) 387-5331

(904) 733-1811

→ parklanebaptistchurch.com

→ sanjoseepiscopal.com

Resurrection Anglican Church

Second Church of Christ, Scientist

4406 Longfellow Street

3255 Riverside Avenue

(904) 480-7057

(904) 388-1969

→ resurrectionjax.com

→ csjax.com/churches

Riverside Avenue Christian Church

Second Missionary Baptist Church

2841 Riverside Avenue

954 Kings Road

(904) 389-1751

(904) 354-8268

→ jaxdisciples.com

→ 2ndmissionarybaptchurch.com

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Riverside Baptist Church 2650 Park Street

It’s hard to concentrate on an empty stomach.

She doesn’t have a choice.

In Northeast Florida, the heartbreaking reality is that

more than 81,000 kids

will go to bed tonight without dinner.

(904) 388-7692 → rbcjax.com

Riverside Park United Methodist Church 819 Park Street (904) 355-5491 → riversideparkumc.com

South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church Riverside Presbyterian Church

2137 Hendricks Avenue

849 Park Street

(904) 396-0567

(904) 355-4585

→ sjaxpc.org

→ rpcjax.org

Southside Assembly of God Riverside Primitive Baptist

2118 Kings Avenue

702 Dellwood Avenue

(904) 396-1663

(904) 355-5320

→ ssagjax.org

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WORSHIP

Southside Baptist Church

St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral

1435 Atlantic Blvd.

256 E. Church Street

(904) 396-6633

(904) 356-5507

→ ssbc.church

→ jaxcathedral.org

Southside Church of God in Christ

St. John’s Presbyterian Church

2179 Emerson Street

4275 Herschel Street

(904) 398-1625

(904) 384-4501

→ southsidecogic.com

→ sjpcjax.org

Southside Karen Baptist Church

St. Luke’s Community Church

115 Arlington Road

4168 Herschel Street

(904) 674-7309

(904) 723-1195 → stlukesjacksonville.com

Southside United Methodist Church 3120 Hendricks Avenue

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

(904) 396-2676

7801 Lone Star Road

4129 Oxford Avenue

→ sumcjax.org

(904) 725-6566

(904) 388-2681

→ standrewsjax.com

→ stmarksjacksonville.org

1612 Tracy Road

St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

(904) 351-6707

3850 Atlantic Blvd.

3976 Hendricks Avenue

→ sgbcjax.org

(904) 396-5383

(904) 396-9608

→ stjohnthedivinejax.org

E R A C H TL A E H E M

Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Our Mission: Presbyterian Social Ministries, in partnership with other organizations, exists to support the homeless with stable supportive housing solutions and life skills training; help families and individuals in need with clothing; and facilitate missions with learning and service opportunities in a residential setting.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED: • Monetary • Gently used clothing • Items for food pantry COMMUNITY SERVICES: • Community clothing giveaways • Food pantry (Mon-Thur 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

4115 Post St, Jacksonville, FL 32205 904.338.0920 Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

PresbyterianSocialMinistries.org

→ stmarksjax.org

• ACHC accredited and Medicare certified Home Health Agency (License #29993139) • In-home services including personal care and housekeeping • Nutrition • Affordable housing

Providing essential and innovative services and care for individuals, families, and communities throughout Northeast Florida to prepare for and support graceful aging. A Non-Profit Organization Enabling Home-Based Senior Independence in Northeast Florida FACEBOOK.COM/AGINGTRUE

@ AGINGTRUE

904.807.1203 • info@AgingTrue.org


WORSHIP St. Matthew’s Catholic Church

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

1773 Blanding Blvd.

321 W. Union Street

(904) 388-8698

(904) 354-1053

→ stmatthewsjax.com

→ stphilipsjax.org

St. Nicholas Park Christian Church 3226 Beach Blvd.

Swaim Memorial United Methodist Church

(904) 398-1501

1620 Naldo Avenue

→ stnicholasparkchristianchurch.com

(904) 398-3204

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→ swaimmethodist.com

St. Paul’s Catholic Church 2609 Park Street

The City.Church

The Point at St. Johns Park

(904) 387-2554

1819 Thacker Avenue (meeting site only)

4300 St. Johns Avenue

→ stpauls-jax.org

(904) 346-5650

(904) 388-7601

→ thecity.church

→ thepointjax.com

5616 Atlantic Blvd.

The Church of the Messiah

Trinity Lutheran Church

(904) 725-1150

3754 University Club Blvd.

1415 McDuff Avenue S.

→ diocesefl.org

(904) 721-4199

(904) 389-5341

→ mycomjax.com

→ trinity4jax.org

5042 Timuquana Road

The District Church

Unity Church of Jacksonville

(904) 778-1434

1200 McDuff Avenue S (meeting site only)

634 Lomax Street

→ stpetersjax.org

(904) 351-8036

(904) 355-5100

→ thedistrictchurch.com

→ unityjax.com

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm

A welcoming, historic Catholic Community that loves God, makes disciples to serve others, and change lives...

Sunday: 9:00am, 11:00am, 7:00pm

Weekday Mass Schedule Monday: No Mass Tuesday: 6:00 pm (Mary's Chapel) Wednesday: 8:00 am (Church) Thursday: 6:00 pm (Mary's Chapel) Friday: 8:00 am (Church)

(904) 387-2554 STPAULS-JAX.ORG 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204


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Civic groups provide ways to serve community Civic and community organizations play a major role in the fabric of our neighborhoods. The unpaid hours donated by residents working with civic, community and professional organizations provide the kind of service our city relies on. Following are some of the organizations that support and perform essential services to our communities.


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CIVIC GROUPS

CIVIC CLUBS Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (904) 721-1155 → elks.org

Fraternal Order of Eagles (904) 413-7542 → foe.com

Fraternal Order of Police (904) 398-7010 → fop530.com

Garden Club of Jacksonville

Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville

Moose International

(904) 355-4224

(904) 398-5566

→ mooseintl.org

→ gardenclubofjacksonville.org

→ kiwanisjax.org

Gator Club of Jacksonville

Knights of Columbus

(904) 387-6808

(904) 723-3810

→ jacksonvillegatorclub.com

→ kofc.org

Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons

Lake Shore Woman’s Club

Optimist International → optimist.org

Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. (904) 854-6555

Presbyterian Social Ministries

1-800-375-2339 → grandlodgefl.com

Jacksonville Civic Council

Leadership Jacksonville, Inc.

(904)-338-0920

(904) 396-6263

→ PresbyterianSocialMinistries.org

→ leadershipjax.org

(904) 391-4911

Lions Club International

→ jaxciviccouncil.com

→ lionsclubs.org

Jacksonville Urban League (904) 723-4007

Meninak Club of Jacksonville

→ ul-jacksonville.iamempowered.com

(904) 745-3393 → meninak.org

Junior League of Jacksonville 2165 Park Street

Men’s Garden Club of Jacksonville

(904) 387-9927

(904) 635-7318

→ jljacksonville.org

→ mgcjax.org

In the Pink is a 501c3 non-profit boutique and salon dedicated to helping women heal, cope and survive the effects of cancer…physically and emotionally. Œ Free YOGA for cancer patients (Jax Beach location) Œ Breast prosthetic fittings Œ Post-mastectomy bras & swimwear Œ Post-surgical garments with drain pouches Œ Weightless breast forms for post-surgery & leisure wear

→ jaxpal.com

(904) 388-7921

ΠWig selection & fitting ΠScarves, hats & turbans ΠEducational & inspirational books

ΠSalon, which includes free head shaving & wig fitting (Jax Beach & Sarasota locations only)

ΠCancer resource center with free computer access

ΠSkincare products developed for radiation & chemotherapy patients ΠLymphedema products ΠCompression garment fittings ΠGifts for patients, families, & caregivers

Œ Private parties: “Survivor Showers” & “Head Shaving Parties”

Want to get out on the water & get in a great workout?

ΠCaring support from a loving staff

ΠProud host of the Jacksonville Dragon Boat & Paddle Fest Jacksonville Beach 904.372.0029 Hill Breast Center 904.372.0029 Sarasota 941.953.PINK (7465)

jaxinthepink.com

Learn to paddle with the JacksonvilleDragon Boat Club, a sport families can participate in together!

jacksonvilledragonboatclub.com


CIVIC GROUPS Rotary Club of West Jacksonville

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CLUBS

(904) 994-7355 → westjaxrotary.org

CAPtivators Supports the Cathedral Arts Project

Southside Businessmen’s Club

(904) 281-5599, Ext. 15

(904) 419-3205

→ facebook.com/JaxCAPtivators

→ southsidebusinessmensclub.com

First A.C.T. Riverside Rotary Club of Jacksonville

Southside Woman’s Club

Supports the Florida Theatre

→ jaxriversiderotary.org

(904) 396-0459

(904) 355-5661, ext. 247

→ southsidewomansclub.net

→ floridatheatre.com/florida-theatre-first-a-c-t

(904) 353-6789

Woman’s Club of Jacksonville

ImpactJAX

→ jaxrotary.org

(904) 355-6202

Supports JAX Chamber

Rotary Club of Jacksonville

(904) 273-5366

Rotary Club of San Jose

→ facebook.com/IMPACTjax

→ portal.clubrunner.ca/2155/

Jacksonville Young Voters Coalition Rotary Club of San Marco

(904) 322-9233

(904) 387-4057

→ facebook.com/jaxyoungvoterscoalition

→ sanmarcorotary.com

Rotary Club of South Jacksonville (904) 994-7355 → southjaxrotary.org

Connecting You to the Neighborhoods of Jacksonville

A member of the franchisee system of BHH Affiliates, LLC.

3627 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32205 office 904.388.5005 cell 904.333.3883 Jane.Slater@BHHSFNR.com NeighborhoodsofJax.com


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Jacksonville Jaycees

The Contemporaries

Supports community projects

Supports the Museum of Contemporary Art

→ jaxjaycees.org

(904) 620-4207 → facebook.com/

Pioneers

MOCAJaxContemporaries

Supports American Cancer Society (904) 391-3607

The Elements of MOSH

→ cowfordball.org

Supports the Museum of Science & History (904) 396-6674

Red Shoe Crew

Rising Tides

Supports Ronald McDonald House

Supports the St. Johns Riverkeeper

(904) 807-4669

(904) 256-7613

Urban League Young Professionals

→ rmhcjacksonville.org/how-you-can-

→ facebook.com/SJRK.Rising.Tides

Supports the Urban League

→ facebook.com/MOSHElements

(904) 359-0929

help/red-shoe-crew

Rotaract Clubs

→ facebook.com/jaxurbanleague

Supports Rotary Clubs → Downtown: downtownrotaractjax.org → First Coast: firstcoastrotaract.com → Beaches: beachesrotaract.org → UNF: unf.edu/groups/rotaract/

Shircliff Society Supports St. Vincent’s Health Care (904) 308-7306 → facebook.com/TheShircliffSociety

Celebrating 25 Years of Arts Education

We’re Cookin Fresh Frozen To Go

Since 1993, the Cathedral Arts Project has provided quality instruction in dance, music, theatre and the visual arts to more than 27,000 K-8 students in Duval County. We look forward to seeing the transformative power of arts education on our students and community for generations to come.

Breakfast • Appetizers Side Dishes • Main Entrees Desserts • Holiday Specials Complete meals made easy!

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capkids.org


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Beaches: 904-241-2884 • Orange Park: 904-264-6495 Westside/Downtown: 904-384-5661 Mandarin: 904-268-0296 • Southside: 904-724-5205 2690 Rosselle Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204 • TerryVereenPlumbing.com STATE CERTIFIED PLUMBING CONTRACTOR CFCO 25597


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Sports and outdoors lovers can find something to enjoy all year It’s easy to enjoy sports year-round in Jacksonville. Sunny skies and moderate weather make it perfect for rooting on favorite teams and athletes, or participating in sports of all kinds. Don’t forget bicycling, boating, fishing, swimming, tennis, golf, surfing, kayaking, running and hiking, to name a few!


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SPORTS

JAXSPORTS COUNCIL

BASKETBALL

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Jacksonville Giants

JAXSPORTS is a membershipbased organization that was established to showcase Northeast Florida as a sports destination for professional, amateur and youth sports. JAXSPORTS is a member of the National Association of Sports Commissions and the Florida Sports Foundation. For up-to-date information on and access to local sporting events, the public is encouraged to become a member of JAXSPORTS. More information is available at jacksonvillesportscouncil.com.

1010 E. Adams Street, Suite 112 Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 355-6531 → jacksonvillegiants.com

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Jacksonville’s professional minor league basketball team is the 2012 and 2013 National Champions of the new American Basketball Association (ABA), which they joined as an expansion team for the 2010–2011 season. Jacksonville Basketball Academy 14129 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32224

BASEBALL

→ jacksonvillebasketballacademy.com

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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

The largest basketball program in Northeast Florida offers summer camps, elite training for high school basketball players and AAU basketball in the spring.

301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 358-2846

BICYCLING North Florida Bicycle Club P.O. Box 40995

→ jaxshrimp.com

Jacksonville, FL 32203

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Jacksonville’s minor league baseball team is a member of the Southern League and is the class Double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball team. Florida Baseball Academy → www.flsbaseballacademy.com

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Staffed by former professional and college players, Florida Baseball Academy provides players with the opportunity to advance their skills through professional instruction in a great environment.

(904) 777-5025 → nfbc.us

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The club began in the 1970s as a racing club and evolved into a social club, known for its rides, cycling advocacy and education, and charity ride and travel teams. VeloBrew Bicycle Club

→ velobrew.com

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The competitive cycling club appeals to racers and non-racers.

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BOATING

North Florida Cruising Club

The Rudder Club

Jacksonville, FL 32217 (meeting location)

8533 Malaga Avenue

→ nfccsail.com

Jacksonville, FL 32244 (904) 264-4094 → rudderclub.com

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This sailing club offers adult sailing classes for members and non-members, a junior sailing program for members and a sailing camp. The club also hosts the River City Regatta every spring and co-hosts the annual Mug Race.

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3877 Baymeadows Road

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This all volunteer social club is open to anyone interested in the boating and cruising life. Monthly meetings are held every third Thursday of the month.

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SPORTS

Freedom Boat Club of Jacksonville and St. Augustine 12807 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 (904) 770-4632

Jacksonville Dragon Boat Club

→ freedomboatclub.com/

2305 Beach Blvd., Suites 110 & 111 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 (904) 536-3475 → jacksonvilledragonboatclub.com

» This boat club offers residents the opportunity to learn how to paddle in a dragon boats, which are 40 feet long and powered by 20 paddlers, one drummer and a steer.

locations/43-Jacksonville-fl

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The world’s largest members-only boating club, members have unlimited access to the home club’s fleet and can reserve a boat using a member-friendly online reservation system.

FENCING

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Jacksonville, FL 32205 (904) 349-5868

H A B L O E S P A N O l

→ jaxfencingclub.org

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Open to ages 8 to 98, the Jacksonville Fencing Club offers a variety of opportunities for beginners up to competitive fencers.

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FISHING

Jacksonville Bass Club

St. Johns Bass Anglers

(904) 771-4886

Meetings held monthly at the Northeast

First Coast Fly Fishers

→ jaxbassclub.com

Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR)

P.O. Box 16260 Jacksonville, FL 32245 → fcff.org

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The family-oriented fly fishing club is dedicated to promoting the sport of fly fishing, education and resource awareness. The club holds monthly meetings and outings.

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The club promotes the enjoyment, mastery and skill of bass fishing through cooperative effort, trust and good fellowship, and promote and encourages youth fishing and a love for the sport. The club holds more than a dozen tournaments each year.

office, located at 7801 Deercreek Club Road. → stjohnsbassanglers.com

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A member of the Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society (B.A.S.S.), the St. Johns Bass Anglers was founded in 1970 and is the oldest federated bass club in Florida, as well as the fifth oldest in the country.

Jacksonville Offshore Sport Fishing Club P.O. Box 331185

Florida Lure Anglers

Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

P.O. Box 8642

Located at the Mayport Boat Ram

Jacksonville, FL 32239

→ jaxfish.com

→ flafishingclub.com

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The nonprofit, family-oriented fishing club was founded by professional anglers with the desire to promote an artificialonly salt water fishing format. The club invites all anglers, especially beginners and offers a series of tournaments each year.

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The sporting association began in 1959 committed to making offshore fishing in the Jacksonville area more exciting, reliable, safe and beneficial. From its inception, the club pioneered Artificial Reef Building and Maintenance, now a collaborative program with the City of Jacksonville.

Welcome to the Open Road Bicycles experience in Avondale This local bike shop is run by a father, a business owner, and a cycling enthusiast – so chances are – you’ll have a great experience finding the bicycle that meets your needs.

Whether you are looking to ride with the kids, compete in the next road race, or you find yourself needing a great commuter bike – the staff is helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.

3544 St Johns Ave (904) 388-9066

Holt Tucker has been in the bicycle industry for years, it’s his personal passion. Expect great service…and get it!

You won’t ever hear someone answer your questions with “Not sure, I just work here.” You’ll always get knowledgeable, friendly service with a local business owner serving your needs. That’s the bottom line, the owner is in the store!

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SPORTS

FOOTBALL

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville, FL 32202

1 TIAA Bank Field Drive

(904) 798-1700

Jacksonville, FL 32202

→ taxslayerbowl.com

(904) 633-2000 → jaguars.com

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This National Football League team is a member of the American Football Conference (AFC) South division and has called Jacksonville home since 1995. Home games are played at TIAA Bank Field.

1 Gator Bowl Blvd.

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Every January, two teams go head to head for this college bowl game at TIAA Bank Field. The first bowl game ever televised nationally, the game has been held continuously since 1946, making it the sixth oldest college bowl. Florida-Georgia Football Classic

Greater Jacksonville Pop Warner

Jacksonville Sharks

1 TIAA Bank Field Drive

Ed Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan Street

1000 W. Bay Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Jacksonville, FL 32204

(800) 985-3542

(904) 580-4579

(904) 621-0700

→ jaxhappenings.com/Events/Florida-vs-

→ jaxpopwarner.com

→ jaxsharks.com

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Division championships for all four of its seasons, Jacksonville’s arena football team plays home games at the Veterans Memorial Arena, also known as Sea Best Field.

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Jacksonville plays host to one of the most legendary college football rivalry games. The entire weekend will be packed with events and activities for fans of both teams.

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Serving more than 5,000 football and cheerleaders all across Jacksonville, Pop Warner is a not-for-profit organization consisting of 19 associations throughout the Jacksonville area.

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GOLF The Players Championship 110 Championship Way Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082 (904) 273-3235 → tpc.com/sawgrass-the-players-championship

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This highly anticipated golf tournament on the PGA Tour offers the highest prize of any tournament in golf ($10 million in 2015) and features some of golf ’s best players.

HOCKEY/ICE SKATING Jacksonville IceMen

Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

300 A Philip Randolph Blvd.

3605 Philips Hwy.

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 602-7825

(904) 399-3223

→ jacksonvilleicemen.com

→ jaxiceandsportsplex.com

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The Jacksonville IceMen play at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The IceMen are members of the ECHL (East Coast Hockey League), a mid-level professional ice hockey league with 27 teams.

Equipped with an NHL-sized ice rink, the Sportsplex offers adult and youth hockey leagues in addition to figure skating lessons through the First Coast Skating Academy.

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Realtor®

RIDING Coriander Farm

Hidden Fields Private Stable

4798 Joda Lane S.

2259 Forest Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32258

Jacksonville, FL 32246

(904) 292-0294

(904) 254-5058

→ corianderfarm.com

→ hiddenfieldsjax.com

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Family owned and operated, the facility offers riding and jumping lessons on safe and gentle horses and ponies, boarding, grooming and training, and horse show competition preparation. Diamond D Training & Boarding

Elizabeth Hudgins

Horse boarding includes 12x12 stalls and large paddocks; training and riding lessons conducted in a lighted 150x50 riding arena, a regulation size small dressage arena and a 60-foot round pen. The facility also offers pony parties, with rides and miniature horses to pet and feed.

“From Cottages to Castles” Over 25 Years of Selling the Best of the First Coast Lifestyle

5901 Solomon Road Jacksonville, FL 32234

Jacksonville Equestrian Center

(904) 289-9518

13611 Normandy Blvd.

→ diamonddboardingstables.com

Jacksonville, FL 32221

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A family owned and operated equine boarding facility for over 50 years, with 86 stalls, two tack houses, three riding arenas, round pen, pastures, covered was and clip racks, trailer parking and more. Geddaway Farm

(904) 255-4254 → jaxequestriancenter.com

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Complete with an indoor arena, outdoor show rings and more than 400 stalls, the equestrian center hosts a variety of equine events in addition to other sporting and recreational events.

5815 Manning Cemetery Road Jacksonville, FL 32234

Windermere Equestrian Center

(904) 289-7070

6900 Morse Avenue

→ geddawayfarm.com

Jacksonville, FL 32244

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The facility includes a 32-stall barn, HorseGym treadmill, three rings, and offers training and breeding.

(904) 777-5650 → windemereequestriancenter.com

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Located in Northeast Florida, Windemere Equestrian Center is a full service facility that resides on roughly 18 acres. Windemere offers a 24-stall indoor barn, two large arenas with outdoor lighting, and a full course of fences. Y Knot Ranch 5514 118th Street Jacksonville, FL 32244

Visit Elizabeth and all her properties at

www.ElizabethHudgins.com elizabeth@elizabethhudgins.com 904-553-2032 333 Village Main St., Suite 670 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

(904) 755-4170 → yknotranch.webs.com

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The full-service facility offers two indoor barns with fans and rubber mats, attached paddocks, air-conditioned tack room, 150x150 riding arena, a full course of fences, and spacious turnout. Boarding, leasing, lessons, training and showing are available, as well as horse parties and horse camps.

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ROWING First Coast Rowing

Jacksonville Rowing Club

Evans Rowing Club

Formerly Stanton Riverbank Rowing Club

5920 Arlington Expressway

3120 Julington Creek Road

645 Cesery Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32211

Jacksonville, FL 32211

Jacksonville, FL 32223

(904) 479-6325

→ jaxrow.org

(904) 614-9366

→ stantonriverbankrowing.wildapricot.org

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This competitive youth rowing program in Jacksonville is open to any middle or high school student. Since 1994, SRB has won five national titles and more than 100 State Championships.

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The Jacksonville Rowing Club features sculling and sweep rowing programs for beginners and experienced, recreational and competitive, and youth and adults.

→ evansrowingclub.com

» Open to anyone interested in rowing, this club offers private lessons, a master’s program for adults, and a competitive youth program for middle and high school ages.

Jacksonville

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RUGBY The Sinners Jacksonville Women’s Rugby Football Club

Jacksonville Axemen (904) 514-8503

The Juggernauts Jacksonville Touch Rugby

→ jaxwomensrugby.com

→ jaxaxe.com

Touch Rugby

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The Sinners are a competitive women’s rugby football club established in 2006. The Sinners are an active part of the Jacksonville community, partnering with organizations such as Girls on the Run and the Jacksonville Axemen.

Founded in 2006, Jacksonville’s semi-professional rugby league team plays in the USA Rugby League. They play their home games at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida

→ jacksonvilletouchrugby.teamapp.com

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An informal club of men and women, the Juggernauts practice on Saturdays at 10 a.m. (April-November) or Sundays at 3 p.m. (December-March) at Alexandria Oaks Park and play on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Florida Blue Soccer field, 4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway. Visit the Facebook page for more information. Jacksonville Rugby Football Club 8000 Baymeadows Road E. Jacksonville, FL 32256 → jaxrugby.org

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A USA Rugby Men’s Division II Rugby team and member of the Florida Rugby Union, the club competes in the South region of USA Rugby.


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RUNNING 1st Place Sports Running Club

Girls on the Run

JTC Running Club

3931 Baymeadows Road

3986 Boulevard Center Drive, #102

1511 McDuff Avenue S.

Jacksonville, FL 32217

Jacksonville, FL 32207

Jacksonville, FL 32205

(904) 731-3676

(904) 619-6763

→ jtcrunning.com

→ 1stplacesports.com

→ gotrnefl.org

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Formed in 1996, the club has over 300 members and a competitive racing team.

A twice-a-week running club for girls, the nonprofit also teaches life skills.

» Founded in 1975 as the Jacksonville Track Club, JTC Running is the creator of the Gate River Run and also conducts half a dozen other race events throughout the year. PRS Running Club Board@prsrunningclub.com → prsrunningclub.com

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The club hosts races, monthly social events, annual running retreats, and provides scholarships for deserving local high school athletes.

TOUCH-TO-OPEN

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Julia S. Fattahi Florida Network Realty

904.728.8992

julia.fattahi@floridanetworkrealty.com

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SOCCER

Westside Soccer

Jacksonville Armada Football Club

Fleming Island, FL 32003

301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.

→ westsidesoccer.org

Jacksonville, FL 32202 (844) 227-6232 → jacksonvillearmada.com

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Jacksonville’s professional soccer team plays in the North American Soccer League, Division II in the American soccer pyramid, which they joined for the 2015 season.

4387 Lakeshore Drive

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This soccer club offers three distinct programs for children ages 5 to 18: a select premier program for U11 through U18 players, an academy program for ages U8 through U12 and a recreation program for U5 through U18 players.

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Beaches Adult Soccer League Armada FC Youth Academy

3605 Philips Highway

2850 Hodges Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32207

Jacksonville, FL 32224

(904) 395-5525

(904) 223-3606

→ basl.com

→ armadafcyouth.com

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Originally formed in 1977, today the club consists of three main programs -recreational, academy and travel (KYX) teams for players aged U5-U19.

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Offers men’s, women’s and co-ed indoor and outdoor leagues for adults in Northeast Florida.

SWIMMING

Florida Elite Soccer Academy

AmberJax Swimming

P.O. Box 57065

4455 Atlantic Blvd.

Jacksonville, Florida 32241

Jacksonville, FL 32207

info@FloridaEliteSA.com

→ amberjax.org

→ floridaelitesa.com

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Formerly Jacksonville Youth Soccer Club, this academy offers a wide variety of programs for children of all ages and skill levels.

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The Episcopal AmberJax offers year-round USA Swimming and U.S. Masters Swimming programs in the Jacksonville area. The Episcopal AmberJax swim club is open to all residents of the greater Jacksonville area and swimmers may join at any time during the year.

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SWIMMING [CONT.]

TENNIS

First Coast YMCA Swimming

River City Swim League

(904) 265-1775

→ rcsl.org

→ firstcoastymca.org/youth-swim/

The First Coast YMCA has swim programs for all ages and abilities. The Ys offer swim lessons for all ages, family swim, competitive swimming teams, and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs.

Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour 201 ATP Tour Blvd.

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Developed to provide children with a social and competitive summer swimming program, the league has offers swim teams throughout Northeast Florida.

1856 Davidson Street Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 255-7927

(904) 608-4775

→ coj.net

→ facebook.com/splashjax/

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JaxParks offers swimming lessons for ages 6 months and up and adult classes for ages 21 and up. JaxParks also offers a recreational swim team for ages 17 and under.

(904) 285-8000 → atpworldtour.com

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With its U.S. headquarters here in Northeast Florida, ATP is the governing body of men’s professional tennis circuits: the ATP World Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour, with 62 tournaments in 31 countries.

Splash Jax Swim School

JaxParks Aquatics

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

The emphasis of Splash Jax Swim School is to teach proper swim techniques while learning basic water safety in a fun, energetic atmosphere. Classes available from age six months and up. The Splash Jax Swim Team competes twice a year and is a great way to prepare for the First Coast Kids Triathlon.

Jaxparks Junior Tennis Camp → coj.net

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Campers of all ages and skill levels are welcome at this camp. Children 10 and under learn to use tennis equipment and play on a smaller sized court. More advanced children ages 11 through 15 learn serving techniques and game play situations.

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SPORTS

TRACK AND FIELD

VOLLEYBALL

Jacksonville Athletic Club

Jacksonville Juniors Volleyball Association

(423) 943-5507

8457 Western Way

→ jaxtrack.com

Jacksonville, FL 32256

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(904) 854-2323

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The Jacksonville Athletic Club is a year-round club for track and field athletes. Coaching is available for beginners up to post collegiate athletes in a wide range of training opportunities including private lessons, a competitive summer club, fall training, youth training, as well as camps and clinics.

→ jjva.com

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This volleyball association offers year-round programs for girls and boys ages 5 through 18.

ATHLETIC ORGANIZATIONS Amateur Athletic Union Florida District

First Coast YMCA

→ floridaaau.org

→ firstcoastymca.org

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The AAU Florida District offers a wide range of girls and boys sports for members, including basketball, baseball, cheerleading, football, soccer, marital arts, volleyball and more. Notable teams include the North Florida Lady Predators Elite AAU Girls Basketball team and Jacksonville Trailblazers.

YMCA locations in Northeast Florida offer a wide range of athletic programs for adults and children. Adult sports leagues include basketball, badminton, tennis, swimming, pickleball and volleyball. Youth sports include basketball, cheerleading, flag football, gymnastics, martial arts, soccer, T-ball, tennis, triathlon training, swimming and volleyball.

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Since 1977 Hooshang Oriental Rug Gallery has provided sales and services for over 40 years. Please come see why we are sought after locally and globally.

3571 St Johns ave.

(904) 384-7111

Nestled in the Historic Shoppes of Avondale Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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ATHLETIC ORGANIZATIONS

COLLEGE TEAMS

[CONT.] Jacksonville University Dolphins Jewish Community Alliance

2800 University Blvd. N.

8505 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32217

Jacksonville, FL 32211

(904) 730-2100

(904) 256-7400

→ jcajax.org

→ judolphins.com

Upward Sports

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The JCA Sports & Recreation Department provides quality youth and adult programs. Sports programs include basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, flag football, gymnastics, lacrosse, run club, volleyball, fencing, swim team, martial arts and tennis.

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→ upward.org

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The world’s largest Christian youth sports provider, Upward Sports offers programs in basketball, soccer, cheerleading, flag football, volleyball, baseball and softball.

Police Athletic League of Jacksonville

JU sports include men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, rowing and soccer; men’s baseball and football; women’s softball, track and field, and volleyball. University of North Florida Ospreys 1 UNF Drive

3450 Monument Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225

i9 Sports

Jacksonville, FL 32224

(904) 854-6555

→ i9sports.com

(904) 620-1000

→ jaxpal.com

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The Police Athletic League offers year-round sports programs for boys and girls, including basketball, boxing, karate, cheerleading, flag and tackle football, and track and field.

→ unfospreys.com

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For children ages 3 to 17, i9 Sports offers flag football, soccer, T-ball, basketball and cheerleading. Programs are available throughout the year in various locations throughout Northeast Florida.

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UNF has men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field. There’s also men’s baseball and women’s softball and volleyball.

Jazzercise Jacksonville Westside Fitness Center The historic district's premier fitness center- serving the Riverside, Avondale, Ortega and Westside neighborhoods for over thirty years

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4555-5 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32210 904.388.9734 . jazzercise.com . jazzjaxwestside@gmail.com

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Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar

Join us for sushi, right in your new neighborhood!

SPORTS VENUES Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.

300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Jacksonville, FL 32202

(904) 630-3900

(904) 630-3900

→ baseballgroundsjax.com

→ jaxarena.com

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Sitting on more than 9 acres, The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville includes a 112,000-square-foot field and an 18,400-square foot sky box.

Built in 2003, this 15,000-seat arena is used for a multitude of sporting and entertainment events. University of North Florida Arena

Hodges Stadium

1 UNF Drive

N. Entrance Road

Jacksonville, FL 32224

Jacksonville, FL 32224

(904) 620-4769

(904) 620-2559

→ unf.edu/recwell/

→ unfospreys.com

TIAA BANK FIELD PHOTO COURTESY OF JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

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A multi-purpose, 12,000-seat stadium at the University of North Florida, Hodges Stadium is the home field for the North Florida Ospreys soccer, track and field, and cross country teams, as well as the Jacksonville Armada FC.

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The 5,800-seat arena serves as site for basketball and volleyball games in addition to other campus events.

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TIAA Bank Field 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 633-6100

Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex 3605 Philips Hwy. Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904) 399-3223 → jaxiceandsportsplex.com

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Equipped with an NHL-sized ice rink, the Sportsplex offers adult and youth hockey leagues in addition to figure skating lessons through the First Coast Skating Academy.

→ tiaabankfield.com`

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Home to the Jaguars, this stadium seats 76,000 and is located in the heart of downtown, adjacent to the St. Johns River.

3620 St. Johns Ave.

904.388.5688 www.SushikoJax.com


HAPPY HOUR

Mon-Thur 3:00-6:00pm Special Half Price Appetizers Beer and Wine Specials

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120 3RD STREET, JACKSONVILLE BEACH SOUTH OF BEACH BLVD.

Seafood Market 904-444-CRAB Restaurant/Take-Out/Delivery 904-444-TUNA Hours: Everyday 11am to 9pm

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Not sure what to do? There’s always something to see and do in Jax “Jax! It’s Easier Here,” or so says our official travel website, Visit Jacksonville, but you don’t have to be a visitor to appreciate the motto. Enjoying Jacksonville is easy – that is, if you love a place with warm and inviting historical neighborhoods, plus a vibrant downtown, rich with art, culture and entertainment for a wide variety of interests.


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THINGS TO DO & PLACES TO GO

MOVIE THEATERS

Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

Sunray Cinema

333 N. Laura Street

1028 Park Street (5 Points)

(904) 366-6911

(904) 359-0049

→ mocajacksonville.org

→ sunraycinema.com

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A local theater showing independent and major release movies, and serving delicious sandwiches, locally-made candy, beer – including local brews, wine and pizza.

MUSEUMS

San Marco Theatre

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

1996 San Marco Blvd.

829 Riverside Avenue

(904) 396-4845

(904) 356-6857

→ sanmarcotheatre.com

→ cummermuseum.org

» The 1938 Art Deco classic, singlescreen cinema offers tempting snacks, including freshly made pizzas, sandwiches, nachos, quesadillas, great beer and wine, along with tables between the seats for food and drinks.

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Visitors are greeted by an Art Deco façade and, once inside, are treated to over 1,000 works of photography, sculpture, painting, and more, all created from 1960 through the present.

The gardens feature brick paths and landscaping that show off a collection of fine Italian marble garden ornaments, while inside the museum is a permanent collection, which spans time from 2100 B.C. through the 21st Century.

Te s t o s t e r o n e R e p l a c e m e n t

Comedies • Musicals • Dramas

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Museum of Southern History 4304 Herschel Street (904) 388-3574 → museumsouthernhistory.com

» The museum’s exhibits range from the time of the Timucuan Indians, the American Revolution, the Civil War – including Antebellum South, both World Wars and up through Operation Enduring Freedom. tag! Children’s Museum of St. Augustine 76 Dockside Drive, St. Augustine

Museum of Science & History

(904) 647-1757

1025 Museum Circle

→ tagmuseum.org

(904) 396-6674 → themosh.org

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The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history.

» One of the country’s emerging children’s museums, tag! offers workshops and camps to paint, sculpt, design puppets, program robots, create costumes, weave and discover the fun of science explorations.

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THINGS TO DO & PLACES TO GO

MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATER GROUPS

Daily’s Place Amphitheater

The 5 & Dime Theatre Company

→ dailysplace.com

1 Daily’s Place Jacksonville, FL 32202

112 E. Adams St.

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A new state-of-the-art, multi-use complex adjacent to EverBank Field housing a 5,500-person capacity amphitheater and 94,000-square-foot covered flex field.

(904) 637-5100 → the5anddime.org

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The 5 & Dime is a nonprofit consisting of an all-volunteer cast and staff. The Alhambra Theatre and Dining 12000 Beach Blvd. (904) 641-1212 → alhambrajax.com

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Built in 1967, the Alhambra Theatre and Dining is one of the few remaining dinner theaters in America, and includes the Library Lounge, the perfect place to unwind with a drink before or after a show.

Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre 716 Ocean Blvd. (904) 249-7177 → abettheatre.com

» The nonprofit emphasizes new and original plays and neglected classics, and on developing new talent.

DAILY'S PLACE AMPHITHEATER PHOTO COURTESY OF BOLD EVENTS

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Do you know a child who loves to sing?

Visit JaxChildrensChorus.org or call 904-353-1636


RESIDENTNEWS.NET The Florida Ballet

Friday Musicale

300 E. State Street #E

645 Oak Street

(904 353-7518

(904) 355-7584

→ floridaballet.org

→ fridaymusicale.com

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Founded in 1978, the Florida Ballet is a facility with three large sprung-floor studios, dressing rooms, and a professional sound system, where dancers can study amateur through professional dancing with correct technical training and guidance toward a proper work ethic.

FSCJ Artist Series

The Friday Musicale offers legendary performances as well as provides programs by and for children.

(904) 442-2929

Florida Theatre

→ fscjartistseries.org

128 E. Forsyth Street

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The FSCJ Artist Series invites visitors to experience national and international Broadway and cultural performing arts programs in Jacksonville. Operated by the Florida State College Foundation, Inc., the program includes scene study, music, movement, dance, makeup and more.

Do you have a patriotic ancestor?

Contact the Jacksonville Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

904-333-5222

(904) 355-5661 → floridatheatre.com

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First opened in 1927, the almost-2,000 seat theatre provides not just great entertainment all year long, but also a full bar along with sodas, water, and light snacks.

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THINGS TO DO & PLACES TO GO Limelight Theatre

Murray Hill Theatre

11 Old Mission Avenue

932 Edgewood Avenue S.

St. Augustine

(904) 388-3179

(904) 825-1164

→ murrayhilltheatre.com

→ limelight-theatre.org

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Established in 1992, Limelight Theatre offers seven live shows each season consisting of comedies, musicals, and dramas, plus year-round theatre education for ages 4 to adult.

Jacksonville Symphony 300 Water Street

Wholesome Christian ministry and music in an alcohol-, drug- and smoke-free venue, the Christian Rock nightclub provides a positive place with a Christian atmosphere for everyone. Players by the Sea

(904) 354-5547 → jaxsymphony.org

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The Jacksonville Symphony, currently led by Music Director Courtney Lewis, has hosted such greats as Isaac Stern, Luciano Pavarotti and Itzhak Perlman, to name just a few. The Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra serves over 270 school-age musicians from elementary through early college in six ensemble levels.

Mad Cowford Improv

106 6th Street N.

Northstar Substation 119 E. Bay Street

(904) 249-0289

(904) 233-2359

→ playersbythesea.org

→ madcowford.com

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Improve your improv with Mad Cowford’s 8-week workshops for all levels of performer from beginning to advanced.

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Local playwrights, solo performance artists and groups of young actors bring personal projects which provide excitement and enrichment in addition to the balance of traditional and contemporary works offered in the Main stage and Studio Seasons.

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THINGS TO DO & PLACES TO GO Riverside Fine Arts

San Marco Chamber Music Society

1100 Stockton Street

3976 Hendricks Avenue

(904) 389-6222

(904) 731-1310

→ riversidefinearts.org

→ sanmarcochambermusic.org

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Riverside Fine Arts shares cultural experiences through presentations at various locations. Project Listen provides free educational outreach for the youth in Jacksonville by local and visiting musicians, including performances for children and seniors along with masterclass music workshops.

Ritz Chamber Music Society 300 Water Street, Suite 200

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The San Marco Chamber Music Society offers free concerts, many of which are fundraisers to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Times-Union Center for Performing Arts 300 Water Street

(904) 472-4270

(904) 633-6110

→ ritzchamberplayers.org

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Theatre Jacksonville

The Ritz Theatre and Museum

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Since 1919, Theatre Jacksonville has been “the little theatre with the big voice.” An annual theatre camp engages children in four weeks of professionally-led classes in acting, musical theatre, dance, and improvisation, culminates in a show by the campers.

There is always an exhibition, music, dance or a dramatic performance inside the Ritz that will enthrall, educate and entertain.

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For over 35 years, the nonprofit Theatreworks, Inc. has provided the best national and international touring theatre available to school-age children in a seven-county area. All shows include curriculum-oriented study guides and are meant to inspire and educate.

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OTHER THINGS TO DO Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Prime Osborn III Convention Center

1445 Millcoe Road

370 Zoo Parkway

1000 Water Street

info@jacksonvillearboretum.org

(904) 757-4463

Jacksonville, FL 32202

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(904) 630-4000

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The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is a 120-acre property with seven trails, benches, board walks, and picnic tables in the Arboretum, all built by volunteers from the community.

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More than one million visitors visit this 117-acre zoo and garden each year, marveling at over 2,000 animals and 1,000 plants in its collection.

» Once the largest railroad station in the South, the Prime Osborn was converted in 1986 to a state-of-the art 265,000-square-foot convention center located in downtown Jacksonville.

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Quick Day Trip and Weekend Destinations Knowing our clients personally is what we do.

Jacksonville proper is so large – the largest city in the continental United States with more than 840 square miles, in fact – that newcomers and visitors may be tempted to never leave the city/county lines. And, there certainly is a lot to see and do right here at home. But, one of the other really great features about Jacksonville is that it is perfectly situated to take advantage of a wide variety of day and weekend trips up and down the east coast of Georgia and Northeast Florida. From history to resort play, nature to outdoor active lifestyle, anyone can escape for the day or a few days of fun, education and exercise. In this issue of Historic Life, we start at the northernmost destination, then head to the southernmost destination for a day or weekend trip. Step outside Jacksonville’s door and see all that’s available on our beautiful coastline!

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Northeast Coast, Georgia - Cruising U.S. 17 and I-95

SAVANNAH 2 hours | I-95 to Exit 99A at I-16 E

Whether you have one day or several, Savannah is more than worth the interstate drive. The Historic District’s 22 historic squares are walkable/bikeable and bring back memories of the movie Forrest Gump, and book and movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Take a guided walking tour or horse-drawn carriage ride to get a feel for the unique town plan laid out in 1733 by James Oglethorpe. Savannah’s famous Forsyth Park is the largest park.

Savannah is also known for its cemeteries. Check out the Bonaventure Cemetery, which also appeared in the Midnight movie. Wander from the historic squares down to historic River Street for an easy stroll along shops and restaurants housed in former cotton warehouses along the Savannah River, as well as Factors Walk on the bluff above River Street. If you have more than a day, there is much to see and do within 30 minutes driving of

Savannah. Twenty minutes south is Wormsloe Historic Site, home to the oldest standing structure in Savannah, built in 1745 of tabby, and at the end of an avenue of large live oaks. You may choose to rent a bike and attack McQueen’s Island Trail, a six-mile trail that winds through white sands and cordgrass 10 miles east of Savannah. For a true Savannah experience, stay overnight in Historic Downtown. Lots of great restaurants are available as well.

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Georgia’s Barrier Islands The coast of Georgia is about 100 miles long and includes 15 barrier islands. Nine of these islands are accessible to the general public, four of which (Jekyll, St. Simons, Sea and Tybee) are accessible by car. The rest require transportation by boat and offer unspoiled natural escapes. The barrier islands extend along the Atlantic Coast from Ossabaw Island near Savannah all the way down to Cumberland Island, near Florida.

CUMBERLAND ISLAND 38 miles northeast of Jacksonville | Accessible only by ferry or private boat

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Take the National Park Service ferry from St. Marys, Georgia, stopping at both the Dungeness Dock and the Sea Camp Dock. Cumberland can also be accessed through Fernandina Beach, via the vessel operated by The Greyfield Inn. The island has no commercial enterprises except for the small, exclusive Greenfield Inn. Overnight visitors may camp at the island’s wilderness sites or at Sea Camp. The only way to get around is by foot or bicycle or you may enjoy the Lands and Legacies Tour.

TYBEE ISLAND 30 minutes southeast of Savannah U.S. 80 E/Islands Expressway

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Get your fill of outside play on Tybee Island – surfing, dolphin tours, ecology trips and jet skis – and history: Tybee Lighthouse and Museum and Ft. Pulaski. Kayak from Tybee Island to Little Tybee Island, an uninhabited barrier island accessible only by water.

SAPELO ISLAND 2 hours, 45 minutes | I-95 to Exit 49 at GA-251 S

» Sapelo still bears evidence of the Paleo-Indians who lived here some 4,500 years ago and is home to the Geechee, direct descendants of African slaves who speak a blend of English and various African languages. This rapidly dwindling community maintains many traditional African practices, including the making of sweetgrass baskets and the use of herbal medicines made from recipes passed down for generations, ring shouts, and Gospel choirs. Sapelo Island is only accessible by passenger ferry. While there, visit the R.J. Reynolds Mansion.

WASSAW ISLAND 14 miles southeast of Savannah | Only accessible by boat

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Wassaw Island is a deserted island southeast of Savannah accessible only by private or chartered boat. Spend the day on its seven miles of wilderness beach, but plan to leave by sundown. Private boats and charters can depart from Skidaway Island, which is 2 hours, 24 minutes from Jacksonville.

OSSABAW ISLAND 20 miles south of Savannah | Only accessible by boat

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This island offers white sand beaches, oak-shrouded byways and freshwater ponds favored by shorebirds, alligators and wild boar. Don’t miss viewing the exterior of the 1926, pink-hued, Spanish-styled mansion, home of Elizabeth “Sandy” Torrey West until recently. To visit, take a day trip by boat, plan overnight stays by arrangement with the Ossabaw Island Foundation or arrange hunting trips with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.


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Only one hour from Jacksonville, Brunswick is the gateway to the Golden Isles, the last of the three accessible barrier islands in Georgia. To visit Sea Island and St. Simons Island take the F.J. Torres Causeway. Jekyll Island is south of town, across the Lanier Bridge, then south on GA-520.

SEA ISLAND

JEKYLL ISLAND

1 hour, 45 minutes

1 hour, 30 minutes

I-95 N to Exit 29 at GA-520 E/U.S. 17 N;

I-95 N to Exit 29 at GA-520 E/U.S. 17 N;

follow U.S. 17 N, F.J. Torras Causeway

continue on GA-520 E Dr

and Demere Rd

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Sea Island is well-known for its resort experience, with two of the top five resorts and one of the top five hotel spas in the United States. Added to that are an extensive list of engaging nature adventures and recreational experiences – truly something for all interests and ages. Located on the southeast coast of Georgia, Sea Island features five miles of private beach, a beach club, tennis and squash centers, yacht club, shooting school, and Camp Cloister. It is home to three championship golf courses, as well as a golf performance center. Visitors may also enjoy nearby Broadfield, a Sea Island Sporting Club and Lodge, offering a variety of seasonal hunting, fishing, sporting and organic culinary opportunities.

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Jekyll Island is a living historic site that offers a 90-minute historic district tour with entry into two of the cottages, filled with rich tales and elegant furnishings, and the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. The club opened its doors in January 1881 and quickly became a retreat for some of the world’s wealthiest families. Families with names like Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt, Pulitzer, and Baker built elegant cottages designed for comfort in Victorian architectural styles. Jekyll is more than historical, however. Plan to visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Summer Waves Water Park, Jekyll Island Golf Club and take dolphin cruises.

Grab a trolley tour or take an ecological tour on a retired shrimp boat. Visit the St. Simons Lighthouse and climb to the top for an aerial view of St. Simons. Bike riding is a great way to see the island’s pretty beach cottages. Take a tour of Christ Church at Frederica and cemetery, one of the oldest churches in Georgia. Worship has been continuous since 1736 in Christ Church Parish, established by English colonists at Frederica under General James Oglethorpe.

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Northeast Coast, Florida - Cruising A1A FERNANDINA BEACH, AMELIA ISLAND AND AMERICAN BEACH 1 hour, 15 minutes | I-95 N to Exit 373 at FL-200/Florida A1A S/The Buccaneer Trail

On Amelia Island at Florida’s northernmost coastal border, Fernandina Beach received its first European visitor in 1562. Fernandina Beach took its name from the Spanish. The island came into British possession in 1763, with the Treaty of Paris; then, 20 years later, the Second Treaty of Paris ceded it back to Spain. The town of Fernandina was plotted in 1811 and named after King Ferdinand VII of Spain. The Victorian courthouse, built in 1891 and located in the heart of town on Centre Street, is the oldest county courthouse in Florida that is still in use.

Fernandina Beach hosts the popular Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival and is known for great golf. The Palace Saloon that was constructed in 1903 is today the oldest one in the state. History buffs will appreciate a visit to Fort Clinch State Park. Outside of the city of Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island offers activities for the adventure seeker with biking, hiking, horseback riding, parasailing, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving and dolphin watching. Amelia Island’s annual Concours d’Elegance will happen March 8-10, 2019, and draws 300-plus classic cars, racing machines and coach-built

creations from the past century to the rolling fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island next to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. As part of your visit to Amelia Island, check out American Beach Museum. The driving force behind the conception of American Beach was Abraham Lincoln Lewis, one of the original founders in 1901 of Jacksonville, Florida’s Afro-American Life Insurance Company. The African American resort community of American Beach was established in 1935 in defiance of segregation and the prevailing Jim Crow laws of that era.

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FORT GEORGE ISLAND 40 minutes | FL-115S, FL-133N/Southside Connector and I-295 N to Exit 41 at Heckscher Dr

» A site of human occupation for over 5,000 years, Fort George Island was named for a 1736 fort built to defend the southern flank of Georgia when it was a colony. Today´s visitors come for boating, fishing, off-road bicycling, and hiking. A key attraction is the restored Ribault Club. Once an exclusive resort, it is now a visitor center. Behind the club, small boats, canoes, and kayaks can be launched on the tidal waters. History buffs will appreciate the Kingsley Plantation. During Florida’s plantation period (1763-1865), Fort George Island was owned by many planters. The site name comes from one of those owners, Zephaniah Kingsley, who lived there from 1814 to 1837. You can explore the grounds at Kingsley Plantation, which include the slave quarters, barn, waterfront, plantation house, kitchen house and interpretive garden. BIG AND LITTLE TALBOT ISLANDS 40 minutes | FL-115S, FL-133N/Southside Connector and I-295 N to Exit 41 at Heckscher Dr

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Big Talbot Island State Park is primarily a natural preserve providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching, photography, hiking, boating, kayaking and a guided paddle tour. Visit The Bluffs and enjoy a picnic at one of the pavilions overlooking the water or take a quick stroll down the trail to Boneyard Beach. The unique beach is famous for the salt-washed skeletons of live oak and cedar trees that once grew near the shore. Bring a bicycle, inline skates or a stroller and enjoy the 2.9-mile off road paved multi-use Timucuan Trail that runs parallel to A1A. Little Talbot Island is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in Northeast Florida. Maritime forests, desert-like dunes and undisturbed salt marshes on the western side of the island allow for hours of nature study and relaxation. The diverse habitats in the park host a wealth of wildlife for viewing, including river otters, marsh rabbits, bobcats and a variety of native and migratory birds.

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Jacksonville Beaches 30 minutes | Go east on Atlantic, Beach or J Turner Butler Blvd

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If you have less than a day for an adventure, our very own Jacksonville Beaches are just 30 minutes or less away. Each beach area – Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville – has its own personality and offers lots to do for all ages.

Neptune Beach has a comfortable, casual and laid-back atmosphere that causes people of all ages to flock here to enjoy the beach. The hard-packed sand is great for cycling and the surf is super for the avid surfer. The inviting, pedestrian friendly area offers many boutiques, fitness centers, restaurants and two oceanfront hotels in close proximity.

Jacksonville Beach offers lots of activities for adults and families. Of course, it has sun, sand, ocean waves for surfing, paddle boarding, swimming, diving, boating and fishing. Kids of all ages will love Adventure Landing. History buffs will enjoy Beaches Museum & History Park. Golfers and tennis players will enjoy the Jacksonville Beach Golf Club and Players-By-The-Sea, which has produced outstanding local theatre experiences for more than 50 years.

Atlantic Beach has two miles of white sandy beach with 18 ocean beach accesses. In addition to the beach, the city has 65 acres dedicated to parks, including the Dutton Island Preserve on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park 30 minutes | Travel toward the Beaches and go north on Mayport Rd to Wonderwood Dr

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Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park offers some of the most scenic and popular trails in Northeast Florida. It has more than 13 miles of off-road bike trails, four miles of scenic hiking trails, a playground and a zip line. RV, tent and rustic cabin camping are available. Dolphin Plaza is oceanfront and ideal for family reunions, wedding receptions or corporate outings.

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St. John’s County North and South Beaches Go south on A1A Visit www.sjcfl.us/Beaches/ for current information

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Access to the beaches and ocean along the 22 miles between Ponte Vedra Beach and Vilano is available at 14 walkovers in Ponte Vedra Beach, one walkover at Micklers Landing, four at Guana Tolomato Matanzas national Estuarine Research Reserve Environmental Education Center, one at South Ponte Vedra Park, four at Usina Beach, one at North Beach Park, two at Surfside Park and one each at Vilano Beach and Porpoise Point. • Micklers Landing offers horseback riding, sunbathing, and fishing on its coquina beach. Vehicle and horse trailer parking is available. Horseback riding requires a special permit from Beach Services. Lifeguards are staffed seasonally. • Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Environmental Education Center and Guana River State Park offer excellent educational opportunities, hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. Just across A1A from the education center are beautiful coquina beaches where the occasional Right Whale sighting may take place. These beaches are also a popular spot for some quiet time while beachcombing.

• South Ponte Vedra Park has covered picnic areas overlooking the beautiful coquina landscape while the beach provides sunbathing, fishing, beach-combing, and many wonders to enjoy. Parking is available as well as restrooms. • Usina Beach offers parking. • North Beach Park has a pedestrian bridge to the beach, picnic pavilion, playground, parking and bathrooms. • Surfside Park is a popular spot for sunbathing, picnicking and fishing with a gazebo and bathrooms. Driving is allowed for properly permitted 4x4 vehicles only. • Vilano Beach offers sunbathing, beach driving, surfing, fishing and spotting bottlenose dolphins, least tern birds and manatee. Lifeguards are seasonal. • Porpoise Point is a popular beach launch for kayaks and personal watercraft.

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MARINELAND 1 hour, 10 minutes I-95 S to Exit 305 at FL-206 E to A1A S or take A1A S directly

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The world’s first oceanarium, Marineland, opened in 1938 as “Marine Studios.” Now a dolphin conservation center, Marineland Dolphin Adventure offers a number of ways to interact with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, as well as hands-on exhibits and educational programs to inspire and connect guests with marine life.

WASHINGTON OAKS STATE PARK 1 hour, 10 minutes I-95 S to Exit 305 at FL-206E to A1A S or take A1A S directly

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The formal gardens are the centerpiece of the park, with remarkable displays of native and exotic plant species such as azaleas, camellias, and bird of paradise, as well as lots of opportunities for birding. Washington Oaks is also famous for the unique shoreline of coquina rock formations that line its Atlantic beach. Picnic and fish from either the beach or the seawall along the Matanzas River. Hike and bicycle and check out the Visitor Center. Annual events include an Earth Day Celebration, Holiday in the Gardens, saltwater fishing clinics, First Friday garden and history walks and Second Saturday plant Sales.

WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME 45 minutes I-95 south to exit 323 at International Golf Parkway

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The World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, located at World Golf Village, celebrates the game of golf through engaging, interactive storytelling and exhibitions featuring artifacts, works of art, audio, video and photography significant to the history of golf and its members. Originating in Pinehurst, N. Carolina in 1974, the Hall of Fame opened in its new location in St. Augustine in 1998, and provides a unique vacation destination with two championship golf courses, high-end accommodations and several other amenities.

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ST. AUGUSTINE 45 minutes | Take A1A S to the Vilano Causeway or US 1 S or I-95 S to Exit 318 at FL-16 E

The oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine is known for its Spanish colonial architecture as well as beaches such as St. Augustine Beach and tranquil Crescent Beach. Anastasia State Park is a protected wildlife sanctuary. St. Augustine has been home to natives and foreigners, colonials and pilgrims, soldiers and prisoners, slaves and free blacks, merchants and industrialists. Through

battle, economic progress, and political strife, the coquina foundation of St. Augustine has been left unconquered. Its many attractions make St. Augustine more than a one-day visit, and its close proximity to Jacksonville makes returning often easy. Visit military forts, stately castles, and Gilded Age hotels. Explore a spiraling lighthouse, scenic nature trails and tranquil beaches. Hear the sounds of the city, from

horse hoofs on cobblestone to the roar of cannon fire. Explore fascinating museums or take a scary ghost tour. Historical reenactments, recreations, artifacts and relics can be found on every corner, bringing to life the timeless stories of other eras. The St. Augustine Aquarium and Snorkel Adventure offers an 80,000-gallon Snorkel Adventure, an interactive Shark & Stingray Cove, Seahorse and Hands-on habitats.


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PARKS WORTH A VISIT IN THE GREATER JACKSONVILLE AREA

Dutton Island Preserve

Guana River State Park

793 Dutton Dr.

State Rd. A1A South

Atlantic Beach

Ponte Vedra Beach

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Huguenot Memorial State Park

Amelia Island State Park

465 Wakulla Park Drive

10980 Heckscher Dr.

State Rd. A1A North

Wakulla Springs

Anastasia State Park

Fort Clinch State Park

12087 SW U.S. Highway 27

300 Anastasia Park Rd.

2601 Atlantic Ave.

Fort White

St. Augustine

Fernandina Beach

Big Talbot Island State Park

Fort George Island Cultural State Park

State Rd. A1A North

State Rd. A1A North

Blue Spring State Park

Fort Mantanzas National Monument

14.5 miles from Imeson Rd. to

2100 W. French Avenue

8635 A1A South

Brandy Ranch Rd. in Baldwin

Orange City

St. Augustine

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park

1 South Castillo Dr.

9000 Heckscher Dr.

St. Augustine

Fernandina Beach

Ichetucknee Srings State Park

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Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park

Little Talbot Island State Park

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7000 Roosevelt Blvd.

12157 Heckscher Dr.

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Oklawaha River Rodman Dam

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Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

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DOG PARKS Confederate Playground Dog Park

Poochies Swim and Play Park

949 Hubbard St.

21 Fountain Dr.

Free to the public

Membership only

John Gorrie Dog Park at Riverside Park

Tails for Trails

753 Park St.

Free to the public

Inside Nocatee Community Park

Free to the public Many membership-only parks offer day

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rates for non-members; check each site for

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more information.

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

Ponte Vedra

5815 Battlefield Trail Rd.

Free to the public

Olustee

Leashed dogs are permitted on the following beaches in Duval County

Dog Wood Park of Jacksonville Palm and Cycad Arboretum at Florida State College

7407 Salisbury Road

Atlantic Beach

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after 5 p.m.

Julington Creek Animal Walk Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park

12075-300 San Jose Blvd.

Huguenot Memorial Park

Membership only

Dogs are allowed in the campsite area only

13802 Pumpkin Hill Rd.

and must not be left unattended at any

Paws Dog Park at Treaty Park

time. Dogs are not allowed on the beaches

The Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve, Fort Caroline National Memorial

1595 Wildwood Dr., St. Augustine

at any time.

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Paws Park at Veterans Park

Dogs allowed year-round, before 9 a.m. and

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after 5 p.m.

Washington Oaks State Park

Free to the public

Jacksonville Beach

Free to the public

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

6400 N. Ocean Shore Blvd. Palm Coast

Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park

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WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH ROLEX CORPORATION OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES NOR ENDORSED BY ROLEX IN ANY WAY. ALL TRADEMARKED NAMES, BRANDS, AND MODELS, MENTIONED IN THIS AD ARE USED FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE THE SOLE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE TRADEMARKED OWNERS. A-COIN IS KNOWN WORLDWIDE, AND OUR INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS ASSURE YOU OF SELLING TO THE COMPANY WITH THE WIDEST CLIENTELE OF ANY OTHER. WE GUARANTEE THE HIGHEST CASH PRICES. PLEASE NOTE... THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO SELL.. NO CHARGE FOR OUR EXPERTS TO EVALUATE YOUR TREASURES. MINIMUM PURCHASES APPLY. A-COIN IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH ROLEX USA. ALL TRADEMARKED NAMES, BRANDS, AND MODELS, MENTIONED IN THIS AD ARE USED FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE THE SOLE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE TRADEMARKED OWNERS.


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Historic Life - Vol. 4  

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