One of the great things about living in Jacksonville is the abundance of waterfront properties available. Between the St. John’s River and its tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the Atlantic Ocean, finding a waterfront property that suits your budget and style is easy.
The crown jewel of waterfront living can be found at Queen’s Harbour Yacht and Country Club off Atlantic Boulevard. Home ownership in the 24-hour guarded access properties of Queen’s Harbour offers an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis center, and aquatics center. It’s located just 20 minutes east of downtown Jacksonville, home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and MLB minor league affiliate, the Jacksonville Suns. This waterfront property provides access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the St. John’s River. If you prefer a luxurious lifestyle, these waterfront properties will suit you perfectly.
Older waterfront communities can be found in areas closer to downtown Jacksonville. The Avondale/Ortega area lies along the western side of the St. John’s River just south of the downtown area. Homes in the Avondale/Ortega area might be a little older, but there are a number of homes with riverfront bulkheads and docks. Streets are lined with majestic oaks that give it a true neighborhood feel. If you are an avid sailor, the Ortega Yacht Club offers boat slips and a marina to accommodate your vessel.
South Jacksonville/Clay County
If you want a low-key lifestyle without the glamour of a luxury community, and you value the regulation of living in a deed-restricted community, Habersham Harbour in Clay County might be just what you need. With just over 100 home sites, Habersham Harbour has waterfront homes with boat docks, a private boat launch, and a community swimming pool for you and your guests. Habersham Harbour is located off of County Road 220 in Orange Park, Florida, and is only 30 minutes from downtown Jacksonville.
From Amelia Island in Nassau County southward into St. John’s County, a myriad of oceanfront residence can be found. From rundown beach shacks to luxury high rise condominiums, oceanfront properties abound on nearly every stretch of beach for 80 miles. The few exceptions are Talbot Island State Parks in Duval County and Guana River State Park in St. John’s County.
Finding a waterfront property in the Jacksonville area is not a daunting task. Between the Atlantic Ocean, the St. John’s River and its tributaries, and the Intracoastal Waterway, waterfront properties are plentiful. It’s simply a matter of deciding in what area of town you’d like to live. There isn’t an area of Jacksonville that isn’t touched by a waterway in one form or another.