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From Fernandina Beach to St.Augustine, the shimmering coastline of Northeast Florida offers over 60 miles of wide, beautiful beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. Swimming, windsurfing, sunning and surf fishing are popular at several beaches in the coastal areas of Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach. If resort living appeals to you, then the beach communities of the First Coast will offer you more than you can imagine. Jacksonville City proper includes the three beach cities of Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach and all of Duval
County. The Jacksonville metropolitan area includes Duval, Clay, Baker, Nassau and St. Johns county. Jacksonville is located at the crossroads of two interstate highways and serves as a business and commerce hub with well established road, rail, sea and air infrastructures. Even though Jacksonville supports an emphasis on business and industry, the quality of life in this lovely city has not been compromised in any way. Nurtured by the great St. Johns River, Jacksonville offers wonderful opportunities for resident and visitor alike.  

City of Atlantic Beach: The City of Atlantic Beach can boast of a pristine beach to the east, beautiful preserve land of Hanna Park to the north and the wonderful Intracoastal Waterway marshes to the west. Residents and guests of Atlantic Beach enjoy year-round outdoor activities that include the city parks, community theatre, and many other city sponsored recreation activities. The city boasts of a newly renovated Town Center with fine shopping, dining and night life. Also, just to the West is the city of Jacksonville, Florida, with all of the spectacular amenities of urban living.

City of Neptune Beach: Located between the city of Atlantic Beach and the city of Jacksonville Beach, the city of Neptune Beach comprises approximately 2.5 square miles. The name of Neptune Beach came about around the year 1922. Dan Wheeler discovered that if he were to construct a train station, the train would be required to stop. Therefore Mr. Wheeler built a train station next to his home and named it Neptune. He no longer had to walk to Mayport in order to take the train to work in Jacksonville. The City of Neptune Beach has about 7,500 residents and the community is dedicated to protect the residential nature of the City through standards of growth management.

City of Jacksonville Beach: Jacksonville Beach lies between Neptune Beach to the north and Ponte Vedra Beach to the south. The Atlantic Ocean is eastward and the Intra-Coastal Waterway bounds the west of the City of Jacksonville Beach. Miles of beautiful white sandy beaches make the resort and residential aspects of Jacksonville Beach to be truly phenomenal. The wonderful amenities to be had in Jacksonville Beach include oceanfront homes, great dining, shopping from antiques to art galleries, golf, family entertainment, festivals, and concerts. It should be noted that although tourism is a major industry, only family-oriented tourism is the norm at Jacksonville Beach. Spring break crowds have not generally been known to frequent the beach at Jacksonville Beach. However, tourism like that associated with The Players Championship is an expected yearly occurrence. Jacksonville Beach also has a 1,000 foot long fishing pier that accommodates sightseers and fishermen. Also located close by is the pier restaurant and gift shop.

Ponte Vedra Beach: Beautiful beaches, resort living, professional golf, and world class tennis await one in the coastal community of Ponte Vedra Beach. Guana River State Park marks the southern boundary of this lovely town. To the north of Ponte Vedra is the ever-popular City of Jacksonville Beach. To the east the Atlantic Ocean abounds and the western border is marked by the Intracoastal Waterway. Private getaway spots and seaside resorts are an accepted way of life in this community. The natural beauty of the beaches is only enhanced by the many freshwater streams, creeks, and lagoons coursing through the area. Some of the most prestigious and scenic golf courses in the world are located here. The Players Championship is a yearly celebrated event that attracts some of the best and most famous of golfers from across the globe. One should also note that tennis is an acclaimed activity here in Ponte Vedra Beach. Home to the ATP headquarters, the tennis center has eleven courts that emulate the surfaces of the Grand Slam tournaments, including red clay and fresh grass.

Deep sea and freshwater charters are available year round, as well as sailing, wind surfing, and jet-ski rentals. Elegant boutiques and fine dining are available throughout the area. Medical facilities with state-of-the-art design are located within 5 miles of Ponte Vedra Beach. Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville is just over the Intracoastal bridge and is located on San Pablo Road. Vicar's Landing, a total care facility located in the heart of Ponte Vedra, is just minutes south of Baptist Medical Center-Beaches.

The quality of life to be had in Ponte Vedra Beach is unsurpassed by any measure. Regardless of the reason, be it community, family, or leisure, consider moving to Ponte Vedra Beach , Florida today.

St. Augustine: St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the nation. Founded in 1565, St. Augustine has preserved its heritage by restoring buildings, shops, homes, schoolhouses and streets. A sense of history can be experienced through the narrow cobblestone streets and restored coquina and stone buildings. Several miles of hard-packed sand beaches are bordered with natural dunes. Vehicular traffic is permitted on the hard sand in some areas. Swimming, surfing, sunning and fishing are popular pastimes on the beaches of St. Augustine, Florida.

Fernandina Beach: Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry. Wide beaches on the east frame the Atlantic Ocean, where whales calve in the fall and sea turtles nest in the summer. The Amelia River with the long sweep of salt marshes, act as a moat against the mainland west. Fernandina Beach is one of the oldest cities in the state. The 50 block historic district with classic Victorian architectureis a delightful stroll anytime of the year. The oldest saloon in Florida is found on Centre Street. Fort Clinch, a fort built before the Civil War, is open daily. Fernandina Beach has a rich history, economic diversity, and an abundance of natural beauty. All of the above makes this community the perfect place to live, work, and play.

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