The demand for living in Florida has never been higher, particularly in the suburbs. Jacksonville’s population has risen steadily in the last decade to outpace that of even Miami and Orlando. Though each of the latter areas have their benefits, they lack the balance of convenience with a variety of premium activities to enjoy that draws so many families to the Jacksonville area.
For this reason, Beacon Lake stands out among the available suburbs to families considering the Jacksonville area as a place to live in Florida. Below, we outline some of the reasons the Beacon Lake community aligns with the desires of families seeking to become new homeowners in Florida.
St. Johns County in which Beacon Lake resides remains a safe and family-friendly residential area that features top-rated school systems and very low crime rates. The area promises casual and friendly suburban living with fabulous parks, delightful restaurants, unique shopping opportunities, and easy access to freshwater lakes and rivers. Beacon Lake is also only a 20 minute drive east from the Atlantic Ocean.
The immediate presence of a major metropolitan area such as Jacksonville provides families with great proximity to a variety of essential services, including:
The county school district is a top-rated option among schools in Florida and is well-known for its accommodations with respect to special education students. The area also features several highly-acclaimed higher learning institutions — including Flagler College, St. Johns River State College, and the University of St. Augustine for Health Services.
The best part of life at Beacon Lake is that all of these wonderful features of living in a major metro area of Florida can still coincide with a luxury lifestyle rooted in the suburbs. Young families will treasure having access to the serenity that Beacon Lake’s yards and surrounding spaces offer, in addition to modern amenities that might not exist in a city dwelling or older neighborhood of Jacksonville.
Jacksonville and the immediate adjacent areas feature one of the most consistent climates in all of Florida. An average temperatures of 75 degrees in winter coincides with significantly less humidity than other parts of the state when temperatures rise in summer. For insurance-minded buyers, Jacksonville’s tucked-away location in the northeast corner reduces the likelihood of the city being hit by a hurricane.
For those planning to commute, Beacon Lake’s central location within St. Johns County allows for quick and easy access to Jacksonville. For nightlife and weekend options, the city offers almost anything suburban residents enjoy — including delicious eateries, a gorgeous Riverwalk, various themed museums, the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Theater, and more. Trollies, the skyway, and even water taxis provide an even greater route of convenience for navigating Jacksonville.
The city of Jacksonville contains the largest urban park system in the United States. Spanning over 80,000 acres, there will never be shortage of nature trails or oak trees alike for suburban visitors and city residents to appreciate in tandem. The St. Johns River — from which Jacksonville receives its “River City” nickname — helps frame downtown in picturesque fashion. The Riverwalk flanks the channel on both banks, marrying the river to downtown’s cityscape in the process.
The greater Jacksonville area is also considered to be one of the most beach-friendly in all of Florida. Families will appreciate the range of options available within reasonably close driving distance to Beacon Lake — including Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Mayport, Neptune Beach, St. Augustine, and more.
American football fans will appreciate that Jacksonville’s list of stadiums includes TIAA Bank Field, home of the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars. Sports enthusiasts will also enjoy cheering on the nearby Florida Gators or FSU Seminoles, as well as the local Minor League Baseball team —the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Outdoor sporting options available for active area residents include golf, fishing, biking, hiking, and countless water sport activities.
Whether moving to Jacksonville or already calling the area home, families seeking the lifestyle of the suburbs in Florida will find no better option available than Beacon Lake. Call on us today for more information and to get started exploring available models and floor plans.