If you’re looking around at Jacksonville, be sure to check out Arlington homes. The area is quite fascinating, as it is one of the first areas of the country visited by Europeans, as evidenced in Fort Caroline. In addition to Fort Caroline, the preserve is also the location of Kingsley Plantation, which tells the story of enslavement and freedom in the area. It’s also a great place to learn more about the wildlife species that make their home in the wetlands and beaches.
Arlington homes are very affordable, with a median value of around $75,000. Many are in the mid to high $100,000s. They are comfortable family homes, many with updated interiors and some new construction. Jacksonville public schools are very strong, with many turning in top-notch state testing scores. There are also several well-respected private and parochial schools, so families have a lot of choice in where to send kids to school.
Arlington is on the east bank of St. Johns River. This provides the chance for residents to see many of the animals that inhabit the estuary habitat of the river. The river is also an economic backbone for Jacksonville, and a lot of commercial fishing happens on the river. This provides fabulous, fresh seafood to local restaurants.
People living in Arlington find the commute to downtown Jacksonville to be pretty quick. Matthews Bridge connects the neighborhood to the rest of the city. It also makes getting into downtown for entertainment, dining, and events pretty easy.
Find out more about this interesting historic neighborhood by calling our office to set up a tour.