The Beaches combines the best of cosmopolitan Jacksonville with the laid-back attitude of beach living.
Alive with an abundance of fun and nature, The Beaches are the perfect place to live, work and play… Offering 22 miles of wide and uncrowded glistening white sand beaches located just miles from downtown Jacksonville. With something for everyone, these vibrant coastal communities of Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach offer residents and visitors alike endless opportunities to enjoy unspoiled beaches, the sun, never ending relaxation, shelling, biking, water sports and tons of fun for the entire family.
With American Bald eagles, osprey and shore birds soaring overhead, and dolphins and migrating whales rolling just outside the surf line, The Beaches draw surfers to some of the best waves in Northeast Florida. Offering something for people of all ages, these lovely communities offer a laid-back beach lifestyle, while providing easy access to State parks and preserves, over 50 golf courses, a famous fishing pier and mile long boardwalk, boating, as well as onshore and offshore fishing. The Beaches also offer a wide variety of boutique shopping, amazing restaurants and cafes, an exciting nightlife, year round art and holiday festivals, live music venues, seaside luxury and hide-away hotels, as well as quaint bed and breakfasts.
A Rich History of “The Beaches”
Alive with history, many historians believe this was the first year-round Native American settlement in North America. First explored by the French Huguenots in 1562, it was the Spanish who first settled the area around Jacksonville Beach, by establishing forts and missions from Mayport to St. Augustine. The Spanish ceded the area to the English in 1763 only to regain control some twenty years later. In 1821 the area became part of the United States and was settled by farmers, ocean captains and river pilots, steamship owners, commercial shrimpers and fishermen.
With homes in every price range, Green Palm Realty offers a wide variety of Beaches homes including magnificent ocean front luxury homes, Intracostal waterway homes, single family homes, vacation homes and condominiums.