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This region of Florida is called "Florida's First Coast." The population data recorded in 2007 showed 1,457,666 people residing in the combined counties in a land area of 3,680 total square miles. The median age in the Northeast Florida region is 37.6 years old. Median household income is listed as $63,434.00.
You will find that Northeast Florida is a great place to live because it has so much to offer. There are approximately 80 miles of enchanting white sandy beaches and more than 80 expertly designed golf courses.
The rich history is very unique to the region and there are some historic places you will want to visit, such as St. Augustine, also known as "Ancient City," as well as the Victorian Historic District located Fernandina Beach. There are quite a collection of museums and historic sites dotted with art galleries and other activities and entertainment to enjoy as well.
The history and information of times past of Northeast Florida can be amazingly traced back to nearly 12,000 years ago. Northeast Florida was originally occupied by a group of Native American Indians known as the Timucuan tribe.
Modern colonies began forming and evolving in the mid 1500's when a French colony called Fort Caroline was established at the mouth of the St. Johns River. The city of St. Augustine was then founded for the Spanish by Pedro Menendez de Aviles.
Florida became a permanent part of the United States sometime in the late 1800's. Florida's First Coast began to grow in population in the early 1900's, mostly because of the year-round mild climate. People began to settle and build homes along the coast from then until now, establishing the region into what it is today.