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Duval County, Jacksonville, Florida
Florida has some of the most delightful and spectacular locations for your home, condo or townhome in the country! Duval County, with its county seat in Jacksonville, is no exception. With a rich history and nearby beaches, the county and all of its towns are a welcoming location to settle down or start moving up. First time buyers can choose from starter homes, condos around the St. Johns Town Center or at the Beach. Move up from there to all different types of housing in different neighborhoods such as gated, golf communities or on to the waterfront with a home on the canal for boaters or for beautiful views from riverfront homes or oceanfront estates.
Located on the Atlantic Ocean, Duval County is south of Nassau County and the Georgia border, north of St. Johns County and St. Augustine. To the west is Baker County, Clay County and Orange Park.
Jacksonville FL Duval County Population
Approximately 826,436 people were living in Duval County at the time of the 2005 U.S. Census. While the county seat is merged with Jacksonville City government, other towns and cities within the county maintain their own individual local officials. Click here for more Duval County Information
Cities and Areas of Jacksonville FL in Duval County
Duval County contains not only the city of Jacksonville but also Baldwin and the beaches cities of Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Jacksonville Beach. If you take a look at the map you can see that the county is divided by the St Johns River.
From the rolling hills to the coast plain stretching to the Atlantic Ocean coast, the county covers some 918 square miles. Over 15% of the acreage is wetlands and coastal water way. Duval County offers a bit of something for most every taste.
You may also notice that the Jacksonville real estate area has some main divided areas and can be classified as the Southside, Northside, Westside, Intracoastal West, and Downtown.
Make sure that you contact a Jacksonville Florida Realtor or duval county real estate expert, as soon as possible, if you get confused about the types of homes for sale or the location of the houses for sale which you may be interested in so that your home buying process doesn't become so overwhelming.
DUVAL COUNTY - Jacksonville, FL Zip Codes
32224 Intracoastal West South of Beach Blvd
32246 Intracoastal West North of Beach Blvd
32225 East Arlington
32207 San Marco
32266 Neptune Beach
32233 Atlantic Beach
32250 Jacksonville Beach
Towns and Cities:
There are a number of towns and cities in Duval County. Some of the best well-known are Arlington, Atlantic Beach, Baldwin, Bayard, Dinsmore, Fort George Island, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Little Talbot Island, Mandarin, Maxville, Mayport, Neptune Beach, Normandy, and Whitehouse
" Nassau County to the north
" St. Johns County to the southeast
" Clay County to the southwest
" Baker County to the west
A Little History:
Since the county was formed in 1822, it has been through many changes, and the borders have been withdrawn several times. At one point, the massive area it covered extended all the way to the Suwanee River. Jacksonville City and Duval County consolidated in 1968.
Jacksonville FL Duval County Public Schools:
The Duval County Public Schools consist of more than 160 schools throughout the Jacksonville metropolitan area. The district is divided into four clusters consisting of a high school cluster, a Superintendent's Standard Bearer Cluster, an Acceleration Schools Cluster, and two elementary clusters. All together, there are 105 elementary schools, 28 middle schools, and 19 high schools. In addition, there are four alternative schools, and three exceptional student centers.
Duval County Public Schools, and all of the schools under its jurisdiction, has earned accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. As one of the nation's largest public school districts, Duval County serves approximately 130,000 students.
Jacksonville FL Duval County Libraries:
Have children in school or taking classes yourself? While the internet is a great resource, sometimes nothing beats a good library for research and contemplation of a subject. Of course, all the wonderful literature that is available is a wonderful way to relax on the beach. Go on, visit a library in Duval County, you have plenty of choices.
Jacksonville FL Economics and Industry:
With a steadily growing income and population base and more jobs than the local residents can cover by themselves, there are real opportunities are in this county. With the beaches, the retail trade is a major factor in the local economy, as well as restaurants, museums, county fairs, and plenty of festivals. If you've ever wanted to start your own business, this may be the county for you.
Jacksonville FL People and Income:
1. Population (2007) 849,159 (26.2% growth since 1990)
2. Households (2000) 303,747
3. Labor Force (persons) (2006) 430,322
4. Unemployment Rate (2006) 3.5%
5. Per Capita Personal Income (2005) $33,723
6. Median Household Income (2005) $44,694
7. Percentage of Adults 25+ with HS Diploma or More (2000) 82.7%
8. Percentage of Adults 25+ with a BA/BS or More (2000) 21.9%
9. Average wager per job (2006) $42,232
Jacksonville FL Duval County Homes for Sale:
From the red-tiled Spanish influenced bungalows and villas, to the Federal and Palladium style of the maturing state and into the modern condo and town home, Duval County Real Estate has a generous helping of opportunities for spectacular homes in a wide range of prices.
Have a look at the communities within the county. Take a drive through and enjoy the sun and sea air. Your local realtor knows the area, knows the homes, and takes the time to find the home you are looking for in the communities with the amenities and the schools you prefer. Don't let another day slip by if you are looking for a home in Duval County. Consult your realtor and see what the market is offering today.
For more information, to view homes or if you have real estate questions please contact your Jacksonville Duval County Realtor at (800) 999-0245 or locally at (904) 273-0125. Or leave us a message ...