Local Jacksonville Details
Jacksonville Area Overview
From miles of white sandy beaches to forests and the beautiful St. Johns River, Jacksonville offers wonderful opportunities for visitors and residents alike. At 841 square miles, Jacksonville is (geographically) the largest city in the continental United States. Whether you want to be close to the action of the beautiful riverfront downtown, or live in a rural setting with an easy commute to the office, Mercedes Premier Homes has the right community for you.
Jacksonville International Airport - With 15 airlines making 250 daily arrivals and departures, non-stop and direct service is available from most of the nation's metropolitan areas. Jacksonville International Airport is your new gateway to Northeast Florida. JIA is located 12 miles or about 20 minutes from downtown.
When it comes to great shopping, Jacksonville takes a back seat to no one. Once you tire of the many traditional enclosed malls (like the Avenues Mall or Regency Square Mall) and outlet malls (like the Belz factory outlet), visit the smaller boutique areas (see Jacksonville Landing or the Shops of Historic San Marco) for a more unique shopping experience!
Things To Do In Jacksonville
The Jacksonville Landing is the growing hub of the city's downtown entertainment district. Located right on the St. John's River, The Landing is a great place to spend the day shopping, enjoying the sites, eating, attending one of their hundreds of annual events, or just hanging out with friends and family. Yes, the city that covers the most land in the continental US, also boasts the most acreage of public parks at over 55,000 acres! If that's not enough you can hit the beaches, take the kids to the Jacksonville Zoo, participate in many outdoor adventures, visit some of the historical sites and museums, or check out a Jacksonville Jaguars NFL game. In addition to all of these wonderful amenities Jacksonville is in close proximity to the historic town of St. Augustine, to the ever growing town of Orange Park and many more surrounding areas to spark your interest.