Nelson Higgins

REALTOR

West Beaches/Intracoastal....

riverfront livingYears ago, the area known as the "West Beaches" consisted of stands of pine trees, untouched waterways and scattered site houses. The past decade has seen an explosion of communities being built in this area, which is one of Jacksonville's most livable areas.

Located just west of the Intracoastal Waterway, "West Beaches" offers a wide range of excellent living choices from condos to single-family homes to apartments and even senior retirement communities. Get ready for pristine vistas paired with the serenity of waterfront living that's just close enough to the type of nightlife and entertainment you need when it's time to relax.

Glen Kernan Golf and Country Club alone takes up 600 acres in this booming section of Jacksonville. Residents have access to luxurious amenities that make them never want to leave the development. These include tennis courts, swimming pool, playground, ballfield, basketball courts, volleyball court, walking paths and covered pavilion with food prep area and fully-staffed state of the art fitness center.

land of golfThe Westside is also where Cecil Naval Air Station, has quickly become a hub for the growing aircraft and aerospace industries. Florida Community College at Jacksonville has also launched a Cecil Center to accommodate aircraft training it offers locally.

For years, the largest development in the area was the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club, a private, member-owned country club situated within a gated community of 913 single family homes. Amenities here include 10 tennis courts, an aquatics center, a fitness center, dining, bar and banquet facilities.

Another neighborhood, Covenant Cove, offers modern-day living conveniently situated on the north side of Beach Boulevard between Hodges Boulevard and San Pablo. Covenant Cove is just minutes from Jacksonville's beautiful shores and treasured beach life, in addition to being easily accessible from anywhere in the city.

lush neighborhoodsAnother larger development, Highland Glen, is four communities rolled into one. Described as being a fairy tale setting, Highland Glen is a gated, themed community featuring English and Scottish architectural influences and landscaping appointments. Activities and amenities abound in this neighborhood, with a swimming pool and cabana, community building and fitness center, tot lot, St. Andrews style putting green, and a picturesque meditation park. The ideal place for your family to call home, this special community is in a class by itself.

The West Beaches area is where you'll find a combination of office condos and Fortune 500 names as well. Allstate Insurance has a large employment center near the Intracoastal along J. Turner Butler Boulevard. North of Allstate is the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, which lures patients from all over the world. Look for Mayo Clinic to open a new in-patient hospital near the clinic in the coming years.

The West Beaches area also offers a number of golf courses, hotels and quality restaurants.

Just to the east of Mayo Clinic is the headquarters of LandStar System Inc., a logistics supply chain company that is publicly traded on the NASDAQ market.

The Realtors of Prudential Network Realty are experts for those seeking information about moving to any of these wonderful communities. We'd be honored to help you!