Arlington FL Real Estate
The area of Jacksonville known as Arlington is roughly bounded by the St Johns river to the west and north, the Intracoastal waterway to the east, and Beach Blvd to the South. Arlington is home to the first European settlement in North America, Fort Caroline, now a State Park, founded by French Huguenots in 1562.
In 1955, a controversial bridge, known to locals as the "Bridge to Nowhere", was built across the St. Johns River heading east of Downtown Jacksonville. Yet within ten years of the completion of the Matthews Bridge, Arlington became the most populous portion of Southside, and by consolidation, over 50% of Jacksonville residents who called the Southside "home" were denizens of Arlington.
Today, Arlington is a diverse, active community with every amenity and housing possibility. From private golf communities, single family home planned developments, to townhouses, condominiums or apartments, Arlington has it all. Neighborhood shopping, dining, and recreational choices are abundant and close at hand. Arlington also has a full range of educational opportunities, including a local junior college FCCJ, a private university Jacksonville University, and is also the home of the University of North Florida.
No matter what your intentions, work or play, shopping or dining, getting your degree, or a few rounds of golf, all this and more is at your fingertips in Arlington.