MANDARIN – SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Mandarin is one of Jacksonville’s most popular areas for a number of great reasons. From a real estate perspective, because of it’s size and the fact that I-295 runs right through it on the south side of Duval County, Mandarin is often divided into North Mandarin and South Mandarin.
Mandarin’s roots are said to date back to the Civil War. The building that is home to the Mandarin Community Club was rebuilt in 1872 after a fire destroyed an earlier building on the site. Harriet Beecher Stowe, famed author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and longtime winter resiendent of Mandarin, led the project.
MAP: Areas 13 and 14 are our MLS Areas for Mandarin. Area 13 is Beauclerc/Mandarin North and Area 14 is Mandarin South.
Since before the Civil War until nearly 1975, Mandarin remained a primarily rural communtiy, with much of the business in agriculture. Today, Mandarin is a thriving area with more than 10,000 residences and plenty of upscale retail centers and businesses.
Bordered by the Beauclerc area on the north, beautiful/navigable Julington Creek on the south and the mighty St. John’s River on the west, Mandarin offers her residents a fabulous suburban, family-focused lifestyle in one of the most quaint, charming and history-rich areas in Northeast Florida.
There are numerous choices for home buyers throughout the area ranging from less than $100,000 to several million dollars for waterfront estates. Many of the properties boast canopies of huge oak trees tha put on an incredible natural display for local residents.
Quality education is a priority for many of these families and the area schools reflect that commitment providing among the best scores in the area. In addition to the excellent public schools, Mandarin is home to several private and parochial schools for every grade.
The community is central to Southpoint and Phillips Highway businesses including Jacksonville’s largest mall, the Avenues Mall, making it a convenient commute for those who work in the area and providing easy access to all main roads to navigate to any location in the Greater Jacksonville Area. Downtown, performing arts centers and the sports arenas are all within 20 minutes of Mandarin.
Retail stores, restaraunts, medical facilities and entertainment are abundantly located in and around Mandarin making it an ideal area for families of all sizes and types. The area is also home to several synagogues and various churches totally about 40 houses of worship within minutes.
Another drawing card to the area are the many beautiful neighborhood parks, natural waterways, marinas and nature trails throughout. Area residents have everything they desire for their active lifestyles.
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