For many people, the quintessential real estate dream is finding a house to call home on a stunning, tree-lined street. Jacksonville is home to a number of neighborhoods that offer residents this slice of peaceful, verdant perfection. Located on the Atlantic coast of the Sunshine State, Jacksonville offers residents the opportunity to live in a suburban sanctuary that provides easy access to the heart of the city. With its beautiful beaches, up and coming restaurant scene, countless colleges, and booming job market, Jacksonville is gaining momentum as one of the most sought-after cities for those relocating to the Southeast. If tree-lined streets reflect your ideal place to put down roots, these Jacksonville neighborhoods may be worth exploring during your home search.
Oriental Gardens of San Marco is home to streets lined with lush, mature oak trees that provide loving shade to those who live nearby. The neighborhood, which is home to mid and late 20th century homes, is located only two miles away from the heart of downtown Jacksonville. Before it was a sprawling green community, Oriental Gardens was a private estate that was planted by its original owner, George W. Clark in 1925. In 1937, the gardens were opened to the public and remained a premier tourist attraction in the area until they were sold in 1954. Though the gardens are long gone, many of the beautiful trees Clark planted remain intact today, creating a welcoming neighborhood rich with local history for residents to enjoy. Home prices in Oriental Gardens vary, though some homes fall just short of the $1M range.
Those in search of a community filled with strong, mature trees need look no further than Lyon Oaks. A small, quiet subdivision in Englewood, located only a short drive away from the city of Jacksonville, Lyon Oaks is an affordable neighborhood that not only offers lush greenery, but a sense of privacy for residents, as many homes are surrounded by a number of trees and shrubs. Jacksonville’s climate makes it easy for vegetation to thrive, but that doesn’t mean the tree-lined streets of Lyon Oaks are any less sought after. Home prices span the $200s and $300s, depending on the size of the house and lot.
River Point at Monument Landing is a secluded community outside of the bustling center of downtown Jacksonville. The neighborhood is seemingly overflowing with beautifully tall trees that provide a canopy over the community. River Point features primarily single-story homes, and the homesites vary quite a bit in size, ensuring there is a home perfectly suited to a wide array of residents. River Point has a very active HOA that is dedicated to fostering a sense of community among the residents. Home prices at River Point begin in the $300s and extend upward through the $400s.
A luxurious, gated community, Queen’s Harbour Yacht & Country Club is where you can find some of the most stunningly beautiful homes in all of Northeast Florida. The community, known for its towering oaks, palms, and all-around immaculate landscaping is home to both a golf course and a marina as well as over 900 homesites. In addition to its pristinely manicured grounds, Queens Harbour features lighted tennis courts, a fitness center, volleyball and basketball courts, a soccer field, playground, and swimming pool. Homeowners also have membership to the 18-hole golf course, which has a par 72. Home prices in Queens Harbor start in the $400s, but can exceed $4M for some of the community’s larger estates.
A gated community made up of over 800 homes, The Woods offers residents the quaint, residential feel of gorgeous tree-lined streets as well as easy access to beaches and the urban epicenter of Jacksonville alike. Residents of The Woods can enjoy its countless professionally maintained ponds, which offer delightful waterfront views without steep waterfront prices. Many of the man made ponds feature beautifully lit fountains, only serving to enhance the nature that surrounds them. The Woods is also home to a swimming pool, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and a playground for children. Home prices in The Woods community span the $400s and $500s, but may be higher depending on the property.Posted by Brad Officer on