Get to know…Arlington

The Arlington neighborhood of Jacksonville is located east of Downtown and San Marco, and just west of the Beaches. It is a large area of Jacksonville that lies south of the St. Johns River and north of Beach Boulevard. Within Arlington are more than 50 neighborhoods that have their own identities making it a fun and diverse place to rent and live. Arlington is home to Jacksonville University and a wealth of monuments documenting the incredible local history. Arlington is a mix of suburbia and multi-family dwellings. Large two-story homes stand next to ranch style and split-level homes, each with large backyards. Mostly built up in the 1960s, the area was considered by many as THE place to live because it was halfway between business (Downtown) and pleasure (The Beach).

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The Arlington neighborhood offers apartment homes that fit a range of lifestyles and budget needs. As you've come to expect, apartments in this neighborhood offer resort style pools for a cooling off in the summer, fitness centers, washers and dryers, and many more amenities. You'll also find plenty of pet friendly apartments in this neighborhood. Interior finishes will leave you excited to decorate and feature easy to care for hard floors, upgraded kitchens, and well-appointed baths. Similar to other neighborhoods in the Jacksonville area, Arlington features proximity to the water and the Intracoastal Waterway and several properties offer scenic waterfront views. You'll find many apartment homes located in quiet, residential neighborhoods making this location perfect for families or those looking for a slightly slower pace while still enjoying the proximity to downtown and more active parts of Jacksonville.


Commuting to and from your Arlington apartment is quick and easy. Numerous major traffic routes wind through Arlington. Hop on to Atlantic or Beach Boulevards for a quick commute to Downtown Jacksonville or the Beaches. A jaunt from your apartment over the awe-inspiring Dames Point Bridge will drop you off at Naval Station Mayport. Continue along historic A1A to see the Timacuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, home to the Kingsley Plantation and the Fort Caroline Memorial. Hop on to 9A to make it to Jacksonville International Airport from your apartment in 15 minutes or less, or to the Southside in just 10.

The Regency Square Mall is just one of several shopping centers that are sure to meet your every need, whether filling your fridge or furnishing your apartment. Pro and amateur golfers don't need to leave the area for a day on the links.

Recent road improvements have helped, but traffic in this area can get congested. Be sure to give additional time to your morning commute. You'll want a car if your apartment is located in Arlington, but the Jacksonville Transit Authority, JTA, has numerous stops along the major thoroughfares.

Several small waterways wind their way through Arlington, and the Intracoastal Waterway is a big attraction. Stop in at several maritime businesses to check out yachts for sale, and to see some already on the water. Area shopping centers feature familiar home-improvement stores to hair salons and big-chain eateries to small town seafood shops. Your guests won't be without options when it comes to hotels and car-rentals, banks and bars. The beach is just a few miles away for a quick walk or view of the sunrise.

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