Get to know…Arlington

Located east of Downtown and San Marco, and just west of the Beaches, Arlington 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. Arlington is home to Jacksonville University and a wealth of monuments documenting the incredible local history.

Highlights

Arlington is a mix of suburbia and multi-family dwellings. Large two story homes stand next to ranch styles and split-levels, 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).

Commuting to and from your Arlington apartment is quick and easy. Numerous major traffic veins 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.

Heads Up

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.

Area Attractions

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. The shopping centers host home-improvement stores to hair salons and big-chain eateries to small world seafood shops. Your guests won't be without options when it comes to hotels and car-rentals, banks and bars. And the beach is just a few miles away.

Check out Bruster's Ice Cream for a cool treat on a hot summer day after you and your friends lunched at Sweet Tomatoes on the freshest soups and salads in town.

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