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Sharon

Fleming Island, FL | 1 Review(s)

Hi everyone. I live on Fleming Island (next to Orange Park) in the great Jacksonville Florida area. I love to learn where are the best places to live and Orange Park has been on the list! I work with my husband in real estate for Watson Realty, and I blog about my area with Regional posts and Market stats as well. I have lived in Florida 20 years and raised three children here. Florida is a great place to live - it requires some adjustment if you have lived in northern climates both culturally and practically speaking. Gardening is different here. Dress codes are different (and that's not all bad or all good, depending on how you look at it). Active lifestyles are promoted here more than cultural lifestyles, but culture is available. It can be 80º any day of the year here - we never put away our summer clothes! Secret: There really is history here! You just have to dig a little more to find it. St. Augustine is really the oldest city in America, and there were land grants on Fleming Island from the late 1700s. We're very happy here and we think you will be too.

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Life Stage: Family with Children
Occupation: Real Estate/Mortgage
Enjoys: Photography, Travel, Sports, Reading, Gardening
Website(s): http://teamalters.com; http://activerain.com/blogs/sharonalters

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Orange Park, FL


A Great Place to Live - tucked away yet near the b - 11/22/2009
We live on Fleming Island, zip 32003, in the Orange Park area of Clay County. Fleming Island's two Master Planned Communities, Eagle Harbor and Fleming Island Plantation, have given much to this area. We have some of the top schools in Florida - Fleming Island High is ranked #13 this year and Fleming Island Elementary has been as high as #4 in past years. We have shopping and restaurants nearby, schools in our neighborhoods, and miles of sidewalks for jogging, biking and walking. We are surrounded by water, so there are plenty of places to store and launch your boat. Eagle Harbor has one of the best tennis programs in the state, and Clay County Soccer Club is excellent.

We are tucked away on this little island, yet near everything the big city has to offer. We moved back here from Orlando because we really like the quality of life in the Jacksonville area, plus we like the climate better. We have enough 'cold' weather to actually be able to have a fire in the fireplace and not turn on the air conditioning :)

Fleming Island was named an official postal town by the US Post Office in 2007. We are no longer 'Orange Park FL' but Fleming Island FL 32003. Check us out, it's a great place to live.
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