ORANGE PARK - FLEMING ISLAND
WELCOME TO ORANGE PARK & FLEMING ISLAND,
Orange Park was founded in 1877. Initially the area was used as an orange plantation. Two years later the town was incorporated by a Special Act of the Florida Legislature in 1879. A large hotel was built along with a 1200’ wooden pier which extended well into the river to accommodate steamboats which attracted the tourist trade. Since those early days, Orange Park has grown dramatically and has developed as the northeastern gateway to Clay County. Commerce and business has flourished, not only in the town, but in the greater Orange Park area as well. Found along the St. Johns River and Doctors Lake, Orange Park including its sister communities Fleming Island, Green Cove Springs, Middleburg and Keystone Heights, offer vast stretches of gorgeous waterfront, golf courses, all kinds of water sports activities, fishing and many other outdoor ventures. Living in the Orange Park area and utilizing surrounding amenities and attractions unearths a unique combination of leisure, recreational activities, and a relaxed Floridian lifestyle.
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Orange Park belongs to Clay County and is a suburb of Jacksonville. The name "Orange Park" is additionally applied to a wider area of northern Clay County outside the town limits, covering such communities as Fleming Island, Lakeside, and Bellair. Orange Park boasts a history and riverside culture, with many golf courses, various country clubs, multiple lodging options, parks and large shopping areas. Throughout every year Orange Park hosts and sponsors several special events for all ages like the Farmers’ and Art’s Markets, 4th of July festivities, the Annual Fall Arts and Music Festival, a special visit from Santa Claus in December and many other opportunities for fun and entertainment. Residents and visitors have an opportunity to enjoy all the large city amenities provided by Jacksonville, just a short drive away. It is a place where you're greeted with a smile from your local grocery store workers and receive smiles and waves from neighbors whether you know them or not. In an area so entrenched in commercial maritime history, and being situated along the St. Johns River, it’s only natural to have a significant amount of pleasure boating in this town. Orange Park is a perfect place to boat, because water is everywhere and plenty of marinas can be found.
A RIVER TOWN WITH HISTORY
Orange Park is a dynamic town, ideally located in the southern portion of the Jacksonville metropolitan area, offering a high quality of life.
A COMMUNITY WITH A HEART
A community with accommodating nature, kind character, tolerance, friendliness, welcoming to newcomers, and lot's of southern charm.
Orange Park has a subtropical climate with mild weather during winters and hot summers. The area is known for its plentiful sunshine and pleasant temperatures year-round.
REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
Live in Orange Park and experience country living within a city. If you’re thinking of purchasing real estate in the Orange Park area, or in Clay County, your options are endless. Whether you are interested in a condo, a single-family home, a townhouse, a waterfront property, a ranch outside of town, or a luxury home in a gated community, it’s all there.
The greater Orange Park real estate market offers a variety of properties for every taste and in all price ranges. Just a short distance inland towards the south west, the area becomes more rural and properties with multiple acres are very affordable.
Orange Park is directly located on the Western banks of St. Johns River in North Clay County. A highly desirable location with so much to do.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
A great location for property investments. The region has been classified as one of the best places to invest in real estate in Florida.
GETTING THERE IS EASY
Jacksonville has an international airport with direct connections to 31 cities and frequent service to the main hubs like Atlanta, New York, Miami, etc. Three municipal airports serving general aviation and private jets.
THE PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
Residents love this community for many reasons. Housing is very affordable, and Orange Park is a great, quiet place for young families. There's easy access to plenty of shopping and many dining options. People here love to use their restaurants.
If you are an outdoors, or watersports person and seek mild winters, it’s the perfect place. The Orange Park area offers a family-friendly ambience and lots of southern charm. The beach is just a short drive away. Families enjoy major sporting events; you can catch a Jacksonville Jaguars football game in downtown Jacksonville, enjoy the city’s San Marco neighborhood Broadway shows, or visit one of the many a fabulous live-music events.
Living in the greater Orange Park area means being part of a diversified community made up of friendly and warmhearted individuals and families from all levels of society, coexisting in perfect harmony. The area is picturesque, not too crowded and family-oriented. It is the perfect place to settle down.
FAMILY FRIENDLY & GREAT SCHOOLS
Orange Park is very family-friendly. There are plenty of things to do for kids. A variety of public and private schools, and 14 colleges / universities within short driving distance provide excellent education.
WATER SPORTS & RECREATION
The Orange Park area is a natural playground, offering an abundance of activities and adventures for all ages.
DINING & HOSPITALITY
Orange Park offers a wide variety of dining options, from low-key to affordable chain dining. A wide variety of individual restaurants offer from traditional food to fine cuisine. Locals and visitors have a lot of options.