There is so much more to Jacksonville than meets the eye. You definitely know that it is the largest city by population in the United States, and you probably know all about the Jaguars, but there are many things you may not know about the city. Here are 10 unknown facts about Jacksonville, Florida.
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
6. In 1916, over 30 movie companies took up residence in Jacksonville. Thousands of silent films were made in the city before the industry made their big move to California.
Friday, 16 December 2016
Ponte Vedra Beach is a small seaside community in St. Johns County, Florida, right outside of Jacksonville. Surprisingly, this tiny town offers many things to do and countless delicious places to grab a bite. The next time you’re in the area, be sure to check out these six spots you have to eat at in Ponte Vedra Beach.
6. Zoës Kitchen
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Zoës Kitchen’s fresh Mediterranean menu will leave you feeling good inside and out, with items like baked feta, roasted vegetables, a rosemary ham and mozzarella sandwich, salmon kabobs with zucchini and hummus, an orzo and spinach salad, and house-baked cookies.
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Down South Barbeque knows their stuff when it comes to slow smoked meat, including pulled pork, Texas beef brisket, chicken, turkey, and fall off the bone smoked ribs. They hit the mark with popular side items as well, like collard greens, baked beans, cheesy potatoes, fried okra, and corn on the cob.
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If you’re looking to dine in somewhere a little fancier, look no further than Restaurant Medure, an upscale place with a menu that changes seasonally. Past dishes include Hudson Valley foie gras, ahi tuna tartare, confit duck leg, Springer Mountain chicken breast, and a baked apple galette.
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The food at Trasca & Company Eatery is not to be missed. Their pizza is made with a secret dough recipe and housemade sauce, their ‘Blue Cheese Blues’ salad features Nueske’s Applewood bacon, and their famous mud pie is topped with espresso whipped cream.
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If you like seafood, you’ll love Palm Valley Fish Camp. Their menu includes broiled oysters with a horseradish bacon cream, blackened mahi, seared yellowfin tuna, blue crab cakes, a grilled octopus and white bean salad, and even fried gator tail.
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There’s something for everyone at Flavor Palette. The ‘Go Greens’ salad includes kale, walnuts, Brussel sprouts, apples, cherry tomatoes, and golden raisins in an apple-dijon vinaigrette. ‘The Samurai’ sandwich is made with miso marinated fish, grilled scallions, cucumber slaw, and sesame pickled ginger aioli.
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Tuesday, 6 December 2016
“Kathy Grondin is the best! Thanks to her, my wife and I were able to sell our home for the price we wanted and in the time frame we wanted. We are beyond satisfied with our home selling experience, and we couldn’t have done it without Kathy!” – Jared Clark on experience with Katherine Grondin
“We highly recommend the Gledhill Team to anyone who is interested in purchasing a home on the island. They are not only knowledgeable, but make the experience pleasurable. Great people!” – Reggie and Pam Rogers on experience with the Gledhill Team
“We were very pleased with Susan. She was thoughtful, helpful and extremely professional. Her frequent communication with us helped us find the right house and close the deal in a short time. Susan provided solid information and showed houses in the timeframe we requested.” – Wenying Xu on experience with Susan Tuohy
“I have bought and sold homes quite a few times. This purchase was by far the easiest and well taken care of by Nicole that I have had. Nicole has checked with me several times since I moved in to see how I was doing and I had questions how some of the things worked. She contacted the previous owner and relayed the information to me. Berkshire Hathaway represented by Nicole Sherman was great. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give an 11.” – B Allen Borden on experience with Nicole Sherman
“Dylan Rigdon was supportive and very customer focused. We went with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty and Dylan after 12 months with a top team from another company. Dylan did more in a month than the other company did in their listing period. What was truly gratifying to us was his ability to represent us with potential buyers on their repeat visits. He answered all questions honestly and pointed out features and values they might not have considered if he wasn’t present. We really appreciate Dylan and the support he gave during the process.” – Jim & Linda Ford on experience with Dylan Rigdon
“Josh was able to quickly pinpoint our home needs and find the right place for us. From contract to closing, Josh and Dee handled every detail with great care and professionalism. There is no doubt that Josh is an expert in the Avondale community. Every step of the way, Josh kept us abreast of any changes or updates to our transaction.” – Isabell and Gustavo Abello on experience with Josh Nugent
“Susan Froman was always ready and eager to help us in any way she could. Very much there when we needed her assistance. Very hands on during the entire process. She never kept us waiting for any information we asked for or needed. We appreciate all the work and dedication Susan gave us during our home purchase. We feel like she has become a good friend.” – Ken and Gail Howes on experience with Susan Froman
“John and Cathy are our power team! We had an offer two days after going on market. Extremely knowledgeable. Extremely reliable and supportive. Great advice.” – Sam Rodriguez on experience with The Bade Team
“Amy Smith did an excellent job. The closing went smooth. We couldn’t be happier. Amy was very professional. She knew her stuff and also had great resources if she needed help. This was the best Realtor® experience we have ever had. Amy is wonderful and so professional.” – A satisfied customer on experience with Amy Smith
Monday, 5 December 2016
St. Augustine, FL (11/17/16) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Carol Brown to the BHHS Florida Network Realty St. Augustine office.
“Carol makes a great addition to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty team! With the support of her family of Realtors and now the BHHSFNR team, Carol’s career will reach new heights. We look forward to celebrating her accomplishments,” shares Ann King, Broker/Manager of the St. Augustine office.
For more information, Carol Brown can be reached by phone at 904.687.8383 or at Carol.Brown@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: CBLovesRealEstate.com. The St. Augustine office is located at 112 Sea Grove Main Street, Suite 210, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080.
Jacksonville, FL (11/23/16) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Abby Gomez to the Metropolitan office of BHHS with locations in Avondale and San Marco.
Abby Gomez has lived in Northeast Florida for most of her thirty years, and for the past eight years she has worked as the Service Manager for her family’s recycling business, efficiently managing multiple customers and employees at once.
Looking for a new opportunity to push herself and her professional career to a new level, Abby joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty as a Realtor®. Abby states, “I’m excited to take this next step out on my own!” Whether buying or selling their home, Abby will be able to guide her clients, with ease, through each real estate transaction.
While not working, Abby loves adventure – traveling especially. Considering herself a “foodie,” Abby enjoys exploring all of the diverse neighborhoods and cuisines of Jacksonville, from Five Points down to St. Augustine, and beyond.
“I have great expectations for Abby. Her drive and commitment to excellence are right in line with the service we provide our clients at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty,” shares Sheron Willson, Broker/Manager of the Metropolitan office of BHHS with locations in Avondale and San Marco.
For more information, Abby can be reached by phone at 904.472.9730 or at Abby.Gomez@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: AGomez.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Metropolitan office of BHHS with locations in Avondale and San Marco is at 3627 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205.
Jacksonville, FL (11/17/16) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Chris Owens to the BHHS Florida Network Realty Mandarin/St. Johns office.
A former firefighter of six years with Taylor County Fire/Rescue and Head Coach of U-11’s Premier South Team at Jacksonville Armada Youth Academy, Chris’s passion has always been helping others. Patient, caring, and punctual, his background in service-oriented professions made becoming a Realtor a natural progression in his career.
Chris is most looking forward to helping first-time homebuyers realize their dreams; helping them through each step of the process and ensuring that the experience is stress-free is his objective. With a goal to become not only a Realtor but eventually becoming a Broker, his purpose of helping others in real estate is sure to succeed.
A lifelong athlete, Chris has played sports since he was four years old. Loving nature, Chris’s favorite thing about Northeast Florida is the variety of nature preserves in the area, and he is involved in any efforts to help preserve wildlife.
“Chris has an excitement for real estate that is contagious. His patience and caring for people will prove to be a valuable asset. This will also lend to helping First Time homebuyers, where his true heart lies,” shares Christine Scalf, Broker/Manager of the Mandarin/St. Johns office.
For more information, Chris can be reached by phone at 904.891.9512 or at Chris.Owens@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: COwens.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Mandarin/St. Johns office is located at 11576 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32223.
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
If you’re looking to get in the spirit this holiday season, there are many things to see and do in the city that will leave you feeling jolly just in time for Christmas and Hanukkah. Celebrate the most magical time of the year and check out these 8 holiday activities to do in and around Jacksonville, Florida.
8. ReinBEER Run
December 17th, 2016
The third annual Tapestry Park ReinBEER Run is a 5k run where participants all get medals and beers, no matter how they did. For the younger crowd, there is a Gelato Gallop, where participants will receive gelato at the end of the race. Everyone can enjoy live music, prizes, surprises, and an ugly Christmas Sweater after the race.
November 25th – December 31st, 2016
What are you looking forward to the most? Wagon ride through the lights? Breakfast with Santa inside the Igloo? Live entertainment? Photos with Santa? The animated tree show every 30 minutes? #enchantedjax #christmas #family #ChristmasVillage #jacksonville #2016 #traditions #entertainment #fun
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The Enchanted Christmas Village brings families together by bringing your Christmas memories to life. Featuring food and drinks, carolers, cookie decorating, ornament making, ice sculptures, rides, pictures with Santa, and over one million Christmas lights. It’s a magical event that you won’t want to miss out on.
December 9th, 2016
This year’s annual Hanukkah dinner put on by the Jacksonville Jewish Center will feature brisket sliders, veggie sliders for the vegetarians, latkes with all the fixings, desserts and drinks. The fun starts at 6:30PM. Tickets are $12 per adult, $8 per child, children three and under are free.
November 30th – December 23rd, 2016
This is the 14th year that The Jacksonville Historical Society puts on their annual Gingerbread House Extravaganza. These beautiful, ornate, and large-scale gingerbread houses are built by chefs, bakers, architects, engineers, culinary school students, families, and anyone else that thinks their gingerbread making skills should be displayed to the public.
December 28th, 2016
Join the Michele Block Gan Yeladim Preschool and Kindergarten at 5:30PM for a lighting of the Menorah and a reading of the popular children’s book, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. There will be songs and playtime for the children, along with a book fair to benefit the school.
December 3rd, 2016
Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit more than a holiday parade. Celebrate the holiday season with floats, festive decorations and lots of fun during the 62nd Annual St. Augustine Christmas Parade, beginning at 9:00AM until 10:30AM. It’s one of the biggest parades in all of North Florida.
December 24th, 2016
The Jewish Federation of Jacksonville is putting on a Vodka and Latkes event on Christmas Eve. The event will be co-hosted by T3 & So-Shul Network groups. It will begin at 7:00PM until 9:00PM. Support the Jewish community by drinking good drinks and eating great food.
November 19th – January 8th, 2016
Head on out to Jekyll Island for some oceanfront ice skating fun. The Jekyll Island Skating Village runs from November to January, boasting an outdoor synthetic rink, now larger than ever. You can rent skates on site, enjoy the concession stands, and take in the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.