Beauclerc Neighborhoods

6 06 2005

Straddling the eastern bank of the St. Johns River at one of its widest points and nestled between Mandarin, San Jose and Baymeadows, lies Beauclerc, an idyllic, tree-lined neighborhood conveniently located with easy access to greater Jacksonville.

Sections of the neighborhood have developed an overhanging canopy effect, with the branches of trees on opposite sides of the roadway interlocking high above, providing a shaded pathway for residents to drive and walk under.

Beauclerc homes have proven to be a great investment. Values tend to be greater than those of Jacksonville as a whole, with the average home price at $157,870.

The area’s larger lots translate into homes with more floor space and bigger yards, some encompassing more than half an acre. Though many homes date from the 1970s, most homeowners steadily have updated interiors, giving most properties a modern touch with few renovations needed.

Home styles range from traditional to contemporary to Colonial, the variety of architecture stemming from the many different builders who constructed homes through the years. Many houses feature brick construction. Homeowners’ well-manicured lawns and flower gardens full of color, nicely complement the area’s abundant trees.

With a multitude of stores and dining establishments within easy driving access, Beauclerc is centrally located for residents’ shopping needs. Beauclerc’s proximity to Interstate 295 allows residents easy access to many other parts of the city.

The St. Johns River marks the neighborhood’s border, and is convenient for recreational boating and watersports.

A number of marinas dot the area, including the Epping Forest Yacht Club, one-half mile north of the neighborhood. The club’s centerpiece is a beautiful Spanish Renaissance-style mansion, originally built by a duPont family heir in 1927.

Home buyers with children are attracted to the quality and proximity of local schools. Beauclerc also is home to The Bolles School San Jose campus. The private school, founded in 1933, serves grades 9 through 12. The area also boasts a YMCA and several public parks.

Beauclerc attracts a nice mixture of older and younger homeowners, is culturally diverse and gives residents a sense of place hard to find in other areas of the city. For buyers looking for a home in neighborhood with a nice, traditional, homey feel, Beauclerc is the perfect place.

Housing Information:

Average home price
: $157,870
No. of households: 8,723
2003 population: 20,648
2008 projected population: 21,480
Percent change: 3.9%
Household disposable income: $37,872
Source: Average home value based on Scarborough self-evaluation
All other data from Demographics USA 2003

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department: (904) 630-0529
Substation, 2948 Delor Drive
Substation, 8275 Western Way

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office: (904) 630-0500
Substation, 7100 Powers Ave., (904) 828-5463

Duval County Schools: (904) 390-2000
Elementary: Beauclerc, Crown Point, Mandarin Oaks, San Jose
Middle: Alfred I. duPont, Mandarin
High: Samuel W. Wolfson

Nearby Hospitals:
Specialty Hospital Jacksonville
4901 Richard St.
(904) 737-3120

St. Luke’s Hospital
4201 Belfort Road
(904) 296-3700

Baptist Medical Center
800 Prudential Drive
(904) 202-2000

Source: The Times-Union



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