When looking for a new home, choosing a neighborhood is one of the first decisions most people make. For those buying in the Jacksonville metro area, there’s definitely no shortage of options. From the beach to the river, the city to the country, Jacksonville has it all.
In this blog, we’re going to explore different parts of Jacksonville to determine how far your money can go. Keeping a budget around $350,000, here’s some examples of what you can get:
Jacksonville, the largest city by land in the continental United States, has a lot to offer homebuyers. This all-brick home is located near downtown in the San Marco neighborhood. With an asking price of $350,000, it has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and over 1,100 square feet of living space. If you’re looking to be in the middle of everything, this is the place for you. Walk from your front door to the San Marco Square in minutes. Drive just 2 miles to work downtown. If location matters most, this may be the place for you.
A popular place for buyers in Northeast Florida is near the beach. This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Jacksonville Beach home is just blocks from the sand. With over 1,200 square feet of beautifully renovated living space, this would be a great option for outdoor lovers. For only $349,000, a beach lifestyle could be yours!
St. Johns County
More and more people are leaving the city and moving to the suburbs to raise their family. One area just south of Jacksonville that’s been booming recently is St. Johns County. Located in the desirable town of Ponte Vedra, this new construction home is a stunner. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and nearly 1,700 square feet of living space, a budget of $349,900 is all it takes to call this your own!
Not far from the Florida/Georgia border, the quaint town of Fernandina Beach offers a haven for those looking to get outside of Jacksonville. This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,200-square-foot new construction home is a great place to do just that. For $350,900, it features beautiful upgrades throughout and a 3-car garage to store all your outdoor toys. Fernandina Beach, like other Jacksonville suburban areas, is quickly becoming a new hot spot for local buyers.
If privacy is what you’re searching for, you’re in luck! Usually, you can get a lot more for your money in rural areas than you can in the city. Located about 20 miles northwest of Jacksonville, the town of Callahan is a great option for rural buyers. This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,600-square-foot home sits on six acres! For $350,000, you can get all of this plus a covered area to safely store your RV and a detached garage to store everything else. Moving out of the city certainly has its perks.
Orange Park is located south of Jacksonville and is a popular suburban town. Like most areas west of the St. John’s River, housing costs here are usually less expensive than those on the eastside. For example, this 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home has over 3,100 square feet of space. All of this, plus its desired location within Orange Park Country Club come at the relatively low price of $355,000. A home of this size in a guard-gated neighborhood east of the river could come with a price tag more than double this amount. If you’re looking for a sizeable home in an established area for a great price, Orange Park deserves a look!
Jacksonville and its surrounding areas have a lot to offer those ready to buy a new home. It’s important to know exactly how far your money can go as some places tend to be more affordable than others. Use this information to your advantage and check around to see just how far your budget can take you.
*All pricing and information updated 9/9/19.