Jacksonville FL Real Estate Update: Florida: Fleming Island

About Fleming Island, Orange Park, Florida

Fleming Island, Orange Park, Florida (just south of Jacksonville in Clay County)

"Strength of Character"

As a disciplined woman, Margaret Seton Fleming, had a working knowledge of trade, business, politics and numerous domestic subjects.  In 1837, she and her new husband, Lewis Fleming, moved to Hibernia Plantation. Lewis' father had received Fleming Island in 1790 through a land grant from the king of Spain.  Later, Margaret would live to see the destruction of the plantation twice - but both times she and Lewis rebuilt and carried on!

From the moment she arrived at Hibernia as a proud 24 year old, newly married woman, Margaret dreamed of building a chapel on the grounds.  Construction of the church in the Carpenter Gothic style began in 1875.  Unfortunately, Margaret died only months before its completion and her funeral was the first service held in the building.

Today, Fleming Island has again been reborn.  It is one of the fastest growing areas in Clay County. Among the many changes seen on Fleming Island, one of the most notable has been the number of new businesses, including nationally known department stores, restaurants and specialty shops, that have opened.  One area of concentration is at the northwest and southwest corners of CR 220 and US 17.

In addition to boasting one of Northeast Florida's finest school systems, there are also many private schools and academies in the area, as well as several colleges, including St. Johns River Community College where the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts opened in 2004.

The Clay County School District has long been one of the things that has drawn so many people to the area.  The system ranks in the top 14 percent in the nation.  Its test scores and graduation rates are well above the national averages.

The new Fleming Island Library opened in April 2005. It offers a delightful setting and houses a book club and free classes in genealogy, computers and other topics.

Amenities throughout the region include water parks, soccer fields, swimmingFleming Island

 pools, golf courses and tennis courts.  All are designed as family oriented attractions that add to Fleming Island's universal appeal.

Home prices in the area range from the low $100,000's to well over $2,000,000, with the vast majority of homes in the $225,000 - $350,000 range.  The average home price for the entire area is about $175,000 - very affordable for such a nice area.

There's just no question about it; Fleming Island offers everything individuals and families of all types can enjoy.  Visit the links on our website's FLEMING ISLAND page to learn more about this Northeast Florida treasure!



Tim FennellTim Fennell is a Florida licensed Real Estate Broker with The Legends of Real Estate, REALTORS® in Jacksonville, Florida.

His strong background in business development, real estate investments, counseling and marketing greatly enhance his skills as a Listing and Internet Marketing Specialist. 

Tim and his wife, Susan, have over 30 years experience in Jacksonville Real Estate sales, marketing and investing. Both are Accredited Consultants in Real Estate (ACRE®). When you're ready to be consulted with, rather than sold to, give Tim and Susan Fennell a call.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsTim Fennell • September 14 2010 03:14PM
About Fleming Island, Orange Park, Florida
Fleming Island, Orange Park, Florida (just south of Jacksonville in Clay County) "Strength of Character" As a disciplined woman, Margaret Seton Fleming, had a working knowledge of trade, business, politics and… more