If you are looking for rentals in the Jacksonville area, apartments in Orange Park/Green Cove Springs might be something to investigate. Both of these communities offer good access to downtown Jacksonville, but each has a community feel that is all their own. Orange Park is in Clay County, which is just south of Jacksonville. This small town is also close to the St. John’s River, and the well-known Florida beaches are just across the river from here.
Green Cove Springs is also south of Jacksonville—on the east side of the St. John’s River. It is within the Clay County area, and here old houses and churches stand along the river, giving the area a uniquely historic, scenic feel. For those who are searching for a small town with plenty of charm that is still close to the city and beaches, this area may offer some surprising choices. Although living downtown can mean non-stop activity, if you are someone who likes things more on the quiet side, try the southern suburbs.