If you are hunting for apartments, Jacksonville, FL and the surrounding areas offer some really good options. There are plenty of rentals in this northern Florida city, but if you are hoping for a more suburban feel, you can get that as well by taking your search a bit to the south. Fleming Island is close to both Jacksonville and St. Augustine. There are three golf courses in the area, along with numerous stores and dining establishments. This is just one city south of Jacksonville. There are others, such as Orange Park, Belleair and Middleburg.
A mixture of rural areas and suburban towns, Clay County encompasses much of this region, and there are about 178,000 people who live here. There are 46 square miles of lakes and rivers here, providing residents with ample opportunities for recreation. The St. John’s River is also part of the landscape, providing a scenic backdrop. One of the perks of living here is the natural beauty. It can seem as though you are a world away from downtown, when actually you are quite close.