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Living a Boating Lifestyle in Orange Park - Fleming Island, Florida

Orange Park is a boating town of about 9,000 people that is 10-15 miles southwest of Jacksonville. The town's location on the bay near Jacksonville gives boaters here outstanding access to huge cruising and fishing grounds, including the Atlantic or up into Georgia. Orange Park is a complete community with schools, parks, and shopping malls. Green Cove Springs is famous for its lovely downtown Walnut Street, home to a Christmas Parade (thanks to Connie Olson for Walnut Street photo above). 

Where to Retire in Orange Park - Fleming Island and Home Prices

There are active adult communities here (see link at top left).The median home value was $316,816, in mid-2023, according to Homes in Eagle Park and Fleming Island Plantation can be much higher.

What Is Special about Orange Park - Fleming Island

Orange Park and Fleming Island are great places to live, whether you are still working or totally retired. The water is all around, you are close to Jacksonville (but not too close) and its many cultural and sporting venues. The planned communities offer outstanding amenities and an active lifestyle.

What Is Not Special about Orange Park - Fleming Island

It is the suburbs, so you have to like that.

Climate and Physical Environment

Fleming Island and Orange Park are about 10 miles southwest of Jacksonville along the St. Johns River.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Green Cove Springs has some community events. The active adult communities have many things going on. For serious culture and professional sports it is just a short hop to Jacksonville.


Crime here is just under the national average.

Medical Facilities

Jacksonville has several major hospitals.


Jacksonville has world class transportation facilities.

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