Biscayne Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The small neighborhood of Biscayne lies on the corner of Interstate 95 and Interstate 295 on the northwest corner of Jacksonville, just inside of the beltway. Bordering Interstate 295 on the northern side, the community spreads only as far south as Dunn Avenue, and lies between Victoria Point Drive on the west and Biscayne Boulevard on the east.
The area is almost entirely residential, with only the Highlands Shopping Center as a main source of commercial activity within neighborhood limits. Nevertheless, a considerable amount of businesses line the surrounding area, especially along Dunn Avenue just to the southwest of the neighborhood. The proximity of both major interstates in Jacksonville also makes it extremely easy to get in or out of anywhere in the city one might wish to go.
Though easy access is guaranteed to almost anywhere in the city thanks to the interstate bordering the Biscayne neighborhood, two main attractions are literally just down the road: the Jacksonville International Airport and the Florida State College School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality. Both are only just outside of walking distance, and can be reached in less than five minutes’ worth of driving time.
Parks in the area are generally large and worthwhile. Lake Bethesda Park, Ray Greene Park, and Mento Park are only just outside the neighborhood limits, and Ray Greene Park is within walking distance of those living on the southern side of Biscayne. However, for those willing to drive just a short distance further, a greater prize awaits: the Jacksonville Zoo is only just over a five-minute drive from the center of the neighborhood. Though extremely busy on weekends, those who go during a weekday will find the zoo a pleasant place to spend a day out and about.
Despite such good access to local parks, most residents of Biscayne are content with the wooded area surrounding their homes. Unlike many parts of Jacksonville, nearly the entirety of Biscayne proper is filled to the brim with trees of various kinds. Even just walking down the sidewalks of some of the more quiet streets in Biscayne is similar in many ways to walking down a path in a more urban city’s park system.