The comfortable houses of Biscayne Terrace were developed primarily in the 1980s, and the affordable prices draw families and students who attend the Florida State School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, which is just south of the neighborhood. Most houses are ranch style and are built on large lots with mature trees. Many yards are fenced.
The neighborhood is in zip code 32218, and it is bordered by North Campus Boulevard on the east, Dunn Avenue on the north, and Interstate 295 on the west. Lake Bethesda Park buffers the neighborhood from the interstate, and it is a popular fishing area with a large pier. Eagle-eyed visitors may spot a Pomacea paludosa snail or egg-clutch, which enjoy a large population at the lake.
The Florida State School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts offers a technical certificate in food and beverage management and three associate degree programs that prepare student for management in restaurants, resorts, and hotels. The school is part of the larger north campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville, which has more than 70 associate and bachelor degree programs.
Biscayne Terrace is close to many convenience shops, including a Wal-Mart Supercenter and Publix grocery store that are less than 3.5 miles away. The retail areas are surrounded by restaurants, big-box stores, hotels, coffee shops, and specialty shops.
An on-ramp to Interstate 295 is about a mile from the neighborhood. The interstate makes a circle around Jacksonville and connects to Interstate 95 and Interstate 10, Jacksonville’s other major arteries. The Jacksonville International Airport is five miles from Biscayne Terrace, and downtown Jacksonville is about a 20-minute commute.