Duclay Forest Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Located in Duvall County, the Duclay Forest neighborhood in Jacksonville is sprawling, with magnificent oak trees, well-manicured landscapes, and recently built homes. Dwellings vary from single-family homes to town homes that are all moderately priced. The Duclay Forest neighborhood is situated just east of Seaboard Avenue and west of Ringhaver Park.
The community sits in the 32244 ZIP code. Surrounding neighborhoods include Wesconnett, Ortega Farms, and Ortega Hills. This popular area is less than five miles west of the St. Johns River. Within walking distance is the popular Ringhaver Park. Approximately one mile east of Duclay Forest, it offers a playground, picnic area, sports fields including tennis courts, and a launch for canoes and kayaks.
Schools in the vicinity of Duclay Forest include Sadie T. Tillis Elementary, S. Bryan Jennings Elementary, Jefferson Davis Junior High School, and Nathan Bedford Forrest High School. Also near Duclay Forest are the Webb Wesconnett Library, Orange Park Public Library, and Willowbranch Library.
West of Duclay Forest is the Branan Field Mitigation Park Wildlife and Environmental Area and Jennings State Forest. Purchased in 2000, Jennings State Forest has more than 3,000 acres to explore. Recreational activities available include hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, and hunting during the appropriate season.
To the east of Duclay Forest, near the St. Johns River, is the Naval Air Station Jacksonville and Jacksonville Naval Complex. This large airbase is home to many military members and their families. It is is also home to the JAX Air Show, where everyone can enjoy a spectacular performance by top military and civilian pilots, including the Blue Angels.
Many shopping opportunities are available to Duclay Forest neighborhood residents. The Orange Park Mall, Crossroads Shopping Center, and Argyle Village Shopping Center are just a few miles south. Residents can also travel less than 20 miles northeast to downtown Jacksonville to take advantage of everything the city has to offer.