20 apartments for rent in Fort Caroline Shores, Jacksonville, FL
Proximity to the St. Johns River is an obvious appeal for homeowners in Fort Caroline Shores. This neighborhood contains quite a few ranch-style homes with three or four bedrooms and that are in the $200,000 price range. The median sales price for homes in the neighborhood is $165,000. The average listing price for all homes in Fort Caroline Shores is around $250,000. Mature tree growth with towering oak trees providing lots of shade is also a draw.
Located in the 32225 ZIP code, Fort Caroline Shores is bordered on the north by St. Johns River, on the south by Wonderwood Drive, on the west by Mount Pleasant Road, and on the east by Chicopit Bay. Just north of Fort Caroline Shores is the St. Johns Bluff neighborhood. Other nearby neighborhoods include Hidden Hills and Cobblestone. Fort Caroline Shores was named after a French Colony that was established in 1564.
A few minutes’ drive from the community is the Naval Station Mayport. Fort Caroline shores residents also enjoy the convenience of Craig Municipal Airport, less than a five-minute drive from home. This mid-sized general aviation airport handles personal aircraft and small commuter planes. The nearest ocean beach is Atlantic Beach, only about 10 minutes away.
Central to the neighborhood’s identity is the Fort Caroline National Memorial, which sits on the northwest border of the community. Situated near the intersection of Monument Road and Fort Caroline Road, the memorial is one of Jacksonville’s most important historic attractions. The Fort was initially intended as a refuge for the Huguenots and memorializes the French presence in Florida. The complex is administered by the National Park Service.
Students in Fort Caroline Shores attend Abess Park Elementary School and Landmark Middle School. High-profile private schools in the area include Grace Lutheran Church & School and Fort Caroline Baptist Academy.