Goodbys Creek Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The centerpiece of the Goodby’s Creek neighborhood is Goodby’s Creek, a tributary of the St. Johns River in southern Duval County. In the 32217 zip code area, Goodby’s Creek is bordered on the west by San Jose Boulevard, on the east and south by Old Kings Road, and on the north by Ferrara Street. San Clerc Road cuts through the neighborhood. Other neighborhoods surrounding Goodby’s Creek are Beauclerc, Baymeadows, and Deerwood.
A convenient location is one reason many residents choose to live in the Goodby’s Creek neighborhood. It has easy access to Interstate 295 and the Henry H. Buckman Bridge, which leads to the Jacksonville Naval Complex. Homes in Goodby’s Creek are in the $120,000 to $200,000 price range.
Boating is a popular pastime for Goodby’s Creek residents, who utilize the Goodby’s Creek Boat Ramp located on the south side of Goodby’s Lake and San Jose Boulevard. Ramp amenities include picnic tables, a gazebo and restrooms. There are three ramp lanes. Goodby’s Creek marina is located at 8940 San Jose Boulevard.
On the eastern side of the neighborhood, Camp Tomahawk Park, at 8419 San Ardo Drive, is an easily accessible public recreation area. Spread out over 21 acres, the tree-laden park is a nature preserve as well. Amenities at the park include grills and picnic pavilions. Young and old residents enjoy bike riding on the well-marked, well-shaded and cool loop paths that cross over and back a part of Goodby’s Creek. Elementary students in the Goodby’s Creek neighborhood attend Beauclerc Elementary School at 4555 Craven Road West.
The main shopping and dining areas for Goodby’s Creek residents are Baymeadows Road and San Jose Boulevard, which are loaded with giant chain stores and restaurants. Golfers have three courses near Goodby’s Creek: San Jose Country Club, Jacksonville Golf & Country Club, and Deerwood Country Club.