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St. Johns Bluff is a historically significant area and home to an 1862 Civil War battle. Brigadier General John Finegan established a battery on the Bluff to impede the movement of Federal ships up the St. John River. There was a face-off and Lt. Colonel Charles F. Hopkins, the local Confederate commander, backed down from Union forces.
Situated in the 32225 zip code area, St. Johns Bluff is bordered on the north by the St. Johns River, on the south by Fort Caroline Road, on the west by Fulton Road and on the east by St. Johns Creek.
St. Johns is a very attractive place to live for high-end buyers. Most of the riverfront estates average around $500,000, although there some homes, away from the river, in the $100,000 range.
The focal point of St. Johns Bluff is the Fort Caroline National Memorial, which sits in the center of the community. The Memorial was created to commemorate the 16th-century effort by the French to establish a permanent colony in Florida. Adjacent is the Timucuan Preserve visitor center, an ecological exhibit that highlights the diverse environment in northeast Florida. Fort Caroline National Memorial is located near the intersection of Monument Road and Fort Caroline Road, about 14 miles from downtown.
Perhaps the sign at the Jean Ribault monument at the Fort Carolina National Memorial explains the area’s appeal the best. It says: “St. Johns Bluff. From it the Sea may be seen plaine and open.”—Laudonniere, 1564. The monument is a replica of one left by Jean Ribault at the mouth of the river, claiming the land for France in 1562. Set atop St. Johns Bluff, the monument’s perched setting affords stunning views of the St. Johns River, and on clear days you can see the Atlantic Ocean and Mayport Naval station five miles to the east.