As a longtime homebuilder in Jacksonville FL, we’re well acquainted with the many benefits of living in this part of the Sunshine State.
We can enjoy easy access to the ocean and the St. Johns River, observe the birds, plants, and animals on waterways that wind through spectacular natural surroundings, and explore the area’s many wild and untouched state parks and nature preserves.
Thanks to our year-round warm weather and dozens of nearby beaches, the city and its surroundings present countless recreation opportunities. There are miles of shaded trails for running, hiking and biking and plenty of places to go camping. Our many local animal-related attractions offer unforgettable wildlife adventures for the entire family.
For buyers of new homes Jacksonville, Florida has so much to offer. Life here is perfectly suited for families, couples, nature-lovers, adventure junkies, foodies, sports fans, history buffs, patrons of the arts…well, pretty much anyone, to be honest! And the city boasts above-average median household income and a highly-rated schools system.
As part of our commitment to Jacksonville as a great destination for new home buyers, we chose to develop our Orange Picker Road community in the Mandarin area, just a short drive south of the city center, near San Jose Boulevard and I-295. It’s become a sought-after place to live, and it has a rich history.
You’re right if you guessed it was named for the Mandarin orange. Established in 1830, this neighborhood just south of San Marco was described as “a tropical paradise” by Harriet Beecher Stowe, a former resident and the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Its spectacular oaks are draped with Spanish moss, and Mandarin – once an important port for shipping citrus – presents some of greater Jacksonville’s best views of the St. Johns River.
One of the reasons we enjoy being a homebuilder in Jacksonville FL is that we get to share the joy of the new arrivals who discover how much they love the Mandarin lifestyle. They have an up-front seat for The Mandarin Art Festival, a high-quality, juried event that draws thousands of visitors every Easter weekend. And December’s Winter Celebration brings about a thousand people to Walter Jones Historical Park to experience a day of old-fashioned fun for all ages.
Compared to national averages, Mandarin’s per capita income is 71 per cent higher, median household income is 76 per cent higher and the unemployment rate is 29 per cent lower.
Artisan Homes is a collaboration of local builders and developers with over 75 years of combined experience designing and building the kind of new Homes Jacksonville Florida knows represent quality craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service. We invite you to stop by our Orange Picker Road community in Mandarin soon and let us give you a tour.
We also have a limited number of lots still available at Anglers Cove, situated in the heart of the beautiful San Jose area, and we expect them to sell out quickly. If you want deep water access to the magnificent St. Johns River, this is your opportunity to enjoy that plus the convenience and natural ambience of a beautiful neighborhood dotted with 200-year-old oak trees, all at an excellent value.
The real estate market tends to favor sellers right now, so inventory is low and it’s harder to find an existing house that meets your needs and get it before someone else does. Anyway…why be pressured into buying something quickly that’s a compromise at best, when you can design what you want from the ground up and have exactly what you want?
Our team at Artisan Homes is dedicated to helping you create the home of your dreams, making each step of the process easy and hassle-free.
We hope you’ll visit one of our communities and let us show you what we mean when we say “Discover the Artisan Homes difference”.