As home to some of the most picturesque golf courses and beaches in the world, it’s no surprise that golf wear, beachwear, and all-around luxury resort wear are a bit of a “thing” throughout the First Coast. As well as a beauty regimen centered around skincare and sun protection and spa-like treatments — did we mention the abundance of world-class spas our region claims?
Of course, shopping for new Florida-centric styles, home decor and more is all part of the fun when it comes to a move! Thankfully, the First Coast abounds in swanky shopping destinations. In Ponte Vedra Beach, stroll through the outdoor retail center known as Sawgrass Village or the Shoppes of Ponte Vedra (anchored by Underwood Jewelers on A1A). Tuck into the charming Costa Verde Plaza, replete with center courtyard and bubbling fountain, in Jax Beach or head to Beaches Town Center where Atlantic Boulevard meets the ocean. Beyond the Golden Crescent beaches, explore Amelia Island’s historic Centre Street, San Marco’s San Marco Square, and our sprawling outdoor mall, St. Johns Town Center. And hey, why not commemorate the move with a sparkling new diamond? We’ve organized here all one needs to know when choosing the perfect gem.
The Jacksonville region’s public school systems earn high marks for providing students of all ages a solid education in a safe learning environment. St. Johns County School District is the highest-ranking school system in the entire state of Florida, and the area is also home to an array of highly regarded private schools, in addition to several impressive institutions of higher education.
In terms of healthcare, the First Coast offers excellent medical services through a variety of providers and facilities, just a few of which include the esteemed Mayo Clinic, Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Wolfson Children’s Hospital which is ranked among the best children’s health centers in the U.S. A broad array of specialty healthcare exists here from pediatrics to geriatric care and everything in between.
Also worth noting, health and wellness options come in many forms, including ample opportunities on the First Coast for outdoor exercise, yoga, holistic health, and the latest in-home workout trends.