Arlington was one of the first areas in the United States to be developed by our European ancestors. In fact, it’s the site of Fort Caroline, built in 1564, now called Ft. Caroline National Memorial Park. With the 1953 construction of the Matthews Bridge from Arlington to what is now the downtown Jacksonville Sports Complex, Arlington growth took off at a rapid pace. The area was chosen to be the home to one of Florida's largest private four year institutions, Jacksonville University. In its beginnings, well-heeled Jacksonville residents built all along Arlington’s St. Johns River waterfront. Many of these large homes, on private streets shaded by large oaks, were custom designed, and are the epitome of daring, creative and unique 1960’s and 1970’s architecture. Many have been rehabbed with the more modern internal flourishes, and continue to capture the attention of Jacksonville residents looking to avoid any inkling of that cookie-cutter feel More middle class neighborhoods grew quickly just inland across Arlington’s main thoroughfare, University Boulevard, and are still great options for reasonably priced resales with easy access to downtown and the beaches. With the intersection of University and Merrill Road as its nexus (where the main entrance to Jacksonville University is located), you’ll find older established Neighborhoods such as Arlington Green, Arlington East, Rive St. Johns, Pottsburg, Colony Cove and Charter Point.
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