So your tween-age daughter tells you there is an alligator living in the lake outside your back door. When she sees it, she screams and runs inside the house. If I saw an alligator that close to my home, I too would scream like a little girl.
When she and Dad went to check out this tall tale of a San Marco
Loch Ness gator, it was gone. No one believes her. Fast forward a few weeks.
Another Lake Marco resident sees the eight-foot alligator lurking next to his dock. This is a spot where his kids frequently swim. What you gonna do? Gatorbusters. Experienced gator hunter from State Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP – another unfortunate acronym) Billy Parry assesses the situation. Diligence and patience are called for now, as it takes two weeks for Billy the gator whisperer to spot and catch the eight-footer. Now what. Gator nuggets? It’s no secret that gators are often caught and used for meat and hide, so will the he end up on the menu at Clark’s Fish Camp, in the window at Gucci, or both?
The Peninsula Condo For Sale
It doesn't get any more sophisticated than the Peninsula, the premier high-rise luxury condos on the Southbank of the St. Johns River in San Marco. The stunning skyline and rivers views are just the beginning. With the Riverwalk, residents can stroll or bike up and down the riverfront with casual ease, and it's walkable to some of the greatest cultural and dining spots in town, like the Chart House, Ruth's Chris Steak House and the Museum of Science and History (MOSH). Then there are the fine amenities that come included with the luxurious Peninsula lifestyle, such as concierge service, fitness, pool, and everything you'd expect from the finest high rise condo living that Jacksonville has to offer.
San Marco Streetscape Update - New San Marco Square Rendering
The roundabout is done, and my, what a learning curve (pardon the pun) it has been for some drivers. All you have to know is this: yield to the driver in the circle. That’s it – that’s all. Now let’s fast forward to the new extended green space that is planned to extend Balis Park into the square, allowing for two one-way streets to pass through San Marco Square, as opposed to the thin and tiny two ways that are inevitably rush-hour clogged.
European Street Big Weener Dog - San Marco Jacksonville
Bloom Realty’s mascot, Vina, (pronounced vee-na) has vanished. (See a recent photo above). Can often be found sleeping in large buns. We don’t know much about her disappearance, other than the fact that her last seen associate was a pile of sauerkraut. She’s been known to fraternize with potato chips.
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the St. John's River from the 11th floor of this Mediterranean style condo in San Marco area. Amenities include a state of the art fitness center, tennis courts, clubhouse and pool, billiard room, covered parking, security, business center, and more. Owner is willing to Rent to Own on this unit, or traditional sale. For more information on this unit please visit: 1478 Riverplace Unit 1104 Jacksonville, FL 32207 Home For Sale
Originally a farm on the banks of the St. Johns River, the area now known as San Marco was first called Oklahoma. Harrison Reed, a life long Oklahoman, was elected Florida’s governor in 1868. Reed’s sister, Margaret Reed Mitchell and her husband, railroad tycoon Alexander Mitchell, still in love with their native Oklahoma, built their Florida winter home, Villa Alexandria, in Oklahoma Style on 140 riverfront acres, and (oddly) named their new digs and surrounding area, “Oklahoma.” But in 1921, with the construction of the Acosta bridge, which connects San Marco to Downtown, industrialist Telfair Stockton bought 80 acres of land north of the Mitchell estate and the new “San Marco” subdivision name took hold. The name is based on the Piazza di San Marco in Venice, Italy, which had impressed Mr. Stockton on a European trek.