Duval County

Duval County is located in Northeast Florida bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Nassau, Baker, Clay and St. Johns Counties. Best known for it's largest city, Jacksonville which lies along the St. Johns River. 

Duval County was established in 1822 from St. Johns County and was named for William Pope Duval, first territorial governor of Florida. The area that is now Duval County was home to Native Americans for thousands of years and contains the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. 

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Big Talbot Island State park is a beautiful preserve that allows its visitors to take in the nature that surrounds them. The park is open from 8 in the morning until sundown every single day of the year. The boat ramp is available 24 hours a day, so guests can come here to take their boats out on the water. The remarkable thing about this state park is the Boneyard Beach. The trunks and twisted limbs of fallen trees are a beautiful sight and is quite the spot for photography practice. Guests can also fish, ride their bicycle, bird-watch, go hiking, picnicking, and pick up sea shells along the beaches waves. 

Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island is a U.S. Marine Corps base located in Jacksonville, Florida. It is one of the newest bases in the U.S., having been built in 1986 and expanded on since. It is a specialized supply base with a small battalion sized military/civilian workforce augmented by 1,000 civilian contractors. The base’s mission is to supply and support Marine forces when they deploy overseas. 

Duval County School District happens to be the 20th largest school district in the nation and the sixth largest in the state of Florida. Committed to ensuring that students are prepared for success in the future, Duval County Public Schools strive for academic excellence in the classroom. Currently, all Duval County Public Schools are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and by AdvancED.

EverBank Field is home to the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team. The stadium sits on the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville Florida and has a seating capacity of 67,246. In addition to Jacksonville Jaguars football games, the stadium hosts the annual Florida-Georgia college game as well as US men's national soccer games. 

Fort George Island is a state park like no other. It is quite the tourist attraction with several activities to partake, like boating, hiking, bird watching, geo-seeking, and many more. It is home to the stunning Kingsley Plantation and Ribault Club house that cater to many special events, secluded among one hundred acres of land with a breathtaking waterfront view. For an unforgettable experience, you can take a guided tour around the park and learn its historical roots while taking in the serene abundance of plant and animal life.

This state park contains of one mile long pedestrian only fishing bridge where visitors can catch a variety of fish with a hook. It's one of the best fishing areas on the Northeast side of Florida, so it's a must to check out if you're looking for a great place to relax with a fishing pole. To get to the bridge, visitors have to travel through Amelia Island State Park but it's a beautiful drive full of natural scenery and you might even get a few glimpses of the wildlife that live there. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars joined the NFL in 1993. Although they aren't the winningest franchise they have made their mark on the league in other ways.

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, located in Jacksonville, Florida, is a sports and entertainment venue home to the Jacksonville Sharks AFL/NAL team and the Jacksonville Giants ABA team. 

There is quite a lot to do and explore at Little Talbot Island. With miles of untouched beaches, white sand, and trails, the experience is breathtakingly beautiful. Partake in paddling or surfing the current, go on a hike or guided tour along the three mile trails and identify different exhibits, camp on the grounds and sit around a campfire circle, or have a picnic at one of the pavilions. There's even a biking trail and spots for fishing too. They have a lot of accommodations for their explorers, and there's plenty to see. This state park is one worth the visit!

Naval Air Station Jacksonville, also known as NAS Jacksonville, is a large military base located in Northeast Florida within the city of Jacksonville, Florida.

Naval Hospital Jacksonville is a military hospital located on the large military base, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, which is located in Northeast Florida within the city of Jacksonville.

Naval Station Mayport, is a large naval base located in the community of Mayport in Jacksonville, Florida.

Journey through expansive pine Flatwoods and visit the homes of Pumpkin Hill Preserve State Park's prolific wildlife from alligators to wood storks. Its 15-mile trail accommodates hikers, off-road bikers, and equestrians while offering two fishing spots.

One of the last coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Discover years of human history and experience the beauty of salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks in a beautiful historical Florida setting. The Timucuan Preserve includes Fort Caroline and the Kingsley Plantation.

Travel back in time to the days of the Civil War when you visit Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park. Although an official fort was never constructed on this land, Yellow Bluff served as an important military site throughout the Civil War. Located just north of the St. Johns river, this land was vital for both Confederate and Union troops as it provided easy access to a delivery method for troops and artillery. Yellow Bluff was home to Confederate and Union troops alike during different parts of the war; used for Confederate defenses in 1861 and 1862, and a communications tower for Union forces in 1864. It wasn't until 1950 that the land of Yellow Bluff was donated to be a state park.

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The mission of North Florida School of Special Education is to improve the lives of students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities through the achievement of academic, vocational and social skills.

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Cambridge Secondary I; AVID; PITSCO STEM - Aerospace, Rocketry and Aeronautics Choice School

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As Jacksonville's "one and only gourmet panini food truck," you can find Professor Panini at the Riverside Arts market from 10 am to 3 pm every Saturday. They also serve at local events, including corporate offices and neighborhoods. You can choose from menu items such as The Professor, which includes BBQ chicken and Mac n' Cheese, or a veggie panini. They also offer a choice of four sides that include asparagus, fries, Mac n' Cheese, and chips. To see their full menu and their schedule, you can find them on their website and on Facebook.

Our mission at Providence is to develop Godly leaders who engage their culture and change it. From individual classroom attention and award winning fine arts to a championship athletic tradition, Providence prepares students to reach their full potential in a distinctly Christian environment. 

Gifted and Academically Talented Dedicated Magnet

Information Technology-Digital Media and Applied IT (Magnet); Visual and Performing Arts (Magnet); Cambridge Secondary 2/AICE; Culinary Arts-Food Truck; JROTC-Army; Military Science Dual Enrollment with Embry-Riddle Magnet School

Leadership and Logistics Choice School

Cosmetology; Criminal Justice; Health Sciences; Information Technology; Carpentry; Welding; Plumbing; HVAC; Electrical; Fire and Rescue Dedicated Magnet

The Regency Square Mall is a relatively small mall in Jacksonville. It's a great place to get your shopping done and have a quick meal. You can also catch a movie at the AMC theater.

World Language - Spanish Choice School

JROTC-Marine Corps (Magnet); Early College; Finance-Food Truck; Aviation; Military Science Dual Enrollment with Embry-Riddle; Leadership & Military Science; Chinese Elective Magnet School

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The Ritz Theater and Museum is a performance and museum space in Jacksonville. Located in the historic African American community of La Villa, the Ritz aims to celebrate and preserve African American culture and art.

Riverside Presbyterian Day School provides students with a carefully planned academic program within a supportive environment where respect for the individual, community, and Christian values are promoted. 

Math, Science, and Pre-Engineering (STEM) Magnet School

Room 5280 Live Escape Games is located in Jacksonville,  FL, and it features four different escape rooms. Accept the challenge and bring your friends and family along with you to beat the puzzles and riddles of each room and escape in just 60 minutes. Each room is unique in its own story line, difficulty, and layout. You'll have to escape all four to really conquer Room 5280!

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A Private Christian Elementary School Offering Pre-K 3 through Sixth Grade Educating mind, body and spirit since 1950

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Roller skating is a great activity not only for kids, but for the adults too! Skate Station is dedicated to making sure you have as much fun as possible while you wheel around on four wheeled skates while also making sure you're being safe. This is a great place to throw birthday parties for younger kids, all you have to do is bring the kids and the cake and Skate Station can take care of the rest! There's also an awesome arcade with games like Ice Ball and Air hockey, a pirate themed mini golf that they call Swamp golf, a two-story soft playground for kids under the age of 10 to play in, and a big rock climbing wall for all ages.

SourceFuse is leading the way in helping businesses develop “secure digital products” that are focused on user needs to help achieve business goals. They develop products for internal systems, android, and iOS devices, including web development and features for the cloud. They’ve worked with over 100 companies since 2005 and are proud of their current solution to telemedicine, SF Medic. They connect thousands of designers, developers, and support teams with clients in order to offer them the best tech solution possible. From product engineering, to digital innovation, to industry solutions, SourceFuse is working hard to “bridge the gap between individual contractors and trying to find the skills locally to build a team that can work together”.

One of Jacksonville's most famous vegan cafe's, Southern Roots Filling Station prides itself on ethical living by serving healthy and delicious vegetarian and vegan meals. Enjoy a vegan latte with their renowned sammies or shop for your favorite food essentials.

Southern Roots Filling Station

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The St. John's Town Center is one of North Florida's best outdoor malls. It has over 150 stores, featuring some that you won't find anywhere else in the region. High end stores and world class dining make this a must visit if you're in the area.

St. Mark's welcomes students of all faiths from age one through sixth grade. Our safe and beautiful campus along the St. Johns River is nestled amid shady tree-lined streets in a quiet neighborhood, our students represent diverse backgrounds.

College Preparatory; IB Diploma Programme Dedicated Magnet

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Calling all sushi lovers, Sushiko is Jacksonville's ultimate Japanese grill and sushi restaurant. The dishes are skillfully prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients and the dining experience is relaxing yet high standard. Their vegan and vegetarian options make the dishes enjoyable for those with dietary restrictions.

Sweet Pete's Candy is a candy store located in Jacksonville and they sell all kinds of candy. From gummy candies, to freshly hand roped lollipops, fudge and sea salt caramels, your eyes will surely pop out of your head when you see this place. For a little extra treat, though, you can schedule a class and learn how to make a chocolate pizza complete with your own toppings, make your own chocolate bar, hand roll your own lollipops, and even learn how to make saltwater taffy. The kid in you will appreciate it.  

Sweet Theory Baking Company is home to some of the most deliciously unique vegan pastries in Jacksonville. From gluten free donuts to vegan cinnamon rolls, their desserts are freshly made just for you. If you have a sweet tooth, stop by for their bacon maple donuts. But hurry, they run out fast!

If you're visiting Jacksonville don't forget to visit Sweeto Burrito! These burritos "Take Hunger to the Mat with Flavor Worth Fighting For".

Swisher is an international leading lifestyle company for adult consumers. Best known for their Swisher Sweet Cigars, the company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Swisher also has a global manufacturing presence in Santiago, Dominican Republic; Esteli, Nicaragua and Wheeling, West Virginia. Swisher’s superior customer relationships matched with an unwavering commitment to innovative thinking and action have driven the company to grow and adapt to the evolving preferences of adult consumers for nearly 160 years.

With over 150 stores, The Avenues is one of Jacksonville's largest and most upscale malls. The multiple floors contain tons of option for shopping, dining, and family friendly entertainment. 

With a clever name that is sure to capture your attention, The Butt Hutt Smokehouse is ranked as a top 50 Food Truck in the USA in 2018. It has been featured on Cooking Channel's Cheap Eats. The menu offers Florida style BBQ with specialties such as Bangin' Beef Curry Fries. For the full menu of Florida BBQ specialties, check out their website.

The Butt Hutt Smokehouse

The Catty Shack Ranch is a non-profit animal sanctuary home to a variety of rescued animals including exotic cats such as lions, tigers, and pumas.

The Dinner Detective is a comedy mystery dinner show currently showing in 4 cities across Florida: Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. It shows in hotels in those cities, giving families a delicious meal as well as a mystery to solve in which they may became the lead suspect.

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Tossgreens' 4 step menu gives you a combination of traditional and modern natural cuisines. Their fresh and delicious ingredients are blended with spices, allowing you to build your own vegetarian or non-veg burrito, wrap, or bowl!

Trinity Baptist College is a college in Jacksonville founded by Trinity Baptist Church in 1974. It is a small school that offers liberal arts and ministry programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

Leadership & Technology Academy Choice School

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University of North Florida is a college in Jacksonville that opened for classes in 1972. Today UNF has approximately 17,000 students.

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Cambridge Secondary 2/AICE; Culinary Arts; Global Logistics & Supply Chain Tech; Information Technology-Digital Media Technology; Information Technology-Web Development; JROTC-Air Force; Military Science Dual Enrollment with Embry-Riddle Choice School

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Military Academy of Leadership; International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) Magnet School

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Leadership Through Project-Based Technology Magnet School

Leadership; International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) Dedicated Magnet

Medical Arts Magnet School

Medical Arts Magnet School

Leadership and Technology Academy (Magnet); PITSCO STEM - Engineering and Structures Magnet School

Leadership and Technology Academy (Magnet); PITSCO STEM - Engineering and Structures Dedicated Magnet School

This is a year round secular group for homeschool families, so we have a variety of opinions, religions, race, and ideas that need to be respected. We have field trips; get together(s), study groups, Clubs, Social activities,PE, Special events and lots more! This is a member run group, so please feel free to add anything, or make a suggestion!