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Dancin' In The Streets, Atlantic Beach, FL This is a wonderful annual summer event, held at Beaches Town Center, at the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard & First Street, where Atlantic Beach & Neptune Beach meet. I've attended this event for many years and have volunteered at the beer tent for several years (it's not easy work, you have to make sure the beer is cold at the top, middle & bottom of the cup!). Hundreds if not thousands of people come through our streets to enjoy the food, the live music, the vendors, the sunshine, and the (12 comments)
Key results: Sales up 19.2 percent year to date and prices up 16.4 percent; one fourth of sales are for more than asking price. Inventory of properties still shrinking.
The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors announces real estate market statistics for March 2013. Statistics encompass both single-family residential and condo sales, combined.
It’s not a blip in the market: the housing market in Northeast Florida continues to strengthen. Through the end of March, 4,541 homes have sold in 2013. That year to date figure is 19.2 percent higher than the same period in 2012. In March alone, 1,687 (5 comments)
neptune beach: Pete's Bar, Neptune Beach, FL - 03/24/13 11:25 AM
If you have ever visited our area for a period of more than one day, chances are good you have been to Pete's Bar. Pete's is a Neptune Beach icon, and was mentioned by John Grisham in one of his books (sorry, I'm not certain which one). Pete's Bar has been operating for 80 years on April 27th, and was the first bar to get a liquor license the day Prohibition ended. Famous for cold beer, strong drinks, and early opening hours, Pete's has 25 cent pool tables, and is a cash only place - they don't take your credit cards! (6 comments)
Condominium Recap : February 2013 vs February 2012 (year over year)
Did you know... Wheres the inventory? Active condo listings for the last three months are at the lowest levels in 9 years, dating back to Dec 04' Currently, One out of four are selling each month
"The Beaches" market Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach.
neptune beach: Sunset, Jacksonville Beach, 12/26/12 - 01/15/13 11:21 AM
The weather was all over the place here on Wednesday: we started with sideways rain, and ended with sunshine and gusty winds...far better than other parts of the country, I'm sure. I managed this cool cloud at about sunset, not far from my house.
It appears we have a Great White wintering off our coast, as described by the local press as well as OCEARCH, has warned us of the appearance (and now second appearance) of Mary Lee, a 3500 pound Great White. She was GPS tagged, hence we can see her movements. Now, considering it isn't summer, there are certainly fewer people in the water, but still...the first Great White? What else will this year bring? Photos courtesy of OCEARCH and Florida Times Union.
neptune beach: Good News In Jacksonville, Florida - 12/28/12 04:57 PM
It seems as though all we hear/read about is negative news: plane crashes, job losses, unemployment.... I found this today in the online version of the local newspaper, the Florida Times Union. I thought this was a fabulous time to share some of the GOOD news we have, in place of the BAD news. You can read the full story here, and I encourage us all to find positive news in our areas! Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/2012-12-28/story/its-not-all-bad-out-there-statistics-point-some-good-news#ixzz2GOis8t6n (10 comments)
neptune beach: Jacksonville Jaguars Mularkey's Future.... - 12/27/12 06:29 AM
I have been an NFL fan for years. Decades, actually. I grew up in New Jersey, and was fortunate to attend NY Giants games as a kid.....and, even if they lost, I always felt as though they had given their all. When I moved out, I felt as though I had to have my own team, not the same team as my dad, and chose the Chicago Bears. The 1984-1985 Bears, with Ditka as coach, The SuperBowl Shuffle Bears. Nice timing on my part, eh? And, so in Jacksonville, I have been a Jaguars fan. It's been the toughest sporting relationship (2 comments)
neptune beach: Home & Garden Calendar, Jacksonville, FL - 12/26/12 09:13 AM
Here is a handy calendar, published in the Florida Times Union and available online as well. Farmer's markets, to first day hikes, to scavenger hunts, you can find something fun and different to do on this list! I myself want to try some geo-caching, but I don't see it listed here.... http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/home-and-garden/2012-12-26/story/home-and-garden-calendar
neptune beach: Tim Tebow In Your NFL Stocking? - 12/23/12 10:14 AM
While the news continues that Tim Tebow is not being properly utilized, in fact, at ALL utilized by the NY Jets, we here in Jacksonville, FL have a happy thought that Tim could be coming here to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Whether you are a football fan, pro or collegiate, or a Tebow fan, I can say it would be very welcome boost to our team, and NFL pride. From the Florida Times Union: ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported late Saturday that NFL sources have said New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow is a ‘virtual certainty” to be on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ (9 comments)
neptune beach: Holiday Happenings, Jacksonville Beaches, FL - 12/22/12 02:11 PM
If you have finished all your shopping and have some extra time this holiday season, or want to reach out to someone less fortunate than you, this handy list of holiday events specifically at the Jacksonville Beaches (Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach) is just for you. Whether it's helping feed homeless people, or ringing the bell for the Salvation Army (something I do every year, complete with flashing antlers) you can still find an outlet for your excess energy and time! Merry Christmas All! Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/community/shorelines/2012-12-22/story/holiday-events-beaches#ixzz2FoxGNXRQ (0 comments)
neptune beach: First Annual ZOO Lights in Jacksonville, FL - 12/21/12 02:41 PM
If you haven't been to the Jacksonville Zoo recently, the holidays are a fabulous time to go! The first annual ZOOLights is this year, starting 12/15/12. The Zoo has been transformed with thousands of LED lights, making it both a virtual (and today through this weekend with our very cold temps) and real winter wonderland! You can walk among the lights, or ride the lighted train. For more information on hours, please visit the zoo website at http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org/
neptune beach: Holiday Happenings, Jacksonville, FL - 12/20/12 02:14 PM
Think there is NOTHING to do in the greater Jacksonville area during the holidays? You are in for a treat: there is something for everyone, all ages, all parts of town. From caroling to gingerbread houses, to luminaria, to Christmas lights at the Jacksonville Zoo, you are sure to find something in this list you were unaware of. Have a wonderful holiday! Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/arts/2012-12-20/story/holiday-happenings#ixzz2FdGoShRB (2 comments)
neptune beach: Do You REALLY Exude? - 12/19/12 01:31 PM
A positive attitude? Do you greet everyone with a smile, and a positive outlook? Do you have positive local real estate news to share with anyone who asks? Or do you just think you have a positive attitude and outlook? What's the difference? Think about the following exchange: Realtor 1: Hey, how are you doing? Isn't this a great day? Don't you LOVE being in real estate?!!! Realtor 2: I'm ok, it's a tough world these days, all the short sales, the foreclosures. I've only closed one deal this year. Who would you rather deal with? I, personally, would prefer to work (7 comments)
neptune beach: Beaches Home Sales UP 27% Year Over Year, Jacksonville, FL - 12/17/12 04:42 AM
Our local Beaches area includes: Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, & Ponte Vedra Beach in the greater Jacksonville, FL market area. Our sales have rebounded this year wonderfully, to the point we are all looking for sellers who are prepared to price and present their homes correctly to sell in this market.
Here are the single family home figures, followed by the condo figures:
*Market Update Residential Units
Condominium Recap: November 2012 vs November 2011 (year over year) New Condo Listings to the market are slowing down 16% Huge increase in Sold Condos for Nov. 2012 (3 comments)
Our local Adventure Landing is hosting their second annual Winterfest, including ice skating, and a snow slide. I got to do the snow slide at a Chamber of Commerce event a week ago and it is fun! Winterfest runs through January 13, 2013. Adventure Landing is located at 1944 Beach Boulevard, just east of the ICW Bridge on the right hand side.
neptune beach: Best Christmas Lights, Jacksonville, FL - 12/12/12 03:23 PM
This is the time of year when it's so much fun to drive around and look at holiday light decorations! I have friends who used to hire a limo so we could enjoy some beverages while on the tour. These were reader submitted, I do recall some of the best displays are in the older areas of town, where the homes sit on LARGE lots, and the families honor the annual tradition of putting up lights. Enjoy!
neptune beach: Ashes Tea Room & Boutique, Jacksonville Beach, FL - 12/06/12 12:57 PM
I managed lunch with a good friend and prior buyer in Jacksonville Beach, FL, at a place I had never been to before: Ashe's Tea Room & Boutique. Nestled in a quaint area of antique shops and other small restaurants, it was a nice, relaxing spot. They have full afternoon tea service, and their menu is simple, but delicious.
Here is the neighboring table complete with serious china tea cups. I had the spinach salad with red wine vinaigrette, and chicken salad half sandwich, for $8.95 plus a blend of bamboo & coconut milk tea, which was fabulous!
It's been a while for me, I started "eating clean" this past summer (and lost 15 pounds!) and the only purchae I've made through a drive thru has been a yogurt parfait. Still, I remember LOVING these.... Burger King will be offering their signature Whopper sandwich for just 55 cents, 12/6-12/9, with the purchase of another Whopper sandwich. Seasonal Whoppers include: ● Angry Whopper: Topped with thick-cut, hardwood-smoked bacon, melted Habanero cheese, jalapeno slices, spicy onion petal, red ripe tomatoes, lettuce and “angry” sauce, served on a toasted sesame seed (1 comments)
neptune beach: 3rd Annual America Recycles Day, Jacksonville, FL 11/15/12 - 11/14/12 04:28 AM
Republic Services, City of Jacksonville & Keep America Beautiful have teamed up for the 3rd annual America Recycles Day this Thursday, 11/15/12. Recycling materials will be accepted at three locations throughout Jacksonville: Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, 1pm-6pm Kmart, 500 Atlantic Boulevard, Netptune Beach, 12p-6pm Data Servers, 888 Suemac Road, 12p-6pm Mobile shredders will be on site at Kmart this year to facilitate shredding paper and hard drives. For more information, call 904/630-3420. (3 comments)
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