Living in Atlantic Beach, Florida

Living in Atlantic Beach, Florida

Fast Facts About Living in Atlantic Beach, Florida

Population (2020): 13,831

Distance from: 

  • Jacksonville, FL: 31min
  • Tallahassee, FL: 3hr 5min
  • Orlando, FL: 2hr 23min

Nearest major airport:

Median income (2020): 

  • Individual: $40,447
  • Household: $84,830

County: Duval

Type of location: Suburb

Why is Atlantic Beach, Florida a Nice Place to Live?

Atlantic Beach, Florida, is a small coastal city serving as a suburb of Jacksonville. It’s part of the Jacksonville Beaches community, a group of towns and cities situated along the coast of Northeast Florida. Living in Atlantic Beach, Florida, provides residents with a suburban, small-city atmosphere, with many cafes, parks, and restaurants.

It’s a great spot for all ages, whether retirees looking for a small, relaxed city that still has plenty of activities or commuters who work in Jacksonville. It’s also an excellent place for families looking to raise their children away from the hustle and bustle of Jacksonville. 

The city has a good public school district. Children attend Duval County Public Schools, which has 163 schools serving 129,000 students. There are also plenty of options for private and charter schools.

What is Atlantic Beach Known For?

Living in Atlantic Beach, Florida, is perfect for nature lovers. There are many scenic outdoor locations– aside from the beautiful beaches, of course. First, it’s a great spot for all kinds of outdoor activities. Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park and Dutton Island Preserve offer picturesque beach and lake spots for water activities like surfing, fishing, and kayaking. 

Meanwhile, other parks like Tide Views Preserve and Howell Park provide opportunities for recreational activities like hiking, biking, and sports.

Other fun things to do include the St. Johns River Ferry, which is a great way to enjoy the largest river in Florida. Residents can also take fishing or diving charter boats to explore everything the ocean has to offer.

Nearby Jacksonville also has many activities, such as the Jacksonville Zoo, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, and Friendship Park. In addition, Jacksonville has a number of shopping centers and restaurants.

What Are the Best Restaurants in Atlantic Beach?

Just a few of the many restaurants in Atlantic Beach with the highest-rated Google reviews include:

  • Seafood Kitchen, for a relaxed seafood and crab shack that’s been a highly-rated favorite in the area for 32 years
  • Hawkers Asian Street Food, for Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Malaysian street food favorites
  • North Beach Fish Camp, for a modern restaurant with creative and traditional seafood plates
  • Flying Iguana Taqueria & Tequila Bar, a Mexican bar and restaurant serving tacos, empanadas, ceviche, paella, and over 100 different kinds of tequila
  • Culhane’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, for a fun pub offering modern and classic Irish dishes, as well as live music and karaoke nights

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