Living in Neptune Beach, Florida

Living in Neptune Beach, Florida

Fast Facts About Living in Neptune Beach, Florida

Population (2020): 7,214

Distance from: 

  • Jacksonville, FL: 27min
  • Tallahassee, FL: 2hr 56min
  • Orlando, FL: 2hr 8min

Nearest major airport:

Median income (2020): 

  • Individual: $45,977
  • Household: $95,819

County: Duval

Type of location: Surburban

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

Neptune Beach is a small city located in Duval County. It’s the perfect beach town for those who want access to the beach, but with slightly less hustle and bustle than larger communities like Jacksonville Beach. Neptune Beach is part of the Jacksonville Beaches community, along with Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Mayport, and Atlantic Beach.

Living in Neptune Beach is perfect for families, young professionals, and retirees. It’s only half an hour from Jacksonville, making it great for commuters. It’s also rated as family-friendly, with fantastic public schools.

Kids attend the Duval County Public Schools district, which has three schools within Neptune Beach. These include Neptune Beach Elementary School, Duncan U. Fletcher Middle School, and Duncan U. Fletcher High School. 

What is Neptune Beach Known For?

Neptune Beach is smaller compared to nearby Jacksonville Beach, but it still has plenty of restaurants, bars, and opportunities for outdoor activities.

Of course, the beach itself is a huge draw for residents and tourists alike, and is the perfect place for swimming, surfing, or other water activities. Jarboe Park offers another green space away from the beach for those who want to play sports or enjoy the outdoors. It also hosts the Beaches Green Market on Saturday afternoons.

In nearby Atlantic Beach, the Tide Views Preserve and Howell Park offer scenic hiking and biking trails. Over in Jacksonville Beach, the JAX Beach Golf Club is perfect for those who want to spend their day enjoying a round of golf.

What Are the Best Restaurants in Neptune Beach?

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

  • North Beach Fish Camp, for a seafood restaurant with everything from sandwiches and clam chowder to gator tail and grilled octopus
  • Sliders Oyster Bar, for a casual seafood bar offering favorites like po’boys, fish and chips, oysters, clam strips, and a selection of unique cocktails
  • Mezza Luna Ristorante, for a more upscale restaurant serving Italian seafood dishes and fresh handmade pizzas
  • The Local, for a restaurant and bar with an emphasis on healthy eating, serving burgers, tacos, creative salads, and brunch fare
  • Lemon Bar, for an oceanfront bar and grill offering classic comfort foods like burgers, tacos, fish and chips, chicken wraps, and more.

To learn more about purchasing a home and living in Neptune Beach, Florida, check out the median home price and inventory here or call me at (904) 544-5252 to get immediate help.

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