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Fleming Island, Florida

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What It Is Like to Retire in Fleming island

Fleming Island is a town of about 30,000 people that is 10-15 miles southwest of Jacksonville. The town is a suburb of Jacksonville as well as home to many retirees. Orange Park and Green Cove Springs are 2 very  nice communities also nearby.  Fleming Island was settled by George Fleming, an Irish immigrant who built a plantation nearby. Today, Fleming  Island is one of the wealthiest communities in the Jacksonville area and is home to Fleming Island Plantation, a large development of approximately 20 communities and two town centers.  Also located here is the community of Eagle Harbor, which has a Golf Club and Waterfront Park. Nearby Orange Park is a complete community with schools, parks, and shopping malls. Green Cove Springs is famous for its lovely downtown Walnut Street, home to a Christmas Parade.

Where to Retire in Fleming island and Home Prices

There are active adult communities here. The median home value was $439,245  in mid-2023, according to Homes in Eagle Park and Fleming Island Plantation can be  higher.

What Is Special about Fleming island

Orange Park and Fleming Island are great places to live, whether you are still working or totally retired. The water is all around, you are close to Jacksonville (but not too close) and its many cultural and sporting venues. The planned communities offer outstanding amenities and an active lifestyle.

What Is Not Special about Fleming island

It is the suburbs, so you have to like that.

Who Will Like Retirement in Fleming island

People who are commuting to Jacksonville or who want to be close to family and friends in the area. The active adult communities are for people who want to stay busy and enjoy active lives.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Retail and retirement are big industries in Orange Park. The Naval Air Station. Many people who live here are commuters.

Climate and Physical Environment

Fleming Island and Orange Park are about 10 miles southwest of Jacksonville along the St. Johns River.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Green Cove Springs has some community events. The active adult communities have many things going on. For serious culture and professional sports it is just a short hop to Jacksonville.


Crime here is just under the national average.

Medical facilities

Jacksonville has several major hospitals and all of the doctors anyone could need.


Jacksonville has world class transportation facilities.

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