Orange Park - Fleming Island : Florida


What It Is Like to Retire in Orange Park - Fleming Island

Orange Park is a town of about 9,000 people that is 10-15 miles southwest of Jacksonville. The town is a suburb of Jacksonville as well as home to many retirees. The Orange Park area also commonly includes Green Cove Springs and Fleming Island, 2 very  nice communities.  There are several outstanding active adult communities in Orange Park like Eagle Harbor and Fleming Island Plantation (see link at top right, and also check out communities for Jacksonville).

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 (thanks to Connie Olson for Walnut Street photo above).  The community of Eagle Harbor has a Golf Club and Waterfront Park that are 2 large recreational resources here.

Where to Retire in Orange Park - Fleming Island and Home Prices

There are active adult communities here (see link at top left).
The median home value was $215,154 in mid-2020, according to Homes in Eagle Park and Fleming Island Plantation can be much higher.


What Is Special about Orange Park - 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 Orange Park - Fleming Island

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

Who Will Like Retirement in Orange Park - 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.

Valuable Links

City-Data page on Orange Park
City of Green Cove Springs

What people are saying about Orange Park - Fleming Island

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