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13 Things In Jacksonville You Didn’t Know Existed

13 things in Jacksonville you didn't know existed, according to Brian Arthur of real estate blog Movoto.com.


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Orange Park: The First Coast's Overlooked Historic City

When one hears the name "Orange Park," congested Blanding Boulevard and post-WWII suburbia immediately enters the mind of many. However, a short trip off the beaten path of gridlocked arterials, Blanding and Park Avenue, reveals a scenic and peaceful community that dates back to the late 19th century.


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JTA Shrinks Transportation Center's Footprint

For years, Metro Jacksonville has claimed the Jacksonville Transportation Authority's (JTA) Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC) was too big for its britches and expensive for taxpayer's wallets. Now it appears that JTA is beginning to move in the right direction with a revised plan that reduces the JRTC's massive footprint.


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7 Burgeoning Trends of Jacksonville Dining

From EUJacksonville: When it comes to food, some trends go beyond being just “trendy.” These so-called trends actually develop and expand the fabric of our food scene into something better. Written by Jennifer Earnest AND Christopher Irvin. 

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Mayor Alvin Brown: Now Is the Time to Invest in Downtown

City of Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown shares his thoughts with MetroJacksonville.com on why now is the time to invest in downtown.


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Hemming Plaza (Park) Needs Intensive Care

In this guest editorial submitted to MetroJacksonville.com, local resident Bruce A. Fouraker shares his view regarding the importance of saving Hemming Plaza.


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MetroJacksonville.com: The Hemming Plaza Live Blog

Well today I will begin my adventure in Hemming Park, which will be a liveblog that explores what its like to hang out with the chess players, panhandlers, public urinators, public officiators, do gooding church people and their decent pinch faced, bitter evil cousins who eat pasta, who hang out in the park.

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French Fry Heaven

EatdrinkJax.com talks with Scott Nelowet of French Fry Heaven.


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AV Homes Wants To Bring San Marco To The Southside

The densification of the Southside continues with an Arizona-based development firm proposing to bring a slice of Riverside and San Marco within a mile of St. Johns Town Center.


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Jaguars Scoreboards Are Freakin' Huge!

The Florida State Capitol may be the country's largest phallic symbol but it will take more than Viagra to stretch it out to the length of what Everbank Field is packing this season. Here are a few "big" icons around Jacksonville and the globe that don't fare well when sized up next to Everbank Field's new 362'-long video scoreboards.


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Downtown Windsor Revitalization Offers Lesson for Jax

Downtown revitalization efforts aren't just for United States cities. Canadian cities have worked hard to promote vibrancy in their own urban cores as well. Today, we take a visual tour of City Centre Windsor and ponder if there are applicable lessons for Jacksonville.


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