I recently overheard someone refer to Ortega (in Jacksonville, FL) as a little like Mayberry RFD. What they meant was that the neighborhood of Ortega is like a small town where everyone knows each other and neighbors  look out the window to keep a watchful eye for what your kids are up to. Little children have lemonade stands and bake sales where people actually stop and buy some! There’s also a  little village with an old time pharmacy that has a lunch counter and the pharmacy will even deliver your prescriptions. There’s also a great new restaurant called Simply Sara’s where you can dine in or order food to take home so you don’t have to cook! The menu changes daily and it always features delicious home cooked meals and mouth watering desserts.

st marks day schoolFrom many parts of the neighborhood, the kids ride their bikes to school (St. Mark’s st mark's churchEpiscopal Day School) and some walk to church (also St. Marks) on Sundays when it’s not too hot. Ortega has everything you might want in an old fashioned neighborhood. Large yards, nice people, kids riding their bikes and local parks where you can throw in a fishing pole.

Ortega represents some old fashioned values. In a world of Smartphones, Texting, Tweeting, FedEx and things that go fast, Ortega harkens back to a slower and more friendly pace. Neighbors come by to share the bounty of their fruit trees (oranges, lemons and even a few grapefruits) and bake casseroles for their friends who are sick or have experienced a loss.

The houses in Ortega range from multi-million waterfront homes to two story brick colonial homes in Ortega Terrace to little wood frame cottages along McGirts Blvd. There’s something for everyone here so jump on your bike and have a look. Click Here to see a list of ALL homes for sale in Ortega!

Due to the recent price declines in the real estate market and historically LOW interest rates, there has NEVER been a better time to buy riverfront front real estate and some of the prime opportunities are in Ortega.

I hope you’ll join me in Ortega — it’s a great place to live!

JUST LISTED – 2239 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204

2239 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204

2239 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204

JUST LISTED! This great house with a large wrap around front porch in the neighborhood known as the St. Johns quarter is now available!

This 3BR/2.5BA home has been lovingly cared for by its current owners over the last 16 years. In addition to preserving the historic charm and character of this house, they’ve created an open floor plan by opening up the kitchen and adding a family room to the back of the house.

With a very generous 2,800 square feet, the home features gleaming hardwood floors, a nicely renovated kitchen, a huge master bedroom with updated bath, a wonderful Charleston Garden and a one car garage with air conditioned office above.

This neighborhood is just one street away from the St. Johns River and is walking distance to some great restaurants like Black Sheep and Moss Fire Grill. The house is also minutes from Memorial Park which is a huge riverfront park designed by the famed Olmsted Brothers almost a century ago.

Don’t miss your chance to live in one of Jacksonville’s most coveted spots.  Call Allison at 904-252-5181 to schedule a private showing of this wonderful home and click here to see lots more pictures!

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JUST LISTED! 3890 Bettes Circle – Jacksonville, FL 32210

3890 Bettes Circle MLS-33890 Bettes Circle MLS-21 3890 Bettes Circle MLS-37I’ve just listed this amazing newer construction home in one of Jacksonville’s oldest and best neighborhoods – Ortega! Home to many of Jacksonville’s who’s who, Ortega is also proud of the famous Timuquana Country Club which has one of the best golf courses in the city where Tim Tebow has been seen playing many times. 3890 Bettes Circle is a quiet no traffic street on Ortega Point which is the most prime part of Ortega.

Designed by noted local architect, Bill Leuthold, a few special features include tall ceilings, loads of natural light, wide plank heart pine floors, open floor plan, private guest suite, sparkling pool with wading area, gourmet kitchen with Wolf Gas range and separate refrigeration and freezer units from SubZero – this home literally has it all! Click here to see tons of great pictures of this home and call me at 904-252-5181 for a private showing of this masterpiece. You will not be disappointed!

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1525 Avondale Avenue – UNDER CONTRACT in less than a week!

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This beautiful home located at 1525 Avondale Avenue in Jacksonville, FL went under contract only a few days after being listed!

Located in a great little pocket of homes between Herschel and Park Streets in Historic Avondale, this house has 3BR/2.5BA and about 2,100 square feet of living space. The home is walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Avondale as well as the Park and King district of shops and restaurants which is just minutes away too! Enjoy dinner at the Brick,  Sunday Brunch at Cool Moose Cafe, or take a peek at the newest fashions at J. Ashley clothing boutique! Avondale is a great place to live!

There were several buyers who didn’t act quickly enough, so if you’re thinking of selling, please call me today at 904-252-5181. Thanks!

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JUST LISTED (and Under Contract)! 1734 Challen Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205

1734 Challen Avenue, Jacksonville, FL - Historic Avondale

1734 Challen Avenue, Jacksonville, FL – Historic Avondale

1734 Challen Avenue, Jacksonville, FL – Historic Avondale

It’s not often that I get the chance to list a great home like 1734 Challen Avenue and….the buyers thought so too — because they put it under contract in only 11 days! Loaded with natural light, this 1921 home has 2,326 square feet, a beautiful barrel tile roof, tall ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and an IDEAL location within walking distance to shops and restaurants of Historic Avondale. Click here to see lots of great pictures for this beautiful home. Listed for $485,000, MLS # 785677.

If you’re considering selling, there were lots of buyers interested in this home who didn’t act quickly enough! Call me for a FREE market analysis of your home at 904-252-5181.

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4697 Nottingham Road, Jacksonville, FL – UNDER CONTRACT in Less Than 30 Days!

Listed and SOLD in less than 30 Days in Ortega Forest, Jacksonville

4697 Nottingham Road, Ortega Forest          UNDER CONTRACT in less than 30 days!         SOLD for $482,000 (97.5%) of the asking price!

4697 Nottingham Road - Gourmet Kitchen

4697 Nottingham Road – Ortega Forest Jacksonville, FL                                                  Gourmet Kitchen

This gorgeous 4BR/3BA pool home with 3,810 SF in the desirable neighborhood of Ortega Forest went UNDER CONTRACT in less than 30 days!

Listed on 4/25/15, the house went under contract by 5/20/15 and closed on 7/14/15 for $482,000 which was 97.5% of the asking price! The house had a stunning gourmet kitchen, gleaming hardwood floors and a sparkling pool on a large corner lot. Call me at 904-252-5181 for a FREE market evaluation of your home today and let’s get your house sold too!


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3873 Oak Street – UNDER CONTRACT in 19 Days!


Fantastic Bar – modeled after one in San Francisco!

Listed and SOLD in Less Than 30 Days!

3873 Oak Street, Historic Avondale — UNDER CONTRACT in 19 Days!

I listed this adorable 3 bedroom/1 bath brick bungalow (1,423 SF) in the Historic District of Avondale for $269,900 on May 1st, 2015 and we had a fully accepted contract just 19 days later! The home was beautifully updated with a fantastic set of built in bookshelves and a built in bar that was so sophisticated! Walking distance to the shoppes, Boone Park and with a large back yard, this house went quickly! Sold for $260,000. Click here to see more pictures! Thinking of selling? Call me for a FREE market analysis of your home at 904-252-5181.

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JUST SOLD! Riverfront Home in Historic Avondale

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The perfect riverfront home for outdoor living just sold at 1900 Edgewood Avenue! The backyard included amazing water views, stunning view of the downtown Jacksonville skyline from the dock, large open grassy areas and gardens, a huge covered flagstone patio, and covered dock with a boathouse and Jet-ski lift. Not to mention this home was only a quick stroll away from the wonderful shoppes and delicious restaurants of Avondale.

Details Included:

  • 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths
  • 4,054 sq. ft.
  • sold at $1,550,000

We are selling plenty of fabulous homes just like this one — please visit our website allaboutavondale.com and call or text us at (904) 252 – 5181, today!


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Just Reduced! Historic Charmer in Avondale


Pine Street is one of those streets where neighbors know each other, have block parties, walk their dogs, push their babies and enjoy an old fashioned lifestyle. The welcoming front porch of 3565 Pine Street is sure to make you smile. Historic Avondale is one of the true walking neighborhoods of Jacksonville. There are many shoppes and restaurants close by — you can get ice cream, a hair cut at an Old Fashioned barbershop or dinner at The Brick. The home itself features an open floor plan, gleaming hardwood floors, a light-filled family room, a great back porch and a beautifully renovated master bathroom. Come have a look — it’s been reduced and is a great price! Call me for an appointment at 904-252-5181.

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Details Include:

  • 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths
  • 2,196 sq. ft.
  • Now Offered at $449,000

Don’t miss out, call us at (904) 252-5181, today!

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Just Listed! Gated Community Home


Spacious home located at 8251 Ashworth Court in Deer Creek Country Club Community. Fabulous screened in outdoor entertaining space and in ground hot tub will make you never want to leave the backyard! Located on the 14th hole of the Golf Course, this is a premiere location within the community. House also has a brand new roof, newer TRANE air conditioners and a solar panel hot water heater with a NUOVO water softener system. What a great house. MLS # 776208

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Details Include:

  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
  • 3,188 sq. ft.
  • Offered at $409,000

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the superb Deer Creek Country Club Community! Reach us at, (904) 252 – 5181, today!



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Under Contract 19 Days! Avondale’s Most Charming Bungalow


This quintessential Avondale bungalow in Historic Avondale went under contract in just 19 days! 3873 Oak Street has gleaming hardwood floors, tall ceilings, fireplace, lots of natural light, renovated kitchen with gas cooktop, fabulous built in bookshelves and a bar modeled after one the owner saw in San Francisco. Brand new AC system including all new ductwork, icynene insulation in the attic and major electrical updates have been made. Fabulously located within walking distance to the shoppes of Avondale and also to Boone Park.

Details Include:

  • 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath
  • 1,423 sq. ft.
  • offered at $269,900

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Don’t miss your chance to be a part of thriving Avondale – what a great place to be! Call us at (904) 252-5181, today!

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