Where to Live
Mandarin Road forms the focal point of the area's traditional housing. Most of these are single-family homes that range in size and affordability. It’s common to find plenty of outdoor space to entertain guests and you’re never too far from the area’s many parks. To the north, Beauclerc boasts newer subdivisions equipped with modern amenities and clubhouses for families and young professional to enjoy.
Where to Eat
San Jose Boulevard is your best bet for finding a decent bite to eat. You can go to one of the sports bars for a hamburger and milkshake or head to one of the Irish pubs near Old Saint Augustine Road. Whatever your taste, Mandarin offers a variety of options that can perfectly capture anyone's taste.
What You'll See
The residential nature of Mandarin tends to draw younger families and retirees seeking a slower pace. Professionals socialize at the local bars. Families spend their spare time on nature walks or go out on the water using one of the many public river ramps. During the summer months, the area comes to life with festivals celebrating Mandarin's unique place in Florida's history.
Friday Night Fun
Dinner at one of the many family-friendly Italian bistros followed by a movie at one of the area's cinemas. Head over to one of the public docks and experience star gazing unlike another other place in Northeast Florida. During fall, locals love to hop on one of the hay rides and enjoy a night out caroling.
The Perfect Sunday
Grab the family and head to the Walter Jones Historical Park, where you can walk winding nature trails past ancient oaks and enjoy unrivaled views of the Saint Johns River. Not too far away is the Mandarin Museum. Visitors can experience a walk back into time in seeing how the first settlers to the area coped with day-to-day life.
Historical attractions • Access to the St. John’s River • Access to interstate.
Locals Don't Love
Narrow roads that cause traffic • Lack of highway infrastructure • Busy commutes to Downtown.
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