Orange Park is located on the far northern Atlantic coast, 20 miles inland and near the St. Johns River in Clay County, Florida. It’s a suburb of Jacksonville, a prosperous financial and commercial hub that doesn’t see too much tourism.
The median home assessment for Orange Park is $156,600, and the average age for properties comes in at 38 years. In 2016, the population for this suburb totaled just over 8,700, and its density was 2,401 people per square mile. Approximately one-third of Orange Park inhabitants rent their residences. Housing styles include condominiums, single-family homes, town homes and duplexes.
Residents enjoy a small-town feel combined with the convenience of highway access, shops and restaurants. Beaches are within a 20-minute drive, and Jacksonville International Airport is only half an hour away.
Orange Park comprises numerous neighborhoods that offer different amenities to suit a variety of buyers. Popular developments include Fleming Island Plantation, Orange Park Country Club, Eagle Harbor and Oakleaf Plantation. When compared to adjacent suburbs such as the Beaches, Southside or Mandarin, you’ll get more home for your money.
Opportunities for recreation abound, in Orange Park and the nearby coastal areas to the east, with world-class beaches and renowned golf courses. Orange Park offers numerous options for boat storage and launching. Boaters can choose from different waterways. These include Cedar River, Doctors Lake and St. Johns River. The resort area of Amelia Island is about an hour to the northeast, and historic St. Augustine can be reached in about 45 minutes.
Orange Park is surrounded by level terrain. It has a subtropical and coastal climate where winds come from an eastern direction 40 percent of the time. This maritime factor modifies winter cold and summer heat. The mild winters only occasionally experience northern cold air. For example, January usually does not get temperatures lower than 43 degrees.
The warm summers last for a long time, and the area sees an average of 224 sunny days annually. During the hot months, temperatures often climb into the 90-degree range. Orange Park experiences an average annual rainfall of 51 inches but no snow.