Lifestyles of the rich and famous
Numerous celebrities either live in, used to live in or are from the Jacksonville area. Here is a list of some of the notable names tied to Jacksonville:
Yellowcard, Limp Bizkit, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mase, Tim McGraw, Ray Charles, The Allman Brothers Band, .38 Special, Molly Hatchet, Slim Whitman, 95 South, Puddle of Mudd
David Hasselhoff, Oliver Hardy, Jay Thomas, Bill Murray (regular tourist)
Kim Alexis, Leeanza Cornett (former Miss America), the winner of Tyra Banks' supermodel search
Pat Summeral, numerous professional football, golf and tennis stars, "Bullet" Bob Hayes, Artis Gilmore
Stephen Crane, Harriett Beecher Stowe, James Weldon Johnson, John Grisham (regular tourist)
ALSO OF NOTE:
While never a resident, Elvis Presley performed his first on-stage concert at Jacksonville's Florida Theatre. He had a regular suite at the Hilton Downtown, which still exists as the "Elvis Suite"
Jacksonville's Raines High School has been a prolific supplier of NFL talent. Numerous players in the NFL today are graduates of this school.
St. Augustine, FL. Just up...
St. Augustine, FL. Just up the I-95 you'll find the oldest buildings in the United States. St. Augustine was the first permanent U.S. settlement and you can tour the remaining structures that have survived through the years. You can also visit the beautiful St. Augustine Lighthouse in the area.
Add a little spice to your life at this Thai bistro with a trendy upscale vibe. Lime green decor surround you in a sophisticated setting. Sit at the stylish bar then head to your table with a shot of lemon grass or plumb wine in hand. Your typical Pad Thai is available as well as several variations of sushi, fish, and chicken dishes. Try the Crab Rangoon appetizer. Crab Rangoon appetizer, Pad Thai....with extra peanut sauce.... burning hot!!
avondale historic district
the avondale historic district has scores of architectually significant homes and buildings. the majority of avondale's homes were built during the 1920's florida land boom. when driving around avondale you can see examples of art deco, craftsman, classical revival, mediterranean revival, and praire school architecture. for those interested in achitecture the avondale district is worth visiting when in jacksonville. the avondale district is listed on the national register of historic places.
I lived in Jacksonville for a school year. This is another city that I absolutely adore and would love to end up in. It has the big city feel mixed in with the small town one. The homes are beautiful and there is a pretty good night life.