Located on the South Side of Jacksonville, the neighborhood of Royal Lakes offers convenience to I-95 as well as a short drive to the St. John's River. If you or a member of your family are thinking of college, Florida State College at Jacksonville-Deerwood Center is a quick drive from apartments here. Shopping, dining, and entertainment as well as golf are all close to home, and Baymeadows Boulevard, with its diverse businesses, provides the border to the north.
Affordable pricing is the norm here when it comes to rent. You might find a one bedroom apartment in a resort-style setting and courts for tennis at a rent of $600 or a bit above. Other one bedroom Royal Lakes apartments might have a rental price of $700 to $800. A two bedroom apartment might rent for $800 to $1000. Lush landscaping, sport courts, a fitness center, and a luxurious ambiance are the mark of many of the communities in this neighborhood.
You'll have abundant dining choices while living in the Royal Lakes neighborhood. Head over to Baymeadows Road for the popular 5th Element or take family and friends for cowboy eats and barbecue at the 4 Rivers Smokehouse; check out their 4R Sweet Shop for decadent desserts and custom cakes.
For entertainment in Royal Lakes Jacksonville, a straight drive north up Southside Boulevard will bring you to the fabulous Cinemark Tinseltown, where you and friends and family can thrill to big-screen movies. Moreover, with an 18 minute drive, you can be into downtown Jacksonville for the renown Jazz Festival, a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry or a day at Everbank Field for an exciting football game with the Jaguars. Get your shopping on at the Southside Square Shopping Center, right in your neighborhood. Close to Royal Lakes, you will find abundant shopping malls and town centers.
Bring your favorite furry friend, as many of the apartments in Royal Lakes Jacksonville accept cats and dogs. However, be sure to check as to whether the community has breed restrictions or charges by the weight of the pet; you may have to put Rover on a doggy-diet before you move. A Banfield Animal Hospital is located on Southside Boulevard, so Rover and Kitty will always be in good health.
At the present time, there are no buses or trains into Jacksonville downtown, so you will have to drive. The drive is a short 18 minutes into the downtown area, via I-95.
Parochial schools, including Holy Family Catholic School and Lutheran High School of Jacksonville, are close to the Royal Lakes area, but for a public school, you will be sending your children to one of the other fine schools in the vicinity, such as those in Mandarin or to Beauclerc Elementary School near Baymeadows Road. For higher educational opportunities, Florida State College, the University of North Florida, Jacksonville University and Florida Coastal School of Law are all close to your new home.