Located in Northeast Florida, the City of Neptune Beach is a quaint Oceanside community of roughly 7,000 residents. The city, which encompasses a total area of 6.8 square miles, is part of a group of beaches commonly known as the Jacksonville Beaches. The three beaches – Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach – remained quasi-independent in 1968 when the City of Jacksonville consolidated many of its communities. Like the two other beach cities, it maintains its own municipal government, however residents still vote in the Jacksonville mayoral election and have representation on the Jacksonville city council.
Neptune Beach is bounded to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west by the Intracoastal Waterway, to the north by the City of Atlantic Beach, and the south by the City of Jacksonville Beach. The city recently turned on its new Solar Powered electric system at City Hall. The solar system was developed by Building Official Don Fort, and is a 37kw solar array with 140 solar panels each capable of producing 250 watts. The system is expected to provide more than 80% of the City Hall’s electric needs in sunny weather, saving $7,000 per year.
The city is extremely pedestrian and bicycle friendly, especially along 1st Street and the beach as traffic patterns between Atlantic Beach and Jacksonville Beach have been blocked to encourage pedestrian use of the 1st Street area. To learn more about the City of Atlantic Beach, and the many advantages of coastal living, please contact a Neptune Beach expert today at 904-285-1550.
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