Clifton, Charter Point, Lake Lucina, University Park, Oakwood Villas, Ashley Oaks, Alderman Park.  These are just a few of the neighborhoods that make up the community of Arlington. Settling the banks of the St John’s River, Arlington grew East and South creating small clusters  of homes.  Over the years these clusters of homes became neighborhoods.  Some neighborhoods have come and gone.  Some neighborhoods have been in-place for years and some are relatively new.


With so many neighborhoods build over many years, in Arlington you can pick your neighborhood based on the style of home you like the most.  The neighborhoods are also varied in landscaping options from zero lot-lines, to estate size properties.  Your options are virtually limitless in Arlington.

One community, many neighborhoods.

We are Arlington!

Fairways Forest

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Neighborhood | 0 comments

Fairways Forest is an established, lovely Arlington neighborhood filled with friendly folks who began buying its 252 comfy, brick homes in the early ’70s. Its first residents were largely newcomers to Jacksonville who were relocated by corporations and the military branches, as well as hometowners wanting to move up to larger, modern homes. Jacksonville, first and foremost, is a Navy town and Fairways Forest is well represented by those who have served and are serving their country.

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The Forest’s sprawling acreage was developed by Lonnie Wurn (deceased), a local attorney/real estate developer who added many communities in this city. The neighborhood is on the south side of Ft. Caroline Rd. and roughly bounded by Hoover Lane on the west, Lencyzk Dr. on the south, and Hermitage Road on the east.

Though the Forest has experienced continual cultural change throughout its years, its flag-flying, signature lampposts and spirit remain. Fairways Forest continues to attract buyers who recognize its well-established charm, character and value.

Residents move into the Forest and tend to remain long into retirement. Many residents volunteer to serve in the civic association, one of the area’s most active, year after year m, character and value.

Charter Point

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Neighborhood | 0 comments

Arlington’s foundation is its large collection of distinct and unique neighborhoods. Once a rural area with half dozen enclaves, scores of subdivisions sprung up in the decades following the 1953 opening of the Mathews Bridge. These developments bonded into neighborhoods, whose associations bonded into councils, that would serve as a model for Jacksonville civic involvement today.


The Charter Point neighborhood is nestled along the St. Johns River on the northern portion of the peninsula that occurs where the river turns east towards the ocean. Like many riverfront portions of Arlington, the area is rich in Native American history and archeology, with documented mounds and middens.

The 120 acre community is located on estates formerly owned by the George Ferber and George Fisher families. The area was part of the historic Chaseville community, named after Samuel Chase, who after the Civil War, built a shipyard on the point. At its height in the late 1800s, Chaseville had approximately 40 families and nearly 300 residents.

Charter Point’s rise and development as a subdivision occurred throughout the 1970s, and paralleled that of its holding company, The Charter Company, a massive network of oil, insurance, real estate and other interests. The Charter Company climbed to No. 61 on the Fortune 500 list Jacksonville’s only Fortune 100 business ever – and bestowed on the neighborhood not only its name, but its iconic acorn logo as well.