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Atlantic Beach, FL

Shuttle Launch

I believe the scheduled lift off is for 9:25pm. Check the web for updates and delays and definitely go to the beach. You will have a nice view in the night sky. I'll be there too. so will lots of others. it's still thrilling. i mean, you won't see the actual rocket but the firey path and the split off...it's so cool.  (Mar 11, 2009 | post #6)

Atlantic Beach, FL

NewQuirky Charm: Is Dune House doomed?

See the pictures I posted of Dune House that I took of it, from my car, just today.  (Mar 4, 2009 | post #2)

Atlantic Beach, FL

NewQuirky Charm: Is Dune House doomed?

I had the opportunity to meet and talk with Mr. Morgan and his lovely wife last summer. We live in Atlantic Beach and had long heard about William Morgan and had seen his incredible homes peppering our community. We love the dune house. We call it the 'Teletubby House' as it looks like it from the road! It would certainly be very wonderful if somehow a private buyer would, in fact, keep it as is. Maybe using it as a bed and breakfast?....Woul dn't it be cool to stay in an underground, oceanfront home on your vacation?  (Mar 4, 2009 | post #1)

Atlantic Beach, FL

New Topic About Living Locally posted in www.atlanticbeac...

please visit my blog for a perspective on supporting our wonderful local merchants, the people and businesses who help make 'atlantic beachlife' the wonderful place it it.  (Feb 23, 2009 | post #1)

Atlantic Beach, FL

beach living - vacation

people who live here love living near the beach; that's what's so great about it!  (Feb 5, 2009 | post #8)

Atlantic Beach, FL

new Atlantic Beach Blogger

is me. My blog is at www.atlanticbeachl ife.com I write about what moves me personally and sometimes within the 'atlantic beach' context. look for more posts about our awesome community to come! now it's just fun, so come on and follow me.  (Feb 5, 2009 | post #1)

Atlantic Beach, FL

beach living - vacation

We came to Jacksonville for a business opportunity. I was determined to live near the beach. This area is far less touristy than a Daytona or Ft Lauderdale. So it's less 'schlocky' than those areas and has the appearance of a community rather than a Spring Break destination, although we do have our share of visitors and we love them! It's just a different ambiance. I would think Comfort or Quality Inn & Suites are fine and all within the same price point. Since there are several newer properties within that range, I'd check on the years they were built and their locations within Jax Beach and choose accordingly. Once you arrive and drive around you'll be able to pick out the differences of the communities although they are pretty much run together and comprise what is known (and loved) as The Beaches. The local semi-weekly paper called The Beaches Leader is our paper of record for the community and you can go to its website and get a feel for our area too.Do you have work lined up?  (Feb 5, 2009 | post #6)

Atlantic Beach, FL

beach living - vacation

There are many newer hotels in Jax Beach...like Fairfield Inns, etc, which give you access to the beach. In my personal opinion, Atlantic Beach is the best of the beaches but all of the true beach communities (AB, Neptune Beach, Jax Beach) have strong community spirit and pride. It's a small town kind of place. Yes, there probably is more crime in Jax Beach b/c of the numbers of bars and restaurants, etc. there and I'd say AB is the "safest" b/c it's more residential, etc. You'll have to see for yourself when you come and drive around. Jax Beach has improved much in the past ten years and it's not that I wouldn't live there. I just live in AB so it's my first choice! Why don't you look at some travel sites for places for JB and post back and I'll tell you what I think? in AB One Ocean is top shelf (and pricey) and that's the best of the beach. Across the street is Sea Horse and it's a fine, older, clean motel at a good price (in a good neighborhood location) that is oceanfront in Neptune Beach - my parents stayed there many times for the good location and proximity to us. We love living here and came from MIchigan.  (Feb 5, 2009 | post #4)

Atlantic Beach, FL

beach living - vacation

It's a lovely place to live; a wonderful coastal community with a truly awesome beach and a neighborhood feel. The beach here is bikeable, surfable, nap-able. Boogie boarding, sandcastling, read-able. People here love the beach and the community. There are many unique shops and restaurants. It's also a great place to visit but it's not totally touristy like a Fr. Lauderdale. There are many accomodatons in Jacksonville Beach. In Atlantic Beach (the best beach area in my opinon) you can choose One Ocean for luxurious or SeaHorse Inn for basic. Both are oceanfront. One Ocean is in Atlantic Beach and SeaHorse Inn is right across the street in Neptune Beach. Are you thinking of visiting or relocation?  (Feb 4, 2009 | post #2)