Who wouldn’t want to live at the beach!
(Zip codes: 32228, 32233, 32266, 32250, 32082, 32081)
Let’s face it… for most people, living at the beach is a dream. Jacksonville has a great stretch of beach communities. Jax Beach, Ponte Vedra, Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach; all offer the classic beach lifestyle with food, shopping, nightlife, a wide range of housing and of course… the sound of the ocean right outside the door. As with any diverse community, you get a huge gap in the types of homes you find. There are small cottage style beach bungalows that haven’t been maintained in three decades, there are 10 million dollar home with a front row seat to the ocean and there is everything in between.
Freedom Home Buyers understands that even though the neighborhood and shops may seem perfect, home ownership can be tricky. Often houses near the beach suffer the most damage during storms. Jacksonville’s hurricane season has been particularly rough for the past couple years in Jax Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Ponte Vedra. Wind and rain can take their toll on older homes, and homeowners in these areas may find that the cost of repairs is just overwhelming. Sometimes you find yourself in a bind, struggling to make payments. You may even fall behind or be facing foreclosure. This can happen for any number of reasons:
- Weather Damage
- Family Tragedy
- Losing a job
- Medical costs
- Unplanned expenses
Freedom Home Buyers can help. We specialize in helping you solve your real estate problems. From the smallest cottage to the 8.000 square foot beach house, we are looking to buy in Jax Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Ponte Vedra. We are CASH BUYERS and can close fast. We can buy your home as-is and save you the cost of repairs. We can even cover the closing costs and see if you qualify for our FREEDOM-MOVE program to help cover the cost of relocation. We can have a FAST, FREE, FAIR CASH OFFER on your house in just a few minutes. Give us a call or fill out the form on this page and get rid of your problems FAST.
A little history of JAX BEACH.
The amusement park phase of Jacksonville Beach began in 1905 with The Pavilion which was later expanded and called Little Coney Island. It was a popular tourist attraction that had such entertainment as a dance floor, swim room, bowling alley, and roller skate rinks. An issue with contracting and constant weathering of its wooden structure aged Little Coney Island causing it to be torn down in 1925. On June 15, 1925, the name Pablo Beach was changed to Jacksonville Beach. The Shad’s Pier was created in 1922 by Charles Shad and with help by Martin Williams. Around the same time W. H. Adams, Sr. created the Ocean View Pavilion amusement park on the former site of the Murray Hall Hotel. Adams wanted to create a larger roller coaster than the one at Little Coney Island. His vision resulted in a 93-feet high coaster. The location of the coaster by the beach made it vulnerable to damage and was eventually deemed unsafe. The coaster was then deconstructed to a smaller coaster. The deconstruction of the larger coaster hurt business at the amusement park. By 1949 the Ocean View Pavilion was in decline and then a fire destroyed it a few years later. The only amusement park in Jacksonville Beach today is Adventure Landing. The boardwalk declined in the 1950s due to the crackdown on gambling and games of chance. Driving on the beach was prohibited in 1979.
Pablo Beach made aviation history on February 24, 1921, Lt. Wm. DeVoe Coney, in a transcontinental flight from San Diego, California, landed at Pablo Beach, having made the flight in 22 hours and 17 minutes, beating the old record, set two years earlier, by 3 hours and 32 minutes. Coney’s record was soon eclipsed on September 5, 1922, by Jimmy Doolittle piloting a De Havilland DH-4 biplane from Pablo Beach to San Diego in an elapsed time of 21 hours and 19 minutes.
In 1968 most residents of Duval County voted to approve consolidation between the county and the City of Jacksonville. Jacksonville Beach, together with Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and the Westside community of Baldwin voted to retain their own municipal governments. As such they are not part of the City of Jacksonville, but receive county-level services from Jacksonville, and vote for Jacksonville’s mayor and City Council. Judy Van Zant, widow of lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd Ronnie Van Zant, and her daughter Melody opened the Freebird Cafe in 1999. Freebird Live, as it later became, was a popular music venue that became a staple for Jacksonville Beach for 16 years until its closure in 2016. In September 1999 Hurricane Floyd destroyed the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Five years later the pier was rebuilt. In October 2016 Hurricane Matthew forced a mandatory evacuation for Jacksonville Beach. Hurricane Matthew came 40 miles off the coast of Jacksonville Beach causing major flooding. The Jacksonville Beach Pier was partially destroyed by Hurricane Matthew.
So what’s the bottom line?
Freedom Home Buyers wants to buy houses at the beach, specifically in Jax Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Ponte Vedra. We are actively buying NOW… TODAY. Life at the beach can be the stuff of dreams… but for some people, it can also be a nightmare. The financial burdens of owning property near the water can be taxing and too much to handle. While some homeowners are living in the perfect little picturesque beach cottage, there are properties all over the area that are in need of some love and the right buyer to fix them up. If you know of one in Jax Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Ponte Vedra, reach out today and we will be happy to discuss the possibilities with you.
We are Freedom Home Buyers… We solve real estate problems.
Call us now @(904) 593-4699
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