Situated about 20 miles south of Jacksonville, Florida, and not far from the Atlantic Ocean, the towns of Fleming Island and Orange Park are great places for families to plant their roots. With all the hustle and bustle and fun cultural amenities of Jacksonville – the state’s most populous city and the country’s 12th largest – as well as the small-town Southern charm the region is known for, residents of Fleming Island and Orange Park get to experience the best of both worlds.
Despite its name, Fleming Island, Florida, is not technically an island. Although this unincorporated community of approximately 28,000 residents has water on all four sides of it, Swimming Pen Creek and Black Creek are still separated, The Florida Times-Union reported, making it more like a peninsula. Despite this technicality, many of the local businesses use the word “Island” in their name.
The most common industries in the town include:
- Professional, scientific and technical services.
- Public administration.
- Transportation and warehousing.
- Wholesale trade.
- Educational services.
With such a wide range of industries providing great jobs for Fleming Island residents, the unemployment rate is significantly below the state average. Further, the percentage of the population that has a bachelor’s degree or higher is above the state average.
Even though there’s a low level of renting, and the number of rooms per house is higher than the rest of the state, families in Fleming Island still need to find a place to store their belongings. This is where SecurCare’s Fleming Island location can come in handy.
Unlike its name might suggest, Orange Park, Florida, is not a major citrus producer. However, there are many other great features about this cozy community of roughly 8,500 people. Founded in 1877, but with roots that trace back to 1780s, Orange Park has a rich and storied history that includes being at the forefront of the movement that saw Florida become a part of the U.S., according to the town’s website.
Both Florida State University at Jacksonville and the University of North Florida are a short drive from the town. Also, Orange Park Mall and Bellair Shopping Center offer a wide variety of fun and quirky retail shops.
With its location on St. John’s River, Orange Park residents have easy access to a wide range of water activities, from Jet Skis to paddle boards. Although people are preparing these water toys for the summer, come winter, they will need to be stored somewhere safe and out of the way.
In addition, the Naval Air Station Jacksonville sits right next door to Orange Park. As military members get stationed here or get deployed, these brave folks are always in need of additional storage options for their stuff. SecurCare Self Storage’s Orange Park location offers great rates for storage solutions.
Contact SecurCare Self Storage today to learn more about renting a storage unit in Northern Florida!