Recognized as one of the best residential areas of Northeast Florida, thousands of people are attracted to its miles of waterfront along the St. Johns River, quiet neighborhoods with ancient oak trees, beautiful parks and historic buildings.

Whether you’re seeking a starter home or a large riverfront showplace, Mandarin offers it all. Named for the Mandarin orange in 1830, this neighborhood on the St. Johns River just south of San Marco was once described as “a tropical paradise” by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Host to the Annual Mandarin Arts Festival, the community comes together on Easter weekend to indulge in the fine arts and wares of local and regional artists. Today, the pulse of Mandarin is the long and winding San Jose Boulevard and St. Augustine Road, which offer everything from retail shops and restaurants.

This area offers everything from gated communities to new subdivisions offering a wide variety of home choices.

Take a look at some of the neighborhoods that make up the Mandarin-St. Johns area and you are certain to fall in love with all the history this area has to offer.