1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, FL 32224 www.unf.edu As the state of Florida’s population mushroomed after World War II, it was only a matter of time before several universities were founded and grew in a similar way. One good example of that is the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, which has grown from fewer than…

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For more than 150 years, Belleview, Florida, has been considered a haven for good health and warm hospitality, a legacy that the city has maintained with its current motto: “The City with Small Town Charm.” Part of the Ocala Metropolitan District, Belleview attracted many northerners in the 19th Century who were in search of a…

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Just south of Daytona Beach lies a smaller, quieter city on a barrier island that has set limits on growth to preserve the city’s original vibe when it was founded in 1960. Daytona Beach Shores is not as well known as its northern neighbor, and the locals want to keep their resort and retirement community…

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The residents of Atlantic Beach, a small community east of Atlantic Beach, Florida, do more than simply bask in the sun, although you couldn’t blame them for spending most of their free time on the town’s fantastic coastline. The community has worked hard to provide multiple ways for people to spend their leisure time being…

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The north central Florida town of Archer lies just minutes from the University of Florida in Gainesville and has an extension campus of Santa Fe College as well. The U.S. Victory Museum, which focuses on World War II, also serves as an educational resource in town. However, when all is said and done, Archer might…

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Perhaps one of the reasons why Alachua in north central Florida calls itself “The Good Life Community” is because it is so family-friendly, devoting large amounts of resources to its recreational facilities and youth sports programs. The Alachua County Commission just earmarked a half-million dollars to expand the city’s Hal Brady Recreation Complex, a final…

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