Are you a running, or an aspiring runner? You may be searching for a new home with a place nearby for you to enjoy your hobby or train for that next marathon. No matter if you’re running one mile or 20 on the weekends, a running path is a necessity for any runner. Jacksonville, Fla., is a great city for runners, because there are beaches and rivers to run along, as well as sidewalks, trails and parks. No matter where you run, there is sure to be a view and a breeze.

Downtown Riverwalk:

Along the St. Johns River is a path that is probably the most popular running path in the city. You can cross over pedestrian bridges and run all or part of the five-mile out-and-back route.

Beach Avenue:

If you want views of the ocean, shade and a breeze, this path is just over a 5K distance and is known for amazing sunrises. Head out early and enjoy the view, or take an afternoon jog with the shade from the homes lining the roads.

Hanna State Park:

If you plan to jump in the ocean after your run, this oceanfront state park is a great place to run.

Jacksonville Baldwin Trail:

With nearly 15 miles of trails, this converted railroad track offers cool, tree-covered paths for runners on a longer run. It’s a smooth trail, too, so no worries about tripping and falling as you go.

Guana River State Park:

Stay cool and enjoy the outdoors on your run. With nine miles of trails, this park offers marsh and waterway views through a maritime forest.

Timucuan Preserve:

If you’re looking for a trail run rather than a street run, head out to one of the toughest routes in the area. At the Theodore Roosevelt Area at the preserve, you’ll find elevations, rough terrain and a wooded six mile route.

Townsend Village by Breeze Homes

These designer-approved homes in the Northside area are near schools, Jacksonville University, Tree Hill Nature Center and more. With so many places nearby to eat and drink, a nice running path might be a nice balance to your new neighborhood.

Townsend Village gives homeowners an easy home buying experience, for a less stressful option when searching for your next Jacksonville house. Friendly, experienced agents will walk you through the entire process and help you understand where you are in the home purchase experience. Get in touch today to learn how you can be a proud new owner of a Townsend Village home.

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