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Orange Park is a town in Clay County, Florida and a suburb of Jacksonville located approximately 30 miles southwest of downtown Jacksonville.
The area is known as “Greater Orange Park” encompasses the unincorporated communities of Fleming Island (search homes), Eagle Harbor (search homes), Ridgewood, Doctors Inlet, Orange Park South, Lakeside, and Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace.
The town’s name reflects the hopes and dreams of its founders for an orange/fruit-growing venture, but their crops were destroyed in the Great Freeze of 1894–95. Despite recovery elsewhere, the crops never established in Orange Park.
Orange Park has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.7 km2), of which 3.6 square miles (9.4 km2) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) of it, or 31.71%, is water.
The River Road Historic District is a stretch of road highlighted with century-old trees running parallel to the Saint Johns River. Many locals and even visitors come to jog or promenade in the afternoon. A few miles away is Club Continental, previously referred to as Mira Rio (River Watch in Spanish) Club Continental was the stately winter residence of Caleb Johnson, son of the founder of the Palmolive Soap Company, now the billion-dollar Colgate-Palmolive company.
Numerous households are either affiliated with the military, with the presence of NAS (Naval Air Station) Jacksonville less than 6 miles (10 km) away or are in the medical field.
Orange Park is located inside the Clay County School District and is home to three public elementary schools and two public junior high schools and, lastly, 3 high schools. An additional ten public elementary schools, two public junior high schools, and three public high schools are located outside the town limits. Orange Park is also home to several private schools and to Fortis College, a for-profit two-year college. The St. Johns River Community College has an Orange Park campus for a two-year or four-year college degree.
Orange Park High School is the closest public high school, located 1 mile (2 km) west of the town limits. Oakleaf High School is the second-closest public high school, located approximately two miles southwest of town limits. Ridgeview High School is the third-closest, located about three miles south of town limits.
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