Saturday, June 08, 2013

The Beauty of Crescent City, Florida

Crescent City Florida sits up high on a bluff overlooking Crescent Lake. The downtown area has small locally owned shops selling antiques, wedding apparel, health foods, a bed and breakfast, waterfront restaurant and wine shop. It is not a large downtown area but small enough to easily walk around from one end to the other. Large stately historical houses and small ones and even modern ones can be seen within a few blocks of the lake. The lake is famous for it's bass fishing and has an island in the middle of it. The top of the lake has Dunns creek which is  a wide creek which is deep enough for 60' boats to go down and it goes into the St. Johns river. Sometimes large boats use Crescent Lake as a safe haven during hurricane season. Crescent city has an Eagles, Moose and Shriners lodges. There are also small locally owned bars that feature country music and karaoke.
There are small hotels along highway 17 where you can stay while looking at Crescent City real estate in the area.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Crescent City, Florida Real Estate for Sale

I have a 2 story duplex house for sale in Crescent City Florida at 116 Eucalyptus St. that we have owned for about 7 years. It has wraparound porches on 3 sides. Utility room on the downstairs porch with a washer and dryer. It is only 1 block from Crescent Lake which is a very large lake that goes into the St. Johns River via Dunns Creek. The neighborhood of Crescent City is a very pretty and quiet historical area with large oak trees lining the streets and within 2 block of the lake you can look down and see the lake because Crescent City itself sits up on a bluff overlooking it.
There is a waterfront restaurant within walking distance of the house and nursing home down on the lake. If you want towards the lake and turn left it is a pretty walk thru the neighborhood with a view of the lake and the houses that are built along it. There is a publix grocery store within driving distance about 2 miles north and a couple of strip centers with a dollar store and banks about a mile away. There is a library, elementary school and convenience store within walking distance.
There are bouganvillea bushes, pine trees, cedar trees and magnolia in the yard. Pink amarilas flowers bloom out front in the sidewalk landscape box. You can rent one floor of the house and live on the other - which makes for a great retirement or rental property.