An inland suburb of Jacksonville, beautiful Orange Park, Florida, is located in the northern part of the state near the Atlantic Ocean. As a semi-tropical city, the homes that are characteristic of Orange Park are typically modern, chic, and elegant. Many town homes and condominiums are popular throughout the city. Evidence of a subtle Spanish flair is clear in the earth tones of many of the homes, in addition to their gently sloping or flat roofing and light-colored detailing.
The downtown area of Orange Park is surrounded by unincorporated communities that are technically within the borders of Greater Orange Park, such as Fleming Island, Lakeside, Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace, Orange Park South, Doctors Inlet, and Ridgewood. These districts serve to make up the main divisions within Orange Park, aside from the distinctive historical areas and the city center. Lakeside and Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace are two of the most major of these communities, each home to several thousand households. Some of the most desirable subdivisions within these neighborhoods are Ashebourne, Eagle Landing, Fox Ridge, Heritage Hills, Oakleaf Plantation, Orange Park Country Club, Bellair, Savannah Glen, and Waterview Ridge. These enclaves contain homes that range in size and style, but most all offer easy access to both schools and the Jacksonville metropolitan area.
Though the city was named after its dream of agriculture, and especially citrus, the economy of Orange Park now has come to rely on the industries of retail and commerce, education, health and medical care, government, and business and professional services. One of the top employers in Orange Park is the educational sector. The Clay County School District serves Orange Park and runs three elementary schools, two junior high schools, and three high schools within the city, though many more lie just outside the city limits. Orange Park also contains several private schools and two post-secondary institutions, the St. Johns River Community College and Fortis College.