Living in Ortega

Ortega Short-Term Luxury Rental Homes

Ortega is one of Jacksonville, Florida’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Nestled between the St. Johns River and Ortega River, the community is known for its numerous historic homes and buildings, and “old-money” families. It’s wealth, proximity to the water and multiple yacht clubs and marinas make it a favorite of boaters and river lovers.

Ortega Location

Ortega is located just south of downtown Jacksonville on a peninsula off the western bank of the St. Johns River. It is bounded by the St. Johns River to the east, the Ortega River to the north and west, and his bisected by U.S. Highway 17. Old Ortega is located east of Roosevelt Blvd. (Hwy. 17) and Ortega Forest is located west of Roosevelt.

Ortega Weather

The weather in the Ortega area is typically lovely, like most of Jacksonville. The average annual high is 80° (ranging from 65° to 92°) with an average annual low of 56° (39° to 71°). Ortega can tend to be a few degrees warmer in winter and cooler in summer than other areas of Jacksonville, due to its setting between two rivers.

Who Lives in Ortega?

The demographics of Ortega are typically mixed in with other areas of Jacksonville’s westside, causing a skewing of statistics. Ortega ”proper” is home to some of Jacksonville’s wealthiest families, many with deep roots in the city’s history. The area is dominated by white collar professionals, most with a keen sense of history and tradition.

The Ortega Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Ortega is laid-back and relaxed. There are magnificent homes with tree-lined streets, bridges and many beautiful parks to explore. Residents tend to be close-knit and family-oriented, with a deep appreciation of the arts, Jacksonville’s history and southern culture. Boating, fishing and golf are all popular. The community’s location just outside of Downtown makes it convenient for residents (many in the legal, financial, medical, and real estate professions, as well as private business owners), to get to work.

Things to Do in Ortega

There are many fun things to do in and around the Ortega area. Boating, fishing, and kayaking are all natural favorites due to Ortega’s riverfront setting. The Florida Yacht Club and Timucuana Country Club are also very popular with local residents. There are nearly 600 historic homes and buildings in Ortega. Biking the tree-lined streets to view them is fun and relaxing! There are many wonderful parks and abundant shopping, dining and cultural arts venues in nearby Riverside, Avondale and Downtown.

Ortega Home Rentals

Home Manager Rentals specializes in short-term luxury rental homes in the Ortega area of Jacksonville. Homes in Ortega range from impressive golf-course residences to incredible historic estates with magnificent views of the St. Johns River and Ortega River. There are also high-end luxury condos with private marinas and plush recreational amenities. In all cases, our properties are always editorially staged, fully furnished and decked out with upscale features and finishes.

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