Orange Park is a town in the U.S. state of Florida. Situated in Clay County, Orange Park is a suburb of Jacksonville, within 15 miles of the larger cities central business district. Orange Park lies on the banks of the St. Johns River. The area known as Greater Orange Park includes the unincorporated communities of Fleming Island, Ridgewood, Doctor’s Inlet, Orange Park South, and Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace.
Top employers in Orange Park include city and county government, Fortis College, and St. John’s River State College. As a suburb of Jacksonville, Orange Park also shares the bigger cities economy which includes tourism, banking, insurance, healthcare, and logistics. There are four Fortune 500 Companies located in the city, CSX Corporation, Fidelity National Financial, Fidelity National Information Services, and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. Other companies with office space or other facilities in Jacksonville include the Florida East Coast Railway and RailAmerica.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Orange Park. With its location right on the St. Johns River, many of the activities have to do with the river. The St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida it is 310 miles long and winds through twelve counties. On the river you can go fishing, swimming, gator watching, bird watching, sun bathing, and just relax. You can also rent a houseboat. Nature that you may see on the river includes owls, frogs, wildflowers, moss-draped cypress and oak trees, osprey, eagles, egrets, blue and white heron, manatees, alligators, and turtles. Dining options in Orange Park include Zaxby’s, Sam’s St John’s Seafood Restaurant, Aron’s Pizza Inc, Miller’s Ale House Restaurants, Pengree’s Restaurants, and Sorbello’s Restaurant. The Hilltop Restaurant is an excellent venue for a relaxing evening meal and serves exquisite fine dining cuisine.
The nearest major airport to Orange Park is Jacksonville International Airport. Featuring international and domestic flights from Jacksonville, the airport is within 29 miles from Orange Park. Three major train stations Amtrak station, Jefferson station and Kings Avenue station reside in the area as well as an efficient transit system so it is easy to find your way around the city.