Mandarin is the southernmost neighborhood of Jacksonville. In 1830, Mandarin was officially named for the area's major crop-Mandarin oranges-the community became part of Jacksonville in 1968. Residents enjoy the rich history and scenic beauty of the area. The Live Oak trees and Spanish Moss give Mandarin an enchanting "Old Florida" feel. Bordered by I-295 to the north, Philips Hwy/US1 to the east, the St. Johns River to the west, Julington Creek to the South, Mandarin is a convenient location. Explore old Mandarin at the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society located on the beautiful St. Johns river. Mandarin Park offers bay frontage boat ramp access, walking trails, picnic areas and playground. There is an abundance of shopping and restaurants, plus easy Highway access. Housing in Mandarin offers everything from riverfront mansions, homes on sprawling lots to new construction options. Look closely and you'll spot the famous Mandarin frogs by residents doors and mailboxes!