Founded in 1822, Jacksonville rests on the banks of the St. Johns River, 15 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. Just up the coast resides Amelia Island, dubbed “Queen of Summer Resorts” since the turn of the century. Today, life is still all about the water. From a dramatic riverfront skyline of Fortune 500 companies and corporate headquarters to a laid-back vibe on the beaches, Jacksonville and Amelia Island afford locals with a work-life balance and tourists with a well-rounded vacation combining the natural beauty of the ocean with the dining, culture and shopping of a modern metropolis.