Granada Preservation Society

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How we came to Granada

We have lived in Granada since 1992. Our first home (in the mid-1980's)was on Woodward Avenue, just a few blocks away. We would ride our bikes into Granada and dreamed of owning a home here someday. After moving to Baltimore in the late 1980's and returning in 1992, we realized that dream by purchasing a home at 726 Granada Blvd South.

About our family

Jeff was born in Chicago and was raised in Louiville, Kentucky. He attended a small college (Centre College) and then moved to Jacksonville in 1980. He went to work at CSX (then the Seaboard Coastline) for one year before going to Graduate School at UF. He returned to CSX after completing his graduate studies. He worked there for 14 years before moving on to Barnett, which became NationsBank shortly thereafter. He now works at InTuition Services.

Jeff heads up the efforts of the Granada Preservation Society and, as his younger son Kevin says, ''he is obsessed with lampposts.''

Susan was born in Quincy, Massachusetts and lived in California before moving to Jax in the early 1970's. She attended Episcopal and then moved on to Bolles where she graduated in 1976. She attended and graduated from Vanderbilt in 1980 and returned to Jacksonville. She has worked for Jacksonville National Bank, Maryland National Bank and Barnett Bank.

In mid 1998, she left Barnett and she and a friend from Barnett (Cindy Craft) purchased two Mail Boxes, Etc locations, including the one in Miramar Center. She loves working right in the neighborhood and enjoys meeting new neighbors at the store.

Our kids are Brian (12) and Kevin (9). Brian attended Hendricks Avenue Elementary and now goes to James Weldon Johnson Middle School. Kevin attends Hendricks Avenue Elementary and is in fourth grade. We feel lucky to have such a great elementary school right here in our neighborhood.

Both or our boys love sports and play soccer, basketball and baseball. They also are huge Jaguar fans and are Gator fans, too.

Why we love Granada

Granada is one of the few neighborhoods in Jacksonville that has a true neighborhood feeling. If you combine that with a rich history, good schools, our own park, convenient shopping, proximity to San Marco and downtown and great neighbors, you have all the ingedients for the a great neighborhood. Granada truly is the ''Suburb Supreme.''

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