GREEN COVE SPRINGS

Green Cove Springs is a city located along the west bank of the historic St. Johns River and since 1871 has served as the County Seat of Government for Clay County, Florida.

 The city’s name originates from the three physical characteristics.  “Green” refers to the perennially green vegetation characterized by its tree scape and foliage.  “Cove” refers to a bend in the St. Johns River creating a safe area for mooring of boats during inclement weather periods.  “Springs” refers to the natural spring (one of 600 in Florida), originating from the “Floridan Aquifer” with an estimated flow rate of approximately 2,200 gallons per minute.  The spring water flows into the west side of the municipal swimming pool and then flows out the east side forming a stream eventually emptying into the St. Johns River.

   The medicinal qualities of the spring and its location along the St. Johns River served as major contributors to the community’s development as a prominent attraction and destination for tourists during the 19th Century.  

During the late 1880’s, the town experienced great prosperity as evidenced by the large number and quality of hotels constructed near the spring and surrounding area.  The medicinal qualities of the spring and tropical climate of the area during the winter months made Green Cove Springs a popular vacation destination. Tourists and visitors journeyed along the St. Johns River from Jacksonville by Riverboats. The accommodations of these hotels were comparable to famous hotels in cities like Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. 

 Green Cove Springs had the first “Trolley System” in the state providing transportation for commodities, residents and visitors with their luggage from the riverbank piers to the various lodging accommodations in the city.  The prominence of the community as a winter style resort changed when Henry Flagler constructed his railroad allowing northern visitors to vacation in destinations further south in more tropical areas like Palm Beach and Miami.  

 It was also the home of “Gustafson's Farm”, owned, and operated by Frank and Agnes Gustafson. The dairy operations moved to a 10,000-acre location just south of the city and continued to grow earning it recognition as one of the largest privately owned dairies in the Southeastern part of the United States.  

Green Cove Springs

All Listings Under $100,000 $100,000 - $200,000
$200,000 - $300,000 $300,000 - $400,000 $400,000 - $500,000
$500,000 - $600,000 $600,000 - $700,000 $700,000 - $800,000
$800,000 - $900,000 Over $1,000,000
140 Monterey Bay Ln, Green Cove Spr
  • Residential
  • 7 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 6,229 SqFt

140 Monterey Bay Ln, Green Cove Spr

$3,500,000
5611 Dianthus St, Green Cove Spr
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,218 SqFt

5611 Dianthus St, Green Cove Spr

$825,000 ↓ $17,900
6132 County Rd 209 South, Green Cove Spr
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,184 SqFt

6132 County Rd 209 South, Green Cove Spr

$775,000 ↓ $60,000
103 Magnolia Ave South, Green Cove Spr
  • Residential
  • 8 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 3,628 SqFt

103 Magnolia Ave South, Green Cove Spr

$734,900
6615 Sharron Rd, Green Cove Spr
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,700 SqFt

6615 Sharron Rd, Green Cove Spr

$725,000 ↓ $25,000
3060 Russell Rd, Green Cove Spr
  • Mobile w/Land
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 800 SqFt

3060 Russell Rd, Green Cove Spr

$700,000
292 Cassia St, Green Cove Spr
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,457 SqFt

292 Cassia St, Green Cove Spr

$699,900
5892 County Rd 209 South, Green Cove Spr
  • Ranch
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,532 SqFt

5892 County Rd 209 South, Green Cove Spr

$679,900
3108 Michelle Ct, Green Cove Spr
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,055 SqFt

3108 Michelle Ct, Green Cove Spr

$635,000
430 Myrtle Ave, Green Cove Spr
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,706 SqFt

430 Myrtle Ave, Green Cove Spr

$625,000 ↓ $15,000
2794 Henley Rd, Green Cove Spr
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,287 SqFt

2794 Henley Rd, Green Cove Spr

$524,000 ↓ $5,000
3568 Jims Ct, Green Cove Spr
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,564 SqFt

3568 Jims Ct, Green Cove Spr

$509,900

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Listing information last updated on October 20th, 2020 at 10:38am EDT.