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Exploring North Florida: Fernandina Beach

Jacksonville may be Northeast Florida's largest city and St. Augustine may be the nation's oldest, but if you're willing to explore, you'll discover the First Coast is filled with many interesting communities. Named in honor of Spain's King Ferdinand VII, Fernandina Beach is a well-preserved historic...

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Where your Florida orange juice comes from

In 1915, Claude E. Street produced his first bottle of Street's Grapefruit Juice in Haines City, Florida, becoming the first citrus juice processing manufacturer in America. Today, behind Brazil, Florida is the second-largest producer of orange juice in the world with nearly 76,000 Floridians working...

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You've Come a Long Way Baby: Downtown West Palm Beach

Melissa Hege, AICP, LEED AP of South Florida-based Melissa Hege City Planning LLC. emphasizes how a distinctive and unique waterfront plaza has helped reshape Downtown West Palm Beach.

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A Glimpse of Downtown Miami

Like many cities, Miami aspires to achieve greatness with its downtown. Judging from the amount of cranes dominating the skyline, Miami is well on its way. Today, Modern Cities shares rarely seen street scene of one of America's most rapidly growing urban cores.

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Medellín: The cosmopolitan city you've never seen

Sometimes called the City of the Eternal Spring, Medellín is a cosmopolitan city you rarely discussed in positive circles across the United States. During the 1980s, Medellín was once known as the most dangerous city in the world. However, with an estimated 2017 population of 2.5 million residents,...

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Put The Heatlamp Away, 7-Eleven Ups Their Food Game

Company's pilot program seeks to reinvent stores into a neighborhood fast-casual dining destination.

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Startup Fronts Down Payment If You Rent Room On Airbnb

Want to buy a house but can't afford the down payment? This startup offers assistance... with a catch.

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Silicon Valley Looks To Kill The Corner Store

New startup is either a disruptive technology that will forever change the corner store, or yet another example of Silicone Valley looking to gentrify neighborhoods- depending on who you ask.

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Bartram Park: A suburban millennial paradise?

Despite well publicized excitement about downtown revitalization, young adults are fueling rapid growth in suburban areas like Bartram Park across the country. Is it by choice, or necessity?

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What does "gentrification" really mean?

Kea Wilson of Strong Towns (https://www.strongtowns.org/journal) explores gentrification. No two people seem to quite agree on what the word “gentrification” means. If you’re at all interested in what shapes our cities, you’re bound to find yourself in a conversation about gentrification eventually—and...

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