Katherine Akel

Katherine Akel
Mandarin North Office
11226 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville FL 32223
Email : kathyakel@watsonrealtycorp.com
Website : http://kathyakel.watsonrealtycorp.com
Office Phone : (904) 421-7959
Mobile Phone : (904) 673-9886
Fax : (904) 421-7999

I have lived in Jacksonville, Florida for more than 10 years. Working with people has been my passion since I began a career in Interior Design and Decorating.  Now, as a full-time Realtor, I truly enjoy meeting people and assisting them in selling or buying new or existing homes, land and investment properties.
I will provide up-to-date information about the current real estate market, assist in staging and marketing of properties as well as current market pricing for sellers and buyers to use in making informed decisions.

I am happily married to my husband, Jack and I have three handsome sons, Said, Christopher and Matthew. 

My values and goals drive me to provide the best quality service and customer satisfaction possible.  I am dedicated to keeping my customers informed from the moment we start working together, throughout the entire process of searching, negotiating, inspecting, financing and reaching a successful closing.

I am also proud to represent and offer for sale many of the newly built David Weekly Homes in Mandarin.  David Weekly is one of the premier builders of affordable, luxury homes in Jacksonville and surrounding communities, representing quality construction and innovative home design. 

Mandarin FL Real Estate

Mandarin is a neighborhood located in the southernmost portion of Jacksonville, in Duval County, Florida. It is located on the eastern bank of the St. Johns River, across from Orange Park.

Mandarin is named after the Mandarin orange. Once called “a tropical paradise” by author Harriett Beecher Stowe, the quaint area of Mandarin is marked by its history, ancient oak trees draped with Spanish moss, beautiful parks, marinas and more water views than any other area in Jacksonville.

In the 1800s, Mandarin was a small farming village that shipped oranges, grapefruit, lemons and other fruits and vegetables to Jacksonville and points north on the steamships that traveled the St. Johns River. Mandarin, FL.

In 1867 the famous author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe bought a cottage here. For the next seventeen winters, she welcomed tourists debarking from the steamers making their way down the St. Johns River and charged them 75 cents each to meet her and admire her surroundings. Stowe, although best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin about the cruelty of slavery, also wrote about Florida .

In 1968, the city of Jacksonville and most of Duval County formed a consolidated municipal unit. As part of this process, Mandarin ceased to exist as a political entity, and became part of the City of Jacksonville. While Mandarin now is just a small section of the City of Jacksonville, its natural beauty, parks and historic buildings draw visitors from around the world. Just a short drive south of Jacksonville’s city center, the community is bordered by Beauclerc to the north, Julington Creek to the south and St. John’s River to the west. 

Today, Mandarin is an upscale suburban community with beautiful tree lined neighborhoods, large riverfront estates, and a family oriented quality of life. Mandarin is about the active lifestyle, with great schools, abundant recreational activities, and shopping of every kind. Mandarin is a wonderful place to live and experience everything Florida has to offer in beautiful, historic surroundings!

There are many wonderful homes in this area, but you need a local market expert to help you. Watson Realty Corp is a locally owned company with over 50 years experience selling homes in the area.

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