The St. Johns River borders the west and north sides of the Arlington area and the Intracoastal Waterway borders the east. Being practically surrounding by water, the Arlington area of Jacksonville Florida offers an abundance of waterfront properties. A rich part of Jacksonville history lays within the Arlington area, The Fort Caroline National Park. Fort Caroline memorializes the short-lived French presence in sixteenth century Florida. The park features stories of exploration, survival, religious disputes, territorial battles, and first contact between American Indians and Europeans. The Arlington area of Jacksonville boasts easy access to schools, churches, shopping and dining. Interstate I-295 runs through the Arlington area and provides quick access just about anywhere in Jacksonville.