Normandy Village

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Normandy Village is a 1,472 single-family home residential neighborhood that was built in 1957 on un-incorporated forestland far out on the Westside of Duval County, Florida.

Normandy Village is one of the Westside residential Neighborhoods of Jacksonville, Florida.

At the time, the Normandy Village project was the most expensive residential neighborhood to ever be built in Duval County, given that it came complete with its own utilites and schools.

The village never incorporated as a separate town, and in 1968, was annexed by the City of Jacksonville Florida as part of a county-wide, voter-originated consolidation.

The Village was privately built to provide offbase housing for the military families stationed at the nearby Master Jetbase of NAS Cecil Field.

At that time in 1957, all Civilization in Duval County essentially ended at Cassat Avenue, which, at that time, was the Western boundary road of the Town of Murray Hill, which was also annexed by Jacksonville in 1968.

Prior to 1957, nothing but farms existed to the West of Cassat Avenue except NAS Cecil Field.

Normandy Village was built in the woods, 5 miles West of Cassat Avenue, and 9 miles East of NAS Cecil Field.

So Normandy Village was a small pocket of Civilization in the forest, halfway between NAS Cecil Field, and the established Town of Murray Hill, and the larger City of Jacksonville beyond to the East.

There were no water lines or sewer lines that far out on the Westside at that time, so a fully-functional Water & Sewer Plant (Normandy Village Utilities) was constructed as part of the Normandy Village project.

Normandy Village Utilities is a Private Utility, whose owners are the 1,472 Homeowners of Normandy Village. Each Home has One Share of Stock in the Company.

As part of the Normandy Village project, the Duval County School Board was brought on board, which, over time, resulted in the construction of a complete set of schools ([1] Normandy Village Elementary - 1962, [2] Joseph Stilwell Junior High - 1962, and Edward H. White Senior High - 1971) to service the Village, and the surrounding growth that followed it.

Given its expensive, self-sufficient utility, the schools, and with large lots, and over 13 different Spacious Floorplans to choose from, no expense was spared in the construction of Normandy Village, and it was hailed at the time as the Future of Housing projects in Florida.

The Village was built in 3 phases, and is situated between Normandy Blvd on the North, Wilson Avenue on the South, with the pre-village road called Lindsey Road on the West. Construction began in 1957, and finished in 1958.

There was no existing road to the east in 1957, however, in 1971, I-295 was built a half-mile to the east, with a forested buffer-zone in between I-295 & the Village.