Visually stunning and historically significant, the parks of San Marco link us to the past, present and future of our neighborhood. As part of its mission to continuously improve the quality of life of our neighborhood, The San Marco Preservation Society has played a key role in the enhancement and maintenance of many of our local parks.



Residents of San Marco have access to some of the most prestigious educational institutions in the state. Members of our community are highly involved in ensuring that our children receive the highest quality education possible, both public and private. Our neighborhood is home to many of the best schools in Jacksonville, including Hendricks Avenue Elementary and the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. We are in close proximity to many exceptional private schools including Bishop Kenny, Assumption Catholic School, Episcopal School of Jacksonville, and The Bolles School. There are also plenty of fantastic options for early childhood education.

Safe Routes to School

Walking or biking to school gives children a sense of freedom and responsibility, allows them to enjoy the fresh air and provides opportunities to get to know their neighborhood while arriving at school alert, refreshed and ready to start their day. Communities and community-based organizations are devoting increased attention to pedestrian and bicycle safety issues in an effort to improve the conditions for walking or biking to school.

In 2013, the Florida Department of Transportation completed a Safe Routes to School project that created a pedestrian and bicycle-friendly corridor along Hendricks Avenue. The project connects the San Marco community to Julian Landon College Preparatory and includes additional sidewalk construction and upgrades to pedestrian signalization that provide students with a safe and accessible route to school.

The San Marco community is proud to have collaborated with the Florida Department of Transportation to empower our neighborhood’s children by encouraging them to walk or ride their bike to school and providing a safe means to do so.

Click here for more information on the National Center for Safe Routes to School and its programs.




City Councilperson, District 5

Joe Carlucci is a Jacksonville native and third-generation insurance agent—and now third-generation public servant on the Jacksonville City Council.

Joe and his brother, Matt Jr., started their insurance agency in 2009, and it has become one of largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in North Florida. He has a strong background in business and leadership, having graduated from Stanton College Prep, the University of North Florida, and obtaining a certificate of Executive Leadership from Cornell University. Joe is also a graduate of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2021 (officially known as THE best class).

From 2021 to 2023, he served as a voting member of the Duval Citizens Oversight Committee, which oversees the 1.9-billion-dollar capital improvement plan for schools.

Contact Info

Phone: (904) 255-5205
Assistant: George Foote

Office of the City Council
117 W. Duval St., Suite 425
Jacksonville, FL 32202

In 2019 and 2020, he served as president of the San Marco Merchants Association, leading many notable improvements and enhancements to the San Marco business community.

Councilman Carlucci is passionate about effective community leadership and family values. He enjoys coaching his son’s little league baseball team, traveling, and spending time with his family. Joe is scuba certified and loves to explore the underwater world. His favorite date night spots with Victoria include Town Hall, Rue St. Marc, and Taverna Oceana, and his favorite ice cream shops to take his two young boys to are Mayday, Marble Slab, and Foxtail.



For more information on Zoning and Ordinances contact the SMPS Zoning Committee at