Epping Forest Community and Yacht Club combines turn-of-the-century romance and world-class amenities in a setting of historical significance. Built in 1926 by industrialist Alfred I. duPont and wife Jesse Ball duPont as their Florida residence, Epping Forest was quickly distinguished as one of the country’s finest estates.
Many illustrious guests, such as the Vanderbilts, Carnegies, Goulds, Presidents Gerald Ford and Anwar Sadat, graced its rooms for lavish parties.
In the early 1970s, Epping Forest became the home of the Raymond K. Mason family. In 1984, Gate Petroleum Company
acquired Epping Forest from the Mason family. The company strongly believed that the estate should be preserved for future enjoyment of Jacksonville’s citizens. Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, Epping Forest Yacht Club now offers a traditional elegance reminiscent of times gone by, while offering the modern conveniences of today.
Epping Forest is one of the most prestigious communities in Jacksonville and is located close to historic and charming San Marco and convenient to downtown Jacksonville in the San Jose area.
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Avondale | Beaches | Epping Forest | Mandarin | Ortega
San Marco | San Jose | St. Augustine | St. Johns County