Northeast Florida, also known as the First Coast, is the state's oldest and culturally richest region. Its centuries-old roots run deep beginning when Ponce De Leon first reached its golden shores in 1513. Northeast Florida encompasses the Jacksonville metropolitan area and surrounding communities stretching between the Florida/Georgia state line to the north and Palm Coast to the south. The sunny Atlantic shores border the east and region extends inland about 50 miles into the pastoral landscapes of rural Florida. Its many family-friendly communities, diversified commerce and ideal sub-tropical climate make Northeast Florida a great place to work, play, visit and live. Come explore the many treasures of Florida's First Coast.