Jacksonville offers a variety of homes and neighborhoods to please every taste and budget. It is this wide range of lifestyles that help draw residents to the First Coast. Below is a brief description on the various communities found throughout Jacksonville.
Arlington: Traditional yet young
Arlington - the community west of the Regency Square shopping area and north of Beach Boulevard - is an important community in Jacksonville's housing sector. This area has abundant waterfront property, surrounded by the St. Johns on the west and north and the Intracoastal on the east. There are eight elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school located in the area. Many home buyers are looking for resale homes in mature neighborhoods and Arlington has a large price range to offer.
Baymeadows: Mixing it up
The Baymeadows landscape is a mix of mature trees and large yards with the conveniences of city living. With Southside Boulevard and an easy connection to Interstate 95, residents can be downtown in 20-25 minutes. The area has a range of home types and prices, including patio homes, condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes.
Brooklyn: Redevelopment Initiative
The historically residential Brooklyn area, which borders LaVilla near the central downtown district, is currently undergoing a revitalization renaissance. A Brooklyn Neighborhood Strategy Plan has been adopted to create a mixed-use residential, commercial and entertainment district for the area.
The Beaches: Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville
These beach communities are bordered by the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Bordered by Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, Atlantic Beach offers a small-town atmosphere with quality residential amenities. Jacksonville Beach is fast becoming a community of the young and active with affordable housing while Neptune Beach has defined itself by becoming the closest thing to a suburban area among Jacksonville's oceanfront communities.
Five Points: Eclectic and vibrant
Five Points - named for where Park, Margaret and Lomax streets come together from five directions - is part of the Riverside area, but stands on its own due to its unusual nature. Colorful storefronts, restaurants and specialty shops are all within walking distance to schools, churches, parks and the Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens. Surrounding property values have shown a steady increase over the past few years.
Murray Hill: Blast from the past
The borders of Murray Hill run from Interstate 10 down Cassat Avenue to Park Street, Roosevelt Boulevard and back up to I-10. Now boasting more than 5,000 homes, ranging from small bungalows and brownstones to larger two-story homes, residents of Murray Hill enjoy the family-oriented appeal, its location close to major arteries and downtown, its parks and its pedestrian-friendly business district.
Ortega and Ortega Forest: Defined by the river and the past
Ortega is defined by its rivers, tree-shaded home sites and parks and a diverse collection of spectacular architectural styles. Mediterranean Revival homes sit next to colonial-style frame houses. Grand Tudors are alongside cedar-shingle homes. It is well-known as a place to raise a family and remain long after they have departed. Convenient private schools, area churches and small parks along the river contribute to Ortega's charm.
Riverside/Avondale - Preserving our roots
These well-established, historic neighborhoods are located on the west bank of the St. Johns River. Both have become an attractive spot for young professionals who want a short commute to work. Homes include bungalows, restored historic residences and waterfront estates. Avondale is home to small boutique-type shopping, quaint streets and small-town charm.
San Jose and San Marco: Grace and elegance where the past and present meet
Many architectural styles have found a home in these neighborhoods, with a wide range of residential sizes and prices as well. Contributing to the community's good looks and overall allure are its sweeping trees and many parks. Because of the area's excellent schools, these areas are ideal neighborhoods for young families. The central location is minutes from downtown our Southpoint.
Southside: Location, location, location
Centrally located, this area offers a diverse mix of residential styles and offerings within its borders. Neighborhood offerings range from working class, single-family homes, condo and townhomes to gated communities with all the amenities. This area is bordered by Arlington to the north and east, St. Johns County to the south and San Marco and I-95 to the west.
Springfield: History in a house
Founded in 1869, this area is Jacksonville's first and oldest subdivision and was selected as a National Register Historic District under federal criteria. Beyond the crop of new historic-looking homes, some of the area's authentic homes, with rich histories behind them, are capturing people's attention. Popular styles include Florida vernacular, bungalow, Prairie and transitional Queen Anne and Colonial Revival. Its close proximity to downtown makes this a truly historic neighborhood.