Downtown Jacksonville, Springfield, and Northside Homes for Sale

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Jacksonville’s Insiders Guide

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Want to know why Jacksonville, Florida is so special? You’ve come to the right place.

Jacksonville, perfectly positioned along the Atlantic Ocean in Northeast Florida is a natural paradise for visitors looking for an affordable yet luxurious destination. Whether you are looking to discover the undiscovered, ignite romance, reconnect with family or be inspired by the city’s cultural offerings or vivid sunrises, anything is possible in Jacksonville.

The “River City by the Sea”, boasts over 20 miles of wide and un-crowded beaches, close to 40 miles of the tranquil Intracoastal Waterway canal and the longest stretch of the beautiful St. Johns River, with so much water Jacksonville is a boater’s dream-come-true! Back on land, Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the nation, with 10 state and national parks ready to be explored. Our authentic cuisine, thriving craft-beer scene and fun and cosmopolitan nightlife stretching from the beautiful Beaches all the way to our historic neighborhoods make Jacksonville a unique destination with thousands of possibilities for an unforgettable “Only in Jax” experience.

  • At 840 square miles, Jacksonville is the largest city by landmass in the continental United States.
  • Jacksonville has an average of 270 days of sunshine per year.
  • Jacksonville has Florida’s youngest population; the median age in the River City is 35.5.
  • Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the nation with over 80,000 acres.  Green is our color!
  • Home to over 30 medical facilities, including one of only three Mayo Clinics in the country and one of only ten proton beam therapy institutes in the nation, and a number of medical businesses headquarters, Jacksonville truly is “America’s Health Center.
  • Jacksonville is an artistic city. We have a Symphony, a Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Museum of Science and History, a Broadway Series and the oldest continuously operating community theater in the country, Theatre Jacksonville.

DOWNTOWN:

Have you heard of the Riverwalk?  Meander along the st johns north and south bank on the long stretches of walk way to enjoy the weather, the water, the views, hotspots, nightspots, museum and festivals.

Jacksonville Jaguars call our downtown stadium their home in the middle of a state of the art Sportsplex with venues for concerts, baseball, basketball – a centerpiece of spectator events!

Museums dot the downtown area with LaVilla, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Science and History and  Ritz Theatre.  River Taxis connect both sides of the river (we have seven bridges!) and you can enjoy moonlight cruises for a more romantic river experience.

High rise condos dot the riverfront for urban living at its best.  The riverviews are spectacular.  Perfect for enjoying the sensational fireworks off two of the bridges to celebrate July 4th, New Years and just other special occasions.   Jacksonvillians love their fireworks!

Springfield:

Springfield is our historic area… established in 1869, surrounding our town center.  It is on the Historic Register and boasts wonderful examples of 19th and early 20th century architecture

January 2010 issue of Southern Living spotlights Springfield as the #1 “comeback” neighborhood in the south.  Also featured in Florida Trend Magazine as a neighborhood that continued to thrive during the down housing market.  Neighbors here are friends.  The gather in the evenings on the big verandas (these are not just porches) and frequently “pot luck” and even have a community garden.  Henry John Klutho was one of the most influential architects during its early years and there are many examples of his homes, designs and influence.

If you are looking for historic small town feel, this many be your home.

Northside

Arlington

Together with Northside, Westside and Southside, Arlington is one of the larger neighbors in Duval County.  It was also one of the first areas in the United States to be visited by Europeans and was the site for the French Fort Carline in 1564.  The Fort Caroline National Memorial stands in its place.  It is home to the “hills” in our area… lovely rolling landscape bordered by the river and magnificent oak trees are laden with Spanish Moss.

Many neighborhoods make up Arlington and a wide variety of price ranges.  You can find starter homes to mansions throughout this community.

Lots of shopping centers including Regency Mall are easily accessible from anywhere in Arlington.

Just over the bridge to downtown and the Sports Complex for concerts and the many sporting events.  Like most of Jacksonville, Arlington too is bordered by water and is only a few short miles to our beaches.

Northside

The Northside is not just the entry into Jacksonville if traveling south to Florida but is the International entry as well.  Whether traveling by land, sea or air you will begin your Jacksonville most likely, in the Northside.  Our airport, port and major Interstates are here.  Our Northside is a gateway to adventure where you can afford a variety of lifestyles.

Waterfront homes with deepwater riverfront out the back door.  Immediate access to world class fishing and the ocean.  Homes with vintage style, small comfortable neighborhoods or new developments with modern amenities and wonderful new shopping centers make this part of Jacksonville a place to consider.