Old World charm and modern style come together in this neighborhood filled with Spanish-style architecture. The heart of San Marco is marked by Balis Park and three sculpted lions guarding the town square. Fashioned after the famous St. Mark's Square in Venice, San Marco Square is filled with upscale shopping and eateries, and is home to Theatre Jacksonville, America's longest running community theatre in the Southeast.
For more information on housing in the San Marco area, contact the San Marco Preservation Society at 904.396.4734.
One of the country's largest historic districts, the Riverside/Avondale area is home to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, which features Italian and English gardens. Tree-lined St. Johns Avenue attracts a hip crowd with its antique stores, art galleries and cafes, while the funkier Five Points draws patrons of all kinds to its restaurants, art galleries and vintage clothiers.
For more information contact Riverside Avondale Preservation at 904.389.2449.
Established in 1869, Springfield is Jacksonville's first and oldest neighborhood. The area has a wealth of interesting sites, including the Karpeles Manuscript Museum and Confederate Park. A historic district, the area also offers turn-of-the-century homes in a variety of architectural styles.
For more information on housing in Springfield contact SPAR (Springfield Preservation & Revitalization Council, Inc.) at 904.353.7727.