Live Downtown Jax

Tap into the urban lifestyle of historic architecture, modern amenities and walkability. Perhaps you're looking for the exposed brick and beams of loft-style living, or maybe you'd like the more traditional layout of a townhome. Downtown offers more than 3,600 units in 23 multifamily properties on the Northbank and Southbank and in LaVilla and Brooklyn. Whether you prefer high rise living or want to get in on the ground floor, Downtown Jacksonville has something for you.

The Downtown Dwellers

Join Downtown’s network of neighbors, the Downtown Dwellers. This dedicated group seeks to protect Downtown's river and land, promote safety and security, foster community and support local businesses.

Our Neighbors

SAN MARCO

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.

San Marco Preservation Society

RIVERSIDE/AVONDALE

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.

Riverside Avondale Preservation

SPRINGFIELD

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.

Springfield Preservation & Revitalization

MURRAY HILL

Murray Hill took the name of a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. While the neighborhood was created in 1907, the town of Murray Hill was incorporated in 1916 with its own mayor. Murray Hill is filled with multiple parks, restaurants, bars, community gardens and an art center.

Murray Hill Preservation Association

RAILYARD DISTRICT

Located west of downtown is a distinct part of Jacksonville once known as Honeymoon Yard, The Beaver Street area, now known as the Rail Yard District, houses over 100 unique small businesses. Many of these business owners are now coming together to make change in their community. The Rail Yard District is a major economic engine for Jacksonville, contributing hundreds of millions of dollars in local economic impact.

RailYard District Business Council

DURKEEVILLE

The Durkeeville community was founded just after the Civil War by a Union soldier J. H. Durkee, who purchased the land speculating that the railroad, would be coming to Jacksonville. When the railroad did come and passed to the south of Durkee’s land, he was faced with huge losses and split the land into parcels and sold it to African-Americans, who were eager to own their first pieces of property. The mission of the Durkeeville Historical Society is to research, record, and preserve the artifacts of the Durkeeville community and to present them in an educational and entertaining format, offer services for citizens to research their genealogy and to be the keepers of the many facets that make up this historical and cultural legacy of North West community of Jacksonville, Florida.

The Durkeeville Historical Society