Historic Life

Community & Newcomers Guide | 2019-2020 | Vol.5

Living in a community rich with authenticity and charm is something that people from all walks of life are seeking. Perhaps you’ve arrived in our beautiful neighborhoods from the furthest reaches of New England, the Midwest, the West Coast or the other side of the globe. At some point, there was a spark that lit the fire to relocate. 

Whatever the reason, we welcome you with open arms and a sense of gratitude. With a touch of Southern hospitality and a spirit of optimism, we invite your perspective, your talents and we’re encouraged by your choice to invest in our neighborhoods.

As you embark on your new journey, we hope you enjoy the local haunts, parks and recreational fun to be had, as well as nearby day trips and regional attractions. There’s so much to do and so much to discover. In this magazine, we scratch the surface of what’s available by way of this helpful guide to the neighborhoods. We encourage you to get out there, enjoy your new home and become active in the community. You’ll be sure to have your list of favorite restaurants, shops, parks, museums and entertainment venues, as well as hobbies and personal pursuits along the way.

First, be sure to check out our “Best of Local” section [see page 33] where we shine the light on entrepreneurs and local business owners that rise to the top. It’s not always easy to find honest, hardworking credible businesspeople and restaurateurs [see Dining Guide on page 102], but you’ll find them throughout this publication – they help to make this magazine possible – and foster a strong local economy.

One thing most us have in common, aside from being from somewhere else at some point in our lives, is the desire to belong somewhere special. You will find it here, and you will feel the satisfaction and renewed stride in your step as you acquaint yourself with neighbors and newfound friends. The best part is that you have chosen to live here and selected this unique historic neighborhood in which to live. That’s a bold statement, because you could choose to live anywhere.

The history, architecture, parks and wildlife, nearby beaches, river access and proximity to downtown all make this area a hot commodity. Prices are competitive and homes are rising in value. Property values are indicative of a desirable location and that’s just what you’ll find in the neighborhoods of Riverside, Avondale, Ortega and Murray Hill and on the opposite side of the river in San Marco, San Jose and St. Nicholas – our Resident News coverage areas.

We’re glad you’re here and hope you enjoy reading your local newspaper, the one we’ll be delivering into your home every month. In closing, we appreciate you taking the time to patronize local businesses to help strengthen our community. We also look forward to meeting you out on the town.

Welcome Home,

Pamela & Seth Williams

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