Historic Life

Newcomers Guide | 2018-2019 | Vol.4

There’s no place like living in the historic enclaves of Jacksonville. The shady, tree-lined streets of Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill, San Marco, San Jose and St. Nicholas provide the homey, comfortable feel of living in a small town, all within a hop, skip and a jump from downtown Jacksonville’s bright lights.

On weekends, it is not unusual to see folks chatting over the back fence, walking dogs to nearby greenspaces, or heading for coffee or a leisurely breakfast to the restaurants in The Shoppes of Avondale, 5 Points or the San Marco Square. And for all of us lucky enough to live in this area along the banks of the majestic St. Johns River, nature sightings are a daily occurrence as birds, manatees, alligators, and otters can all be observed along bulkheads, public riverfront parks and docks, as well as local creeks and tributaries.

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These close-knit communities have a history of the kind where everyone waves, exuding Southern hospitality and a welcoming vibe. From condos in the former John Gorrie Junior High School, Prairie-style bungalows along Riverside Avenue, high rises on the Southbank, to riverfront estates found in Epping Forest, Granada and Pointe La Vista, an eclectic selection of housing choices is available for residents of all ages and means.

If you have recently moved to one of our riverside communities, you should find our monthly community newspaper, The Resident, in your mailbox. It is mailed directly to 30,000 residences, 15,000 on each side of the river. Our two separate editions, which are also available at local businesses, are tailored specifically to each community lining the banks of the St. Johns. The papers provide news, entertainment, events, great advertising of products and services, not to mention stories about the people living, working, and playing in our neighborhoods. 

We sincerely hope you enjoy your new community, or if you’re considering a move, we invite you to enjoy the opportunities that abound in the communities we serve. May this magazine provide a wealth of information and contribute to your sense of place.

Welcome to the Historic Life…

Pamela & Seth Williams

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