The Riverside & Avondale Neighborhoods
Walkable historic districts, with unique shopping and dining options.
Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, Riverside is one of Jacksonville’s oldest and coolest neighborhoods. Voted as one of the country’s top 10 Great Neighborhoods, Riverside & Avondale have a unique mix of history, culture, charm, and modern design--find out more information through Riverside Avondale Preservation Society. This is a hip part of town with a young population. Million dollar waterfront homes and upscale apartment buildings are the norm, but there is nothing pretentious about the area, instead the vibe here is that of community, urban living, and keeping it local. The world-class Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is also located in the Riverside neighborhood, and the gardens overlook the St. Johns River.
Stroll, Shop, and Dine in Riverside
Riverside's Five Points area is a bohemian neighborhood with funky coffee shops, outdoor cafés, one-of-a-kind shopping, nightclubs, antique stores, and more. Another local food & beer district can be found on King Street, locally owned restaurants, bars and breweries are calling the street home and bringing in hundreds of visitors of all ages every weekend.
Getting Here From Downtown: Riverside is just a quick Take Riverside Avenue (State Road 221) southwest for two miles. For the Five Points shopping area, turn right onto Post Street and then to Park Street. To Avondale, continue on Riverside Avenue and take a left on King Street to St. Johns Avenue. Or hop on the Riverside Trolley.