Jacksonville's heart is in its Downtown urban core. 22 miles of wide, uncrowded beaches are the doorstep to the perfect surfer towns. Walkable historic districts, with unique shopping and dining options. Spend the day exploring San Marco on the Southbank of the St. Johns River near Downtown. This neighborhood located just north of Downtown offers awesome historic experiences along with its hip new restaurants, breweries and public art. Not only is it a great place to live, Arlington offers diverse natural attractions for out-of-town visitors. The Southside and Mandarin areas offer shopping, riverfront outdoors activities and historical sites. The Northside is close to the airport, attractions, and beautiful state and national parks and nature preserves. The Westside provides convenient access to the water for boating and fishing enthusiasts.

Diverse Areas Rich With Culture

Beyond the majestic skyline of Downtown, you'll find the heart of Jacksonville lies within our diverse neighborhoods. You'll find quaint riverfront streets lined with boutiques, funky shopping and dining districts, live music venues, sidewalk cafes and sleepy surfer towns.

Explore Jacksonville to the fullest by checking out our neighborhoods. Every neighborhood offers a different opportunity for you to immerse yourself in our local culture. Relax on the miles of white sandy beaches, shop and dine in unique districts, picnic or hike in the neighborhood parks, or tap into the bustling culture of Downtown. One of the best parts of Jacksonville is that within just minutes you can travel to a new and exciting area. We've got the hip urban spots, but we can also boast our breathtaking, totally undeveloped natural landscape - a true paradise for exploring, camping, and water activities. 

No matter where you venture, you'll find Jacksonville's unique brand of Southern hospitality and charm. Choose a neighborhood or two and get out and experience it. We know you'll be impressed!

In The Areas & Map Section

  • Downtown

    The Downtown Area

    Graced by the beautiful St. Johns River, and minutes away from pristine white sand beaches, Downtown Jacksonville is truly unique. Cross over one of the bridges spanning the river or take a sunset water taxi ride for the best city views!

  • The Beaches & Mayport

    The Beaches & Historic Mayport

    Just a few minutes from Downtown, Jacksonville's white sand beaches await you. Spend a day unwinding by the ocean and enjoy the nearby shops, restaurants, attractions, and nightlife in the evening.

  • Riverside & Avondale

    The Riverside & Avondale Neighborhoods

    Stroll through the charming tree-lined streets of historic Riverside & Avondale for fabulous dining, antique shopping, fun bars and trendy boutiques. View the world-class art collection at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and don't miss the exciting 5 Points area for dining and shopping options with a hip, local twist.

  • San Marco

    The San Marco Neighborhood

    San Marco is a historic neighborhood just a few minutes from Downtown. Visit San Marco's distinctive boutiques and art galleries and enjoy the full-fledged dining district which has plenty of outdoor cafe seating and diverse options.

  • Springfield

    Springfield Historic District

    Established in 1869 and located adjacent to the north of Downtown Jacksonville, the Springfield neighborhood is a cool place to visit!

  • Arlington

    The Arlington Area

    Arlington is also one of the first areas settled by Europeans in the 1500's, and history buffs will enjoy a visit to Fort Caroline National Memorial. Arlington also offers a variety of shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

  • Southside & Mandarin

    The Southside and Mandarin Areas

    The mostly residential areas of the Southside and Mandarin are brimming with history and nature and boast some of the most stunning river views in Jacksonville.

  • Northside & Airport

    The Northside & Airport Neighborhoods

    Check out the Northside and Airport areas where you can visit the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens or tour the Budweiser Brewery. The beautiful Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve offers numerous outdoors activities and historic sites like Kingsley Plantation for a glimpse into the past.

  • Westside & Orange Park

    The Westside & Orange Park

    Some say the Westside offers the best city skyline views in Jacksonville. Take in the historic mansions in the wealthy Ortega neighborhood or enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, camping, fishing, and boating in nearby Orange Park.

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