• Five Points is an artsy Riverside neighborhood, with funky coffee shops, outdoor cafés, one-of-a-kind shopping, nightclubs, and more.
    Five Points Neighborhood

    Five Points is named for its distinctive five-way intersection.

    Five Points is an artsy Riverside neighborhood, with funky coffee shops, outdoor cafés, one-of-a-kind shopping, nightclubs, and more. Learn More

  • On Saturdays the Riverside Arts Market comes to life with fresh produce, art, and music. Learn more about things to do in Riverside.
    The Riverside Arts Market

    Visit the Riverside Arts Market on Saturdays.

    On Saturdays the Riverside Arts Market comes to life with fresh produce, art, and music. Learn more about things to do in Riverside.

  • This river front park was designed by the Olmsted Brothers, who also designed Central Park in New York.
    Memorial Park

    Enjoy river views from Memorial Park.

    This river front park was designed by the Olmsted Brothers, who also designed Central Park in New York. Learn More


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.

Stroll, Shop, and Dine in Riverside & 5 Points

Riverside's funky, trendy 5 Points is considered Jacksonville's arts and commerce district. Built in the 1930s as Jacksonville's first shopping area outside of Downtown, it continues to thrive. Perhaps nothing embodies 5 Points more than the eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, boutiques and vintage, antiques, collectibles, odds & ends to be found at 5 Points Vintage or Fans and Stoves. Looking for a unique gift? Gloss Goods offers a selection of hard-to-find apothecary and limited-run jewelry. Stop into Violet, Wolfgang, and Edge City to cruise the racks for the latest styles.

What to eat in Riverside & Avondale:

Welcome to foodies mecca! These historic neighborhoods are putting Jacksonville’s culinary scene on the national map. After a day of shopping, relax and unwind with a cup of coffee at BREW, a craft beer at Alewife, or a refreshing champagne pop at Rootdown. Refuel and enjoy a meal at any one of the locally owned restaurants including Derby on Park, Hoptinger, Timoti’s, Mossfire Grill, and The Bread and Board. Don’t miss Black Sheep or River & Post for great cocktails at two of the hottest rooftop bars in Jacksonville. While visiting be sure to indulge in some of the city’s best restaurants located in the eclectic 5 Points District, on King Street, and in the Shops of Avondale. Don’t miss Black Sheep, Hawkers, Corner Taco, Bread & Board, Hoptinger, Five Points Tavern, 13 Gypsies, Carmines Pie House, The Brick, Pinegrove Market & Deli, OrsayBiscottis or The Fox

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. 


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