Jacksonville has a variety of neighborhoods. A brief outline of each is below.
Waterfront properties; borders are: St. Johns and the Intracoastal . Fort Caroline National Park, Jacksonville University, Jones College are here.
Beach communities are: Atlantic Beach (entertainment and dining), Neptune Beach (residential), and Jacksonville Beach (commercial). (see www.visitjacksonvillebeaches.com for more info)
Clay County / Orange Park
South of the city on the west side of the St. Johns River; rural pastoral area. Green Cove Springs, Keystone Heights, Penney Farms and Middleburg are here.
Primarily rural ; rich architectural history. Large estates are here.
Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach
North of Jacksonville; resort areas.
borders: 20th Street; county border; I-295; Atlantic Ocean. Vast area of waterways, housing developments, and attractions, like Anheuser Busch, Jacksonville Zoo, and Huguenot Park.
borders: St. Johns River; Ortega River; Riverside on the south.
Small parks and residential area along the river give Ortega its charm. Wealthiest people live here.
Riverside and Avondale
Bordered by Highway 17 and St. Johns river, I-10 highway and the Ortega River. Historic residents on the west bank.
Fruit Cove & Switzerland
Switzerland and Fruit Cove on east bank of the St. Johns River. Bedroom community for Jacksonville.
Ponte Vedra Beach and Sawgrass
Northeast corner of St. Johns County. Apartment communities; sports headquarters for PGA and ATP.
Bordered by Arlington to the north and east, St. Johns County to the south and San Marco and I-95 to the west. More apartments and condominiums.
borders: I-10, Clay County, I-295, Baker County. Baldwin, Marietta, Maxville and Whitehouse townships are here.
Entertainment, shopping and business district. Downtown borders are: St. John's River, Stadium District , I-95, and 1st Street. Springfield borders are: Hogan's Creek, The Railroad, and Boulevard Street.
Hanna Park. Located right next...
Hanna Park. Located right next to the Naval Base this is a hugh national trust park, with some great beaches, camping is allowed for a nominal fee. I would recomend that a night stay sould be somthing well worth considering if with a group of people.
Fine riverfront dining with a fabulous view
This reknown upscale steak house chain has two Jacksonville locations (Downtown Southbank and Ponte Vedra Beach) to satisfy discriminating tastes. While I have not been to the Ponte Vedra location, the Downtown restaurant is absolutely fabulous! Connected to the Hilton & Towers right on the Southbank Riverwalk, patrons get to enjoy views of the river and downtown skyline while indulging in some of the most choice steak around. Very romantic atmosphere! They also have great desserts. Just be sure you're ready to shell out the big bucks. Mmmm... Steak!
Great for kids
This is a very nice museum for the kids. Great place to go on a hot or rainy day. They especially loved the play room in the lobby, and the movie in the planetarium. Also great is the laser light shows at night. They have different music, I've seen Aerosmith and Pink Floyd. You sit in the planetarium and wear 3D glasses, and while the music plays, they show different lasers on the screen. it's pretty cool, and they have one for kids during the day, too.
Gateway to Florida
Welcome to my Jacksonville travel page. I've been living in Jacksonville for almost all my life. Jacksonville is the largest in city according to landwise. Emcompassing at least 10 wards each having their own distinct character. Northside, Southside, Westside, Beaches, San Marco, Mandrain, Orange Park just to name a few. Each of these areas has a little bit of everything. If you looking for a place that has beautiful beaches, great places for camping, fishing, and hunting then jacksonville is the perfect place for you. It's also home the Players championship for all you golf fans and only an hour away from St. Augustine for you history buffs looking to learn more about the oldest city in the United States.