Downtown Jacksonville

Get in on the Action in the Urban Core

Welcome to Downtown Jacksonville

The commercial, political and historic core of Jacksonville, Downtown Jacksonville offers urban living mixed with public parks and riverfront views for those who enjoy a short commute and city lifestyle. No outrageous rent rates or out-of-reach condo prices here; the downtown Jacksonville area offers everything from entry-level housing to luxury high-rise developments, so you can take your pick based on preferred amenities, views and features like exposed brick or loft-style layouts. The district is in the middle of a dramatic renaissance, filling once vacant storefronts with art galleries, eclectic bars and music venues, as well as offices for up-and-coming tech companies and co-work spaces. Residents enjoy attractions like touring Broadway shows at the Times-Union Center, monthly Art Walks, live concerts by the river and sporting events at EverBank Field. Want to know more? Let’s talk.

THE LIFESTYLE

Walk or bike to work and skip the stress of a long commute. Mingle with professionals at one of the many happy hours, jog the bridges, try a new restaurant or study the latest exhibit at MOCA

THE MARKET

Very reasonable. You can find great deals on high-rise condos and residential homes

PERFECT IF...

You like being in the center of major events like Jaguar football games, music festivals and just steps from the office

Not so much if...

You aren't used to the atmosphere (and smaller spaces) that comes with urban living

Locals Love

Exciting developments like the Barnett Building renovation, a focus on redeveloping the shipyards and the Landing, and businesses like Intuition Ale Works choosing to move downtown

HOW TO GET THERE

EAST-TO-WEST BOUNDARIES

The St. Johns River to the I-95/I-10 Interchange

NORTH-TO-SOUTH BOUNDARIES

State Street to I-95

COMMUTE TIMES

  • Jacksonville Beach 25 mins
  • Riverside 5 mins
  • St. Johns Town Center 15 mins
  • I-95 2 mins

ON THE STREET

Catch a glimpse of life in Downtown Jacksonville

MARKET SNAPSHOT

Spring 2015

$155,800

Median Sales Price

72

Average Days On the Market Until Sale

97.3%

Percent of Original List Price Received

24

Inventory of Homes for Sale

3

Closed Sales

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Percent of Properties Sold Over List Price

ALL STATS COURTESY THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

EXPLORE LIKE A LOCAL

EAT at

CHOMP CHOMP

For a quick bite to eat before catching a show downtown or a lunch spot to meet up with friends, stop in to this hole-in-the-wall eatery for a rotating selection of handheld goodies like the panko-crusted chicken sandwich or the classic Chomp Burger. Don’t pass on the chips – they are definitely worth the calorie splurge.

EAT at

OLIO

A downtown staple known for its bacon cheese fries, fish tacos and a duck grilled cheese that’s been featured on the Travel Channel as one of the best sandwiches in America. The menu full of simple, fresh selections makes it one of the best breakfast and lunch spots in town.

DRINK at

DOS GATOS

One of downtown’s original destination bars, this dimly lit spot draws in crowds for its specialty craft cocktails and draft specials while hosting events like kamikaze karaoke (participants are given a randomly selected song, and are rewarded with a free shot if they choose to sing it) and trivia.

DRINK at

THE VOLSTEAD

Don’t be fooled by the living room set up as soon as you enter the door, keep walking and you’ll enter the large speakeasy-themed bar in the back, complete with several sitting areas, room for live music and a wrap-around bar. Patrons can belly up and watch the bartenders whip up craft cocktails like the Sliced Bread, Old Fashions, Manhattans and a rotating selection of seasonal drinks. Stop in on Sundays for swing dancing classes – either to learn or just to watch.

CHECK OUT

FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK

The first wednesday of each month, locals from all over the city head downtown to take part in the monthly Art Walk; a celebration of Jax culture featuring local vendors, tons of food and local brews and a schedule of events themed for that particular month. There’s been an Oktoberfest party complete with drinking games, a celebration of all things “love” for February and even a live performance from the Jacksonville Symphony in the middle of Hemming Park (for free!). Check out the special theme for the event each month at jacksonvilleartwalk.com.

SHOP at

JAXSONS NIGHT MARKET

A growing collection of local food vendors, food trucks, artisans, and a beer garden makes this monthly event one you won’t want to miss. Now held in Hemming Plaza the third Thursday of each month, it’s a great chance to check out locally produced goods, listen to live music and hangout with other locals.

Downtown Jacksonville is located in the Duval County School District.

Students are zoned for:

Several zones run through this area, to find out which elementary school, middle school or high school a certain area is zoned for, check the Duval County school locator here

City of Jacksonville

Find out more about the City of Jacksonville

Duval County Public Schools Locator Map

Search which elementary, middle and high schools are zoned for different areas

Jacksonville Sheriff Office’s Crime Mapping Report

Search by area and type of crime

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