Just a short drive from downtown, historic San Marco offers riverfront living at a variety of price points and architectural styles to choose from. San Marco Square is the gem of the community, with bookstores, fine dining, an independent movie theatre, trendy boutiques and outdoor cafes; even a speakeasy. Residents work to preserve the area’s character, as well as enjoy its green spaces; the community offers 14 public parks to lounge and play.
The boulevard leading from the river to downtown is undergoing a complete makeover, with wider sidewalks, lush landscaping and easy access to nearby spots like Baptist Medical Center, the Southbank Riverwalk and the Museum of Science and History (MOSH). Stay tuned for more restaurants, shops and growing residential opportunities.
San Marco’s most prevalent home styles are Spanish and Mediterranean, and the San Marco Preservation is constantly throwing community events to raise money to help maintain the homes and common areas.
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Scenic views of the St. Johns River and the downtown cityscape provide a backdrop for local eateries and trendy drinking spots. Community gatherings are frequent both in the Square and at various nearby destinations.
Average to Above Average depending on the style, age and proximity to the water
You're looking for a neighborhood that has a little bit of everything: culture, green space, entertainment and convenience
Those looking for a late-night entertainment scene
The curb appeal of the varying architectural styles, the growing small business community and the short commute to downtown
I-95 to the St. Johns River
I-95/St. Johns River to River Oaks Rd.
Bacon Bloody Marys, breakfast pizzas and fried green tomato sandwiches; what’s not to like about this Southbank staple? Don’t leave without taking a peek at the dessert case – it’s the main attraction.
What started as a humble brunch spot has quickly grown into a thriving local franchise, expanding into communities in all corners of the city. The attention is for good reason; fluffy, flaky biscuits topped with everything from fried chicken to smoked bacon served with comfort sides and a piping hot cup of local coffee.
The handcrafted cocktails here never fail to impress, and the staff is happy to tell you how to craft your favorite ones at home with a full selection of bottles from micro-distilleries and craft breweries that you can buy and take home.
San Marco’s own craft beer brewery, Aardwolf brews up some of the best beers in Jacksonville in a converted old brick warehouse with a wood-laden bar for drinking with friends and food trucks in the parking lot serving up some unique eats for hungry bar-goers. Best bet? Get a flight so you can try and share a variety of the brews.
Florida’s longest-running community theatre continues to draw in audiences for classic shows including Les Miserables, and Figaro, balanced with new favorites plus comedy performances from Mad Cowford.
Screening new blockbusters, indies and the classics, this San Marco Square staple is a favorite in the neighborhood thanks to its historic charm and full menu including freshly prepared pizza, sandwiches and other movie menu classics . Another welcome feature? A nice selection of wine and local craft beers that you won’t find at any of the area megaplexes.
Why choose just one store when you can browse more than a dozen local boutiques? There’s the San Marco Bookstore, The Write Stuff gift shop and several clothing spots including Therapie, Rosie True and more.
Community website covering San Marco businesses and events
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