Southside

A Growing Community in a Prime Location for Work & Play

Welcome to Southside

Situated between downtown and the beach communities, Southside is bustling with new developments, thriving office centers and a sense of energy from the University of North Florida. Although more commercial than other parts of town, its affordable prices and access to the Intracoastal Waterway and community amenities make it one of the most in-demand areas in the city.

The promise of a short commute to work draws many young professionals and students to the community, where they can balance a day at the office with downtime at a new eatery, a run club or one of the area’s many parks. The St. Johns Town Center and the nearby Tinseltown district include a dizzying selection of stores, restaurants and bars all within walking distance of the area’s dozens of condo and apartment options.

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THE LIFESTYLE

The area boasts a ``work hard, play hard`` mentality with busy offices during the day and jam-packed town centers at night.

THE MARKET

Average. With demand for the area up, homes are being sold at faster rates than in other communities so be ready to act fast

PERFECT IF...

You want a fast commute to downtown or the beaches but are still living on a budget or want more space.

Not so much if...

You want a walkable community. Highways and major connectors are the best way to get around here.

Locals Love

Trying out the new restaurants or shops always opening as the area continues to expand

HOW TO GET THERE

EAST-TO-WEST BOUNDARIES

The Intracoastal Waterway to I-95

NORTH-TO-SOUTH BOUNDARIES

Atlantic Boulevard to the bottom right of 295

COMMUTE TIMES

  • Downtown Jax 10 mins
  • Riverside 15 mins
  • St. Johns Town Center 5 mins
  • I-95 7 mins

ON THE STREET

Catch a glimpse of life in Southside

MARKET SNAPSHOT

Spring 2015

$160,500

Median Sales Price

82

Average Days On the Market Until Sale

93.9%

Percent of Original List Price Received

949

Inventory of Homes for Sale

264

Closed Sales

17.7%

Percent of Properties Sold Over List Price

ALL STATS COURTESY THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

EXPLORE LIKE A LOCAL

EAT at

THE FRENCH PANTRY

Only open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays, the line often trails out the door as locals wait to get their hands on this spot’s fresh dipped roast beef sandwiches, Bang Bang Shrimp Po’ Boys, or their stocked dessert case full of French-inspired desserts. Get there early and bring friends so you can try more of the menu.

EAT at

Your Pie Southside

Pizzas straight from a fire-fed oven just seem to taste better, and Your Pie Southside cranks out some of the best in the area. Patrons can choose their crust (they even offer gluten free) and combo of toppings, or choose from one of the menu items. There’s also fresh gelato made in-house, as well as salads, cheesy bread and a nice selection of craft beers.

DRINK at

SIPPERS COFFEHOUSE

Skip the national chains and choose this cozy local hangout for a pick-me-up that comes with fresh baked goods and easy drive-through service. Stop in and work from one of the desks, catch up with friends on the couch and try one of the best chai lattes we’ve ever tasted.

DRINK at

OVINTE

Wine is the name of the game at this local spot nestled in the Town Center. Try it by the glass or the bottle and served with tapas like the traditional cheese plate or mix it up with crab cakes or the mini burger sliders made of a bacon and tender beef mixture. If you find yourself ending up a regular here (who could blame you with the live music, bocce ball and drink specials?), you can even purchase a locker to keep your go-to cigars and other essentials on hand.

CHECK OUT

MELLOW MUSHROOM

A great spot to catch up with friends, listen to live music, team up for trivia night or lace up and join the weekly run group. They’ve definitely become a part of the Southside community, with something to do every night of the week and great food to boot. Check out the huge outdoor patio when the weather complies.

SHOP at

ST. JOHNS TOWN CENTER

The outdoor St. Johns Town Center has something for just about everyone thanks to its selection of more than 175 stores and restaurants. You can make a day of wondering its sidewalks, or stop in for a quick pick up. From the new additions including Nordstrom and Tervis Tumbler, to classics like Anthropologie and Dick’s Sporting Goods, there’s always something new to browse.

Southside is located in the Duval County School District.

To check which schools a neighborhood is zoned for visit the Duval County school locator page.

City of Jacksonville’s Website

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Duval County Public Schools Locator Map

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