Whether you are a young family with children or a retiree building your dream home, this is the perfect neighborhood for settling down. It was once an industrial area, but residential development has allowed the neighborhood to flourish. It is close to the airport, the Jacksonville Zoo, and Huguenot Park, making it a perfect spot for children. Moreover, it is—conveniently—close to downtown, making it popular among Jacksonville locals.

Northside is close to Jacksonville’s three main travel hubs—the Jacksonville International Airport, the Amtrak station, and the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal. This proximity makes it a wonderful place for people who frequently travel, work for an airline or cruise line, or need to commute to different parts of the country for work.

Recreation in this area isn’t just about the kids—adults deserve to have fun, too! The Budweiser Brewery is nearby and offers free tours throughout the week. Additionally, lovers of history can visit the Kingsley Plantation and The Ribault Club, both of which reside within the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. This attraction offers a poignant but interesting peek back in time to the antebellum South.

Riverfront property is the most desirable in this area, and neighborhoods like Yellowbluff and Oceanway sport dozens of single- and two-family homes. However, there are several luxury apartment complexes nearby—you don’t have to sacrifice luxury to live in this wonderful part of town. Downtown is just minutes away, but you’ll feel the peace and quiet that comes with a residential community.