Tap into the urban lifestyle of historic architecture, modern amenities and walkability. Perhaps you're looking for the exposed brick and beams of loft-style living, or maybe you'd like the more traditional layout of a townhome. Downtown offers a vast array of apartments, condominiums, townhomes and single family homes in historic Riverside. Whether you prefer high-rise living or want to get in on the ground floor, Downtown Jacksonville has something for you.
Living in Downtown Jacksonville
Graced by the beautiful St. Johns River and minutes away from pristine white sand beaches, Downtown Jacksonville is truly unique. Cross over one of the bridges spanning the river or take a sunset water taxi ride for the best city views! Nestled between skyscrapers and the St. Johns River, Downtown Jacksonville’s North and South banks have an urban vibe with a cool atmosphere. Fortune 500 companies call the city’s core home. During the week, thousands of professionals and visitors fill the streets enjoying unique lunch and dining destinations, world-class museums, and a variety of nightlife options, from casual bars to upscale lounges.
Shopping and Dining
Downtown Jacksonville ranges from Riverside to San Marco and of course, the heart of downtown Jacksonville, choosing to live in any three of these beautiful parts of the city leaves you with a vast variety of local eats, shops and activities. The city’s core has over 90 restaurants to choose from, anything from food trucks, to casual eateries, to upscale bistros with eclectic menus. While visiting Downtown be sure to enjoy a great meal at Bellwether, Super Food & Brew, MOCA cafe, Indochine, Cowford Chophouse, Morton's The Steakhouse, Olio, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, BB’s Restaurant and Bar, River City Brewing Company or the Chart House. If you’re closer to San Marco you can’t miss out on the great local eateries such as The Bearded Pig, Taverna, The Players Grille, Restaurant Orsay, Matthews and Rue’s. If you’re looking for something a little on the sweeter side there’s a plethora of local coffee and dessert shops. A few of the top rated local coffee shops and dessert stops are Southern Grounds, Bold Bean, Good Dough and Peterbrooke Chocolatier.
Recreation in Downtown Jacksonville
Downtown Jacksonville is full of events that happen on a weekly or monthly basis and the occasional larger annual events. Nearly every event downtown is free to attend and typically has live music, food trucks and vendors for your enjoyment. On top of the events downtown there are many museums to visit ranging from art museums to science and history museums. Two very popular museums frequented by Jacksonville locals are the Museum of Science and History, also known as MOSH, and the Cummer Art Museum. In the heart of downtown there are a few great entertainment opportunities such as the Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium, Daily’s Place for great concerts and the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.