The mostly residential areas of the Southside are brimming with history and nature and boast some of the most stunning river views in Jacksonville. The Southside has blossomed into a bustling business center. The St. Johns Town Center - a 1.1 million-square-foot, open-air lifestyle center offering innovative new retail, residential, hotel, and dining choices for Jacksonville shoppers is one of the highlights of the area. Just around the corner, the Tinseltown area is hopping with a movie theater, restaurants, specialty shops, and thriving nightlife. The area is also home to the large yet elegant Avenues Mall.
Living in Southside
Southside is a large area of Jacksonville, Florida with a population mostly consisting of young couples and families. Southside is located in Duval County and is one of the best places to live in Jacksonville, FL because of its robust culture and variety of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and parks. Residents have the benefit of an urban feel with plenty of activity surrounding their homes.
Shopping and Dining
Look no further than one of the many malls, antique stores, flea markets or eclectic shopping districts in Northeast Florida. For the latest fashion trends, the shops at the St. Johns Town Center or The Avenues Mall always have you covered. Grab a mid-day treat as you browse handmade arts and crafts at one of many local farmers markets. Or, for the latest in must-have retail, stop by the outdoor shopping mecca, the St. Johns Town Center which has stores such as Tumi Luggage, Lacoste, Tiffany and Co., Tory Burch, Louis Vuitton, Apple and Tesla… just to name a few. If all the shopping has got you hungry then be sure to stop by any of the five star restaurants including Prati Italia, Capital Grille, J. Alexander’s and Fogo De Chao. For a more casual dining experience there are options such as California Pizza Kitchen, M Shack, Chuy’s and Zoe’s Kitchen. Jacksonville’s Southside food scene is an eclectic hybrid of inspired casual elegance and classic southern comfort, infused with the flavors of the coast and a dash of international flair. From elegant bistros, to popular chains, fish camps and everything in between, Southside is a destination for food lovers with great taste. Local restaurateurs are committed to sustainable practices using local seasonal ingredients whenever possible to create delicious menus that showcase the best of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida.
With St. Johns Town Center as the focal point of living on the Southside of Jacksonville, we tend to forget that there are so many other great attractions. All within this area there are country clubs with an array of activities such as nature trails, tennis courts, swimming pools and family fun activities so you or your family will never be bored. Along with the country clubs there is a TopGolf just on the outskirts of St. Johns Town Center and we can’t forget about the University of North Florida which is just down the road. University of North Florida has an entire outdoor nature area dedicated to walking trails, kayaking, zip lining and so much more. Living on the Southside is the perfect place for trail blazers and outdoor explorers!