Get to know…Northside

The Northside is comprised of a large section of Duval county generally considered anything North of Downtown and Arlington. Once known more for its industrial and commercial assets, the Northside is quickly becoming a popular choice for those looking to enjoy the convenience to the city with a bit less congestion and little more elbow room


The Jacksonville International Airport is located here along with the recently constructed Rivercity Market Place, offers the majority of dining and shopping opportunities. Many of the homes and apartments in the area afford beautiful water and Downtown views. Residents who settle on the easterly portion of the Northside enjoy convenient access to the newest section of 295 also know as 9A. which makes commuting to Mayport Naval base a breeze via the Dames Point bridge. Hopping on Interstate 95 can easily get you to downtown in 5-10 minutes and Kings Bay GA is a 45 minute drive North. Many our our local service men and women enjoy this side of town due to it's convenience and quick access to the near by naval bases.

Heads Up

The Northside has only recently seen major development in the last 7-10 years and may feel like your dining and shopping options are not as plentiful as they are in other parts of town.

Area Attractions

Again the JIA is located here so if you travel a lot and need to get in and out of town with ease this might be your best bet. The Jacksonville Zoo is located on Heckscher Drive and is a great place for animal lovers young and old alike. Fishing and boating are also a popular in the area due to the large amount of warterfront property. Shoppers options at the Rivercity Market place including Super Walmart, Lowes, Petsmart, Circuit City, Michaels, Old Navy, & Office Max.  Locals can catch a movie at the 18 screen Hollywood theater and grab a bite at one of the many popular chain restaurants near the theater including, Chillis, Olive Garden and Red Lobster. If you prefer a local dining establishment check out Chowder Ted's, this small, out-of-the-way, unpretentious restaurant offers delicious, affordable food with a delightful view of the water.

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