Get to know…Northside

The Northside neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida is comprised of a large section of Duval County and is generally considered anything north of Downtown and the Arlington neighborhood. This area was once known for its industrial and commercial assets but currently, the Northside is quickly becoming a popular choice for those looking to enjoy the convenience to the city with a bit less congestion and more room to roam.

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Apartments in Northside Jacksonville

The Northside neighborhood has a variety of Jacksonville apartment homes to choose from to fit any budget and lifestyle. From more luxurious options to those needing just the basics, you'll find apartments in this part of town to meet your requirements. As can be expected, many of the apartment homes you'll have to consider feature sparkling pools, plentiful clubhouse amenities like community spaces and fitness centers, convenience options like washers and dryers, fitness centers, and dog parks, and of course, the interior finishes you've come to expect like upscale kitchens and baths. Due to proximity to the water and the more urban parts of town, there are regions of the Northside neighborhood whose properties offer scenic waterfront views or views of downtown. Many residents of the Northside neighborhood commute to work so you will likely require a car for transportation and the average commute time to points south could take close to 30 minutes. This is also a great neighborhood for families as close to 50% of the population in this part of town has children.

Attractions and Features of the Northside Neighborhood

Compared Northside of Jacksonville is a bit more bustling compared to the Westside neighborhood. 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 waterfront property. River City Marketplace offers neighborhood residents a wonderful shopping destination and shopping options include Super Walmart, Lowes, Petsmart, 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, Chilis, 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.

You'll also find transportation convenience in the Northside neighborhood. Jacksonville International Airport is conveniently located in the Northside area of town. If you travel frequently, living close to this hub might be a great consideration for ease of travel and to reduce your precious commute time to and from home. Residents who settle on the easterly portion of the Northside enjoy convenient access to the section of 295 also known 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 of our local service men and women enjoy this side of town due to its convenience and quick access to the nearby naval bases.These are the opinions of writers and not the opinions of or any of our advertising partners.