Get to know…Southside

The Southside neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida is home to the University of North Florida near Kernan Boulevard, St. Johns Town Center, The Avenues mall, some of the best river views in northeast Florida, and innovative residential, food, and entertainment options. Considered one of the best places to live in Florida, the Southside neighborhood offers a multitude of parks, historic points of interest, and plenty of locations for renters to dine, grab coffee or a cocktail, or discover amazing retail options in this thriving community. With apartment homes to fit a variety of space and budget requirements, Southside communities appeal to single, young professionals as well as those looking to grow their families.

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Shopping in Southside

St. Johns Town Center is considered a destination retail space in northeast Florida with shopping for every budget and need. Boasting over 1.1 million square feet of retail, dining, residential, and travel space, this open-air shopping center is expansive and is truly a lifestyle space where you can live, work, and play. The Town Center hosts flagship stores such as Apple, Lululemon, Lego, Pottery Barn, Dillard's, and Nordstrom. St. Johns Town Center is conveniently located near I-95 and I-295 and J. Turner Butler Boulevard and between Downtown and the beaches. Don't limit yourself to the apartments near St. Johns Town Center! The area is also home to The Avenues for more great shopping and dining options. If you're looking for one of a kind, unique treasures to furnish your new apartment home, don't miss the Avonlea Antiques & Interiors. Find the perfect piece in this sprawling mall fit for the most discerning collector from the classic to the quirky.

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Attractions in the Southside Neighborhood

Looking to a change of pace from shopping? The Southside neighborhood doesn't disappoint and is home to many other leisure activities besides purchasing fashion and décor. From movies, to golf and watersports, this are of Jacksonville offers plenty to keep you entertained. Catch the latest blockbuster at Regal Avenues 4DX & RPX or Cinemark Tinseltown and XD. Or, head out for 18 holes at Deerwood Country Club. Water sports and leisure more your speed? Enjoy breathtaking views of the local waterways by cruising along the Intracoastal by boat.

Dining, Entertainment, and Nightlife in Southside

There is no shortage of great eateries in this neighborhood. From the best beers and cocktails, to innovative bites, Southside serves them all. Local favorites include The French Pantry and Metro Diner. Southside Ale House, home to beers on tap, flat screens and fish tacos. Looking for something a little more upscale, but close to your apartment? Drive around the corner to 7 Bridges Grill and Brewery for award winning, freshly brewed lagers. To mix steak and style, you can't miss III Forks in Tapestry Park. This area is well-connected by highways, so it's easy to hop over to other Jacksonville neighborhoods to explore.

Schools Serving Southside

The Southside neighborhood is within the Duval County public school system. It is the 20th largest school district in the nation and the sixth largest in Florida. Southside is home to Jacksonville's newest high school, Atlantic Coast High School, the first to be built in 20 years. This high tech, state-of-the-art school has done a lot to take the strain off of nearby high schools that had dealt with overcrowding. We recommend visiting the Duval County School District website. Here you can learn about local schools and find information on zoning, policies, the school board, and more. Please note that public school zoning is subject to change from time to time. Please visit the Duval County School District Website to confirm school zones before making a housing decision.

Getting Around Southside

Butler Boulevard and Southside Boulevard are two of the most heavily traveled thoroughfares in the area and are often congested during the morning, noon and evening rush hours. Portions of, Philips Highway, I-95 and I-295 also traverse through sections of this neighborhood.These are the opinions of writers and not the opinions of or any of our advertising partners.