Get to know…Westside

The Westside neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida offers residents a bit more elbow room compared to other neighborhoods in the city. Featuring a variety of property types from 1950 style cement block homes in nostalgic and historic neighborhoods like Murray Hill and "old money" neighborhoods like Ortega, as well as planned mega communities including Argyle & Oak Leaf Plantation, two of the newest and largest neighborhoods on Jacksonville's Westside. Straddling the Duval/Clay county line, Argyle and Oak Leaf are now connected to Jacksonville's far-westside by a number of roads, including the Brannan Field-Chaffee Road corridor that links Downtown directly to Middleburg via I-10.

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Apartments in Westside Jacksonville

While the choices may not as numerous or as luxurious as other neighborhoods in Jacksonville, Westside offers comfortable and convenient apartment homes at an affordable price. Many come with the amenities you've come to expect like on site maintenance, swimming pools, are pet-friendly and have upgraded kitchens and baths. You'll enjoy a more suburban and parklike setting around apartment homes in the Westside neighborhood which is perfect for families or those looking for a slower pace.

Attractions and Features of the Westside Neighborhood

NAS (Naval Air Station) is a major employer in the area so you will find lots of current and retired navy personnel on this side of town. Are you an equestrian? The Westside is one of the best bets to learn to ride or board a horse, with many ranches servicing the area including the family run Diamond D horse ranch. One can find great rare or out of print books at local favorite Chamberlin Bookmine or enjoy a weekend brunch in Ortega's favorite French eatery Pastiche. Golf lovers may want to head over to the public golf course, Bent Creek, which is one of the more affordable golf course communities in the Jacksonville area. To date the Westside is not known for its fine dining or shopping options, however there are plenty of nationally recognized chain and fast food restaurants galore. If you're looking for a little more excitement, don't fear. Downtown Jacksonville is approximately 15 – 20 minutes east on I-10 putting you in the heart of fine dining, shopping, and entertainment. Looking for more shopping and dining options? Heading a little further afield to the Southside neighborhood puts you in the heart of the St. Johns Town Center, perfect for a Saturday full of shopping, eating, and maybe a visit to the beaches!These are the opinions of writers and not the opinions of or any of our advertising partners.