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Riverside is booming! Read below to see what’s so special about it!
Riverside was one of the first communities built after the famous Jacksonville fire of 1901. That fire, one of the greatest calamities in Florida’s history, destroyed nearly 2500 buildings and left 10,000 homeless. When residents started rebuilding fine new homes, they moved west from the city and their neighborhood became Riverside.
As Jacksonville grew, people moved west and south, and many of the old Riverside homes fell into disrepair. After a cycle of disrepair and neglect, many of Riverside’s gracious old homes have been lovingly restored, and the neighborhood is thriving.
Riverside is one of Jacksonville’s most pedestrian friendly neighborhoods anchored by a shopping district including Publix, Starbucks, Zoe’s Kitchen, Al’s Pizza, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, the Moss Fire Grill and the new and fabulous farm to table restaurant, Black Sheep.
Real estate options in the area include several great condo buildings like 1661 Riverside, Broadview Towers, Broadview Terrace and Park Plaza. The area will also be home to a spectacular new condo building that’s just been announced called The Beacon. Units here will be priced from $600K – $1Million and will take about two years to complete.
Riverside is also home to the Cummer Museum which has recently has a facelift! Riverside is also home to St. Vincent’s hospital and Memorial Park which fronts the St. John’s River and was designed by the same landscape architect as Central Park in New York.
Riverside also boasts the Riverside Arts Market, an outdoor “event” that is open Saturdays, April through December under the Fuller-Warren Bridge, and has something for everyone from produce to arts to music.
Adjacent to Riverside you’ll find the Five Points shopping area that has lots of ecclectic boutique type shops like the Jane Doe clothing store, a liquor store, an old fashioned movie theater (Sun Ray Cinema) where you can order a beer and a plate of nachos and the newly refurbished Derby Grill.
Riverside is a great place to be! Call me and we’ll find a great home for you in this neighborhood.