About Riverside & Avondale Homes
The homes for sale in Riverside Avondale Jacksonville FL are among the most beautiful, historic homes in all of the state's Northeast. Bordered to the west by US Highway 17 and the St Johns river to the east, between Interstate 10 to the north and the Ortega River to the south, this area is full of gorgeous homes and well-established neighborhoods. This area is a medical hub to the St. Vincent's Medical complex and includes many private medical offices along the river. Professionals of just about every age enjoy Riverside/Avondale's close proximity to downtown and easy access to major roads and highways. Homes include modest duplexes to elegantly restored historic residences and waterfront estates.
Avondale's historic charm and beautiful houses attract those loving a traditional neighborhood with small, boutique-like shopping and restaurants. The small town charm you find in this area is popular and lends itself to dozens of small, block-party celebrations year round. Riverside's beautiful 5 Points area offers up something to love for foodies and lovers of new experiences alike! This district of Jacksonville is home to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, offering both Italian and English stylized gardens. Its close proximity to San Marco via the Acosta Bridge and Fuller Warren Bridge makes it a great location for short commutes to another contemporary area of Jacksonville.
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Homes for Sale in Riverside Jacksonville FL
The tree-lined streets of Riverside are dotted with some of the most beautiful, historic homes in all of northeast Florida. Houses for sale in Riverside are nestled within one of the countries nationally registered Historic Places, which means the homes themselves are not just distinctive (no cookie cutters, here!), they're very cool! This area has a very unique culture, professionalism, traditional charm, and a modern twist. The Riverside Avondale Preservation Society ensures that houses here are protected for future generations to enjoy. From hip and interesting to million-dollar waterfront, you won't that the houses here carry the air of pretentiousness they very well could. The population of people that live here keeps it grounded. You'll get a feeling of community and a passion for "local."
After the great fire of Jacksonville in 1901, many residents moved to Riverside. The wealthier residents built mansions on the St. Johns River while the less wealthy purchased or constructed smaller bungalows and apartments. The diverse population made the area architecturally diverse, and it remains that way today. One of the reasons people flock to Riverside is to ensure they're getting a one-of-a-kind, interesting home. While you'll find plenty of community-feel, you won't find a sometimes suburban floor plans around here.
Homes for Sale Avondale Jacksonville FL
Avondale came after Riverside when developers created a new community for upscale homes. This area became known as a "Residential Ideal" in the 1930s, an area that boasted more property and many Mediterranean-style homes. The more uniform structure of the homes here varied as time went on and slowly, Riverside and Avondale began to overlap. The two are now heavily integrated today and often referred to as the same neighborhood.
Today you'll find the same range of homes and upscale apartments here as you would in Riverside. Avondale does, in some areas, lend itself to wider streets and larger plots of land associated with single-family homes, but for the most part you'll find the two great Jacksonville communities complement each other well! The beautiful houses for sale in Avondale range from new construction to homes that have stood the test of time.
Things to do in Riverside/Avondale
Memorial Park in Riverside Jacksonville FL
You'll find street after street of residential properties, but a few local areas dedicated to restaurants and shopping were actually built to blend in beautifully with the already historic architecture. If you're a foodie, a lover of interesting goods, or a someone who enjoys some entertainment near to home, you're going to love what's going on here!
- Five Points
- King Street District
- Shoppes of Avondale
- Riverside Arts Market
- Cummer Museum
With a five-way intersection in the middle, Five Points consists of five commercial streets jetting out towards residential neighborhoods. Each storefront has an individual look and feel. You'll find everything from street fare to upscale seafood, sports bars and bohemian bars, and even the beautiful Black Sheep restaurant with a rooftop bar that boasts incredible views. The Sun Ray Cinema offers the latest blockbusters but also many "old school" screenings for folks to enjoy. Clothing and shoe stores, salons, and professional offices like lawyers and dentists join together in an unlikely family along Five Points. Roped off for big celebrations like St. Patrick's Day and an annual Pride Parade, there is always something to see and do in Five Points!
King Street District
Originating with a group of commercial buildings in the 20s, this beautiful area still carries much of the charm from that time period. Bryant's Bloomers and the Whiteway Deli are two of the oldest shops in this area, but newer restaurants like Chomp Chomp and Two Dudes Seafood bring crowds of all ages excitement! An old-school comic book store, a short row of indoor and outdoor bars, and the beautiful Riverside Baptist Church round out this single intersection. But what King Street is really known for? Beer! You'll find more craft beers up and down this street than just about anywhere in Jacksonville!
The Shoppes of Avondale
This area of Avondale was developed around the same time as Five Points and carries many similar characteristics. With several family-owned restaurants and a few newer, more modern restaurants, you'll find everything from casual to find dining. The food here in Avondale rivals much of Jacksonville, so be sure to check it out if you're a foodie. Several small boutique clothing stores, a classic toy store, and several salons make this a great place to spend a day with friends and family.
The Riverside Arts Market
The Riverside Arts Market is produced by the Riverside Avondale Preservation Society. Since 2010, this beautiful strip next to the St. Johns River and beneath the Fuller Warren Bridge has filled with everything from farmers selling fresh produce to small, local businesses getting the word out about themselves. Known as "artists, makers, and bakers", you can take a casual stroll through food trucks and entertainment any Saturday of the month during the season. The season typically lasts from March to October.
The Cummer Museum
A collection of art, education, and gardens, you will find so many opportunities at this museum! Just up the road from the Riverside Arts Market, the Cummer Museum features art spanning 2100 BC to current day, with new curated collections displayed regularly. An amazing children's area gives kids a chance to burn off some energy while learning about art. Reflecting pools, arbors, and gardens stretching down to the river make the outside just as beautiful as the inside. Classes for both adults and children are also available.
Schools in Riverside/Avondale
- Fishweir Elementary
- Wayman Academy of the Arts (Charter)
- Ruth Upson Elementary
- West Riverside Elementary
- Central Riverside Elementary School
- Riverside Presbyterian Day School (Private)
- Pinedale Elementary School
- Robert E Lee High School
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Listing information last updated on February 17th, 2020 at 2:38pm EST.