If you're looking for historic homes with modern-day amenities and city flair, look no further than Riverside/Avondale or Ortega and Venetia.

From Downtown Jacksonville, follow the St. Johns River west and get ready to escape to the good life.  Riverside/Avondale is the largest National Historic District in the U.S. and conveniently located to downtown, Everbank Stadium, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville and theTimes-Union Center for the Perfoming Arts, Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville.

Oak trees abound and quiet streets call you to one of the city's most pristine historic neighborhoods. Add the beauty of the St. Johns River and you may just think you have landed in paradise.  From quaint little bungalows to turn-of-the-century mansions to new riverfront condos to great apartment living, Riverside/Avondale offers something for every price and lifestyle.

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The Five Points area of Riverside/Avondale is one of Jacksonville's most pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods and includes a several condo developments offering everything from riverfront to loft-style living above retail space. Condos and apartments in the area are within walking distance of the trendy shops and eateries in the Five Points area and two of the city's best parks, Memorial Park and Riverside Park. Either park is great for a Sunday afternoon pickup game of football, flying a kite or an old-fashioned picnic on the grass.

Visit the Riverside Arts Market on Saturdays, tucked under the bridge on Riverside Avenue, and enjoy a local band, a variety of artists, and taste of the cuisine.  It is great entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere.  Then head over to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens located along the beautiful St. Johns River.

The Shoppes of Avondale offer a variety of fine foods, art galleries, luxury jewelry, unique shopping, and the connected real estate company of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty.

Take a walk and enjoy the flora of the Riverside/Avondale neighborhoods.  Every block is an adventure and a walk through history.  You may decide to make it your home too.