Downtown Jacksonville really started as a trading outpost. It is about 12 miles to the mouth of the St. Johns and the Ocean and for whatever reason, settlers decided that the way the river curves through, what is now downtown, that it was the best place to settle. So the present day area of Jacksonville was created. Through the years, downtown has seen a great number of changes. First with settlers and horses, then with the railroad cars that seemed to dominate the downtown wharf areas, to now, the use of automobiles and even a Skyway. These areas of Jacksonville have changed too. People seem to prefer to live further out, with more room available for families.
Seven Bridges or River City for Jacksonville
These are sometimes the names of Jacksonville. This area of Downtown Jacksonville has 5 bridges that cross the St. Johns River alone and so if you do not want to call it seven bridges, you could call it the river city. Historically life revolves around the basic necessities and the water has always provided for Jacksonville. Ship building in this area has given way to new industry, but we are still blessed with many Military options. The Downtown Jacksonville area sports a new Main Library, new Courthouse, new indoor and outdoor stadiums. There are many new construction projects and restaurants in development. The old City Hall as well as Courthouse are waiting on creative reuse.
The area encompasses the 32202 zip code as well as the 32204 and even the 32207 zip code. There are many neighborhoods in this area, but there not always many properties for sale. So to make it easy, I have incorporated all the properties up to $1,000,000 in the downtown area for this search. If you cannot find the property you are seeing, you may want to search Riverside or San Marco as well, since these areas incorporate the 32204 and 32207 zip codes, respectively.
Downtown Jacksonville Real Estate: