Jacksonville’s Southside area has exploded with growth, with new commerce and employment centers springing up as well as residential communities. Housing options are varied, ranging from apartment and condo communities to the upscale gated golf community of Deerwood Country Club.
The Tinseltown area is known for its popular concentration of restaurants and stores centered around a movie complex. Nearby, St. Johns Town Center is a sprawling new open air shopping center with a diverse group of upscale stores and restaurants to suit all price ranges and needs. Its village center concept draws many people to walk the streets and window shop or enjoy a meal. Condo Options are adjacent to this popular shopping destination. Southside is home to the University of North Florida, the South Campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and the First Coast Technology Park.
Southside is also the home to the Avenues Mall, the only two-story mall on the First Coast, and FSCJ’s Deerwood Campus. Beyond being an entertainment and education hub, Southside also became home to a second major commerce center for the region, with a number of employers including Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch making their home here.