01 Jun Southside
Jacksonville’s south side of the St. Johns River is comprised of San Marco, Lakewood, San Jose, Beauclerc, Baymeadows, and the newly growing St. Johns Town Center area. Together, these areas offer a vibrant part of Jacksonville with a mix of luxury estates and homes hugging the St. Johns River, upscale gated and open communities, and, for those seeking it, a faster paced environment.
Each of these areas hosts major employers and supporting companies; the prestigious Deerwood Country Club gated community is just a short drive from the busy Southpoint and Baymeadows business areas.
San Marco Square, representative of early 20th Century Florida, offers a walkable area of restaurants, bars, shops, entertainment, banks, and churches. Many of the outstanding homes and small estates in San Marco have helped make the area a desirable address since the 1930s.
Epping Forest Yacht Club in San Jose hosts one of Jacksonville’s best addresses in homes surrounding the club on the former Alfred I. duPont river front estate. Nearby is San Jose Country Club, which traces its (and the surrounding San Jose area’s) history back to the Florida Land Boom of the 1920s. Many of those original estate homes remain today, often perfectly restored to their former glory. The prestigious Bolles School, which offers elementary and college preparatory classes for local and boarding students is located in the buildings on the banks of the St. Johns River which were built for the ultra-luxury Florida Hotel during the 1920s land boom.
St. Johns Town Center offers the perfect mix of better living along with some of America’s best retailers and casual and fine dining establishments, along with offices and nearby luxury communities. It’s truly “having it all” within a short distance. Nearby are Windsor Parke Gulf Club and Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club, plus Deercreek Country Club.
The sprawling University of North Florida campus is near the St. Johns Town Center, and the large Florida State College at Jacksonville south campus is also nearby.