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Old 03-31-2011, 12:39 AM
 
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OK I will be going to Duval for the first time in May and I was wondering where I should go and where I should avoid. I want to see all parts of the city, both sides of the river, the bach, west side/south side, the area right before st johns county, etc. i also want to see housing there. Can anyone give me a good layout of the city where crime is high and low, etc.?
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Northside Of Jacksonville
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Northside from 15th-71st Sts. on the west and east sides of 95 are rough. Whether people want to admit it or not, Southside has pockets of ghetto where it's just as rough, if not rougher than Northside and Westside. That's the gist of where it goes down in terms of crime.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Been here almost 2 1/2 yrs now and below is correct! But, check out the areas of The Avenues Mall and St John's Town Center......awefully nice!

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Northside from 15th-71st Sts. on the west and east sides of 95 are rough. Whether people want to admit it or not, Southside has pockets of ghetto where it's just as rough, if not rougher than Northside and Westside. That's the gist of where it goes down in terms of crime.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Jacksonville has something for everyone, in terms of housing & neighborhoods. If you like the suburbs, and a suburban lifestyle, then stick to the "Southside" ( a very generic term for most everything East of the St. Johns River.

If you like rural living/small town check out Clay County, Nassau County, and some of St. Johns County.

If you like more diverse, eclectic urban living, stick to the urban core neighborhoods of Riverside & Avondale historic district, San Marco, and Springfield historic district.

www.riverside-avondale.com (lots of good info)
www.mysanmarco.com (lots of photos, interviews, & a forum)
www.myspringfield.org (lots of events & info)

These neighborhoods have attracted a lot of attention in the past year, being named a Top 10 Neighborhood in the US & #1 Up & Coming Neighborhood in the South, respectivelly, along with coverage ranging from Florida Trend Magazine, the London Financial Times, to Southern Living Magazine.

www.smpsjax.com, www.sparcouncil.org, and www.riverside-avondale.com are the neighborhood organizations that can answer all your questions about these areas once you are here.

I have a bunch of info about them too, if you like (maps, photos, realtors, random info...it's a hobby)

So, it just depends what floats your boat, what you're looking for.

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Old 04-01-2011, 03:52 AM
 
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Northside from 15th-71st Sts. on the west and east sides of 95 are rough. Whether people want to admit it or not, Southside has pockets of ghetto where it's just as rough, if not rougher than Northside and Westside. That's the gist of where it goes down in terms of crime.
So is pretty much everything east of the river good? What about southside where does the bad parts end? I heard 103rd and Rickler is bad but that's about all I know.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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No, most of the east side of the city is referred to as the southside as well, for some reason. Basically anything south of Atlantic Boulevard is considered the "southside".

There are many pockets of crappy neighborhoods on the eastside/southside, or whatever you want to call it.

Better way to see places people want to live is to go by the area's name, not general location.

Ortega
San Marco
Atlantic Beach
Riverside & Avondale historic district
St. Nicholas
Springfield historic district
San Jose
Miramar
Murray Hill

These are neighborhoods I'd personally recommend taking a look see into. Other people may like other areas.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: North Florida
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Good Luck in Jacksonville. My husband won't even go there to shop any more.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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Good Luck in Jacksonville. My husband won't even go there to shop any more.
Why not? Where does he shop?
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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No, most of the east side of the city is referred to as the southside as well, for some reason. Basically anything south of Atlantic Boulevard is considered the "southside".
Just a side question:
I thought the "eastside" was the eastern part of the downtown area. I consider Matthew Gilbert Middle School to be on the eastside. Is that correct?
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Northside Of Jacksonville
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So is pretty much everything east of the river good? What about southside where does the bad parts end? I heard 103rd and Rickler is bad but that's about all I know.
103rd from California to Tampico Ave (including Rickler) is bad, so you're right on that. Southside's bad parts are typically inner Southside, the 32207 zip code. Southside as a whole is the better part of the city.

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Just a side question:
I thought the "eastside" was the eastern part of the downtown area. I consider Matthew Gilbert Middle School to be on the eastside. Is that correct?
Historically, Eastside was referred to as the area on the Northside, east of I-95. There's no Eastside in 2011; what would be considered eastside is actually the eastern side of I-95 in North Jax.
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