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Old 07-06-2020, 09:39 AM
 
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My partner and I (gay couple in our mid 30's that currently live in South Florida)...are considering a move to Jacksonville (as well as other southeastern cities) to be closer to his family in SC, and in order to be able to afford a single family home. We of course plan on visiting and exploring before making any move, but the covid situation is delaying that a bit.

While i of course understand that there is not going to be any perfect comparisons, I was curious what other american neighborhoods you might compare Riverside, Avondale, San Marco, Springfield, etc to?

Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2020, 06:56 PM
 
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I'll throw Davis Island (Tampa) out there. At least I think it's called Davis Island...lol. I'm not an avid traveler so that's all I have. Most cities have similar urban areas near downtown that are artsy etc with older homes built in the 20's or 30's with big porches and interior built ins that are mostly original from that era. Ok I'll also throw in St Augustine's Lincolnville (also near downtown).
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Old 07-07-2020, 04:35 PM
 
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My partner and I (gay couple in our mid 30's that currently live in South Florida)...are considering a move to Jacksonville (as well as other southeastern cities) to be closer to his family in SC, and in order to be able to afford a single family home. We of course plan on visiting and exploring before making any move, but the covid situation is delaying that a bit.
So....move to SC, or Charlotte? Seems to make more sense.
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Old 07-08-2020, 05:55 AM
 
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So....move to SC, or Charlotte? Seems to make more sense.
We will still have family in south florida...so something in between is what we're looking for.
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Old 07-08-2020, 11:12 AM
 
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My partner and I (gay couple in our mid 30's that currently live in South Florida)...are considering a move to Jacksonville (as well as other southeastern cities) to be closer to his family in SC, and in order to be able to afford a single family home. We of course plan on visiting and exploring before making any move, but the covid situation is delaying that a bit.

While i of course understand that there is not going to be any perfect comparisons, I was curious what other american neighborhoods you might compare Riverside, Avondale, San Marco, Springfield, etc to?

Thanks!
Maybe in Tampa Seminole Heights/Tampa Heights/Riverside Heights? I didn’t mention on the other thread, but I think Tampa Heights may be coming up with the development just south of there.... it is reasonable with nice craftsman homes. The last time they tried to bring up the neighborhood, there was a string of fires in the area (this was around in 2000) and it never really took off.
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Old 07-11-2020, 09:16 AM
 
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I used to work in Springfield. I do not recommend living there.

These areas are mostly historical: Riverside - Avondale - San Marco. Check Ortega and Miramar/SanJose area too.

Reminds me of Coral Gables area of Miami.....most historically built houses have to stay looking original. They don't have the typical FL, tile roof/stucco look though. For the most part they do not allow homes to be razed and mcmansions built.

I teach in Duval County and they are desperately in need of teachers of all areas. SJC/St Augustine is hard to get a job and they tend to let many go at end of year even if you have excellent ratings.

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Old Today, 08:21 AM
 
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As someone who lives in Springfield, I would recommend Springfield to anyone who likes urban living and an inclusive neighborhood. Historic homes and new infill. You and your partner will immediately have friends after moving in. Springfield is home to Porchfest. It is walkable and bikeable.
Currently home to multiple breweries like Hyperion, Strings, and Main and Six. Crispy's, Waffa and Mikes, Ola's, Uptown Bar and Grill, The Cookbook, Foxy Lady Cafe, and 1840 Bakehouse are all eclectic and uniques eateries. Opening soon is the District wine bar.
One of the highlights is you can bike or take a golf cart to the sports district.
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