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Old 07-10-2009, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Hi all!

I want to thank you all for your input as I have learned much about Jax.

I have a few questions about Springfield...

I am really considering the area from what I have heard on this board. I like that it is a "transition" neighborhood and Historic. I have researched the demographics somewhat and I am aware of what the "surroundings" might be like.

My questions are more to pinpoint potential homes -

If you took Springfield and cut it into quadrants namely -

1 - Northwest
2 - Northeast
3 - Southwest
4 - Southeast

Which quadrant would you choose and why?

I have researched Springfield this way to get an idea.

If anyone knows the area - what is your opinion of the area near the Winn Dixie? (Quadrant 4 )

What are taxes like?

I have seen some homes that look great from a Realtor website perspective and I know I would have to ultimately see the property personally. I love the style of homes in the area as also in Riverside.

I'd be moving my Family which includes Grand Children ages 1 and 5.

Any input would be greatly appreciated

Han
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Although I cannot give you advice directly, a good site for Springfield information is Metro Jacksonville | Covering Jacksonville FL, Northeast Florida, Jacksonville Transit, History, Neighborhoods. You can search this site for information as well as photo tours, plus many of the forum members there live in that area.

Here are a couple of links related to Springfield.
http://www.metrojacksonville.com/for...ic,4155.0.html
http://www.metrojacksonville.com/art...eld-photo-tour
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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My wife & I just bought a home in Springfield (after renting in the areas for a year) and love all the Historic neighborhoods that surrond Downtown.

I have lots of info for you....

The oldest neighborhood in the city, Springfield used to be bad news but is in the middle of a massive renovation now. It's not as finished as other areas but you can easily find a great, totally renovated, gorgeous historic home for a good price (new construction historic looking homes or original early 1900's homes) or ones to renovate if you like.

There are lots of great community organizations to get involved in you choose. Very walkable as well with lots of parks, a few good cafes/restuarnts/night life, and Downtown is very close. Because it's not finished you can get the most for your money by far here. Mostly 2 story houses here, with a few bungalows. Good amount of duplexes, a few apartments.

Good links:

Springfield: Metro Jacksonville - Springfield vs. Savannah: Can you tell the difference?

Springfield: Metro Jacksonville - A Springfield Photo Tour

Springfield: Metro Jacksonville - Springfield's Dog Days in the Park

Springfield: Metro Jacksonville - Springfield Heritage Throwback Baseball: East vs West

Springfield: Metro Jacksonville - Urban Parks: Confederate Park

Springfield: Metro Jacksonville - Jacksonville's Central Park?

Springfield: Three Layers Expands with Wine Bar and Zen Gardens | Jacksonville FL | Metro Jacksonville


Springfield's prominant community organization: www.sparcouncil.org
On their website they have a "Forum" link in which all kinds of neighborhood stuff gets discussed.






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Old 07-10-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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My wife & I just bought a home in Springfield (after renting in the areas for a year) and love all the Historic neighborhoods that surrond Downtown.
Cool - what quadrant... if you don't mind? -

1 - Northwest
2 - Northeast
3 - Southwest
4 - Southeast
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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E. 7th. between Market & Walnut, which is one of the nicer streets. I don't know what part that would be considered.....in the middle on the East side i guess.

I'm very familar with the neighborhood (having lived here for a year, done a lot of research and house hunting, and being part of the neighborhood business assocation & community organization) so i can probably answer almost any question you have (ha).

When it comes time, i would recommend contacting Amanda Searle at Remax. She lives in the neigjborhood and specializes in the Historic neighborhoods that surrond Downtown, including Springfield & Riverside. I could probably answer all your questions about that area too, as I lived there for most my life (and my parents are still there). Amanda's website is www.intownjacksonville.com

I could give you some addresses & pics of houses to check out pretty easily, since i still have all my house hunting info. What's your budget, how much room do you need, and are there any other things you need or want (ie, fully renovated, needs to be restored, huge yard, metal roof, 1 story, etc) ?
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