Some of the most beautiful and historic neighborhoods in Jacksonville can be found in the Westside Jacksonville Florida area. From Avondale to Ortega, from Normandy to Cedar Hills, tree-lined streets and historic homes sit eye-to eye with trendy malls and busy shopping areas in a harmonic balance of the old and the new that is typical of the Westside Jacksonville Florida area. From the 1920's to the 1980's Jacksonville has grown from a collection of culturally diverse small towns to its current position as one of the largest cities in the nation, and the Westside is a perfect example of that growth. It is home to the Paxon School for Advanced Studies, rated one of the best schools in the nation by academics since 2003, and many similarly impressive institutions including several "Magnet" schools and the like. Close to the Downtown area are such neighborhoods as Lake Shore, with its handsome old homes, and Riverside, where you will find the popular entertainment/shopping area known as Five Points. Riverside is also known for its extensive historic renovation project, sponsored by the Riverside/Avondale Preservation District since the 1970's. Carriage rides are offered down the wide streets lined with spreading live oaks, some of them the original brick construction. During the winter holidays there is even a "Luminaria" festival, with the beautiful yards and walkways of the neighborhood outlined with thousands of white paper bags glowing with flickering candlelight, an extremely memorable alternative to the usual electric light display. From whatever angle you approach it, from culturally diverse family neighborhood to charming historic areas, there can be little doubt that the Westside Jacksonville Florida area has many appealing facets to any traveler.
Events in Westside
Mayday Parade - Welcome To Sunnyland Tour
Mayday Parade is a 5 piece rock band from Tallahassee, FL. They’re touring in support of their new album Sunnyland. Full lineup: Mayday Parade This Wild Life William Ryan Key (formerly of Yellowcard) Oh, Weatherly Tickets>> https://bit.ly/2POrqb8
Friendsgiving Trivia @ Lola's
at Lola's Burrito & Burger Joint Find Tickets
"Every, every Thanksgiving um, we used to have a touch football gamecalled the ‘Geller Bowl.’"Let’s bring it in. Draft your team and head to Lolas Burrito & Burger Joint onWednesday, November 21st at 7:30pm for Friends Trivia "The One with FriendsThanksgiving Episodes"!
RnB & Hookah
at Nighthawks Find Tickets
Come experience an intimate night of RnB featuring some of Jacksonville's finest up & coming artists! Featuring special guests DJ Larry Love, DJ Monsta, & host Lilly of Black Calla this event is one not to miss! With performances by Henny Marie, Rab G & Timothy O'Berr
Mosaic Night at Whitey's Fish Camp
at Whitey's Fish Camp Find Tickets
MOSAIC NIGHT IN FLEMING ISLAND! No experience necessary. View our project choices and prices at https://www.beachlifemosaics.com/projects Check out our Facebook page for pictures and project ideas.www.facebook.com/beachlifemosaics. Mosaic projects, instruction and suppl
How To Navigate The Holiday Buffet!
at Dye Clay YMCA
How To Navigate The Holiday Buffet!
City Girls Duval Christmas Concert
The Biggest Concert Of The Season City Girls TouchDown in DDDDDUUUUVVVVAAALLLLL Saturday December 22, 2018 @ Mavericks Hosted by the Hottest DJs and Promoters in The City Get your tix Now Tix starting at $20 General Admission and $40 Express Tix Locations: Demand
I.M.A.G.IN.E. Women's Empowerment Conference 2019
at 2165 Park St Find Tickets
You are invited to one of Jacksonville's premier women's empowerment conferences. This is our third conference and we can't be more excited. We have: - Great Speakers - Theme: The Independent Woman - Fun and games - Massive giveaways - Light breakfast and lunch - Can't
2045 Florida Solar Eclipse Festival
at Pensacola Beach Pier
Save the date! 2045 will be the next solar eclipse in Florida, hope you all can make it!
Nov 15 at 07:00 PM · Nov 16, 02:00 AM
Dahlia's Pour House
Nov 15 at 12:30 PM · 02:00 pm