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
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!
Duval the Musical Encore @ Night
at Friday Musicale, Inc Find Tickets
Duval the Musical is a modern-day musical murder mystery that tells the tale of seven elite Jacksonvillians who remained friends since their high school years.
Mosaic Night in Fleming Island
MOSAIC CLASS IN FLEMING ISLAND! It's art all cracked up! $30 and up. No experience necessary. Join us at Whitey's Fish Camp in Fleming Island! Enjoy a night of mosaic fun with friends and family. For this class you will have the choice of over 6 dozen project to choose
Friends Trivia at Lola's Burrito & Burger Joint
Could you BE any more of a FRIENDS fan? Did you major in lightning rounds? On a scale from 1 to 19, 19 being the biggest FRIENDS fan in the world, are you definitely 19? Are you intrigued? You’re flingin’ flangin’ right you are!We'll be hosting the most exciting Friends
Jacksonville Spring Crafts Fair
at First United Pentecostal Church of Jacksonville Find Tickets
Love to go to craft fairs and browse hand crafted wonders? Look no further! We will have several vendors available.
41st Miss Delta Teen Pageant
at Florida Theatre Find Tickets
African Village Bazaar!
From the creators of World of Nation, we would love to present our quaretly bazaar! Our mission is to empower people, to explore and celebrate culture, and to strengthen the human family within Jacksonville.
Beat The Runway Music and Fashion Show 2019
at Jacksonville Public Library Main Find Tickets
The most anticipated fashion show of the year, Beat the Runway Music and Fashion Show 2019 will be held Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Disney Movie Trivia at Lola's Burrito & Burger Joint
“When you wish upon a star…,” your wish for Disney Movie Trivia comes true!Join us under the sea, before the stroke of midnight, in the Cave of Wonders and before the final petal falls for Disney Movie Trivia at Lola's Burrito & Burger Joint on Wednesday, April 3rd star
Kick Cancer To The Curb Rock Fest
at Mavericks At The Landing Find Tickets
The WORST THREE WORKS you can ever hear in a SENTENCE. YOU HAVE CANCER. Lockedin Magazine knows that phrase could be DEVASTATING. Both Emotionally and Financially.
Today at 07:00 PM - 07:00 pm
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