Four Stunning Neighborhoods In Jacksonville To Soak In The Area's Natural Beauty

Jacksonville is in a spectacularly gorgeous area of the country with 20 miles of beaches and unique plant life. It's technically made up of more than 500 neighborhoods of varying styles, architecture, and access to attractions.

Jacksonville neighborhoods are divided into the Northside, Westside, Southside, and Arlington areas. Here are the top scenic neighborhoods that the best realtors® in Jacksonville will likely show you if you want to soak in the region's natural beauty. 


Named by Southern Living in the list of top neighborhoods in the South that have made a comeback, Springfield survived the Great Fire of 1901 to become one of the most attractive neighborhoods in Jacksonville.

As the best realtors in Jacksonville will tell you, the entire community of around 1,800 homes is comprised of impressive architecture and is exceptionally walkable, perfect for those who like to walk or own a dog to walk.

Springfield is a great up-and-coming neighborhood for anyone who wants to get in on walking access to places where Jacksonville’s trendsetters spend their weekends and free evenings. There are even antique-looking streetlamps that pepper the main road’s grass median.


If you’re looking for a scenic locale for your next home and are working, then Riverside is perhaps the best neighborhood for you.

Riverside has an incredibly rich history as the area was transformed by real estate developers that came to Florida after the Civil War and bought up the former plantation land. The builders worked to outdo each other with the homes they were building in the styles of Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Tudor.

When a large slice of land south of Riverside was purchased and divided up into the lot-style neighborhood formation that we would today call a “suburb,” Riverside and Avondale merged together over time.

Today, living in the Riverside/Avondale area gives you all the access to soak in the pristine views that Riverside has to offer while still enjoying access to the wealth of shopping and dining experiences that are technically in Avondale.

Neptune Beach

If you love to paddleboard, surfboard, or just soak up some sun in the sand, your realtor will likely show you Neptune Beach. Visitors tend to drive right by Neptune Beach, making it an ideal beach for locals to soak up the beach and ocean without the crowds.


If your idea of nature is watching your golf ball fly over some of the most immaculate greens in the country, Sawgrass is a place you won’t want to miss out on seeing some homes inside. However, it's a highly exclusive community, so you'll want to make sure you are well-connected in the Sawgrass community.

For anyone looking for a home, Effective Agents can help you find the best realtors in Jacksonville. A top-selling realtor® from Effective Agents is experienced in all aspects of the search and will know how to help you find their dream home.

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