Downtown Core


Downtown Core is known as the traditional city center of Jacksonville. Historic buildings and churches add charm to the neighborhood and corporate offices, restaurants, and bars bring in the crowd. High-rise apartments decorate the neighborhood with Italian Renaissance and Art Deco-style architecture. Residents are center stage for all the downtown action without the hustle and bustle.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$55,000 to $515,000
  • Closed Prices:$26,500 to $1,725,000
  • Median Sale Price:$179,250
  • Average $ per sq ft:$198
  • Association Fee Ranges:$150/quarter,$0 to $800,$0 to $192,$1 to $806/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1900 to 2018
  • Sq. Ft.:1 to 111,111Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 12Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 3124Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes: - 5+ acres


Downtown Core is a wonderful community that features an array of home designs and prices to suit a variety of price points.

Where to Live

This neighborhood is famous for its historic buildings and history is exactly what you’ll find when you set your sights on the high-rise apartment buildings located on Adam Street. With architecture dating back to the early 1900’s, these apartments offer an old school feel with modern day amenities. If apartment living is not your cup of tea then head east to Church Street where townhouses adorn the block adding comfort for single-family style living without the upkeep of a backyard.

Where to Eat

Downtown Core certainly lives up to its name with bars, restaurants, and shops centrally located on Adam and Bay Streets. You’ll find a variety of dining options offering Italian, Thai, Mexican, or American fares to satisfy your taste buds. For the kids and kid at heart, there’s a candy shop located on Hogan Street offering ice cream, candy, fudge, and a wide selection of sweet treats.

What You'll See

Expect to see professionals walking to work or taking a lunch break at a local eatery during the weekday. You’ll also see college students having coffee with a book in hand at a local café and book store on Laura Street. A diverse group of people socializing in the historic Hemming Park on Duval Street is a staple of this community. This park is also host to many community events for kids, adults, and families throughout the year. Tourists and locals admire the distinguished architecture of both operable and abandoned historic buildings. Some tell a story from the Great Fire of 1901 that destroyed more than 2,368 buildings.

Friday Night Fun

The nightlife in Downtown Core caters to all city-goers providing dance clubs on Bay Street, or a cocktail lounge on Adam Street. Catch a live concert or play at the Florida Theatre on Forsyth Street. This theatre has been providing entertainment to Jacksonville since 1927. Have dinner with friends and family while enjoying scenic views of St. John’s River at one of the fine restaurants on Independent Drive.

The Perfect Sunday

Take a tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art on Laura Street, which features changing exhibition galleries, permanent collections, and a children’s area. Spend the day shopping and dining at the Jacksonville Landing where you’ll find an array of shops and restaurants. Sit back and enjoy a good book at the library located on Laura Street. Take a ride on the monorail known as the Skyway for a tour of Downtown Core and the surrounding areas.

Locals Love

Plenty of parking • Entertainment options for all ages • Broad selections of restaurants • Beautiful architecture.

Locals Don't Love

Heavy traffic at night on the weekends • Crowds during big events.


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