Overview

West of downtown lies the historical and vibrant neighborhood of New Town. At the turn of the century, New Town suffered from the effects of urban decay, but the city government, seeking to revitalize the area, invested millions into construction and educational projects. Today, New Town comprises one of Jacksonville’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$45,500 to $79,900
  • Closed Prices:$12,700 to $40,000
  • Median Sale Price:$30,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$43
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1909 to 2016
  • Sq. Ft.:588 to 2,786Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:2 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms
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Homes

The style of homes in New Town run the gamut, making it easier for any buyer to find what they're looking for.

Where to Live

Most of the housing, concentrated north of Beaver Street, is comprised of modest, single-story homes with little in the way of ornamentation. Low prices make this very affordable for families and first-time buyers looking to buy in the area. On the west side of town, the development of College Gardens features brick homes from the 1940’s. Locals love the easy access to the business of downtown and the nightlife to the south in Riverside.

Where to Eat

Being an industrial area, cuisine is based around the industrial population in the southern portions along Beaver Street. There are a number of eateries providing fresh fish to the locals along with numerous traditional American restaurants.

What You'll See

Stroll through the historical areas of the neighborhood. Edward Waters College, a historical college, provides a public and educational epicenter for New Town, in addition to having a beautiful campus that serves as the backdrop for outdoor events. Much of industrial sector is located to the south. Expect to find massive warehouses and office buildings that play an integral part of Jacksonville’s economy.

Friday Night Fun

Edward Waters College hosts numerous public events throughout the year, featuring prominent speakers from around the country. Going south along King Street, numerous dive bars and restaurants are found along this route, and you’re never too far from the downtown or Riverside nightlife.

The Perfect Sunday

Churches conspicuously dot New Town, providing a social gathering for many members of the community on Sundays. Grab the family and head over to Edward Waters’ campus. Enjoy an afternoon lunch, or bring along a book for a comfortable afternoon under the sun.

Locals Love

Historical attractions • Close-knit community • Access to downtown.

Locals Don't Love

Relatively high levels of property crime • Poor road conditions • Minimal nightlife.

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  • Grades 6-8
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  • Grades PK-5
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