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About Ortega

Lying on a peninsula jutting out into St. Johns River, Ortega is one of Jacksonville’s oldest and wealthiest neighborhoods. Historic gothic mansions, custom-designed parks, and well-established yacht clubs form the character of the area. Home to hundreds of mid-to-large size, turn-of-the-century houses, Ortega is a sight of demanding opulence with unrivaled beauty.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $279,000 to $4,800,000

Closed Prices: $125,000 to $4,500,000

Median Sale Price: $387,000

Average $ per sq ft: $319

Association Fee Ranges: $0, $100 to $425/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1913 to 2020

Sq. Ft.: 1913 to 2020 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 8 Bathrooms

Getting Around Ortega

Around Ortega

Ortega is split by a section of U.S. Route 17 called Roosevelt Boulevard. Old Ortega, to the east of Roosevelt, features mid-to-large size, turn-of-the-century homes, many concentrated on the waterfront of Grand Avenue. It has a grid pattern that it makes it easy to navigate and forms the contours of this historical area. To the west, Ortega Forest features newer construction with single-family homes.

Cafes and local restaurants are concentrated along Corinthian and Ortega Boulevards. Just across the bridge on Roosevelt Boulevard are several more restaurants ranging from fast food favorites to local diners to Asian cuisine.

Artists congregate at one of the independent coffee shops for a pick-me-up. Families take their kids to one of the newest eateries on Edgewood Avenue, while people walk their dogs at Four Corners Park while checking on the community garden. No matter where you go, this neighborhood is a vibrant community with plenty to see and never enough to explore.

Tame your taste buds with one of the many food options on Edgewood. Head over to the well-known and historic Murray Hill Theater, where you can enjoy the latest in Jacksonville’s indie music scene. If you still feel like socializing, head over to one of the nearby dive bars and try one of the famous locally brewed IPA’s.

Grab a coffee and a bagel at one of the bakeries or head over to one of the neighborhood’s diners for a later brunch. Spend the afternoon with friends at the community garden, harvesting and planting new food for the farmer’s market. End the day with leisurely walk through one of the many green spaces.

Locals Love

  • Independent-businesses with locally-sourced goods
  • Easy access to Jacksonville’s central area
  • Community-oriented vibe

Locals Don't Love

  • Rising cost of housing
  • Lack of major grocery stores
  • Businesses closing early during the week

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