Overview

Bordering the Downtown Core, Urban Core is an up-and-coming neighborhood in the midst of a cultural revival. Majestic oak-lined streets shade historic, gothic mansions, while once decrepit, abandoned structures are given new life with fresh faces and new businesses. Never too far from a dive bar or independent boutique, Springfield is for the pioneers looking to be a part of the changing character of a vibrant community.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$15,900 to $390,000
  • Closed Prices:$9,599 to $427,628
  • Median Sale Price:$125,325
  • Average $ per sq ft:$92
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0,$0 to $268/mo,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1886 to 2018
  • Sq. Ft.:448 to 6,258Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 12Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:0 to 6Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes: - 1 acres

Homes

The community of Urban Core features an array of home designs and prices to match a variety of price points.

Where to Live

As one of the first neighborhoods developed in the city, Urban Core brings out the richest and most opulent architecture in Jacksonville. Most of the residential buildings are single-family, wood-frame houses, containing examples 19th century revival and 20th century bungalow and Mediterranean styles. Laid out along a grid pattern, you’re never too far away from shopping on the Main and Eighth Street commercial centers.

Where to Eat

Main Street is the commercial strip that hosts many of Urban Core’s hotspots. You can get spiced turkey sandwiches from one of the many bars and eateries along the strip, or head over to Eighth Street, where you’ll find endless choices of coffee, pizza, burgers, and other classic favorites. Main Street forms a continuous strip where you can experience more high-end dining.

What You'll See

Younger professionals and retirees generally reside west of Main Street, where majority of the original development sits. Over time, the population has grown younger, with recent college grads moving due to Urban Core’s lower housing costs and more cosmopolitan restaurant options. While it’s not unusual to see the clean-cut look throughout the neighborhood, Urban Core is increasingly skewed toward local musicians and artists looking to practice their craft.

Friday Night Fun

Head to Main Street – the unrivaled social center in Urban Core. Dive bars and independent boutiques abound, and it’s not uncommon to find a local artist hosting a small show in their home. Occasionally, galleries will open their doors to the public, and host internationally renowned artists giving talks on their exhibition.

The Perfect Sunday

Confederate Park is the best place to be on sunny Sunday afternoon. Get a picnic basket and head to the park for a light lunch and beautiful views of the downtown skyline. Living in this community puts you in walking distance to picturesque sidewalk cafés and delicious coffee, where nothing but good conversation and great company abounds.

Locals Love

Low housing cost • Locally owned dive bars and coffee shops • Historical atmosphere.

Locals Don't Love

Vanishing historical presence • Poor public transportation • Low levels of petty theft.

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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Grades 6-8
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  • Public
  • Grades PK-5
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Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.

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