Urban Core

Urban Core

Jacksonville, Florida Homes for Sale

About Urban Core

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.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $42,500 to $700,000

Closed Prices: $10,250 to $595,000

Median Sale Price: $257,000

Average $ per sq ft: $142

Association Fee Ranges: $0, $50 to $400/mo, $0

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

Age: 1894 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 684 to 6258 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 8 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 6 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 1 acres

Around Urban Core

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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