Neighborhood Spotlight: Downtown

Downtown Jacksonville skyline, view from Friendship Fountain
Downtown Jacksonville skyline, view from Friendship Fountain

All great cities of the world have a nucleus, a center, a soul, and Jacksonville is no different. Downtown Jacksonville is a growing and thriving area which offers tons of activities to get involved. The area offers everything from sports entertainment to fine dining. The heart of Downtown Jacksonville is the Jacksonville Landing. The Landing is right on the beautiful St. Johns River and offer visitors a place to shop, browse, snack, dine, and enjoy year around live entertainment.

For the sport enthusiast, the downtown area is also the back drop to EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, where the Florida Marlins Affiliate AA team, The Jacksonville Suns, is also located in the downtown area.

Last, but not least, for the more cultured person, the downtown area also houses the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Main Library. The first Wednesday of every month is also Art Walk day downtown from 5 – 9pm.  Art Walk spans a 15-block radius within the Downtown core.  With 30 to 40 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses participating each month and dozens of artists in the open air Hemming Plaza, Art Walk is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support Jacksonville’s deep pool of creative talent.


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