Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty's Historic Division - Northeast Florida from Fernandina Beach to downtown Jacksonville, to St. Augustine is home to many residences considered of historical significance in the Historic Registry. These are the homes that have witnessed the Turn-of-the-Century, the Great Depression, two world wars, and twenty presidencies. Due to their uniqueness, these homes require (and deserve) special understanding of their histories, their idiosyncracies, and thier individual appeal when the decision is made either to sell or purchase. In addition to having wonderful and unique homes, the historic neighborhoods are characterized by abundant parks, mature landscaping, pedestrian-friendly streets and sidewalks, distinctive shopping and dining, and their convenience to exciting areas in St. Augustine and Jacksonville.
If you're looking for historic homes with modern-day amenities and city flair, look no further than Riverside/Avondale or Ortega. Riverside/Avondale is the largest National Historic District in the U.S and offers something for every price and lifestyle. Riverside/Avondale is one of Jacksonville's most pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods offering condos and apartments within walking distance of trendy shops and eateries including two of the city's best parks, Memorial Park and Riverside Park.
The name San Marco comes from South Jacksonville's most ambitious development, begun in 1926 and consisting of many upscale Mediterraneanl-style homes and an integrated commercial sector known as San Marco Square. Later, as South Jacksonville or Southside came to be applied to a wider and wider area of the city, San Marco has been applied to most of the area formerly a part of South Jacksonville. San Marco remains a diverse and architecturally significant neighborhood, with many of its former government buildings and homes surviving.
St. Augustine abounds with an astounding array of historic sites and buildings. Take a stroll along historic St. George Street and you drift back to a time when cobblestone streets were the rule of thumb and life was simpler. Each year, more than 40 festivals and other events are staged that bring the ambiance of the Old City to life. Many of these annual events feature re-enactments where participants are dressed in period costumes reflecting the St. Augustine of old.