Historic Riverside Avondale

Riverside Avondale District is historic

Historic Riverside AvondaleAs one of Jacksonville’s first neighborhoods, Riverside was developed shortly after the great fire of 1901. Before Riverside, there were the areas of Springfield, Jacksonville’s original neighborhood. There was also the downtown streets and apartments. Soon after the great fire, people were ready for homes, and larger yards that the downtown or Springfield could offer. Many years later, in the mid 1980s, the Historic Riverside Avondale district was created.

Riverside came first before Historic Riverside Avondale

Historic Riverside AvondaleRiverside was located just on the other side of the Brooklyn/Downtown area. It was home to the mansions of many of the lumber and turpentine and other products that put Jacksonville on the map. In fact, it was home to many movie studios during the 1920s. During this time, the Jacksonville Railroad terminal was the busiest in the world. So many people would come to Jacksonville to escape the winters in New York. The Riverside homes in the 40s would eventually be cut up and serve as boarding houses for families who lost their male break winners. Many of these duplexes and multi-family still remain in Historic Riverside Avondale.  As Riverside grew and land became scarce, Avondale took shape.

Avondale grows a new class

Historic Riverside AvondaleOnce Riverside was saturated with working class people, Telfair Stockton decided to act. His company Telfair Stockton Company, purchased a large tract of land just west of Riverside. Stockton planned on developing a grid based neighborhood. Homes with places for servants and homes that would be for the artisans and upper to middle class of the day. Many of the residences are featured in many local books with great architecture and character. Since many of the homes in Riverside rival those of the ones in Avondale, the local leaders decided that they needed to save the neighborhood, so in the mid 1980s, the Historic Riverside Avondale district was born.

Historic Riverside Avondale homes are higher in value

Historic Riverside AvondaleYou can look at the Property Appraiser or look at Zillow, the values in historic riverside avondale have staying power. Even though the district is cut in two with 32205 and 32204 zip codes, its clear that historic riverside avondale maintains its value. Murray Hill, Normandy, North Riverside are all part of the zip codes, but their power in value depends on the neighborhood power of historic riverside avondale. It is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Jacksonville. Thinking of living in Historic Riverside Avondale? Why not ask us for more information? 

 

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3527 Riverside Avenue, 32205 – 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2368 sq ft – SOLD $535,000 1/2/2017

Avondale Avondale AvondaleClassic two story red brick charmer! Walk to the shoppes of Avondale from this wonderful home on Riverside Avenue! Enjoy dinner at the Brick or Biscotti’s or have Sunday brunch at Biscottis. The newly renovated Boone Park is just down the street too! Lovely entry foyer, lots of natural light, renovated kitchen and baths, sunroom, open floorplan, separate office and more! There’s an incredibly fabulous brick courtyard in the back and a first class guest house over the garage. Sold by Liz Bobeck.

1846 Mallory Street, #5, 32205 – 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 990 sq ft – SOLD $125,000 11/21/2016

Avondale Avondale AvondaleThis Condo is on the St. Johns River at the end of Mallory Street, River Ridge Condominium is a 14 unit all-brick enclave in a lovely, private setting. Unit 5, although not directly on the river, The Adorable first floor unit has a great layout. Inside you’ll find an open layout with living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and two baths, and newer carpet throughout and tile in the baths. Light and bright from the numerous windows, it feels much larger than its nearly 1,000 square feet. Just a few blocks from the Shoppes and restaurants of Avondale! Sold by Liz Bobeck.