Avondale Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Some of the city’s quaintest and most visually appealing older homes frame the tree-lined residential streets in Avondale, which is situated four miles from downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Several homes date back to the early 1920s.
Architecturally, the menu of homes is an eclectic one with everything from craftsman style to Mediterranean revival styles. While there are many large, stately homes, Avondale also has numerous bungalows and smaller homes that are architecturally interesting. There are even several prairie style homes, which are rarely seen in Florida.
Homes in Avondale, regardless of size and design, are well manicured and maintained, reflecting the immense pride that homeowners have in preserving one of the city’s oldest and most impressive neighborhoods.
Today, Avondale is home to white-collar professionals who like the historic and upscale ambiance of the neighborhood.
Located in the 32205 zip code area, Avondale is bordered on the north by Belvedere Avenue, on the south by Geraldine Drive, on the west by Roosevelt Boulevard, and on the east by the St. John’s River. Nearby neighborhoods include Riverside, Normandy, Normandy Village, and Hillcrest.
The place to see and be seen in the neighborhood is The Shoppes of Avondale, a venerable shopping center along the St. John’s River that is lined with specialty gift shops, fashion and shoe boutiques, restaurants, and art and furniture galleries. Adding panache to the center, many of the businesses are located in original 1920s structures.
The recreation hub for the neighborhood is Fishweir Park at 3925 Valencia Road, which takes its name from nearby Fishweir Creek. Created in the early 1960s, the park has 24 benches, three picnic tables, two lighted basketball courts and a lighted youth softball field. Another popular spot is the Boone Park Tennis Complex at 3700 Park Street, which has two lighted asphalt courts and 14 lighted clay courts.