Guide To Southside

Southside, or South Jacksonville, is one of the largest areas of the city. It is located just inland from the Intracoastal West area, east of Mandarin, north of Nocatee, and south of Downtown. It is home to numerous residential neighborhoods, many schools, and countless things to see and do.

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Zip Codes: 32216, 32246, 32256

What makes the Southside unique?

Despite the name, the Southside is a very central area of Jacksonville. It offers easy access to all areas of the city, as well as many unique attractions, including the Autobahn Indoor Speedway, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, TopGolf, and Urban Air Adventure Park. With two new, large residential neighborhoods - eTown and Seven Pines - the Southside is an ever growing area of the city.

Shopping on the Southside

The Southside is home to two major shopping malls: St. John’s Town Center and the Avenues Mall. Both shopping centers offer a variety of popular retail stores as well as restaurants and specialty stores. You can also find an antique mall, IKEA, and a large flea and farmer’s market on the Southside.

Schools on the Southside

The Southside is home to a variety of schools, including STEM and charter schools.

There is a school liaison at every base that can help you find a school that is best for your family.

For a full list of preschools that offer free Voluntary Pre Kindergarten (VPK), please click here.

Pediatricians on the Southside

There are several large pediatric groups with multiple office locations on the Southside. 

Proximity to Military Bases

Due to its central location, the Southside provides easy access to all the military bases in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. There are several main roads to take you east to NAS Mayport, or you can easily access I-95 or I-295 to get over to NAS Jax or up to Kings Bay. Most bases will be about a 35 minute drive, depending on where in the Southside you live.

Access To The Rest of The City

Most of the major roads in Jacksonville run through the Southside, including FL-202 (aka JTB), I-95, I-295, Beach Blvd (SR 202, US 90), and Atlantic Blvd (SR 10). This makes it very easy to head east to the beaches, west to San Marco or Orange Park, south to St. John’s, or north to Downtown or Fernandina Beach.

Homes for Sale on the Southside

Check out the current homes for sale on the Southside of Jacksonville.

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