North Jacksonville is one of the largest sections of Jacksonville and is the first area of town that travelers from I-95 south are introduced to. It flows through Jacksonville and is north of the St. Johns River ending at the downtown area of Jacksonville close to where the I-95 and I-10 merger take place. Properties found in this area would be a mix of condos, apartments and homes but properties managed through Rental Partners are primarily single family residential homes on the Northside of Jacksonville, Florida. The newest development to hit the Northside area is the River City Market Place. It consists of outdoor shopping with an open air feel full of many of the top chain stores. Together with the multitude of restaurants and its close proximity to the airport, the River City Marketplace has become a social mecca for the residents and tourists in the Northside of town. It is located at the Intersection of Interstate 95 and Airport Road and is open from 9:00am to 9:00pm Monday through Saturday and 11:00am to 6:00pm on Sunday. Large stores include Dicks Sporting Store, Walmart, Lowes, Pet Smart, Old Navy, Ashley’s Furniture, Kirklands, Gander Mountain, Supercuts, Marshalls, Olive Garden, Chick Fil A and lots more! It also has a 14-plex theatre showing the latest and greatest movies offered by Regal Cinemas.
Florida State College of Jacksonville also houses a large North campus offering many of it’s college degrees and drawing a large population from the 32218 zip code. This campus was built in 1970 and is Florida State College’s primary center for health-related programs such as nursing, dental hygiene and emergency medical services. The North Campus of FSCJ is also home to a state-of-the-art cosmetology program, a culinary institute and houses the Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Center, which has a Police Academy facility. It is located at 4501 Capper Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218. The Northside is also home to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. A full day of adventure and fun awaits you at the Jacksonville Zoo. Bring the kids or enjoy the zoo with a date or by yourself. Either way, it will be a memorable occasion that is bound to create a relaxing feel. Jacksonville Zoo is also home to North America’s largest jaguar exhibit. It has an exploratory kid’s area compete with a cool water play station for the kids.
Jacksonville’s Northside is also home to many single-family residential homes near the Buckman Bridge, The Jacksonville Port Authority and the Carnival Cruise Line which offers direct trips from Jacksonville. Nearby residents can also visit Ft Little Talbot Island State Park, which offers a beach, biking and hiking and is located at 12157 Heckscher Drive. For fun, and a quick jaunt to the Mayport Beaches area, don’t forget to use the St. Johns River Ferry. Your car will enjoy the break and you can enjoy the views from the water. Ferry entrance ramp will be located on the right at 9618 Heckscher Drive/SR A1A on the Northside of town or will be located at 4780 Ocean Street from the Jax Beaches area.