Look no further for historic charm than San Marco. San Marco may be a small residential area but it packs a powerful punch in the realm of art, culture and fine food. Here, you will find professional bike enthusiasts, people strolling while shopping, dog walkers and gardeners.
Plopped right outside of the Downtown district and rolling along the St. Johns River, you can have both worlds at your fingertips. Living here, you will get the overflow of the downtown hustle and bustle, relaxing parks, boutique restaurants and shopping right near your doorstop.
The entire area is centered around the fountain of lions that reflect the neighborhood’s association with the Venice, Italy business district. The beauty of the St. Johns River envelopes the area and often times onlookers will see dolphins frolicking about. Picturesque scenery of San Marco, canopying trees sets the backdrop of the eclectic houses…many of which are hundred years old. Properties managed in San Marco come in a mix of choices. San Marco offers a combination of housing choices ranging from small bungalows to quadraplexes, garage apartments, new condos and estate homes along the river.
The San Marco Preservation Society was formed in 1975 as a non-profit corporation to protect the integrity of San Marco’s residential neighborhood and to enhance the revitalization of the business district. The society’s active members have succeeded in keeping the old-world charm and character of San Marco intact. This, along with San Marco’s scenic layout, lack of commercial intrusion and proximity to downtown continue to make San Marco one of Jacksonville’s most popular neighborhoods. Center Stage is the San Marco shopping district. It is an artsy entertainment district just south of downtown and is the mecca of San Marco entertainment. It is centered around the Three Lions Statue and is banked by restaurants, a movie theatre, a San Marco performance theatre and lots of shopping. It provides the backdrop to annual celebrations such as Christmas in San Marco as well as the San Marco arts festival. It is now become one of Metropolitan Jacksonville’s trendiest shopping and dining destinations.
Reu St Marcs: https://ruesaintmarc.com
Maple Street: https://maplestreetbiscuits.com/san-marco/
Things to Do:
Museum of Science: https://themosh.org
San Marco Theatre: https://www.sanmarcotheatre.com
Theatre Jax: www.theatrejax.com