Jacksonville is one of the fastest-growing regions in Florida. Its spectacular beaches, urban parks, arts community and culinary cuisine makes Jacksonville an attractive destination for new residents.
If you are one of those people looking to live in Jacksonville, we’re here to help you find your perfect neighborhood to call home.
We combed through Google data using generic keyword searches and combined those results with the most searched Jacksonville neighborhoods on ApartmentGuide.com to determine the five most popular Jacksonville neighborhoods with renters.
Here is a quick overview of each neighborhood and what you’d expect to pay for rent in each area.
Riverside’s Bohemian vibe, independent shops and eateries, craft breweries and active arts scene make this historic neighborhood attractive to young professionals. Its canopied streets are nestled near the river and feature architecturally diverse homes and buildings. This neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Districts, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that it’s on the higher-end of Jacksonville’s rental prices.
Mandarin may be named after the orange, but is known for its lined streets of stately oak trees adorned with Spanish moss. The community boasts some of the most stunning views of the St. Johns River and an ample presence of restaurant and shopping chains. This high-demand rental area has more residential space than commercial and is reasonably affordable.
Baymeadows is the only Jacksonville community on our list not on the St. Johns waterfront. This quiet, family-centric suburban neighborhood is 12 miles outside the city center and features chain eateries and plenty of shopping. Those looking for a more laid-back feel can expect to pay slightly above average prices.
San Marco is a historical and quaint family-friendly neighborhood that provides a small-town feel just minutes away from downtown. Located on the St. Johns River, San Marco is lined with chic bistros and trendy bars. San Marco Square is its lively hub with hip boutiques, casual eateries galleries and Theatre Jacksonville, the oldest community theatre in the country. The neighborhood features lots of affordable apartments.
Located between the St. Johns River and high-rise buildings, Downtown Jacksonville is a favorite among professionals. The city's epicenter is home to more than 50 restaurants and bars, as well as The Jacksonville Landing. If you love busy, vibrant urban areas with lots to do, the higher-than-average rent might be worthwhile.