5 Hidden Gem Neighborhoods in Northeast Florida Worth Visiting

May 17, 2021

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No matter where you explore in Northeast Florida you are bound to find beauty and interest. “Northeast Florida is richly diverse and provides residents a wide variety of activities, restaurants, and sites to enjoy and make wonderful memories. Each neighborhood has a unique culture that truly enriches the First Coast,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. We’re sharing some new, some old, and some neighborhoods you may have forgotten about in Northeast Florida you need to check out! 

 

San Marco

Take a stroll along tree-lined San Marco Square and you’ll see there is no shortage of incredible dining, boutiques, and art galleries. The Mediterranean-influenced neighborhood which is just a few minutes from Downtown Jacksonville is a perfect place to spend an afternoon exploring. A few of our favorite spots to visit in historic San Marco are Grape and Grain Exchange, Aardwolf Brewing Company, Stellers Gallery, and Heyday!

 

Springfield

As the oldest neighborhood in Jacksonville, Springfield offers residents a historic and eclectic experience. Established in 1869, Springfield, located just north of Downtown Jacksonville, was home to the city’s wealthiest residents. Today, the neighborhood is filled with restored mansions, hip restaurants, and locally-owned shops. Springfield also hosts popular festivals including Porchfest. Be sure to make a pit stop at Strings Sports Brewery while touring Springfield. 

 

Riverside/Avondale

Antique meets modern in charming, historic Riverside and Avondale! Home to the world-class Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, you won’t want to miss the charm and culture that Riverside and Avondale provide. Drive around the area and you’ll see gorgeous million dollar waterfront homes, locally-owned restaurants, and beautiful parks. Memorial Park, Pinegrove Market and Deli, and Kickback’s Gastropub are definitely places to visit in the area. Oh, and for dessert Whit’s Frozen Custard

 

Ponte Vedra Beach

If you have visited Ponte Vedra Beach before, you likely only skimmed the surface of what this stunning resort town has to offer. Prior to becoming a prominent luxury town with world-class golf courses, Ponte Vedra was a pristine wilderness home to valuable minerals giving it the nickname “Mineral City.” Discover Northeast Florida’s natural beauty with a hike at the GTM Reserve or play at TPC Sawgrass, one of the most famous golf courses in the world. Head to Ponte Vedra for date night and try LuLu’s Waterfront Grille or 3 Palms Grille.

 

Nocatee

Perhaps one of the newest go-to areas in Northeast Florida is Nocatee. Although this master-planned community hasn’t been around long, it’s definitely worth visiting! Enjoy lunch at Treylor Park (we suggest the Ahi Tuna Flatbread or the Treylor Park Nachos Grande!) or Timoti’s Seafood Shak before heading to Makk Fashions or Really Good Beer Stop. With new businesses popping up all around Nocatee, you’ll likely have more places to try each time you visit. 

 

Although all these neighborhoods have their own unique flair, one thing reigns true whether you call St. Augustine, Jacksonville, The Beaches, or anywhere in between home… Northeast Florida is the PERFECT place to live! 

Marketing pro Carolyn Palacios joins sales team at Davidson Realty

September 19, 2017

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Davidson Realty recently welcomed Carolyn Palacios to its expanding sales team! Carolyn comes to Davidson with decades of experience in marketing and education.

“Carolyn has a skilled approach to marketing and she is dedicated to helping people as an educator,” said Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty. Read more

Davidson Realty MVP Spotlight: Tayler Quick

November 21, 2016

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Posted by in Agent Feature

Davidson Realty sponsors an annual baseball-themed contest in which the firm’s Realtors split into “teams” and compete to be champions in production and sales. This year’s championship team is the Red Sox. Each month we profile a top producer from that team.

Team Member: Tayler Quick

Hometown: Pone Vedra Beach, Florida

Specialties: Tayler loves helping all buyers and sellers! Read more

Explore Northeast Florida’s Top 5 Beach Communities

April 12, 2016

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People come to Florida from all over in search of that perfect little beach town. Some are looking for a safe, family-focused sense of community, others seek access to outdoor activities and many just want to relax. Here on the First Coast, beach-loving homebuyers have the choice between a wide variety of communities.

Explore the Top 5 Northeast Florida beach communities and what makes each of them unique. Read more

Take a Video Tour of a Beautiful Family Home in Sawgrass Players Club

November 16, 2011

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2011-11-14_10-02-26_911Last month we took you on a tour of the premier master-planned community Sawgrass Players Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. This month we’re bringing you a sneak peek at the variety of homes the golf course community has to offer. Davidson Realty Agent, Jennifer Todd, was happy to show us around her neck of the woods.  Jennifer is an expert on all things Ponte Vedra. View the video to take the tour along with us!2011-11-14_10-18-28_843

We’re visiting a lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bath lakefront home in Sawgrass Players Club that is being offered for $499,900.  It’s in absolutely perfect condition. Jennifer points out some of the most eye-catching features of this 2,889-square-foot home. From the gleaming wood floors to the beautiful up-to-date kitchen there are lots of high-end finishes in this home. The open floor plan and lots of natural light make the home feel warm and spacious at the same time. The sunroom is perfect for relaxing and maybe even bird watching over your lake view. Well-planned custom built-in cabinetry makes the most of the home office/den. Your biggest problem may be the lovely guestroom with breakfast bar is so welcoming that guests may never want to leave! Read more

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