Take a look at West Jacksonville homes to find some beautiful places with easy access to the water. Anyone hoping to take advantage of the Florida sunshine and get out on the boat should look here. The Westside features some very old homes, some dating back as far as 1763. Find elaborate waterfront mansions, Tudor-style houses, and more modest houses from the early 1900’s close to the water and find cheaper, newer houses as you travel a bit east. The smaller neighborhoods to explore on the Westside include Sweetwater, Normandy, Lake Shore, Murray Hill, Argyle, Riverside and Avondale, Ortega, Confederate Point, and Cedar Hills.
Those living in West Jacksonville homes enjoy this location by quickly getting Downtown or to Mandarin by traveling over the Buckman Bridge. Residents and visitors to Jacksonville think of the Westside as a place full of marinas, boating outfits, and nautical suppliers. There are plenty of places to store or rent a boat, or to relax along the water. Ortega is one of the wealthiest communities in the country and offers many lovely places to take a walk, enjoy the water, and also find some of the best views of Downtown. The Westside is also dotted with many beautiful parks, country clubs, golf courses, and also includes the Jacksonville Naval Air Station, which is the birthplace of the Blue Angels.
Other jewels close to West Jacksonville real estate are the Jacksonville Equestrian Center and Orange Park. Regarded as one of the leading facilities on the East coast, the equestrian center hosts a number of regional and national horse competitions. Residents also can come to the center to enjoy concerts, athletic competitions and other events throughout the year. Orange Park is a wonderful place to visit when needing to get away from the noise of the big city. Come for a day hike or spend the night and camp. There are also boat rentals to get out on Doctor’s Lake and Black Creek. A variety of trails are available here as well with options for hikers, bikers, and horse riders.