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Southbank (Jacksonville)

The Southbank is a neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida, considered part of the Urban Core.

Southbank
View of Riverplace Tower and the Southbank from the Acosta Bridge
View of Riverplace Tower and the Southbank from the Acosta Bridge
Southbank is located in Central Jacksonville
Southbank
Southbank
Location within Central Jacksonville
Coordinates: 30°19′04″N 81°39′24″W / 30.317742°N 81.656589°W / 30.317742; -81.656589
Government
 • City Council?
 • State AssemblyReggie Fullwood
 • State SenateAudrey Gibson
 • U.S. HouseJohn Rutherford (R)
Area
 • Total1.33 km2 (0.515 sq mi)
 • Land1.33 km2 (0.515 sq mi)
ZIP Code
32207
Area code(s)904

LocationEdit

Southbank is located along the St. Johns River, south of the Downtown Core, and immediately north of San Marco. It is roughly bounded by the river to the north and west, Bishop Kenny High School to the east, and Interstate 95 to the south.

TransportationEdit

Southbank is served by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority's Skyway, an extensive bus network and the Jacksonville Water Taxi.[2]

Current Skyway Stations in Southbank[3]

  • San Marco near the Acosta Bridge on San Marco Blvd. It serves the Museum of Science and History, Baptist Medical Center, and the Prudential Building.
  • Riverplace on Flagler Ave services Riverplace Tower.
  • Kings Avenue at Kings Ave & Prudential Dr and is the southern terminus of the Skyway

Attractions and characteristicsEdit

Southbank is a mixed-used district closely associated with Jacksonville's San Marco neighborhood. It includes large office and residential structures, such as the Aetna Building, The Peninsula, and Riverplace Tower. Attractions such as the Museum of Science and History, Friendship Fountain and the Southbank Riverwalk can also be found in the district. The city hopes to better integrate it with the rest of Downtown as well as San Marco.[4]

NeighborhoodEdit



From left to right: Northbank Jacksonville skyline and the Main Street Bridge

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Southbank neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida (FL), 32207, subdivision profile - real estate, apartments, condos, homes, community, population, jobs, income, ...
  2. ^ "Downtown Jacksonville: Skyway" (website). Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  3. ^ "JTA Downtown Map". Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  4. ^ "Celebrating the River: A Plan for Downtown Jacksonville" (PDF). www.coj.net. City of Jacksonville. 2000. pp. 34–35. Retrieved December 20, 2012.