When someone thinks of Jacksonville, FL, "shopping" isn't likely something that immediately comes to their mind. Surprisingly though, Jacksonville's shopping scene is extremely large, offering millions of square footage, thousands of shops, and several locations throughout the county. Here is a look at the top 10 largest shopping centers within the area.
3. The Avenues
The Avenues Mall is located at 10300 Southside Boulevard, next to Phillips Highway. The Avenues is a 1,117,000 square foot shopping mall, which opened in 1990. Among the 150 vendors located within The Avenues, the four major stores include: Forever 21, Dillard's, JCPenney and Sears.
2. St. Johns Town Center
The St. John's Town Center is an outdoor shopping venue located at 4663 River City Dr., right down the road from the University of North Florida. The Town Center is a 1,235,000 square foot mall that opened in March of 2005. The Town Center features approximately 175 vendors, including stores such as Anthopologie, Apple, Cache, and Sephora, as well as restaurants such as P.F. Chang's and The Cheesecake Factory. According to the Urban Land Institute, St. Johns Town Center is one of the most profitable shopping centers in the nation.