10 Jax neighborhoods with thematic street names

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All cities have street names and no matter what you're into, a Jacksonville neighborhood may have a set of street names themed for you. Here are a few we've come across. Let us know what we've missed.

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Built during the early 1960s off Beach Boulevard, Beachwood is a neighborhood with a maritime theme. Streets names in this community include Mangrove, Bayou, Snapper, Sands, Marina, Sail, Shellfish, Starfish and Cape Horn.


Characterized by a grid network of narrow streets, Brooklyn was platted by Miles Price, a Confederate veteran, in 1868. Although the neighborhood carries a Northern name, the east/west streets were named after Confederate generals while the north/south streets were originally named after trees, including Elm, Spruce, Chelsea, Oak and Magnolia.

Cedar Hills, Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

Located along the Cedar River, this Westside neighborhood was one of Jacksonville's early automobile oriented suburban areas to boom after the end of World War II.  Characterized by its large collection of American Ranch Style homes, it's also known for its interesting collection street names paying homage to popular fairy tales and nursery rhymes.

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Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com