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Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park
« on: May 05, 2010, 06:07:18 AM »
Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park



Metro Jacksonville explores the Metro North neighborhood known as Panama Park.

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2010-may-urban-neighborhoods-panama-park

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010, 07:19:57 AM »
Ah yes, anyone remember the old Panama City Seafood restaraunt?  Best potato patties in town back then.  Saw 2001 at the old main street drive in.
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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2010, 07:24:48 AM »
One of my favorite neighborhoods in all of Jax, it is salty and authentic and utterly charming without any orchestrated effort.

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2010, 07:33:02 AM »
Wow the old bridge looks almost exactly like the Ortega Bridge.  Nice neighborhood tour.
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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2010, 08:12:27 AM »
Thanks, Lake.  Another great article

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2010, 10:22:37 AM »
OMG!! I was born and raised in Panama park! My parents still stay there. Still a very quiet area with the exception of 63rd street. That is drug alley. I was raised on 55th street and I also went to Lola M Culver. I was very said to see the school close. :(
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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2010, 10:29:24 AM »
It sure help us (new comers) learn more about Jax original neighborhoods. 

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2010, 01:14:31 PM »
Panama Park is a great neighborhood except for 63rd st as duvaldude08 mentioned.  I particularly love the bungalows on huge lots along the south end of Oakwood.  I'm still kicking myself for not buying that gem of a home on a 1.5 ac lot for $50k just a couple years ago.  If JSO would make a concerted effort to clean up the dealing & hooking going on along 63rd st, it would be huge for the entire neighborhood.

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2010, 02:18:25 PM »
Panama Park is a great neighborhood except for 63rd st as duvaldude08 mentioned.  I particularly love the bungalows on huge lots along the south end of Oakwood.  I'm still kicking myself for not buying that gem of a home on a 1.5 ac lot for $50k just a couple years ago.  If JSO would make a concerted effort to clean up the dealing & hooking going on along 63rd st, it would be huge for the entire neighborhood.

I wish they would as well. growing up in this area and walking home from Lola M Culver, 63rd has always been a hot bed for drugs, robberys, etc. I can remember that store over there being robbed several times growing up as a child and my mom told us not to ever go in there. We were even forbidden to go to the park alone because of the drug activity that takes places. Luckily, this activity has not ruin the entire area.
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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2010, 08:40:05 PM »
As a kid I remember going to see Beatles movies (Help! and A Hard Days Night) and Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello beach movies at the Main St. drive-in in the sixties.
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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2010, 07:33:22 AM »
I grew up in the 60's off Buffalo Ave.  We could ride up and down the streets on our bikes til dark then and walk the couple miles to Culver without fear.  Everybody knew everybody.  I will always cherish those memories. 

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2010, 09:39:00 AM »
Where was the Main Street drive-in?
Meaning, where on Main?
 

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2010, 09:48:59 AM »
Where the Food Lion shopping center is today, at 48th & Main.
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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2010, 10:06:00 AM »
Joseph's has some great pizza. A little jewel of the northside!

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Panama Park
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2010, 09:00:20 PM »
billy: The Main Street Drive-In driveway was to the right of the old Kenney Shoe store.  I think it is a rent-a-center now.