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Title: Neighborhoods: South Riverside
Post by: Metro Jacksonville on August 03, 2010, 04:11:50 AM
Neighborhoods: South Riverside

(http://photos.metrojacksonville.com/photos/947219688_HQnFX-M.jpg)

Classified by the City of Jacksonville as South Riverside, this neighborhood encompasses parts of San Marco and the 19th century rural Philips community.


Full Article
http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2010-aug-neighborhoods-south-riverside
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: South Riverside
Post by: simms3 on August 03, 2010, 08:37:04 AM
Not a very photographic neighborhood no matter how good the photographer is.  Is it even historic and don't we call the area Lakewood or something else nowadays?
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: South Riverside
Post by: cline on August 03, 2010, 08:45:56 AM
Lakewood is adjacent to South Riverside to the south.
Title: Neighborhoods: South Riverside
Post by: Miss Fixit on August 03, 2010, 08:56:33 AM
Thanks for another interesting article.  I've always been curious about that cemetery and have been watching its recent restoration with interest.

There are actually a number of neighborhoods between South Riverside and Lakewood.  The legal subdivisions encompassed by this article include parts of South Riverside, the William Craig Grant, and Brookwood Terrace, among others.  Colonial Terrace and Ridgewood are between Brookwood Terrace and Lakewood.

Most folks who live in "South Riverside" would refer to their neighborhood as San Marco.
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: South Riverside
Post by: Abhishek on August 03, 2010, 09:34:07 AM
nice post.
I like outlining the neighborhood on a walkscore map. Clever.
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: South Riverside
Post by: stjr on August 03, 2010, 01:08:25 PM
This is really the tale of two "cities".  Some of the streets in this area are very much eastward extensions of the housing found in San Marco west of Hendricks.  Much of the rest is small homes to rural in nature, especially in pockets off of St. Augustine Road.  Definitely, two distinct identities.  I doubt the local residents in these two groupings have much in common as a neighborhood.
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: South Riverside
Post by: thelakelander on August 03, 2010, 01:51:00 PM
Basically, you have a 19th century rural community that was engulfed by the booming growth of Jacksonville in the early 20th century.  Unfortunately, it does not seem that the city has invested much in some of these areas since the 1968 merger that originally bought them into city limits.
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: South Riverside
Post by: Debbie Thompson on August 03, 2010, 01:53:09 PM
Thanks for identifying the little blue church.  I had noticed it and wondered about it.
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: South Riverside
Post by: north miami on August 03, 2010, 03:27:29 PM
Basically, you have a 19th century rural community that was engulfed by the booming growth of Jacksonville in the early 20th century.  Unfortunately, it does not seem that the city has invested much in some of these areas since the 1968 merger that originally bought them into city limits.

That is one of the most pentrating insights I have seen written about the merger in the past year or so.
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: South Riverside
Post by: floridaforester on August 03, 2010, 11:12:10 PM
Love Checkers BBQ!  Art is an absolute hoot and knows how to keep his customers happy with great food and entertainment to boot.  Last I was there it was BYOB or wine.  Anybody know if that's still the case?