Jacksonville’s 10 Largest Shopping Centers
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.
Published June 25, 2014 in Neighborhoods - MetroJacksonville.com
10. The Markets at Town Center
The Markets at Town Center are a separated shopping center from the previously mentioned Town Center, and extend over 317,000 square feet. The Markets opened a few years after the original Town Center installment, opening several "lifestyle" stores such as West Marine, REI, and Babies R Us. The Markets can be found at 4865 Town Center Pkwy.
9. St. Augustine Premium Outlets
The St. Augustine Premium Outlets stretch over 320,000 square feet of retail space. The St. Augustine Premium Outlets can be found at 2700 State Road 16, a separated location from the St. Augustine Outlets. The Premium Outlets feature approximately 85 stores, which include Nike, Ralph Lauren, and J Crew. The Premium outlets are said to be unparalleled by any other shopping center in the area, due to the high traffic rates and money that they produce.
8. St. Augustine Outlets
The St. Augustine Outlets are a collection of stores ranging over a 338,000 square foot space. The St. Augustine Outlets are located at 500 Outlet Mall Blvd. and feature several stores, including the region's only Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th store.
7. Gateway Town Center
The Gateway Town Center is a 700,000 square foot shopping mall located at 5000-7 Norwood Ave. Sitting just off I-95, this indoor/outdoor shopping center opened in the late 1950's. The Gateway Town Center features over 70 stores, with Publix being the major anchor store.
6. Oakleaf Town Center
Oakleaf Towncenter is a 800,000 square foot shopping center, located at 9525 Crosshill Blvd. Oakleaf Towncenter is an outdoor mall that opened in 2007, featuring several stores, including Super Target, Home Depot, and Kohl's.
5. River City Marketplace
The River City Marketplace is located in northern Jacksonville, at 13141 City Station Dr. The River City Marketplace is an 899,588 square foot shopping mall that opened in 2005. While the Marketplace features almost 70 stores, it's three biggest vendors include Walmart, Lowes, and Hollywood Theatres. The River City Marketplace is the only shopping center that is north of the St. John's River.
4. Orange Park Mall
The Orange Park Mall can be found at 1910 Wells Rd. The Orange Park Mall is a 958,000 square foot shopping venue that opened in 1975. While the mall features over 100 different vendors, the major anchor stores that can be found at the Orange Park Mall include Dillard's, JCPenney, Sears, Belk, Dick's Sporting Goods, and AMC Theaters.
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.
1. Regency Square Mall
Regency Square Mall is located at 9501 Arlington Expressway, in the Arlington area of Jacksonville. Regency is a 1,390,000 square foot mall that opened in March, 1967. Regency features approximately 170 vendors, including Belk, Dillard's Clearance Center, JCPenney, and Sears.
Article by Kristen Pickrell
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