Jax's Growth in 10 Amazing Time-Lapse Photos

Known for its sunny, warm climate and bounteous Southern hospitality, Jacksonville is popular with both residents and businesses. Since 2007, the city has seen a lot of new development with more stunning residential and commercial buildings adding to its charm. With the help of Google Street View, RENTCafé has created a cool slideshow revealing Jacksonville’s progress from a great city to a phenomenal place to live, work, and play.

Published July 23, 2015 in Neighborhoods - MetroJacksonville.com

Simply drag the arrow bar back-and-forth to view the old and the new images.

1. Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown/Southbank

Located on the same property as the Hilton Garden Inn is its sister hotel, Homewood Suites. This gives visitors to the city a large pool of rooms. A 2012 winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, this hotel is located in the desirable San Marco neighborhood and has convenient access to transportation, entertainment, shopping, and restaurants.

2. Duval County Courthouse – Downtown

In 2012, this building became the new home of the Duval County Courthouse, housing courtrooms, judges, and support staff. This is the fifth home to the county courts since Duval County was created in the early 1800s. The 800,000-square-foot building welcomes approximately 1,500 visitors each day in addition to the hundreds of employees who work there.

3. The Fresh Market, The Brooklyn Riverside – Downtown

On the left side of this formerly-abandoned area is a Fresh Market store, offering organic groceries to area residents. To the right is The Brooklyn Riverside which offers luxury apartment homes complemented by modern community amenities. Both properties are located near Riverside Park, as well as local restaurants and retail shops.

4. 220 Riverside Apartments – Downtown

The newly-built 220 Riverside Apartments includes 294 rental units, 386 parking spaces as well as 18,000 sq. ft. of retail space. The community contains a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom units ranging from 618 to 1,204 sq. ft. Residents enjoy a set of exquisite amenities including a saltwater pool with outdoor grilling areas, lounge, sky box, fitness studio, pet grooming station and café. These contemporary apartments perfectly integrate with Unity Plaza, the city’s newest urban oasis.

5. The Four at Deerwood Apartment Homes – Deerwood Park

With spacious floor plans and a resort-style saline pool, The Four at Deerwood is located at 4870 E Deer Lake Drive in the thriving Deerwood Park district. The area offers convenient access to major highways and interstates, as well as shops, museums, and restaurants.

6. Tapestry Park, Deerwood Park

This beautifully-designed mixed-use development includes condominiums, boutique shops, office space, and restaurant. Located at the intersection of Southside Boulevard and Gate Parkway, the property is part of Deerwood Park, the MSA’s largest suburban office development containing over 3.4 million square feet of office space with supporting retail, hotel, and entertainment venues.

7. 5 Thousand Town, Deerwood Park

Within waking distance of 150 retailers and 30 restaurants, 5 Thousand Town is designed for socially-active residents. The property offers 12,000 square feet of amenities, including a coffee bar, music café, rooftop sky bar, a spa-style hot tub, and more.

8. Sheraton Jacksonville, Deerwood Park

Located near the St. Johns Town Center Mall and the University of North Florida, the 6-story Sheraton Jacksonville has 159 guest rooms. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, business center, heated indoor pool, convenience store, and complimentary high-speed internet access, among others. It opened in 2008.

9. Spyglass, Southside

Located in the sought-after Southside area, Spyglass offers resort-style living to its residents. In addition to studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, Spyglass also has townhomes and bungalows, some of which feature great views of the pool. St. John’s Town Center is nearby, with 150 shops and dining options.

10. Hacienda Club, Southside

These uniquely-designed apartment homes include island-style gourmet kitchens and valet trash pickup five days a week. The 300-unit rental community has social events like cooking classes and happy hours to encourage members to interact. Each apartment features a Mediterranean Riviera décor and access to a beach-entry pool, complete with a sundeck and semi-private cabanas.

Jacksonville will only continue to grow as residents realize the many amenities that this great city offers. What are your favorite new additions to the Jacksonville area?

Article by RENTCafé at http://www.rentcafe.com/blog/jacksonville-street-view-images/

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