San Marco Historic District

San Marco Historic District

San Marco Historic District
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  • SH
    Tampa, Florida135 contributions
    The best of both worlds - quiet but with things to do
    We stayed in a vacation rental off of San Marco Blvd, and loved the area. The Historic District has a cute main drag with lovely statues, restaurants, and buildings. It's also walking distance to the river and remains quiet at night. We will definitely be back.
    Written June 4, 2021
  • FLAUSAMAN
    27 contributions
    Must See Historic Neighborhood in Jax!
    San Marco was constructed over 80 acres of the former Villa Alexandria estate in 1925. The developer was Telfair Stockton, who had previously established the exclusive Avondale neighborhood on the other side of the river. San Marco, designed as a fashionable, upscale development in keeping with Villa Alexandria's reputation, comprised 250 lots and a commercial district. San Marco was originally planned in the Italian Renaissance revival style, which influenced the name of the development and several of its streets. The commercial district was called "San Marco Square" after Venice's Piazza San Marco, and featured several Mediterranean buildings and a fountain as a testament to Venice. The San Marco Theatre and Theatre Jacksonville, the oldest community theatre in the country dating back to 1938, are also located within the square. Riverfront Park in San Marco is a wonderful location for the best sunset views in all of Jacksonville overlooking the skyline of Riverside/Avondale. Although originally intended to be Mediterranean, few of the homes built there kept to the style, which was falling out of favor at the time. Instead, a diverse mix of contemporary architectural styles appeared in the development in the late 1920s. The homes on the river are a must see and quite historic. Likewise, Hendricks Avenue, with the old Train Station, and San Marco Boulevard contain most of the commercial development leading into Jacksonville's Southbank of Downtown. This area is a must see for out of towners!
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 5, 2017
  • snaggedy
    Jacksonville, Florida361 contributions
    Beautiful Area, Much to See and Do
    San Marco's Historic District has a lovely movie theater, bookstore, as well as numerous shops and boutiques. There are restaurants that cater to every taste and budget. The parking is ample. The open air atmosphere is lovely and charming.
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 28, 2018
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Starviagera
The Villages, FL1,909 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Nice little area downtown , but when they try to compare it to Venice, they set themselves to disappoint. . These old reviews keep showing up in my drafts!
Written October 13, 2022
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SH
Tampa, FL135 contributions
Jun 2021
We stayed in a vacation rental off of San Marco Blvd, and loved the area. The Historic District has a cute main drag with lovely statues, restaurants, and buildings. It's also walking distance to the river and remains quiet at night. We will definitely be back.
Written June 4, 2021
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maynard7
Phoenix, AZ282 contributions
Mar 2021
This is a really nice little neighborhood with a shopping area. Lots of independent shops and few national brands. Coffee shops, restaurants, clothing stores and a fun toy shop! Parking seemed to be free everywhere. There's also a lot of nice houses in this area, so drive around and check them out. I was surprised to find this in Jacksonville.
Written March 11, 2021
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Linda D
Portland, ME2,534 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Small and quaint with a park in the middle with a couple sculptures. Cute little shops and places to eat. Tree lined street leading into the shopping area with old homes.
Written April 6, 2019
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Starviagera
The Villages, FL1,909 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Nice little area downtown , but when they try to compare it to Venice, they set themselves to disappoint.
Written June 11, 2018
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snaggedy
Jacksonville, FL361 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
San Marco's Historic District has a lovely movie theater, bookstore, as well as numerous shops and boutiques. There are restaurants that cater to every taste and budget. The parking is ample. The open air atmosphere is lovely and charming.
Written May 28, 2018
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Dupont2Traveler
Memphis, TN221 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We visited Jacksonville for the Memorial Day weekend Jazz Fest and hit the San Marco area on Monday before returning home. This is a really well preserved area with nice shops and restaurants. Make plans to visit for breakfast, lunch,and or dinner and walk around the area. Also drive around yak soak up the beautiful architecture. There are really some amazing homes in this area.
Written May 28, 2018
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cwvw79
Jacksonville, FL748 contributions
May 2018 • Family
This is a great place to spend the afternoon, shopping and dining. Most of the retailers are local, and all were very friendly. Sidewalk seating adds to the charm.
Written May 6, 2018
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FLAUSAMAN
27 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
San Marco was constructed over 80 acres of the former Villa Alexandria estate in 1925. The developer was Telfair Stockton, who had previously established the exclusive Avondale neighborhood on the other side of the river. San Marco, designed as a fashionable, upscale development in keeping with Villa Alexandria's reputation, comprised 250 lots and a commercial district.

San Marco was originally planned in the Italian Renaissance revival style, which influenced the name of the development and several of its streets. The commercial district was called "San Marco Square" after Venice's Piazza San Marco, and featured several Mediterranean buildings and a fountain as a testament to Venice. The San Marco Theatre and Theatre Jacksonville, the oldest community theatre in the country dating back to 1938, are also located within the square. Riverfront Park in San Marco is a wonderful location for the best sunset views in all of Jacksonville overlooking the skyline of Riverside/Avondale. Although originally intended to be Mediterranean, few of the homes built there kept to the style, which was falling out of favor at the time. Instead, a diverse mix of contemporary architectural styles appeared in the development in the late 1920s. The homes on the river are a must see and quite historic.

Likewise, Hendricks Avenue, with the old Train Station, and San Marco Boulevard contain most of the commercial development leading into Jacksonville's Southbank of Downtown. This area is a must see for out of towners!
Written July 5, 2017
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