Walkable & Accessible
Riverside Avondale is one of the region’s most walkable neighborhoods. Our narrow residential streets, heavy tree canopy, pocket parks and multiple shopping districts are a reminder of the urban pedestrian sensibility that flourished in American cities in the early 1900s, before the country’s communities became so completely car-centric.
We’re also fairly self-contained, with our own Publix at 2033 Riverside, numerous dining and shopping options in our historic commercial corridors, a nationally regarded medical institution in St. Vincent’s Hospital, and a major regional art museum, The Cummer, at 829 Riverside. Whether traveling by bike or your own two feet, you’re bound to have fun if you set out for a day of discovery in the district.
We’re well-served by public transit options, too. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) runs numerous routes within and through the district, including the following:
Bus routes(: B6 (Stockton-Wilson), P3 (Ernest-Jammes), P4 (Myrtle Ave-Roosevelt 103rd), B9 (Beaver-Lane), WS-1 (Ortega-NAS), WS-12 (Murray Hill-Edgewood), and the Riverside Trolley (which now includes stops at the Avondale Shoppes!). Here’s a map of where the trolley stops.
JTA offers a nifty Trip Planner for utilizing public transit to get around town.
Visitors to our area who are interested in seeing other parts of Jacksonville, such as the city’s beautiful beaches, will find using a car—either your own or a rental— the easiest method of transport. However, going car-free is not, strictly speaking, impossible—it just takes a little initiative. See the excellent site, Car-Free in Jacksonville for terrific tips.