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Southern and metropolitan, Downtown Jacksonville is the center of the city for 1.5 million people in the Jacksonville MSA. It is the heart of the arts, history, business and innovation, and civic engagement in Northeast Florida and welcomes people from all walks of life. Geographically central to the region, Downtown is nearly four square miles and sits at the junction of Interstates 10 and 95, marking the eastern terminus of I-10 and the first Florida metro area on I-95.

Office and residential towers flank nearly six miles of beautiful waterfront along the St. Johns River. With a daytime population of 56,000 and 7,495 calling Downtown home, employees and residents cite walkability, culture, entertainment, restaurants, river access and the city atmosphere as the best things about the Downtown experience.

Excluding water, Downtown makes up just 0.4% of Duval County yet generates almost 3% of the county’s taxable value. Downtown Jacksonville offers unique opportunities unmatched by other major Florida cities and investors are taking note. Since the beginning of 2021, $1.3 billion in projects have begun and $263 million in projects have been completed. Additionally, $2.6 billion in projects are in review and another $658 million are porposed. 

All of Downtown now falls under a singular Commercial Central Business District (CCBD) zone to allow for a dense mixture of uses, while eight distinct districts offer unique histories, amenities and senses of place. 

We invite you to see why Downtown Jacksonville is unmatched in opportunity and learn the ways we can support your investment in Downtown. 

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DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE IS HOME TO

Five Major Sports Teams
Including the Jacksonville Jaguars – a professional NFL football franchise

Five Major Medical Facilities 
Within proximity representing approximately 1,600 beds and 9,000+ jobs

Three Fortune 500 Companies
CSX, Fidelity National Financial, and Fidelity National Information Services

5.6 Miles of Beautiful Waterfront 
Including almost 3 miles of the Jacksonville Riverwalk