Southbank (Jacksonville)

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Southbank
Neighborhood of Jacksonville
View of Riverplace Tower from the Southbank Riverwalk
View of Riverplace Tower from the Southbank Riverwalk
Southbank is located in Central Jacksonville
Southbank
Southbank
Location within Central Jacksonville
Coordinates: 30°19′04″N 81°39′24″W / 30.317742°N 81.656589°W / 30.317742; -81.656589
Government
 • City Council Don Redman
 • State Assembly Reggie Fullwood
 • State Senate Audrey Gibson
 • U.S. House Ander Crenshaw (R)
Area[1]
 • Total 1.33 km2 (0.515 sq mi)
 • Land 1.33 km2 (0.515 sq mi)
ZIP Code 32207
Area code(s) 904

Southbank is a neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida, considered part of downtown.

Location[edit]

Southbank is located along the St. Johns River, south of the Downtown Core, and immediately north of San Marco. It is roughly bounded by the river to the north and west, Bishop Kenny High School to the east, and Interstate 95 to the south.

Transportation[edit]

Southbank is served by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority's zero-fare automated people mover system (known as the "Skyway"), an extensive bus network, and the Jacksonville Water Taxi.[2]

Current Skyway Stations in Southbank[3]

  • San Marco near the Acosta Bridge on San Marco Blvd. It serves the Museum of Science and History, Baptist Medical Center, and the Prudential Building.
  • Riverplace on Flagler Ave services Riverplace Tower.
  • Kings Avenue at Kings Ave & Prudential Dr and is the southern terminus of the Skyway

Attractions and characteristics[edit]

Southbank is a mixed-used district closely associate with Jacksonville's San Marco neighborhood. It includes large office and residential structures, such as the Aetna Building, The Peninsula, and Riverplace Tower. Attractions such as the Museum of Science and History, Friendship Fountain and the Southbank Riverwalk can also be found in the district. Though historically poorly designed for pedestrians, the city hopes to better integrate it with the rest of Downtown as well as San Marco.[4][5]

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