San Marco

If the square is the center of San Marco, the ornately-made bronze lion sculptures, accompanying fountain and gazebo are the square’s trademark. On either side of the square are a vibrant array of shops and a mix of local fare and franchised cafes and restaurants from which to choose. Acquiring its name from the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy, this neighborhood is a potpourri of architectural styles and uses. From large, expansive riverfront homes to quadstyle apartments, San Marco has a lifestyle fit for both singles and families. The San Marco Preservation Society keeps an eye out to ensure this community’s historic properties are being restored to their original intent. San Marco is also home to Theatre Jacksonville, the oldest continuously running community theatre in the U.S. and the San Marco Movie Theatre, a community favorite for dinner and entertainment.