About three miles south of Tinseltown on Southside Boulevard, there's a hub of activity which runs from the new 9A by-pass all the way across Baymeadows Road to Phillips Highway. This area of Southside is generally referred to as "Southside/Baymeadows." The area's showplace is the Avenues Mall, the city's first high-end indoor mall boasting more than a million square feet of shopping and dining. The Avenues is anchored by five major department stores: Belk, Forever 21, Dillard's, JC Penney and Sears. Visit over 150 retail shoppes for men and women's fashion (American Eagle, Aeropostale, Aldo, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic). For home fashion stop by the popular Pottery Barn, and Williams -Sonoma. Oh yes, do pop in at the ultimate destination for kids; Build-a-Bear Workshop. Sporting, electronics and specialty stores offer an array of diversity for shoppers.
Deerwood and Deercreek Country Clubs are both guard gated, high-end neighborhoods, with many homes built in the 70's, 80’s and 90’s, priced from $500K to over $1 million. Each community has its own members-only golf and country club. Deercreek has within its perimeter a 285-acre wildlife and wetlands preserve and is across from the Avenues Mall, while Deerwood is one of the few communities in the heart of Jacksonville where you find estates with four or more acres.
The Regal at the Avenues Multiplex is three minutes north of the mall on Philips Highway (US1) . Just south of the Avenues is Automobile Row which boasts many recently built new car dealerships, including Ford, Toyota, Honda, Chevy, and many foreign and domestic brands.
The newest addition for nightlife is "Latitude 30"; a new concept that immediately caught on as a destination of choice catering to kids of all ages from all over the Southside. It's over 50,000 square feet of pure entertainment right across the street from the Avenues Mall. There's "Boutique bowling," an expansive dining room that doubles as a cinema, cutting-edge arcade games and billiards, a sports bar and a Las Vegas-style showroom theater. A great place for the guys to hang out while the gals shop at the Avenues Mall; then everyone can meet up to enjoy a quiet sumptuous relaxing dinner for a surprisingly reasonable price at Sunset 30 Tavern & Grill. Whether you go north, south, east or west, the beaches, Downtown, Orange Park or the airport you are well within a 20-30 minute drive to anywhere in the city, which certainly nominates Baymeadows as the coveted spot for being right in the middle of everything.
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