The skyline of Jacksonville glows with the names of some of the largest banking, insurance and healthcare companies in the world, including Humana, Wells Fargo, SunTrust, Prudential, Aetna and AT&T. After "The Great Fire" of 1901 almost totally destroyed downtown, it was rebuilt into what we see now -- the center of Jacksonville's urban living and working community. Both the south and north bank Riverwalks make for a relaxing stroll along the river. There are new high-rise apartments and condos like Churchwell Lofts and Berkman Plaza. They take full advantage of their proximity to The Jacksonville Landing, with its many shops, bars and restaurants catering to every aesthetic from casual to continental.
Downtown is the official neighborhood home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Metropolitan Park, on the bank of the St Johns River, plays host to the annual Jazz Festival. Downtown is the nexus of all the important featured sports and entertainment activity, from Everbank Field, Jacksonville Arena and Ball Park, to the music and cultural centers like the Times Union Center, (home to the Jacksonville Symphony) and the historic Florida Theatre. The Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), emphasize the importance the city places on culture and learning. But downtown is not all about urban streets and skyscrapers. Neighborhoods on the north edge of downtown have single family homes at very affordable prices, in areas like Paxon, Springfield, Lake Forest and Dinsmore.
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