It seems not long ago, to veteran Jacksonville residents, that the intersection of Southside Boulevard and Gate Parkway was just a dense pine forest -- a “dead spot” between Beach Boulevard to the north and Baymeadows road to the south. Today, Tinseltown is a diverse and dynamic shopping, dining and business center heavily weighted towards condos and townhomes, designed to attract professionals with a hectic schedule, active lifestyle, and who need the simplicity of condo/townhome living. Southside/Tinseltown is truly all-inclusive: Movie Theater, restaurants, specialty shops and a thriving nightlife. Right across Gate Parkway, there's Tapestry Park, the area's newest village-like development, built in 2008 with a quaint cobblestone main street. There are more established older/resale single family homes to the north off of Southside Boulevard near Beach Boulevard, such as Southside Estates, Summer Trees, Windy Hill, and Sutton Lakes. But key to Southside/Tinseltown living is the all inclusive urban village feel, and its proximity to the newest, most high-end shopping and dining in the city, the St. Johns Town Center. It’s a 1.1 million-square-foot, open-air retail, residential, hotel and dining mecca, for mid-sized budgets to the most high end: Tiffany's, Brooks Brothers, and Louis Vuitton, to name a few. Condos and townhome selections are endless. (This is just a partial list:) Mirabella, IL Villagio, Villa Medici Condos, Gardens of Bridgehampton, Sail Cove, Reserve at James Island, Reserve at Point Meadows, Montreux, Sonoma, Timberlin Parc, Tapestry Park, and Heritage Deerwood. Southside/Tinseltown is situated right across highway 9A from the University of North Florida, and it’s also home to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida's massive headquarters, and the closely neighboring corporate campuses of Merrill Lynch and Chase.
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