With its miles of nearby beaches, its twinkling city lights and the beauty and serenity of the St Johns River, the views in Jacksonville can be spectacular. Whether you want to get out on the water, out on the sand, or stay close to home, some of Jacksonville’s best condo buildings have the advantage of a fantastic location and sensational views.
Some of them are high-rise properties that sit downtown, and others are lower rise properties found right on the waterfront. Whether enjoying the views from floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies, or shared space, you won’t want to miss out on some of the possibilities that exist in Jacksonville.
From nearly century-old condo towers to newer construction possibilities, these are some of the condos with the best views in Jacksonville, Florida.
San Marco Place
One of the first Jacksonville condo buildings with great views that comes to mind has to be San Marco Place. Found right on Jacksonville's South Bank, San Marco Pace contains quite a few units that look out over the nearby river and the stadium, and as a bonus, the building also sits within walking distance of several area restaurants and retailers. Condo owners can scope out some of what’s nearby just by opening up their sliding glass door and stepping out on a private terrace, which is especially exceptional if you're living on one of the upper floor condos at San Marco Place.
Common building amenities at San Marco Place include a gated secure entrance, tennis courts, a private social room with a kitchen and billiards tables, private storage units, a state of the art fitness center, and a beautiful swimming pool area with saunas.
Although Mira Vista is only a three-story condo property, there's still plenty of great reasons to keep it on the list of top Jacksonville condo communities with great views. Found close to the Intracoastal Waterway, this highly desirable gated community looks out over the water and marina, providing scenic views that feel about as close to the water as you can get. And if you're someone who loves the tranquility of a water view, you don’t even have to leave home to watch passing boats or the breathtaking sun rise over the water to mark the start of another sun-soaked day in Florida.
Inside, condos at Mira Vista are spacious and have surprisingly high ceilings, while common amenities at the complex include a small fitness center, a resident lounge and entertaining area, and a wonderfully lush pool area with a separate hot tub.
The Park Lane
Once considered one of the tallest buildings in Jacksonville, The Park Lane has been a riverfront fixture for nearly a century. The building was originally designed with “setback construction” to further take advantage of its views, including the sweeping scenery of the St Johns River below.
Along with a rich history and tremendous views, the Park Lane also provides owners with a convenient location near local parks, shopping, dining, and the city's lively Riverwalk, which is truly one of Jacksonville's best public amenities.
A prime location in Jacksonville’s Riverfront neighborhood also makes for some pretty amazing views from Berkman Plaza. It’s possible to take in views of the many restaurants and shops of Bay Street all the way to the sports complex, just from just the second floor of the building. If you really want to take advantage of the location, though, you may want to opt for a two-story penthouse unit at Berkman Plaza with multiple balconies and sensational city skyline views. This private space is the ideal spot to start the day with a cup of coffee, or wind down in the evening with a cocktail overlooking the surrounding scenery high above Jacksonville.
Not surprisingly, common amenities at Berkman Plaza are also quite noteworthy and include a swimming pool, a secure and private parking garage with rooftop tennis courts, and a fabulous sundeck with gardens that has equally impressive views as each of the building's residences.
The Peninsula sits right on the South Bank of the river with floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views overlooking the St Johns River and the city skyline. Depending on your needs and your budget, the 36-story building offers a variety of different floor plans for buyers to consider, all at varying price ranges. Even one-bedroom units in the building come with a large private balcony, meaning you don’t have to even leave home to take in some of the best views in Jacksonville, which to some is one of the building's best qualities.
Along with that, however, you'll also find a wonderful collection of lifestyle amenities at The Peninsula, including 24-hour concierge and valet services, a luxurious club room, a spa and swimming pool, saunas, a fitness center and so much more.
Posted by Brad Officer on