In many ways, mid-century modern design is one of those things that you absolutely love, or don’t care for at all. And chances are if you’re part of the group who loves and appreciate the style, you’re also someone who appreciates mid-century modern style homes, an architectural design that continues to be among the most popular to home buyers even still to this day.
As one of Florida’s largest cities, you’ll find nearly every style of residential architecture somewhere in Jacksonville. Thanks to its tropical climate and its rich Spanish history, Mediterranean and Spanish style homes are certainly prevalent all over town. Bungalows are also quite common, as are classic and authentic mid-century modern homes with loads of character and uniqueness. And if you're into mid-century modern architecture like so many around the country, here's where you'll have success searching mid-century modern homes in Jacksonville.
Perfectly located just south of Downtown Jacksonville, as well as the city’s lively Southbank District, San Marco is an excellent neighborhood to consider if you’re looking to combine mid-century architecture with a coveted Jacksonville location.
Easy access to Interstate 95 makes getting to and from any part of the city a breeze, and almost all homes, not just mid-century homes, are extremely desirable and well maintained throughout San Marco, helping make it one of the best places to consider during a home search.
Although not far behind San Marco is San Jose, a Jacksonville neighborhood that sits just a few miles south of San Marco. Although you’ll find a couple commercial corridors around the San Jose neighborhood, the vibe here is much more residential.
Because of its location a bit further from the city center, mid century modern homes in San Jose can often be a little more affordable as well, only adding to its appeal. Mercer Circle is definitely one of the streets in San Jose where you’ll find mid-century modern architecture, as are a number of thoroughfares surrounding the San Jose Forest neighborhood.
Jacksonville’s Lake Lucina neighborhood is perhaps most known for its great schools and close proximity to Jacksonville University. But along with that, it’s a wonderful place to consider when search for an authentic mid-century modern home.
Lake Lucina’s boundaries are fairly limited and defined by Merrill Road to the north, Townsend Boulevard to the east, University Boulevard to the west, and Terry Park Drive at its most southern point. So chances are you won’t find a lot of inventory here at any given time. That said, most mid-century fixer uppers in Lake Lucina ask right around $200,000, while move-in ready homes start in the upper $300,000.
Also one of Jacksonville’s smaller neighborhoods in terms of overall area, Clifton is a hotspot for mid-century modern lovers. Nearly all the houses in Clifton were built in the ‘40s and ‘50s and the large lot sizes here provide more than enough indoor and outdoor space to feel comfortable.
We love Clifton for its quiet riverfront location, as well as its close proximity to Downtown Jacksonville. A quick drive on the Arlington Expressway will have you to the heart of the city in only a few minutes, making Clifton mid-century modern homes as convenient as they are desirable.
Located far south of Downtown Jacksonville and across the St. Johns River from the Jacksonville Naval Air Station, the Pickwick Park neighborhood might be one of the more underrated places to begin a home search. Home styles in the area vary but you’ll definitely find some mid-century modern homes scattered throughout the neighborhood.
Additionally, homes in Pickwick Park have absolutely stunning curb appeal and should definitely be considered a step above entry level. Elizabeth Betty Wolfe Park (aka Pickwick Park) is also situated directly in the middle of the neighborhood, which has a peaceful playground and pleasant walking trails for area home owners to enjoy.Posted by Brad Officer on