One mile North of Downtown Jacksonville, in historic Springfield. A few minutes from Daily's Place Amphitheater, TIAA Bank Stadium (home of the Jacksonville Jaguars), Veterans Memorial Arena, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, the Prime Osborne Convention Center and Metropolitan Park. 3rd &Main is an apartment community that specializes in short term housing. If you are here for work or fun we are centrally located for easy access to the entire city.
We are about 20 miles from the Beaches.
These furnished apartments have everything one could need for a comfortable extended stay, with on-site managers on call 24hrs/day for emergencies..
Third And’s home is located in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.
You’ll find a variety of fantastic and award winning dining options in Springfield, including
Foxy Lady Café & Catering,
Bleu Chocolat Café,
Crispy’s Springfield Gallery,
Fred Cotton’s Landmark BBQ,
Hola Mexican Restaurant,
Icecapade Frozen Treats,
The Cookbook Restaurant,
Uptown Kitchen & Bar, and
Wafaa N Mike’s Café
For delicious coffee and pastries, don’t miss Social Grounds Coffee Company.
When you’re ready to switch to beer, be sure to check out one of Springfield’s breweries:
Hyperion Brewing Company,
Main & Six Brewing Company,
and the soon-to-open Strings Sports Brewery.
If you’re looking for a truly local experience,
Shantytown Pub and Walnut Inn are Springfield’s favorite dive bars
Springfield Historic District
Established in 1869, and located adjacent to the north of Downtown Jacksonville, Springfield is the oldest neighborhood in Jacksonville and offers a variety of experiences for visitors and residents alike! This historic neighborhood is filled with restored mansions (and bungalows), hip restaurants, locally owned shops, some of the city's oldest parks, craft breweries and tons of southern charm with majestic oaks providing protective shade and a beautiful visual along its residential streets. The neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provides some of the finest 19th and early 20th century architecture in the entire city.
Retail Stores in Springfield Jacksonville:
Where to Shop in Springfield
Springfield has seen a steady influx of small retail shops popping up over the last few years.
For quirky, colorful women’s clothing in the style of the 40s and 50s,
check out Best Dressed Dame on Main Street.
The Classic Maven caters to full-figured women with a variety of styles.
Ysyntricity is a women’s apparel boutique featuring the latest in trendy fashions from sizes slim to curvy.
Simply Ke’say Boutique specializes in the latest fashions for elegant, classy, and sophisticated women.
If skateboarding is more your speed, head to The Block Skate Supply which boasts the coolest footwear, apparel, and hardgoods from both local and global brands.
Located a few doors down, Bobby K Boutique carries a variety of basics for both men and women including button-up shirts, cotton dresses and graphic tees, with some home decor and gift items sprinkled in.
Looking for a special treat for your furry friend? Bark on Park offers all sorts of goodies including dog collars, chew toys, pet carriers, and grooming products. They also provide grooming, boarding, and training services!
For all your natural and organic apothecary need, Auntie Peaches will delight your senses with a wide variety of herbs and spices, coffee and tea, candles and essential oils, as well as bath products and home goods.
Places to Visit in Springfield:
The Karpeles Manuscript Library - Located on the corner of First and Laura streets sits the grand Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. This beloved library museum opened in 1992, and is one of ten Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums in the United States, which were founded by David and Marsha Karpeles in an effort to bolster an interest in learning. The impressive collection of original manuscripts and documents covers an array of subjects including science, religion, music, art, history, and literature. Also on display are rotating art exhibits from both local and regional artists. New exhibits are launched every three to four months and all pieces are centered around a single theme. Admission to the Karpeles Manuscript Library is free to the public. The building can also be rented as an event space. With its striking stained glass windows and balcony seating, the museum is the perfect venue for weddings, theater performances, and even corporate events. All proceeds are used to maintain the upkeep of the historic building. The next time you’re strolling around Henry Klutho Park or driving through the lower Springfield area, pay a visit to Karpeles and check out the beauty and wonder within.
Things to do in Springfield:
Bicyclists, rejoice! According to (Website hidden by Airbnb) Springfield is the most bikeable neighborhood in Jacksonville’s urban core. In 2018, Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Council (SPAR) received a Neighbors Get Moving award from the City of Jacksonville, recognizing SPAR for it’s role in organizing and promoting wellness activities in the Springfield Historic District community. You’ll find bicycle repair stations in Henry J. Klutho Park (intersection of Pearl and 3rd St) and behind the SPAR building at 1321 N Main Street. In the parking lot of Third and Main!
Visitors can enjoy a ride on the S-Line Urban Greenway, or easily ride to many of Jacksonville’s other attractions.
Henry J. Klutho Park is also home to the Springfield Disc Golf Course and Sculpture Walk Springfield.
The Fourth Saturday (4th not last) of every month enjoy the Historic Main Street Cruise, where cars from the 50's, 60's and 70's cruise up and down Main street. From 1st - 12th. There are many places to tailgate during this monthly event as well as bands, food trucks and other entertainment.
Annual Yearly Events in Springfield:
Springfield is home to some of Jacksonville’s favorite annual events!
Held each year in November, Jacksonville PorchFest is a music festival held on the welcoming front porches of Historic Springfield. This family-friendly, free event features musicians from a wide variety of genres and draws over 10,000 people to the neighborhood. PorchFest brings important attention to Springfield’s historic architecture and ongoing revitalization and highlights the breadth of musical talent in Jacksonville. Proceeds from the event are dedicated to SPAR’s arts programming and education fund.
There are two annual Home Tours in Springfield. The Spring Tour of Homes is held in May and is produced by SPAR. This tour has showcased the unique character of the community for over 40 years. Held in December, the Historic Springfield Holiday Tour of Homes is produced by Springfield Improvement Association and Archives (SIAA) and features beautiful historic homes that are decked out for the holidays
Springfield, Jacksonville Florida
A Closer Look at the Springfield Historic District in Jacksonville, Florida
Historic Homes and Buildings
Many of the buildings found within this historic district date back to between 1885 and 1930. Most are vernacular structures with wood frames. However, there are a few excellent examples of romantic and revival styles. Springfield is home to Queen Anne, Prairie School, Mediterranean, Bungalow, Colonial Revival and a few other architectural styles from the late 19th century.
When Springfield was added to the National Registry, there were 1,784 buildings at least a half-century old. Of those buildings 1,686 were residential. Most of the buildings were wood frames, while 201 are masonry. A large majority of the buildings are also two stories, with 10 three-story buildings and a few hundred one-story buildings.
In the Spotlight Southern Living Magazine put Springfield in the spotlight in January of 2010. They named the historic district as the #1 “comeback” neighborhood in the south. This honor was due to the many improvements made, which started in the late 1990s. Florida Trend Magazine also honored the Springfield Historic District in the December 2010 issue.
What will you Discover in Springfield?
Springfield is predominately a residential area. However, this area is also home to the Hogan’s Creek Park System. This historic park system includes the Confederate Park, the Klutho Park and many other parks. About 5% of the land found in Springfield is comprised of parks.
There are many beautiful buildings to enjoy within the district and so much more.
The Great Fire of 1901
Downtown Jacksonville was struck by a horrible fire in 1901, but Springfield was spared. Even though the fire didn’t destroy the area, the poor zoning and bad decisions nearly did. However, it has risen above its’ past and has grown into one of the most popular historic districts in the south.
Many of the homes have been restored, while others are still waiting to be restored. The charming area includes streets lined with trees covered in Spanish moss and plenty of natural areas strategically placed throughout the residential neighborhood.
Not only is Springfield a charming area to live, but it’s also a great place to volunteer. The SPAR Council provides efforts to help revitalize the historic district with a 100% volunteer board. Preservation SOS is an all volunteer non-profit working to preserve the historic homes. Sustainable Springfield is also all volunteer and they manage several community gardens and children’s programming. There is also a Mommies Group, Animal Care and Rescue Club, a Beekeeping Club, Book Club, Gardening Club and lots of other volunteer groups and ways to get involved.
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