October 2019

Found 14 blog entries for October 2019.

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Jax PorchFest is a little over a week away, and we’re looking forward to a full day of fun on November 9th! Now in its sixth year, Jacksonville PorchFest is a free music festival that occurs on the porches and parks in Historic Springfield.  

From 12:30-5pm, you’ll be able to enjoy 18 different bands playing on porches (the streets where musicians are performing are closed off, making it easy to walk around the festival), and three headliners will perform in Klutho Park throughout the day. You can see the full schedule at the end of this post. Plan to spend the whole day in Springfield; you’ll have plenty of food, beverage, and entertainment options to keep the whole family happy! 

Jacksonville PorchFest is

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Historic brick home in Avondale Jacksonville

Whether you're thinking about a move to Jacksonville or have lived here your whole life, you'll want to understand the intricacies of our historic neighborhoods. Jacksonville's urban core neighborhoods can be locally designated historic districts, districts on the National Register of Historic Places, both, or neither. Sound confusing? Keep reading to understand what each category means. 

Locally Designated Historic Districts: Riverside, Avondale, Springfield, and the St. Johns Quarter are all locally designated historic districts. Any exterior work requires an approved Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) application through the City of Jacksonville. (The neighborhood organizations RAP and SPAR do not process COA applications.) Learn

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It's time for another 3 Reasons to Love - our series highlighting urban core small businesses. Today we're happy to feature Cultivate Jax, Jacksonville's homestead store, located in Riverside.

3 Reasons to Love Cultivate Jax

1. The mother daughter co-owners curate eco-friendly, US made, healthy lifestyle goods for your home and family.

2. They have a dedicated room for children; which includes toys, books, games, and even an in-store play area to inspire curious and creative young minds!

3. The shop hosts community events and workshops for the whole family! (Past topics include gardening, painting, music, and cooking.)

Have you been to Cultivate? You can visit them at 2766 Park Street, 32204

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This large two-story 1920s home is in the heart of Riverside and within walking distance to 5 Points! Enjoy the tree-lined street views from your classic Southern front porch.

The spacious kitchen has 40'' wood cabinets and solid surface countertops with plenty of workspace. Updates include new roof in 2017, electrical, fresh interior paint, and new sump pump in 2019.


You'll love the details on this historic home; from the original hardwood floors and moldings throughout to the 9' ceilings, brick fireplace, and bathroom with your own classic slipper tub!

This home is also a great candidate for a reno loan. You can create an open layout or reconfigure to add another bed/bath.Whether you're looking for move in ready or

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People sitting at the bar at Hyperion Brewing Company in Springfield Jacksonville

We're starting a new blog series, 3 Reasons To Love! We'll be highlighting Urban Core small businesses, and sharing a few of our favorite things about them.

We're excited to kick this off with Hyperion Brewing Company in Springfield.


#3ReasonsToLove Hyperion Brewing Company

1. Springfield's first brewery! Hyperion opened in 2017, and played a major role in the revitalization of Main Street. We love watching the store fronts fill up now. Thank them for believing in the neighborhood!

2. The Big Jim! The ultimate flight of 15 beers (best enjoyed with friends in the Helios Beer Garden) is a great way to sample everything Hyperion has on draft!

3. Events! Hyperion has multiple events happening each week, from comedy shows to live music

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Exterior of Murray Hill Jacksonville home for sale

We're excited to feature our newest Murray Hill listing on the blog today! This 3 bed, 2 bath home offers the updates that you have always wanted while maintaining the historic charm that you can't resist. 

Neutral foyer of 4561 College Street in Murray Hill


As soon as you walk in, you'll notice the extensive carpentry and the natural light that is let in by the newly installed double-pane windows.

Spacious updated kitchen with neutral colors

Elegant farmhouse sink and white granite countertops

Impress your guests in the kitchen, which features shaker style white cabinets with an elegant white granite counter-tops and farmhouse sink. 

Dining room layout in 4561 College Street

Living room layout in Murray Hill home


Through the kitchen you will be led into the dining room and living area, where you won't be able to turn away from the comfort of the beautiful fireplace and original hardwood flooring. 

Master bedroom layout at 4561 College Street



Master bathroom with stand-up shower

The bedrooms

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Luminaria in Riverside Avondale at night with luminaries on the sidewalks

Save the date for one of Riverside Avondale's beloved celebrations, Luminaria. The annual tradition of commemorating the holiday season with luminaries will take place on December 15th this year. Residents place the sidewalk candles in front of their homes, businesses, and local parks starting at dusk. The 2019 Luminaria marks the 35th year that the event has taken place in this historic Jacksonville neighborhood. 

Corgi outside Avondale home on Luminaria

Luminaria was started by the late Jerry Spinks as a way to raise money for Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP).The neighborhood non-profit sells luminaria kits with the bags, candles, and sand included. These kit sales benefit RAP's work to preserve the historic fabric and unique character of the neighborhoods. 

Many area

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Historic home in Avondale

When looking for a real estate agent for homes in the locally designated historic district of Riverside and Avondale, we suggest asking the following questions:

• Are you familiar with the COA process?
• How many homes have you sold in the historic district in the last 24 months?
• How familiar are you with the parking situation in Riverside Avondale?
• Are you familiar with zoning issues in Riverside Avondale?
• What kind of exterior work needs to be done?

Learn more about working with Bloom Realty for your home purchase. New to the area? Check out our neighborhood guide for Riverside Avondale.  

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This 4.34 acre estate is everything you never knew you needed. Fish filled retention pond, mature oak trees, blueberry bushes, swinging chairs, basically your private retreat, and yet just 15-20 minute drive in to the heart of Jacksonville.

The home itself is a custom built (1989) 3 bedroom, 2 bath. The kitchen features a cooking island, multiple lazy Susan's, and cabinets galore.


Large laundry/utility area/and mud room, ample sized family area, and separate dining room, with a fully enclosed back porch.

The large master suite features walk-in closet and en-suite with jetted tub, separate walk in shower, and dual vanities.

Detached from the home is a massive garage with its own extra storage room

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Exterior of 2951 Gilmore Street in Murray Hill Jacksonville

This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in Murray Hill was built in 1939, and has been recently updated!

Updated kitchen with neutral colors in Murray Hill home for sale

Bedroom with netural colors and updated floors

The newly laid out kitchen has all of the modern amenities and there is an interior laundry.

Updated bathroom with netural colors in Murray Hill home

This would make a fantastic starter home - you can bike to popular Murray Hill and Riverside Avondale amenities! ⁣

Backyard and back of home for 2951 Gilmore Street in Murray Hill

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Presented by Erin E. King | 904.999.1780 | Erin@bloomrealty.com

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