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8 Facts About Our Beaches That You Don't Know

Downtown isn't the only neighborhood in town that's interesting. Here's eight facts about the beaches that you probably didn't already know.


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You have no idea what was once located here!

What are now mostly vacant lots of Jacksonville's downtown used to be vibrant spaces. 

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An Insider's Guide to St. Augustine: The Dining Scene

From EU Jacksonville: Jon Bosworth points to locally loved dining spots.


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Six awe-inspiring Jax skyscrapers never built

The downtown Jacksonville skyline we know and love today would have looked dramatically different if these size skyscrapers would have been built as originally proposed.

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"Hole in the Wall Restaurants" of Jax, Part 10

6 More Jacksonville "Hole in the Wall" Restaurants to try.


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Seven Decisions That Killed Downtown

During the late 20th century, changes in the nation's business policies and practices dramatically impacted our central business districts. Some, like Charlotte and Houston, came out as winners. Others like New Orleans and Jacksonville were dealt blows they're still working hard to overcome today. Ever wonder why Downtown Jacksonville has too much…

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Exploring the First Coast: Macclenny

Metro Jacksonville visits the downtown of a small town community just outside of our city limits: Macclenny.

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7 Great Italian Restaurants in Jacksonville

We've scanned Metro Jacksonville's forums for recommendations. Here's seven of the best Italian restaurants that Jacksonville has to offer. If you think we're missing few, let us know and we'll add them to the list!

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Urban Construction Update - July 2015

Major construction projects have returned to the landscape of Jacksonville's urban core. Find out where (and more) as we take a brief look at the status of various developments under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of July 2015.

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Vagabond Coffee Opening in Murray Hill

The amazing little coffee vendor in Hemming Park has made the leap to brick and mortar in Murray Hill. At the old Fringe Cafe Space next to the Murray Hill Theatre. We captured a few shots of Will the owner of Vagabond outside painting the sign and got some inside photos. There is a Launch Party this weekend, click on the link to have a look!

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Urban Jax Development Project & Construction List

Welcome to the Urban Development Master List. This list contains all major active and proposed developments within Jacksonville's urban core neighborhoods of Downtown, Brooklyn, Riverside, San Marco and Springfield. In the upcoming months, this project list will be expanded to include additional areas of the urban core, Duval County and Northeast…

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