Deadline to vacate America’s Best Inn passes, but residents able to stay through weekend
People staying at America’s Best Inn on Dix Ellis Trail in the Baymeadows Center area received notice that they had to vacate the property by Friday afternoon due to renovations, but a now-former manager said residents have until Monday to leave.
Woman found dead in hotel in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police are trying to figure how a woman died Monday evening at the Hawthorne Inn and Suites on Baymeadows Road. Someone called 911 about 6 p.m. to report a person in one of the hotel rooms was injured. When officers got there they found a dead woman who had “unknown injuries.”While the cause of her death is unclear, investigators said foul play is possible. Officers interviewed people at the scene and are looking for surveillance video. If you know anything you’re asked to call JSO’s non-emergency number at 904-630-0500 or contact CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).
Armed robbery suspect dies after Baymeadows police chase, JSO says
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One of three men suspected in a reported armed robbery in the Baymeadows neighborhood was found dead in a car following a police chase, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said. JSO said officers were investigating a reported armed robbery around 4 p.m. on Friday when they saw a car that matched the description of the car involved near Baymeadows Road and Interstate 95. The driver of the car took off when police got behind him, JSO said, and ended up on Baymeadows Way. The third suspect, the driver of the car, was found unresponsive inside the car and later pronounced dead. Anyone who has any information about the reported robbery or the suspects is asked to contact JSO by calling 904-630-0500 or emailing JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.
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Flames destroy apartment building under construction on Southside
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A four-story apartment building under construction on Jacksonville’s Southside burned to the ground before dawn Sunday morning in a fire that kept the eastbound lanes of Baymeadows Road blocked at Interstate 295 all morning. Flames from the Fusion Apartment at Baymeadows being built along Baymeadows Road East spread to woods but the fire was stopped before it could spread into the neighboring Hampton Park neighborhood. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Chief Keith Powers said 14 engines and seven ladder trucks were needed to battle the three-alarm fire. The only thing left standing by daybreak was the concrete-block stairwell in the center of the building. First thing I said is that’s the new apartments going up in flames,” said Wilkes.
Police investigate shooting, car break-ins in Baymeadows
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting and several car break-ins nearby in the Baymeadows area. Police said a man was shot about 5 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Baytree on Baymeadows apartment complex on Old Baymeadows Road and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Officers also put up crime scene tape Tuesday morning at the Avenues apartments next door, where several car windows were smashed in. People on scene at the Avenues apartments told News4Jax as many as 10 cars in the parking lot had their windows smashed in. Again, police have not confirmed whether there’s a connection to the smashed in car windows and the shooting that happened next door.
What apartments will $1,300 rent you in Baymeadows, this month?
Data from rental site Zumper shows that the median rent for a one bedroom in Baymeadows is currently hovering around $795. So, what might you expect to find if you don't want to spend more than $1,300 / month on rent? (See the complete listing here.) (Take a gander at the complete listing here.) (See the complete listing here.)
New Persian/Iranian spot Aria Cuisine opens its doors in Baymeadows
A new Persian/Iranian spot has opened for business in the neighborhood. Called Aria Cuisine, the new arrival is located at 9551 Baymeadows Road in Baymeadows. Aria Cuisine specializes in Middle Eastern, Persian and Iranian fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Aria cuisine has gotten off to an uneven start thus far, with a 3.5-star rating out of six reviews on Yelp. Aria cuisine is open from 7 a.m.10 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and Sunday and 7 a.m.11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
What will $1,100 rent you in Baymeadows, this month?
Data from rental site Zumper shows that the median rent for a one bedroom in Baymeadows is currently hovering around $795. Read on for a roundup of the latest rental listings, via Zumper and Apartment Guide. The unit offers a balcony, a dishwasher, a walk-in closet and in-unit laundry. 7915 Baymeadows Circle EastFinally, check out this 1,162-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment that's located at 7915 Baymeadows Circle East. This story was created automatically using local real estate data from Zumper and Apartment Guide, then reviewed by an editor.
Check out the 3 most popular spots in Jacksonville's Baymeadows neighborhood
Get to know this Jacksonville neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from Indian restaurants to an authentic Greek eatery. 5th ElementTopping the list is Indian restaurant 5th Element. Located at 9485 Baymeadows Road, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 298 reviews on Yelp. Situated at 9551 Baymeadows Road, Suites 21-23, the restaurant prepares meals daily with a mix of imported and fresh products. Head over to 9551 Baymeadows Road, Suite 9, to see for yourself.
JSO: Divers find body in Baymeadows retention pond
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A body was found in a retention pond in the Baymeadows area Saturday afternoon, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. The pond is located in the Bentley Green apartment complex. Police were dispatched for a possible drowning in the 9500 block of Princeton Square Boulevard at about 3 p.m.A search was underway for several hours. Officials said JSO's dive team later found the victim, who has not been identified, deceased in a body of water. It's unknown what led up to the person being in the water.
Neighbors say someone's ransacking their condo's mailboxes
Someone has been ransacking mailboxes in the Stonebridge Condominiums gated community, leaving people wondering what's happened to their checks, banking information and deliveries. Surveillance video provided by a board member appears to show a capture a woman in the act of tampering with residents' mail. Based on some footage, board members suspect the culprit uses a screwdriver to pry open the containers. Once they're open, there's a gold mine of personal and financial information inside. Images captured in May also show a woman sifting through mailboxes and then get into an SUV parked out front.