Built during the early 1960s off Beach Boulevard, Beachwood is a neighborhood with a maritime theme. Streets names in this community include Mangrove, Bayou, Snapper, Sands, Marina, Sail, Shellfish, Starfish and Cape Horn.
Characterized by a grid network of narrow streets, Brooklyn was platted by Miles Price, a Confederate veteran, in 1868. Although the neighborhood carries a Northern name, the east/west streets were named after Confederate generals while the north/south streets were originally named after trees, including Elm, Spruce, Chelsea, Oak and Magnolia.
Cedar Hills, Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes
Located along the Cedar River, this Westside neighborhood was one of Jacksonville’s early automobile oriented suburban areas to boom after the end of World War II. Characterized by its large collection of American Ranch Style homes, it’s also known for its interesting collection street names paying homage to popular fairy tales and nursery rhymes.
Granada, Spain comes to Jacksonville
Originally located just outside the City of South Jacksonville, the subdivision of Granada opened in early 1926. Named after a Spanish city that served as a capital for the Moors who ruled Spain between the 8th and 15th centuries, the neighborhood’s original residences and streets exhibit the Spanish flair.
Grogans Bluff and Lord of the Rings
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was a English professor, poet and writer best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Who would have known his influence would have crossed the pond and settled into Jacksonville’s development world? Located off Girvin Road near Mount Pleasant Creek, Grogans Bluff is a large residential community with street names paying homage to Tolkien’s classic high-fantasy works. A few names you find here include Hobbit Lane, Fallohide Lane, Tolkien Lane, Misty Mountain Drive, Glamdring Court, Elven King Lane and Wilderland Drive.