The Mandarin neighborhood sits along the St. John’s River, which offers scenic appeal to the area. South of San Marco, it is also a historic spot. Painter Lee Adams and Harriet Beecher Stowe both lived in here at one point in their lives. Apartments in Mandarin offer easy access to downtown and yet provide more of a residential feel for residents. This makes the neighborhood a good place for those who enjoy the proximity to downtown, but want more of a home-town atmosphere.
One of the gems here is the Mandarin Museum and Walter Jones Historical Park. Located along the river, it makes a great place to visit and it draws people from all over the city. The area also offers convenient shopping and has numerous dining opportunities as well. Quieter than some of the other neighborhoods around Jacksonville, this can be the perfect place for renters who are searching for a community feel and convenient city access.