Sitting adjacent to Riverside and near downtown Jacksonville, the riverfront community of Avondale offers all the charm and beauty residents love about historic Florida homes. While Riverside boasts more commercial businesses, Avondale residents love its small shopping and dining area known as the Shoppes of Avondale. The large residential portion of the community includes towering oak trees and exquisite, mostly historic homes that tend to reflect a Mediterranean Revival architectural style. Many homes in Avondale are included in the National Register of Historic Places. Residents also love the area’s parks, museums and close proximity to other parts of the city.