The Westside area features waterfront mansions, Tudor-style homes, and modest wooden-frame houses dating back to the early 1900s.
The Westside is well-known for its full-service marinas like the Marina at Ortega Landing and boating facilities. The Ortega community has the best views of the Downtown Skyline. Here are some other Westside Jacksonville attractions: Convenient access to the water for boating and fishing enthusiasts; It is also the home of Naval Air Station Jacksonville the birthplace of the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s world-renowned flight demonstration team. Jacksonville Equestrian Center a premiere facility to showcase the best horse competitions; you can also host Wedding Receptions; Concerts; Athletic competitions. Herlong Recreational Airport is North Florida primary location for light sport aircraft, skydiving, gliders and other experimental aircrafts. The beautiful Cecil Recreational Trails are available for hiking; horseback riding, and off road cyclists. The Jacksonville Baldwin Rail Trail is 12’ wide paved for hiking, bikers, and roller-blades. An equestrian trail also parallels the paved trail.
The 3-mile-long Buckman Bridge across the St. Johns River links West Jacksonville to the Mandarin area.
Just south of Jacksonville and west of the St. Johns River, Orange Park. The Orange Park area is home to Doctor’s Lake and Black Creek providing boaters the perfect place to wakeboard, fish, or just relax on the water. BESTBET Orange Park. The Orange Park Mall is the largest mall on the Westside and contains over 110 stores and services. Also anchor to the mall is The AMC 24 Theater; OP Mall is located on the corner of Blanding Blvd and Wells Rd.