An escape from the frenetic pace and cookie cutter feel of the newer suburban sprawl, San Marco has the quiet charm you're looking for. Malls are great, but wouldn't it be nice to meet a friend or colleague for lunch in one of the many small, quaint, reasonably priced restaurants right in the heart of San Marco Square?
San Marco an idyllic, walkable urban village setting, that will make you appreciate the small things in life. A quiet, low-key evening stroll through the square or one of the many parks, some of which look right out onto the St. Johns' River, can work wonders when it comes to melting away the stress of the day.
When it comes to walkable neighborhoods, where it's possible to live a car-lite lifestyle, San Marco is at the top of the list in Jacksonville. Based on the Piazza di San Marco in Venice, Italy, San Marco's short blocks and pedestrian-oriented design make it very walkable.