Established in 1869, and located adjacent to the north of Downtown Jacksonville, Springfield is the oldest neighborhood in Jacksonville and offers a variety of experiences for visitors and residents alike! This historic neighborhood is filled with restored mansions (and bungalows), hip restaurants, locally owned shops, some of the city’s oldest parks, craft breweries and tons of southern charm with majestic oaks providing protective shade and a beautiful visual along its residential streets. The neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provides some of the finest 19th and early 20th century architecture in the entire city.
You’ll find a variety of fantastic and award winning dining options in Springfield, including Foxy Lady Café & Catering, 1748 Bakehouse, Crispy’s Springfield Gallery, Fred Cotton’s Landmark BBQ, Hola Mexican Restaurant, Icecapade Frozen Treats, The Cookbook Restaurant, Uptown Kitchen & Bar, and Wafaa N Mike’s Café. For all your natural and organic apothecary need, Auntie Peaches will delight your senses with a wide variety of herbs and spices, coffee and tea, candles and essential oils, as well as bath products and home goods. For delicious coffee and pastries, don’t miss Social Grounds Coffee Company. When you’re ready to switch to beer, be sure to check out one of Springfield’s breweries: Hyperion Brewing Company, Main & Six Brewing Company and the newest addition, Strings Sports Brewery. If you’re looking for a truly local experience, Shantytown Pub and Walnut Inn are Springfield’s favorite dive bars.