Rich in history, San Marco has long been linked to many of the founding families of Jacksonville. Home to riverfront estates, as well as inland mansions, the area has been likened to the Italian royalty of Venice, Italy. Indeed, one of the founders named the area "San Marco" after a trip to Italy. Much of San Marco was fashioned after Italian villages. There is a central square area, where visitors today can stroll and visit dozens of upscale shops and boutiques. Hendricks Avenue runs right through the middle of San Marco, and just a quick trip over the Acosta Bridge puts you in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. Craft breweries and trendy restaurants seem to be appearing on every corner. The area is very walk friendly, and is ideal for anyone who prizes an area rich in tradition and historical significance.
Bounded on the North by the St. Johns river, on the east by Broadcast Pl/Phillips Hwy/US-1, on the south by Emerson St and Redbud LN, and on the west by the St. Johns river.