Murray Hill offers a balanced approach to Jacksonville living by combining a downtown feel with a homespun, intimate atmosphere. Similar to its sister neighborhoods, Riverside and Avondale, Murray Hill is an instant favorite of long-time Jacksonville residents and newcomers alike.
Young professionals, singles, families, and long time residents
Those seeking an affordable destination with easy access to the urban core
Low key days spent outdoors and friendly porch gatherings in the evenings
Not So Great For
Those who may need a spacious home or who enjoy an active restaurant and bar scene
Very affordable, favorite of first time home buyers
You’ll Fall in Love With
The stroll friendly streets, abundance of parks, and a sense of history and privacy
Murray Hill: Easy-going living in a quaint & cozy neighborhood
Established in 1906, Murray Hill has a rich and interesting history celebrating more than 100 years. Developed primarily over the first half of the 20th century, Murray Hill is home to a diverse collection of architectural styles that combine to give the neighborhood a unique appeal. The peak development was in the 1940’s. Architectural styles in the area include: Craftsman, Prairie School, Colonial, Tudor Revival, Art Deco and Masonry Vernacular. Another unique quality of Murray Hill is the size of its houses. They are typically smaller than those in other local historic districts, making the area much more affordable for the first time home buyer. The boundaries are Lenox Avenue to the North; Cassat Avenue to the West; Park Street and Roosevelt Blvd. to the South; Mcduff Avenue to the East.
The commercial strip in Murray Hill has is full of some great local places, including Edgewood Bakery, one of the oldest and most popular bakeries in Jacksonville, and Moon River Pizza, some of the best slices around.
The Murray Hill Theatre first opened in 1949 and is the area’s only designated historic landmark. It does still host live music today for a faith based non-profit.