Jacksonville Sees a 31% Increase in Construction of Large Apartment Developments in 2015

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New apartment construction in Jacksonville, FL is experiencing a boom. 2,006 new rental units were delivered to the market in 2015, versus 1,531 in 2014, according to the Yardi Matrix database of large scale multi-family developments. That’s a whopping 31% increase year-over-year.

There were a total of 8 new buildings (of 50 or more units) completed in 2015 in Jacksonville and they look spectacular. The common denominator is, without a doubt, luxury — in the form of first-class amenities and high-quality design and finishes.

Developers are going all out, offering potential residents more than just a rental apartment, but a full living experience: coveted locations, beautifully-designed units, resort-style amenities, and common spaces specially created to provide an enhanced social experience for residents.

Step inside Jacksonville’s 8 largest rental developments completed in 2015 and see for yourself: 

#8. Caroline Oaks: 82 rental units – Check availability

Caroline Oaks Senior Community in Jacksonville

Caroline Oaks Apartments for rent in Jacksonville

Address: 5175 Main Street North, Jacksonville, FL 32208
Rental types: 42 one-bed apartments, 40 two-bed apartments
Property size: 61,462 sq.ft., three-story building
Short description: Fully affordable. Age restricted – senior community. 100 parking spaces. Controlled access. Fitness center. Business center. Game room. Outdoor garden. Courtyard pavilion with grills. Theater room. Smoke-free building. Washer/dryer/microwave ovens in all units.
Photo credits: RentCafe

#7. BluWater Apartments on Beach: 170 rental units

BluWater Apartments on Beach Jacksonville Beach

BluWater Apartments on Beach for rent in Jacksonville BeachCompleted: 03/05/2015

Address: 711 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Property size: 151,623 sq.ft., five 2- and 3-story buildings
Rental types: 97 one-bed apartments, 64 two-bed apartments, 9 three-bed apartments
Short description: 365 parking spaces. Swimming pool with cabanas. Cyber lounge. Fitness center. Rooftop terrace. Upgraded plumbing fixtures and lighting package. Tile backsplash. Stacked washer/dryer in all units. Patio/balcony. Walk-in closets. Parking deck. Dog park. Granite countertops. Views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Photo credits: BluWater Apartments on Beach Facebook Page and Website

#6. Spyglass: 252 rental units – Check availability

Spyglass Apartments in Jacksonville

Spyglass Apartments for rent in JacksonvilleCompleted: 09/03/2015

Address: 8540 Homeplace Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Property size: 238,046 sq.ft., 14 two-, three-, and four-story buildings (first floor includes parking)
Rental types: 32 studios, 35 one-bed apartments, 162 two-bed apartments, 23 three-bed apartments
Short description: 350 parking spaces. Yoga room with ballet barre. Pool with sun lounges. Poolside pavilion complete with flat screen TV, summer kitchen and serving bar. Health club. Hospitality bar complete with snacks and coffee. Chic recycled glass counters or quartz counters. Island-style gourmet kitchens. Espresso cabinetry with brushed nickel finishes.
Photo credits: Spyglass Apartments Facebook Page

#5. Sorrel Luxury Apartments: 290 rental units

Sorrel Luxury Apartments in Jacksonville

Sorrel Luxury Apartments for rent in JacksonvilleCompleted: 04/15/2015

Address: 12001 Abess Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Rental types: 117 one-bed apartments, 132 two-bed apartments, 41 three-bed apartments
Property size: 303,933 sq.ft., eight 3-story buildings (first floor includes parking)
Short description: 638 parking spaces. Saltwater pool with Wi-Fi sun deck. Athletic club: cardio, resistance & free weights. California outdoor kitchen. Courtyards for outdoor grilling and dining. Media, gaming, and cyber/business areas. Gourmet kitchens. Power saving digital programmable thermostats. Two-tone paint color scheme.
Photo credits: Sorrel Luxury Apartments Facebook Page

#4. 220 Riverside: 294 rental units

220 Riverside Apartments in Jacksonville

220 Riverside Apartments for rent in JacksonvilleCompleted: 12/09/2015

Address: 220 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Rental types: 187 one-bed apartments, 107 two-bed apartments
Property size: 251,898 sq.ft., six-story building (includes 18,000 sq.ft. of retail and parking)
Short description: 380 parking spaces. Salt water pool with outdoor grilling areas. Fitness studio. Pet-grooming station. Lounge and social gathering areas. Granite countertops. Stainless steel appliances. Upscale cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware. Faux hardwood flooring. Washer/dryer sets in each unit.
Photo credits: 220 Riverside Apartments Facebook Page

#3. The Views at Harbortown: 300 rental units

The Views at Harbortown in Jacksonville

The Views at Harbortown Apartments in JacksonvilleCompleted: 08/20/2015

Address: 14030 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Rental types: 174 one-bed apartments, 105 two-bed apartments, 21 three-bed apartments
Property size: 288,445 sq.ft., 3 four-story buildings
Short description: 650 parking spaces. 3 miles west of beaches. Direct access to marina. Picnic areas with gas barbecue grills. Athletic club with separate spin & yoga room. Clubroom with kitchen, dining room, multiple lounge areas, billiards and flat-screen televisions. Two resort-style swimming pools with cabanas.
Photo credits: The Views at Harbortown Facebook Page

#2. Gran Bay at Flagler Center: 308 rental units

Gran Bay at Flagler Center Jacksonville

Gran Bay at Flagler Center Apartments for rent in JacksonvilleCompleted: 06/04/2015

Address: 13444 Gran Bay Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Rental types: 1 guest suite, 121 one-bed apartments, 156 two-bed apartments, 30 three-bed apartments
Property size: 307,620 sq.ft., 14 two- and three-story buildings
Short description: 662 parking spaces. Espresso kitchen cabinets. Sleek stainless steel appliances. Fitness center with children’s activity room. BBQ and picnic area. Saltwater swimming pool. Full-size washer & dryer included in each home. Patios or terraces. Clubroom with internet café and resident lounge with Mac technology. Pet-friendly.
Photo credits: Gran Bay at Flagler Center Website

#1. The Brooklyn Riverside: 310 rental units

The Brooklyn Riverside Apartments in Jacksonville

The Brooklyn Riverside Apartments for rent in Jacksonville Completed: 09/16/2015

Address: 100 Magnolia Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Rental types: 188 one-bed apartments, 122 two-bed apartments
Property size: 259,683 sq.ft., 7 three- and four-story buildings (first floor includes parking and 53,000 sq.ft. of retail)
Short description: 430 parking spaces. Private balconies. Walk-in closets. Stainless steel appliances. Waterwave granite or white quartz countertops. Three designer-finish packages. Pool with dual aqua decks, fire pit and gas grilling stations. City skyline and river views. Two-story fitness club with cardio. Yoga space. Bocce court. Bar lounge. Conference room.
Photo credits: The Brooklyn Riverside Facebook Page

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Nadia Balint is a senior creative writer for RENTCafé. She covers news and trends in residential and commercial real estate and their impact on our everyday life, including rental housing, for-sale housing, real estate development, homeownership, market reports, insurance, landlord-tenant laws, personal finance, urban development, economy, sustainability, and social issues. Nadia holds a B.S. in Business Management from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. You can connect with Nadia via email.

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