Voted one of the year’s top 10, the Riverside-Avondale historic district gained attention from the American Planning Association for the first time. The neighborhood features a mixture of architect rarely seen in the South East. The high density of residents and economic levels leads to opulent homes and the flexible bungalows all within blocks of each other. Jacksonville supports a zoning overlay which protects the historic nature of the area. The Riverside Avondale Preservation Association, RAP,represents the neighborhood to make sure growth is done in a good way. The combination of these elements shows other neighborhoods what they can accomplish if the residents work together. Read more here.