Why Jax

Jacksonville is a city rich with culture, community, and great people, but our best stories so often go untold. In Why Jax, The Coastal strives to shed light on why Jacksonville is a fantastic place to live.
Art Walk mural, Jacksonville, FL

15 Things Jacksonville Didn’t Have 15 Years Ago (But Does Now)

Jacksonville is a city that's always growing - but sometimes it's easy to lose track of how far we've come.To help add some perspective,...
Downtown Jacksonville at night

Embrace Downtown Revitalization, or Get Out of the Way

It’s clear to anyone who’s paying attention that downtown Jacksonville is finally making a comeback.After decades of dormancy, the oft-troubled core of our city...
Anthony Smith - Beautiful Basilisk

Check Out Anthony Smith’s Newest Photoshoot

In our recent summer issue, we included a profile of up-and-coming local photographer Anthony Smith.In that article we highlighted Smith's first gallery exhibit, Freedom...

5 Important People Who Were Born in Jacksonville

Jacksonville is a city with a rich collection of history, so it's only natural that the city has given birth to some fairly important...
Confederate monument in Hemming Park

Is It Time to Remove the Confederate Monument from Hemming Park?

As you’ve probably figured out by now, we’re big fans of the city’s history.We support the preservation of Jacksonville’s historical structures, and of stories...
7 Eleven in Downtown Jacksonville Church District

“Living on the Edge”

Living Downtown in the Church District can be a lot like living in the middle of nowhere.The closest grocery store is a far walk,...
Friendship Fountain, Jacksonville, FL

904VIEWS: Friendship Fountain

Friendship Fountain has long been one of the most distinctive visual features of Jacksonville’s Southbank Riverwalk.The fountain, located between the Main Street and Acosta...
A running list of TV shows that reference Jacksonville, FL

A Running List of TV Shows that Reference Jacksonville

UPDATED: May 2 at 3:00 PMIt's always a fun moment when one of your favorite TV shows gives your hometown a shout-out.It may be a little...
Main Street Park

Rethinking Homelessness in Jacksonville’s Urban Core

If you ask most Jacksonville residents about how homelessness affects their city, they'll probably start telling you about downtown and the surrounding areas.Indeed, the highest...
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Anthony Smith

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Anthony Smith

When Anthony Smith was younger, he found himself seeing things that others didn't.Specifically, he noticed subtleties that only seasoned photographers would pick up on:...

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