Located just south of Riverside, Ortega offers residents two waterfront choices, bounded by the St. John’s River on one side and the Ortega River on the other, This community is actually like living on a peninsula and provides residents with breathtaking views to the Jacksonville cityscape as well as lots of privacy. The neighborhood known as “Old Ortega” is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One of its local landmarks is the Grand Avenue Bridge. Built in the 1920’s, it is Florida’s oldest operational drawbridge. In Ortega, you’ll find a pleasant mix of both old and newer homes. Enjoy close proximity to private schools, area churches, shopping, and picturesque parks. Two of Jacksonville’s oldest and most prestigious Country Clubs, The Florida Yacht Club and Timuquana Country Club are in the heart of Ortega and offer golf, tennis, sailing, boating and other social and private entertaining opportunities.