The neighborhood of Ortega is part of the city of Jacksonville, Florida.
Ortega is a good neighborhood to buy a house in for those who prefer a calm ambience. This area is reasonably quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although there are still several louder sections, especially around the railway line. Lastly, there are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to discover and they are very well-distributed, resulting in them being easy to reach from numerous locations in the neighborhood.
Home owners occupy about 85% of the units in Ortega and 15% are rented. The sizeable percentage of single detached homes in the housing stock of this neighborhood is an important part of its character. The properties in this part of Jacksonville are very old, because roughly 70% of its buildings were constructed pre-1960, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s. This neighborhood has a choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
A vehicle is often needed in Ortega to reach the closest grocery store. Nevertheless, pharmacies are typically easy to get to on foot and provide some basic food items. A limited number of restaurants and coffee shops can be found as well. With respect to education, residents will welcome that no matter where their home is located in Ortega, both primary and secondary schools are close by. Locals can choose between public and private elementary schools.
Driving is a very good transportation option in Ortega. Accessing a place to park is easy. On the other hand, Ortega is not very transit friendly. Nonetheless, there are a few bus lines passing through the neighborhood, and the nearest bus stop is usually close by. This area is not very conducive to walking as many daily needs are occasionally challenging to meet without having to resort to a vehicle.