10 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts in the Urban Core

Jack Twachtman from Jack's May cover shoot, photo by Will Dickey

From news and causes to memes and dog videos, Instagram is only inching up the digital popularity ladder more and more with each new feature. But in order to help you #staylocal when scrolling through that vast and global array of thumbnails, we’ve got ten Urban Core-related accounts to spice up your feed.

Riverside Memes (@riverside_memes)

With captions that are arguably even better than the memes themselves, this account has amassed more than 13,000 followers in under a year. If you’re able to laugh at yourself and Riverside stereotypes, then follow for some #hipsterhilarity.

Bark on Park (@barkonpark)

Get your daily dog dose with pawfectly cute pictures. Sure, all dog pictures are great, but they’re even better when the celebrities starring in them are right down the street and you can get an unleashed look at their #rufflives.

When your best friend isn’t a dog but it keeps your food safe. 📸: @bambam_themeatball

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Hemming Park (@hemmingpark)

Following Hemming is a great way to stay updated on the weekly, monthly, and annual events hosted by the Park, such as themed Art Walks, daily food trucks (hello, Latin Soul Grille), or the upcoming Florida Spirits & Cocktail Festival. Hit the follow button to get on that #downtownlife.

Jack Magazine (@jackaboutjax)

In case this isn’t a no-brainer: we’ve got your who’s who, what’s what, and any other interrogatives related to the Core. We celebrate all of you lovely people all day, every day, and show you how and where you can, too. #shamelessadvertising

Sweet Theory Baking Company (@sweettheorybakingco)

First of all, who doesn’t love food porn on their Insta feeds? Second, #donutworry about the ingredients, because they’re all vegan (with gluten-free options). You’re welcome for the sudden cravings.

Doing That Coconut Bacon Since 2012🍩

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The Garage (@garagejax)

The Riverside pub’s profile is more than just drink specials and ads. It’s a good follow for photos of their four-legged visitors, events, and even funny posts about drinking. Plus, as if you weren’t already thirsty enough while scrolling your feed at work, the Garage’s posts will have you #parched and looking forward to happy hour.

Bocephus the English Labrador (@bocephusthelab)

Okay, so you’re seeing a bit of a pattern here. But we just can’t get enough of the Core’s canine companions. Bo lives in the area and is even Jack famous (we interviewed him last year). So follow the chocolate lab to hear more about his #lablife.

Sun Coast Hedgehogs (@suncoasthedgies)

Come on, dogs can’t hedgehog all the fun. Another Jack celeb, these hedgehogs are bred near the San Marco area and will make your feed a heck of a lot cuter, if a little #prickly. There are plenty of little noses to go around.

Downtown Vision, Inc. (@dtjax)

This nonprofit aims to make Downtown Jacksonville healthier and more vibrant. The profile is filled with notices of events like the Jazz Fest, posts to promote good causes such as Car-Free Week, and plenty of photos of our beautiful skyline. Stay up-to-date on what’s going on downtown by following this organization.

Friday looks good on you, #DTJax. | 📷: @jimstevephoto

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Riverside Arts Market (@riversideartsmarket)

Here’s another nonprofit to follow to get you on Santa’s nice list. The event is held every Saturday, and RAM’s Insta promotes upcoming vendors, green news, and more to support local goods. Follow to know what’s going to be #underthebridge, from delicious, home-grown veggies to handcrafted jewelry and everything in between.

Only a few more days until sunshine. 📸: @odd_rod

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If we missed your absolute favorite Instagram account in the core, leave a comment below with a link. We might just post a new list next month.

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