touring Huntington

South Side 


12th avenWelcome to one of the most scenic areas of our city. The Southside is mainly a residential area with lots of scenery, tree-lined streets with a many brick-paved streets, neighborhood businesses and shops. The community is full of beautiful homes, churches and upscale apartment complexes with well-groomed lawns. The homes range from large luxuriously extravagant homes to the smaller more modern homes. Apartment complexes and many duplexes are scattered throughout the southside increasing the housing options.

Ritter Park runs along 12th Avenue and 12th Street stretching upward from the Southside area through the Southeast Hills area filling its seventy acres with beautiful scenery, foliage and recreational opportunities. The park has a beautiful fountain (Right) with benches, a picnic shelter, amphitheater, Rose Garden, the Room with a View, playground and a walking/jogging trail.

fountainFor softball, baseball, soccer and football; the Prindle Field is just a few blocks from Ritter Park. The field is located on Charleston Avenue and 14th Street. Contact the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District for additional information about games and events-(304) 696-5954.

HHSThere are now two elementary schools, Cammack Elementary and Miller Elementary, and one middle school, Cammack Middle School, in the Southside area. The Huntington Renaissance Center, formerly the old Huntington High School (left), is located between Ninth and Tenth Avenues on Eighth Street. This building has been renovated for multipurpose uses with the YMCA, childcare services, senior citizen apartments, and more.

PoolThe other businesses and offices are varied but include medical offices/centers, various community services and organizations (such as employment services, senior citizens center, and the Women's, Infants, and Children's program to name a few.), Convenience stores, banks and restaurants are also readily available. (Photo right: The pool at the A.D. Lewis Community Center.)

 


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