Jefferson Chalmers on the east side boasts more than 160 acres of waterfront parks, boat launches, fishing access and outdoor recreation opportunities. The canal communities of Harbor Island, Klenk Island and Fox Creek are well-kept, one of the city’s hidden gems. Once a smuggling route for bootleggers during Prohibition, the islands are perfect for kayaking, boating and fishing. Housing ranges from modest ranch houses to stunning three-story mansions. The neighborhood not only offers old charm such as 100-year-old brick streets but also opportunities for growth. In recent years Jefferson Chalmers has been recognized for innovative economic development strategies such as pop-up businesses along Jefferson Avenue and historic apartment renovations.