WELCOME TO JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA,
THE RIVER CITY BY THE SEA
Jacksonville is the largest city by area in the United States. Duval County and the City of Jacksonville merged in 1986. Consolidation gave Jacksonville its geographical size and placed most of its metropolitan population within the city limits. With a population of 913,010, Jacksonville is a major city in the state of Florida and the southeastern United States. The Jacksonville metropolitan area has a population of 1,626,611.
The city is centered on the banks of the St. Johns River, about 25 miles (40 km) south of the Georgia state line and 340 miles (550 km) north of Miami. Due to its convenient location, excellent climate, reasonable cost of living, high quality of life and a business-friendly government, Jacksonville is a popular destination for corporate expansions and relocations. The waterways and lakes, a direct access to the Atlantic Ocean make it a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. But there is much more this wonderful city has to offer.
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A YOUNG BOLD CITY
Jacksonville is a waterfront city that combines great dining, a large variety of quality stores and boutiques, world-class shopping centers, many five star hotels and great nightlife. Jacksonville is a premier entertainment destination where top-notch entertainers from all around the world provide live concert performances. The city maintains it's own symphony orchestra and many theaters offer a wide variety of entertainment options. Jacksonville is also a popular venue for annual festivals and special events, such as Art Walk, the International Food & Wine Festival, the World of Nations Celebration, and lot's of other cultural happenings.
A GREEN CITY ON THE RIVER
Jacksonville operates the largest urban park system in the United States, providing facilities and services at more than 337 locations on more than 80,000 acres (320 km2) located throughout the city.
A COMMUNITY WITH A HEART
A community with accommodating nature, kind character, tolerance, friendliness, welcoming to newcomers, and lot's of southern charm.
Jacksonville has a subtropical climate with mild weather during winters and hot summers. The area is known for its plentiful sunshine and pleasant temperatures year-round.
REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
If you’re thinking of purchasing real estate in Jacksonville, your first task is deciding between a home or a condo. A single-family home is an attractive choice because you can enjoy the privacy of owning your own home. The downside is private quality homes have a higher price tag and you’re responsible for maintenance and upkeep.
Condos are a popular choice if you want the perks of living in the downtown area along St. Johns River without the responsibility of owning a home. In addition, you’ll have access to amenities you might not find anywhere else. Downtown luxury condos can be more expensive, compared to single family homes.
In Jacksonville, the typical average single family house is a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home. Of course there are plenty of larger +4-bedroom, multi-bath homes available. Locations that are excellent are anywhere in the southern part of Jacksonville as well along the St. Johns River banks.
Jacksonville is also an ideal location for investment properties and a relatively safe bet. With a median lower than the Florida average, the youthful population is driving a growing startup scene, creating jobs, and enticing Millennials to relocate to Jacksonville. These factors ensure that there will be a continued demand for rental housing in the area and that Jacksonville investment properties deliver solid returns for investors looking to diversify their portfolios with real estate.
Jacksonville is perfectly located at the St. Johns River and Duval County's river banks stretch 160 miles from the North east to the southern county border. A highly desirable location with so much to do.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
A great location for property investments. The region has been classified as one of the best places to invest in real estate in Florida.
GETTING THERE IS EASY
Jacksonville has an international airport with direct connections to 31 cities and frequent service to the main hubs like Atlanta, New York, Miami, etc. Three municipal airports serving general aviation and private jets.
THE PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
Living in Jacksonville means being part of a diversified community made up of friendly and warmhearted individuals and families from all levels of society, coexisting in perfect harmony. With its sparkling downtown skyscrapers, majestic bridges over the St. Johns River and major ocean seaport, Jacksonville is one of the most vibrant cities in the Southeast. The Jacksonville metropolitan area includes many beaches, a river and lake system, inter-coastal waterways and the region is very family friendly.
Jacksonville is a great place to live for an active lifestyle. The city is home to the largest park system in the country, close to beautiful beaches, salt marshes, hiking trails and coastal forests offer a glimpse of the original Florida. It's is a water sports enthusiast dream location with beautiful sunny weather and a subtropical climate. Living in Jacksonville doesn’t just put you in the best spot to enjoy Florida weather. Living here, you also get all the perks to living in Florida with a better location to the non-tropical areas of the country. This is unlike living in South Florida, which puts you close to the keys but a world away from everything else. The climate and lifestyle are uniquely different. Jacksonville attracts people of all ages and backgrounds. The area is known for hundreds of golf courses and residents enjoy outdoor activities like camping, hiking and cycling in various state recreation areas like Hanna Park and the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. Such areas complement the beaches of Jacksonville with its waterways and expansive coastline for fishing, boating and other aquatic pastimes.
Jacksonville also has a growing restaurant scene in the San Marco and Southside neighborhoods. The fine and performing arts are best viewed at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cummer Museum, the Ritz Theatre and the Florida Theatre.
FAMILY FRIENDLY & GREAT SCHOOLS
Jacksonville is very family-friendly. There are plenty of things to do for kids. There are 211 public and 143 private schools, and 14 colleges / universities in Duval County. Many of them are highly rated and of top quality.
WATER SPORTS & RECREATION
The Jacksonville area is a natural playground, offering an abundance of activities and adventures for all ages.
DINING & HOSPITALITY
Jacksonville has a wide variety of dining options, from low-key to fine dining, in all parts of the city. From the traditional Thai restaurant, to the fried chicken at a traditional Dinner, to luxury 5-star dining, locals and visitors alike crave a unique farm to table scene.