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-Attractive downtown
-Arts and culture


-Crime rates
-Growth and sprawl
-Long commutes

What Bert Has To Say About Jacksonville Metro Area

Jacksonville is a large commercial and financial center with the most “northern” feel among large cities in Florida. Modern skyscrapers line a well-defined downtown and waterfront area, and the city spreads in all directions and especially south and west from there. It is ultimately a mix of Northern, Southern, and Florida cities, prosperous and water-loving and culturally conscious with not too much tourism. The economy is diverse, with an assortment of banking and financial institutions, a bustling port, and large corporates like BellSouth and CSX. Sprawling and fairly unattractive residential areas surround downtown, and the population has relatively low educational attainment.


Quick Facts About Jacksonville

    The unemployment rate in Jacksonville is 5.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Jacksonville jobs have Increased by 4.29 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Jacksonville's cost of living is 9.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Jacksonville's population is 823,652 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.89 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Jacksonville is $111,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 11.90 percent.
    Jacksonville public schools spend $10,062 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.1 students per teacher in Jacksonville.

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Well written by someone who has been a gypsy at heart. I've lived in California (San Francisco), Oregon and Washington. Throw in Las Vegas NV and briefly in Orlando (3... (read more)
re: Jacksonville is the best kept secret - 9/3/201
Joshua: Thank you for your review. My husband (a native) and I (a near native) live in Colorado; Fort Collins for the past 30 years. We're retiring and are tire of the... (read more)
So, Jacksonville
People who have bad things to say about the city probably don't live in a good neighborhood. The overall feeling that you get from being in one section of this city is... (read more)
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