Select a New Section:

Jacksonville, Florida 152 Reviews | Leave a Comment  Add Favorite


-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.

Best Places to Live in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Housing Market

It's a good time to buy in Jacksonville. Home Appreciation is up 11.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Jacksonville Real Estate.
The median home price in Jacksonville is $111,900. Browse Homes in this Range.
Learn More
Mortgage Calculator     Home Equity Calculator


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)
Not Friendly
This in response to someones post. This city has the worst drivers they dont use their horns dont use turn signals just cut in front of you will not let you merge they... (read more)
re: Jax is a messed up - 4/15/2011
It's really a shame that you can't appreciate the sacrifice ALL military personnel make. I quest you think CNN is gospel. If you want the truth you have to listen to... (read more)
To See All Comments for Jacksonville Click Here

Side-by-Side Comparison

Compare Jacksonville, Florida to any other place in the USA.

Ask A Jacksonville Expert

This place does not have any experts.
How To Become An Expert Here

Select a New Section: