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Pros

-Attractive downtown
-Economy
-Arts and culture

Cons

-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.

The best suburbs lie south towards Orange Park and east towards the coast. There is plenty to do in town and nearby along the coast 20 miles east, including the world-class beaches, golf courses, and resort areas of Amelia Island to the northeast and the historic area of St. Augustine to the southeast. Although healthcare statistics are low in general, they are enhanced by the presence of a Mayo Clinic. Home prices have escalated rapidly, as they have in most of Florida, but remain reasonable on a national scale.

The terrain surrounding Jacksonville is level. The climate is coastal and subtropical. Easterly winds blowing 40% of the time produce a maritime influence modifying summer heat and winter cold. Summers are long, warm, and relatively humid. Winters, although punctuated with periodic invasions of cool to occasionally cold air from the north, are mild. Because of varying distances to the ocean, climatic features across the city differ.

Inland summer temperatures frequently exceed 90 degrees while remaining in the 80’s at the beach. Summer thunderstorms are common, occurring 1 day in 2. The area is vulnerable to hurricanes, but is far enough north so that most of them lose strength before reaching the area.


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Quick Facts About St. Augustine Beach


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in St. Augustine Beach is 4.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. St. Augustine Beach jobs have Increased by 4.29 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, St. Augustine Beach's cost of living is 18.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, St. Augustine Beach's population is 6,215 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 24.13 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in St. Augustine Beach is $257,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 12.30 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    St. Augustine Beach public schools spend $9,625 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18.4 students per teacher in St. Augustine Beach.

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Attractive, but Conservative
St. Augustine boasts a lovely historic town (the oldest European continuously occupied settlement, 1565) and attractive beaches. It's a fun tourist spot. However the... (read more)
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