Jacksonville, FL

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Jacksonville, FL

About Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville, Florida is a vibrant city filled with activities and attractions to keep any traveler entertained. From the beaches at Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and others to the nearby parks like Hanna Park and Little Talbot Island - there's plenty of ways to get outdoors. The city is also home to unique attractions such as the Museum of Science & History, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, Riverwalk and the Friendship Fountain. With its year-round sunshine and warm climate, Jacksonville is perfect for outdoor adventurers or those looking for a relaxing getaway! Large city - Extreme northern Atlantic coast of Florida, 20 miles inland along the St. Johns River.

State: Florida
County: Duval County
Metro Area: Jacksonville Metro Area
City: Jacksonville
Zip Codes: 32210, 32244, 32218, 32225, 32246, 32256, 32224, 32216, 32257, 32209, 31 total
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 31 ft above sea level

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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Jacksonville Cost of Living

Attractive downtown, economy, and arts and culture make Jacksonville a great place to live.

-20.7% lower than avg
-18.5% lower than avg
$1,005 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-14.2% lower than avg
Jacksonville Crime
52.9 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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I moved from a small town in Ohio around four years ago, I was 24 years old. Now, at 28, my outlook about living here has changed. I have came to the conclusion, that,  More

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I’ve lived in Jacksonville for 12+ years(but visited on and off much longer). There’s things I love and things I hate and just like any place there are pros and cons.  More

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We have been investigating Jax for a while. It looks like the Southside, Baymeadows and the further East you get is great. Any thoughts on moving to those areas, pretty  More

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