What are the perks of living in Jacksonville?

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If you're looking for an apartment in Jacksonville, you'll find that there is a long list of reasons to living in this growing city. The weather, beach, parks, sports, and low cost of living are only a few of the note worthy reasons to find your new home here on Rent Jax.

Florida weather has always drawn tourists, residents, and retirees to the great city of Jacksonville. Jacksonville has a very tropical, warm climate with mild winters. The city hasn't seen snow since 1989. Florida in general may have a reputation for being a victim of countless hurricanes, however; Jacksonville's location in the northeast corner of Florida significantly reduces the likelihood of the city being hit by a hurricane. There has only been one hurricane to make landfall in Jacksonville and that was back in 1964.

No matter where you live in Jacksonville you're likely not much more than a hop and a skip from miles of beaches. Jacksonville Beach is 21 miles of soft sand and crystal clear water stretching along the northeast of Florida's "First Coast". Apartments in most areas of Jacksonville can reach the beach in less than an hour, depending on traffic. Living that close to the beach can have you feeling like you are chronically on vacation.

Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the United States, with 262 designated parks and over 80,000 acres. Each of these parks bring their own unique scenery and wealth of beauty, from the calm peace of the various parks in Riverside to the rich history of Downtown's Hemming Plaza, everyone can enjoy the great outdoors in their own backyard.

Jacksonville has its residents getting active! Like to hunt or fish? Water ways like The St. John's River is very much the life line of the city, and is often used by residents for fishing, boating and water skiing. If you are a land lover, the city is packed with beautiful green golf courses, and the PGA Tour is based in Ponte Vedra, making golf a popular activity for countless locals. If you want to watch the old pig skin get thrown around, the Jacksonville Jaguars stadium is centrally located for its residents to enjoy.

Who doesn't like to save a few bucks? Jacksonville has repeatedly made the list for major cities with a low cost of living. Housing is surprisingly affordable, even in the swankier parts of town. The cost of living is not only lower than the U.S. national average, but it's also lower than Florida average. So, start your apartment search here. Our site's easy to use search tools can help you find the perfect new home!

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