These are the opinions of writers and not the opinions of RentJax.com or any of our advertising partners.
One thing about Florida is its weather. In the summer, Florida is hot and in the winter, Florida is mild. Being a coastal state, we do enjoy pleasant weather during certain parts of the year. With military housing being located right on the water, the temperatures are a little cooler compared to areas further inland. The breeze from the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean help keep Jacksonville a few degrees cooler.
You can expect for it to get hot in the summer, with temperatures in the 90's and sometimes reaching into the 100's. It usually starts cooling off in October, with the coldest months being January and February. There are usually three to four weeks of freezing weather, which are intermittent with 40 and 50 degree weather. July and August are the hottest months of the year. During July and August, anything you can do to keep cool is always a great idea.
What is there to do in Jacksonville to keep cool during the warm months? Jacksonville Beach is home to Adventure Landing. Adventure Landing features a water park, outdoor miniature golf, go carts and indoor arcade center. Adventure Landing is a great place to have your child's birthday party or enjoy a family fun day while trying to beat the heat. The naval stations are very close to the beach which offers fun in the sun and surf. Spending the day relaxing on the beach and enjoying the waves is a great way to stay cool. About 30 minutes from Downtown Jacksonville is the IMAX Theater. Visiting the IMAX allows for indoor entertainment while keeping cool. Watch movies in intense 3D and amazing surround sound.
Downtown is home to the Art Walk, which takes place in the Hemming Plaza on the first Wednesday of every month. If you are a sports enthusiast, then Jacksonville has a lot to offer. Jacksonville is home to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Jacksonville Sun, and many minor league sporting events. Also housed in the Veterans Memorial Arena are concerts and special events for the whole family. If shopping helps you beat the heat, you can visit one of the many outdoor town centers that feature a large variety of shops and eating establishments which will fit the style of every member of your family.
Even though Jacksonville enjoys mostly pleasant temperatures year round, there are ways to keep cool and enjoy your time in Jacksonville. There is a plethora of opportunities for entertainment and enjoyment, all within a 10-30 minute drive from anywhere in the city. Military housing in Jacksonville offers a large variety of options to fit every need and lifestyle.