How do I start my Apartment search in Jacksonville?

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When relocating to a new city, deciding where to live can be problematic, stressful and completely overwhelming. Jacksonville is the largest city in the state of Florida and the eleventh most populated city in the United States! There are over 500 neighborhoods in the city of Jacksonville, pursuing your search to become endless! However, no matter where it is that you decide to take residence in the city keep in mind that each area has plenty to offer.

In hindsight, determining what the perfect area to live in a city may be, when knowing very little information about the area, can be quite the daunting task. It is best to start your search by answering your first question that probably brought you to this page, “why is it that you are moving to Jacksonville?” This move could be work or school related or even just for pleasure. Here, we will discuss all of your potential options.

If you are relocating to the Jacksonville area it is probably wise to look for Jacksonville apartments near your employer. The best way to do this is to use our custom built apartment locator to find a list of communities that are within the same zip code as your work area. To do this, all you need to do is click on the “zip code” tab. A list of zip codes in the city area will appear for you to choose from. Once you have selected the correct number, a list of living areas that are within that zip code will appear on the page. This will help narrow down your search so you can get a feel as to what areas surround your employer. For whatever reason that you still cannot determine what area is best for you, we will discuss sectional areas of the city to help you make the best possible decision.

The downtown area of Jacksonville is a bustling, lively, and vivacious area enriched in the city's culture and history. Encompassed with old world charm and modern style, this area is home to many business professionals and travelers alike. The downtown area offers many conveniences such as public transportation in the form of trolleys, bus systems and skyways. Jacksonville's downtown district is lined with a variety of entertainment, and nightlife. Many families who enjoy an urban environment take residence in this area. Nearby neighborhoods to consider when looking to move to the downtown area are San Marco, Riverside, and Springfield. Expect these areas to be higher priced in comparison to its suburb neighbors.

If you are seeking a more slow-paced, quiet and laid back environment, then look no further than Atlantic Beach! Although this beach is one of several surrounding the city, the beach tends to me more secluded and less crowded in comparison to the other beaches. Like downtown, this area is dressed in old world elegance, painting the walkways with Spanish style architecture and overgrown trees. The town features local boutiques throughout the area and a handful of mom and pop diners. Many Atlantic beach residents are entertained by the city's outdoors and commonly take up paddle boarding, kayaking and surfing in area. While just being minutes from the thriving urban areas, Atlantic beach allows you the opportunity to experience the small town feel. When looking for apartments near Jacksonville in this area, start your search in Duval County. The neighborhoods in this area tend to be more affordable than some of your counter communities. However, keep in mind that the closer you get to the water, the higher probability that the rent price will escalate.

If you have been encouraged to transport to Jacksonville to obtain a high education, it is of no secret to look for a living area near the University. With that being said, there are plenty of surrounding areas to choose from if you are looking to live outside of student housing. As a student in Jacksonville, you are minutes from the beach life and a short drive to the downtown area. Most of Jacksonville's students prefer to live near nightlife and entertainment. If this is something that interests you, look for a living area near St John's Bluff Rd. This strip is engulfed with entertainment and restaurants, not to mention it is directly across the street from campus.

The stimulating city of Jacksonville offers Metropolitan living just minutes from Beach life love. Whether you prefer to the convenience of downtown or the tranquility of the beach, Jacksonville will undoubtedly have the perfect place for you! Upon searching for your new home, keep in mind which lifestyle you prefer, and will certainly start off to a successful search!

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