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Jacksonville is Florida’s most northern major city and is positioned where the St. John’s River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Also known as “The First Coast”, Jacksonville has seen booming economic and population growth over the past decade with strong future projections. The job market in Jacksonville is strong with a booming business culture and rapid residential development means you have your choice of fantastic Jacksonville apartment homes and even single-family homes to choose from to establish residence and call Jacksonville home.
Jacksonville is, by area, the largest city in the contiguous United States and its neighborhoods are about as diverse as the geographic region that Jacksonville encompasses. From the urban environment of downtown to the laid-back southern charm of Jacksonville Beach, you can find a completely different vibe within miles for a complete change of scenery. Growing your family? Neighborhoods like Mandarin and Orange Park provide convenience and space. With access to shopping, dining, and attractions at nearby St. Johns Town Center you won’t be wanting for things to do and see! Do you like history, arts and culture with a sprinkle of coastal charm? Honing your apartment search closer to St. Augustine would be a great starting point.
As the seat of Duval County, Jacksonville Florida has truly emerged as a wonderful city to live, work, play, and raise a family. You’ll have access to a great public-school system and be positioned near major employers including Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, medical centers like UF Health Jacksonville and the Mayo Clinic, and universities like Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida. In your downtime, you can enjoy professional football and catch a Jacksonville Jaguars game at TIAA Band Field or take a walk on the wild side at the Jacksonville Zoo.
Recreation options really do abound here. We have the largest park system in the U.S. for biking, hiking, golf, etc. Plus, ample water ways to enjoy boating, water skiing, fishing, or a lazy day at one of our many beautiful beaches. If you are more into the arts and cultural activities, be sure you to check our local museums, such as the Cummer or the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, and you can always enjoy a show at one of the performing arts venues like the Florida Theater or the Times-Union Center, which is home to the Jacksonville Symphony.
Insider tip! If you love to walk/run, get outside and begin training for the Gate River Run, the annual 15K held spring. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and get to know your neighborhood!