The city of Jacksonville, located in Northeast Florida right where the St. Johns River meets up with the Atlantic Ocean, is home to around 900,000 proud residents. People come from all over the country to settle down in this beautiful place. We could go on and on, but here are seven of the many reasons why people love living in Jacksonville.
7. Great Neighbors
The people in Jacksonville are some of the friendliest people in the state, and having neighbors you can rely on is important when settling down in an area. Luckily if you live in Jacksonville, your neighbors are bound to be some of the best people around and will quickly become your close friends.
6. The Live Music
Something you may not know about Jacksonville unless you live here is that the live music scene is top notch. The Florida Theater, the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, European Street, the Jazz Festival, and many other interesting venues offer a wide variety of live music throughout the year.
5. The Low Cost Of Living
The cost of living in Jacksonville is not only lower than the national average, it’s also lower than the Florida average. Housing costs are much more affordable in Jacksonville than is most other cities in this part of the country, which is why so many people choose to settle down here.
4. The Seasons
Jacksonville may have four seasons, but they’re all beautiful. The sun always seems to be shining in this warm and welcoming city. The only complaint that locals seem to have is that sometimes it can get too hot in the summer, but you’re never too far away from a body of water or a cold drink to help you cool off.
3. The Parks
The city of Jacksonville boasts the largest urban park system in the United States, with 262 designated parks and over 80,000 acres of lush green vegetation. Every park is special in its own way, and locals love exploring them all to see what each one has to offer. A crowd favorite is Downtown’s Hemming Plaza, the city’s first park.
2. The Beaches
Do you think we would make it through a list about why people love living in Jacksonville without mentioning the city’s beaches? It’s hard to beat all the sand and water that Northeast Florida has to offer, and it’s a pretty big sell when all of those beaches are just a hop, skip and a jump away from your front door.
1. The Outdoor Activities
The list of outdoor activities that Jacksonville has to offer is seemingly endless. From hiking to camping, surfing to kayaking, swimming to golfing, there’s something for everyone and for all ages. And with great weather and good neighbors, you always have an excuse to go outside and play.