When it comes to northern Florida, there is no city quite as well-known as Jacksonville. Although some people may instantly assume that Jacksonville is nothing more than a big and sleepy southern city – that assumption couldn’t be more incorrect. In fact, Jacksonville is the biggest city in the continental United States. With nearly 1 million residents, Jacksonville is the most populated city in the state of Florida as well as in the entire southeastern United States. This means that there are more people living in Jacksonville than in Miami or Atlanta. With that in mind, you can only imagine what Jacksonville has to offer. Keep reading for 5 of the best things about living in Jacksonville Florida.
Okay, I know you’re probably thinking ‘every city in Florida has beautiful weather.’ Sure, that’s true to an extent, but there’s something a little different about Jacksonville that you won’t find in other cities like Miami or Orlando. Since Jacksonville if further north, the weather tends to be much less humid.
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Growing Job Market
Nobody wants to live in a city where they can’t find work. But hopefully, that won’t be too much of a problem in Jacksonville. The job market in the city is doing well. The unemployment rate in Jacksonville is lower than the state average.
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If you have a dog, or if you’re just someone who loves them, you’ll be pleased to know that Jacksonville is a very dog friendly city. There are lots of restaurants and stores where furry four-legged friends are welcome.
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Strong Housing Market
The cost of living in Jacksonville is low, and this can make people thing that the housing market is unreliable – but that isn’t the case. Purchasing a home in Jacksonville is a strong investment, and there’s a good chance you’ll be able to make more than you paid when it’s time to sell.
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Lots To Do
With Jacksonville being the biggest city in the country, you can bet that there’s plenty to do. The city has a strong and vibrant culture that includes great music and great food. In downtown Jacksonville, there are lots of great bars and restaurants – many which have awesome live music shows.