Life in the River City is as diverse as its neighborhoods and the people who live here. From the beaches where residents enjoy relaxing bike rides, surfing, and a wide variety of restaurants and shops, to historic Riverside and San Marco where you’ll find an eclectic selection of museums, gastropubs, and beautiful park. Jacksonville has something for everyone. Sports fan enjoy baseball, football, basketball, and even hockey at the downtown sports arenas. If that’s not your cup of tea, you can catch your favorite band play at the Jaguar stadium, Daily’s Place concert venue, the historic Florida Theatre, or happily happen upon live music throughout the city and the beaches.
In addition to its 162 private schools, Duval county has 196 public schools ranked number one in diversity in Florida. Jacksonville also has six universities and colleges, over a dozen technical colleges, and is home to Florida Coastal School of Law.
Jacksonville is home to multiple military facilities including Naval Air Station Jacksonville, and Naval Station Mayport. With its deep-water port and close proximity to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Jacksonville is has third largest military presence in the country and all residence, both military and civilian, and proud of our service men and women and their service to our country.
Jacksonville is currently experiencing strong economic growth across various markets and industries at all levels of professional experience. Downtown Jacksonville is undergoing a revival with redevelopment grants being approved as well as historic buildings being purchased and repurposed, enriching the cultural experience. In addition, taxpayer-backed incentives are attracting companies like Focura, a high-tech software company, to establish their headquarters in the River City. On average, the cost of living in Jacksonville is 9% lower than the average of the state of Florida and 10% lower than the national average. According to CBRE, employment growth and the lowest unemployment rates since 1990, has made Jacksonville one of the top markets on the Southeast.
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