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Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville is the largest city (by land area) in the United States and has more shoreline than any other city in the nation.

Outdoors and Nature

  • 22 miles of beaches, Jacksonville, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Mayport
  • 1100 miles of navigable water
  • 40 miles of Intracoastal Waterway
  • 50 public boat ramps
  • The longest stretch of the St. Johns river in Florida.
  • Fishing both salt and fresh water
  • 7 state parks, 3 national parks, 400 city parks
  • Dozens of gardens and arboretums

Cost of Living

Jacksonville’s cost of living is 6% below the national average.

Annual Events

  • Florida vs. Georgia Football Game
  • Kingfish Tournament
  • The PLAYERS Championship
  • World of Nations
  • Gate River Run
  • Jazz Festival
  • WasabiCon
  • PorchFest
  • CollectiveCon
  • Springing the Blues


NFL Jaguars, MiLB Jumbo Shrimp, ECHL Iceman, NAL Sharks and MLS Next Pro Jacksonville Armada FC

Arts & Culture

  • Downtown Art Walk every first Wednesday.
  • Riverside Arts Market every Saturday
  • Jacksonville Beach Arts Market
  • Art murals around town
  • Cork Arts District
  • More than a dozen museums and historical sites
  • Theatre, concerts, and live music

Day Trips

St. Augustine, Florida the oldest city in the United States

  • Tour the lighthouse
  • Alligator Farm
  • Fountain of Youth
  • Take a stroll and shop the Historic downtown area.

Orlando, Florida

  • Disney World
  • Universal Studios

Tampa, Florida

  • The Florida Aquarium
  • Football
  • Baseball

Gulf Coast of Florida

  • Emerald Beaches along the Gulf Coast (some may be more than a day trip).
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