5 Neighborhoods You Should Consider When Moving to Jacksonville

Posted by Krista Fracke on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 3:37pm.

While Jacksonville boasts over 840 square miles and is the largest city in the continental United States, finding the right neighborhood can become a challenge. There are numerous factors to consider so you can ensure your dream home is truly in the right location for your family, budget, and lifestyle. Contacting a Jacksonville real estate agent is the best option to help you determine the right neighborhood, but doing your own research can help narrow down the dozens of options. Here are five Jacksonville neighborhoods that may be worth your consideration.

1. Northside

If you have a young family or are a first-time homebuyer who doesn’t want a large, costly home, this neighborhood is ideal. It is close to downtown and boasts many attractions. Yet, it still offers plenty of space and has an almost rural-feel while still being in the city. In this small neighborhood, your family will have plenty of space and many homes feature large yards for young kids to enjoy.

2. Neptune Beach

Neptune Beach is rated one of the best neighborhoods in Jacksonville. This area is located right on the beach and is one of the most favorite beaches in the city. It is quieter and more relaxed than other areas, and attracts many tourists and residents who want to spend a less commercialized day in the sun. This neighborhood boasts many of the amenities including local shops that add a unique charm to the area.

3. San Marco

San Marco is another Jacksonville neighborhood that is located just minutes away from downtown. It is a historic neighborhood and full of countless amenities including museums, theaters, golf courses, and restaurants. However, you will want to plan accordingly as living in this neighborhood is significantly more expensive than other areas in the city.

4. Ponte Vedra Beach

If you want a beautiful luxury home, Ponte Vedra Beach is a neighborhood you must visit. This area has many large, exquisite homes, professional golf courses, and gorgeous beaches. Additionally, it has many high-end shops, restaurants, hotels, and other amenities that add to the entire feel and atmosphere of the area. However, the cost of living in this area is significantly high and more expensive than many other areas in the city. Few first-time homebuyers and young families will find a home they can afford and that will fit their needs in this neighborhood.

5. Fairfax

Fairfax is another excellent neighborhood if you want a great location that is full of amenities. It also has a low crime rate, which is a priority for many families. It also has many schools in the area and the housing market has a wide range of homes for sale that matches a variety of budgets.

Jacksonville has dozens of neighborhoods to consider and each area has its pros and cons. To help you narrow down your options, contact a Jacksonville real estate agent who can help you find homes that are best for your family, lifestyle, and budget. 

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