If you are considering relocating to Jacksonville, Florida, you will definitely make a great choice by moving here. We’ve got the sun, beautiful scenery and amazing housing. But, there are a number of things you should know before relocating here that will make your transition as smooth as possible.
Jacksonville is big
With a larger population than Miami, Jacksonville is also fairly large in terms of area. This is a large city, filled with all of the amenities of a major city, which also means there are a number of different areas to choose from when looking for housing. Doing your research on the type of neighborhood that suits you best is a good idea before thinking about relocating.
We love the outdoors
If you want to move to a city where you can boat, swim, fish, surf or just gaze out upon the ocean, Jacksonville is definitely the city for you. With so much access to the Atlantic Ocean, plus the Intercoastal Waterway, there is definitely a water sport for even the most land-loving resident. The beaches are legendary and include Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Mayport, Neptune Beach and Point Verda Beach. On top of that, Jacksonville boasts 110,000 acres of preserved land space, with more than 300 parks. They have the largest urban park system in the U.S.
We love our football
The Jaguars are our home team and residents love them so much that they’ve installed swimming pools in the football stadium. You can watch the game while having a pool party at the same time. On top of that, they’ve got the world’s largest stadium video display. College football is also crazy popular and the annual game between Florida and Georgia is dubbed as the world’s largest outdoor cocktail party.
We love to party
On top of all the football and nature, Jacksonville residents love to party. The annual Springing the Blues Festival always has an impressive list of performers, a beautiful location (the Oceanfront Seawalk Pavilion) and is greatly attended every April. JaxLive is a premier entertainment destination where performers covet a spot to take the stage. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival has been going since 1979 and is always the talk of the town. For everyday fun, Jacksonville Landing is an amazing waterfront complex with many great dining destinations, stores, boutiques, plus a number of events and celebrations.
Relocating to Jacksonville should be a no-brainer if you want a big city with all of the love, fun and nature of a small town. Contact me if you want more information on moving to Jacksonville.