You shouldn’t have to choose between living near a beach and landing your dream job, the great outdoors or an exciting nightlife, a fast-paced environment or laidback southern hospitality. In Jacksonville, FL, you get it all. Jacksonville’s flourishing arts scene, entertaining events, diverse neighborhoods, energetic downtown, award-winning schools and abundant water access make the region one of the top 10 happiest areas in the country according to Time magazine.
The Jacksonville region’s population of 1.5 million is growing at twice the national rate, and it’s no wonder. Sitting on the St. Johns River, just 16 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville is a regional water paradise where 90 miles of beaches are just the beginning. Enjoy exciting sports at every level, college to pro, approximately 70 golf courses and America’s largest urban park system, plus terrific museums and satisfying shopping, dining and nightlife, nationally recognized health care (home to one of only three Mayo Clinics) and excellent neighborhoods and schools.