You'll have many reasons to enjoy your stay in Jacksonville.
Here are some facts we like to share with you.
Jacksonville is located on both banks of the St Johns River, some 20 miles from the ocean.
Jacksonville is a very large city in the sense that in terms of area it is said to be the largest in the country.
With regard to population, Jacksonville metro area accounts for roughly 1.6 million people (880,000 for the city of Jacksonville).
On August 14, 2017, Trip Advisor ranked Jacksonville Beach #11 among the 15 best budget travel vacation beaches:
"The resort city of Jacksonville Beach is all about the seaside fun—at a budget-friendly price tag. People come here for the fantastic surfing waves, the revamped golf course, the quarter-mile fishing pier, and a friendly welcome that’s second to none. Spot dolphins from your paddleboard, cycle along the sunny coastline, or discover an underwater paradise with First Coast Divers, swimming around colorful coral reefs full of frog fish and turtles."
Other than that, here is a sample of the numerous Jacksonville's rankings and accolades:
No. 2 “10 US cities where everyone wants to live right now” (Business Insider - 2017)
No. 7 “Best Cities for Job Seekers” (Indeed.com - 2017)
No. 1 "10 Hottest Real Estate Markets To Watch In 2017" (Trulia - 2016)
No. 36 in the top 200 best places for business and careers by Forbes (2016)
Selected as a top U.S. logistics hub by Global Trade magazine (2016)
No. 2 best city for tech (outside CA and NY) (Datafox - 2016)
“5 Surprising Foodie Cities to Visit Right Now” (Forbes Travel Guide - 2016)
No. 16 “24 Best Places to Live in the South…” (Business Insider – 2016)
No. 34 “The 50 best places to live in America” (Business Insider – 2016)
No. 2 “Best Airport by Region: North America Category” (Airport Council International – 2016)
Among the top cities and regions in the world for fostering successful startup businesses (USC – Marshall School of Business – 2016)
No. 2 city with the most vibrant employment scene by Forbes (2015)
Laura Street – “One of America’s Five Great Streets” (American Planning Association – 2015)
“Top Secretly Cool City Where You Can Still Get in on the Ground Floor” (Huffington Post - 2015)
Jacksonville ranks fifth best city to find work in the U.S. (Forbes – 2015)
Jacksonville ranks among top 15 North American ports based on port infrastructure capabilities and strength of industrial real estate market (CBRE Group, Inc.’s “North America Ports Logistics Annual Report” – 2015)
Jacksonville ranks No. 1 on list of “U.S. Cities Where Hispanics Are Doing The Best Economically” (Forbes - 2015)
Jacksonville was named the “Best U.S. City to Start a Business.” (Wallethub.com, 2014)
Jacksonville was ranked the second-best city to save money. (GoBankingRates.com, 2014)