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Jacksonville, FL

Duval County

Nearby Communities

  • Atlantic Beach
  • Jacksonville Beach
  • Neptune Beach

Recommendation: Recommended - Excellant

Jacksonville, FL Area Overview

Jacksonville is Florida’s largest city and is called the River City. The St John’s River which runs thru Jacksonville sort of splitting the city in half. It is as 3 miles wide in some areas.

Jacksonville best attribute is probably the beaches which there are several. There is also lots of activity at the beaches especially on weekends.

Jacksonville's best attribute is probably the beaches which there are several which include Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach. There is lots of activity at the beaches especially on weekends.

Jacksonville is located in the Northeastern part of Florida along the Atlantic Coast.

Jacksonville is a very friendly city with lots of activities to do even outside of the beaches.

About Florida

Florida is known has the ‘Sunshine State’ and with good reason, plenty of sun year-round along with miles and miles and miles of beaches.

Florida does not have a state income tax which makes it a desired location. Believe it or not Florida’s State Sales Tax is lower than most other states especially California and New Jersey which have State Income Tax. Most companies in Florida will compensate at the National Market Rate for salary and hourly which makes Florida even more enticing to take a position if offered.

Tourism is one of Florida’s largest industries, however there are several other industries where IT jobs are plentiful. The Space Program and companies they provide technologies for space and air flight are also plentiful. Government jobs in other areas outside the space program are universally available. Healthcare like everywhere else is in huge demand.

Florida is the worst place in the United States to be unemployed in. One, everything favors the employer, they have all the control and can do whatever they please and the state employment office automatically accepts their decision. The employment reemployment assistance and the EmployFlorida.com websites are very incompetent and have been for years, in fact any employer that I have worked for and at Fossnel.com these sites would never be allowed to be put into production. If you must apply for unemployment in Florida,

Overall, Florida is not the worst or best place to be but Fossnel still ranks it high and if you like the beach, it is the place to be.

Florida State Tax Link: No State Income Tax

Restuarants

  • All Major Chains
  • Jacksonville has all the main national chain restaurants.
  • Limited chains with locations in Jacksonville include the BoneFish and Miller’s Ale House.
  • Clarks Fish Camp.
  • Alhambra Dinner Theatre.

Places of Interrest

  • The beaches
  • Danes Point Bridge
  • Everbank Field – Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Veteran’s Coliseum – concerts and sporting events
  • The St John’s River
  • Jacksonville Suns – AA baseball team
  • Several Golf Courses
  • St Augustine, FL American’s First City is only 30 miles away
  • PGA Golf Hall of Fame
  • The beaches.
  • Dames Point Bridge.
  • TIAA Field – Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Veteran’s Coliseum – concerts and sporting events.
  • The St John’s River.
  • Jacksonville Jumboshrimp – AA baseball team.
  • Tournament Players Club -home of the Island Green.
  • Several other golf courses.
  • St Augustine, FL American’s First City is only 30 miles away.
  • PGA Golf Hall of Fame.

Best Places to Stay

  • Southside is the growing area.
  • Beaches.
  • Since Jacksonville covers a large area it will be best to live somewhere in the vicinity or the part town your main job is located.

Handicap Accessibility

  • Handicap friendly.

Public Transportation

  • Public Bus System throught the City and Surronding Areas
  • Downtown Monorail System

Transportation/Driving

  • Rush hour traffic is not as congested as in other big cities.
  • Traffic accidents on the freeways will shut down traffic to a crawl especially on the freeways.
  • Relatively safe place to drive.
  • Currently there is heavy construction on many of the roadways which makes driving look you are on an obstacle course.
  • Rush hour traffic is not as congested as in other big cities.
  • Traffic accidents on the freeways will shut down traffic.
  • Relatively safe place to drive.
  • Currently there is heavy construction on many of the roadways which makes driving look you are on an obstacle course.

Where not to Stay

  • Downtown.

Weather

  • Located in the south Atlantic region of the United States, Jacksonville has a humid subtropical climate.
  • Weather is hot and humid during the summer.
  • Winters are usually mild.
  • Summer thunderstorms with torrential but brief downpours are common, an usually an hour later you will forget it even rained.
  • Located in the south Atlantic region of the United States, Jacksonville has a humid subtropical climate.
  • Weather is hot and humid during the summer.
  • Winters are usually mild.
  • Summer thunderstorms with torrential but brief downpours are common, usually an hour later you will forget it even rained.