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Jacksonville

The city of Jacksonville is the most populous one in the state of Florida. It's also the eleventh largest city by population in the United States. Situated on the east coast of the peninsula at the very northern part of the state of Florida, the city of Jacksonville has an estimated 821,784 residents. Jacksonville is a sprawling metropolitan area containing some 366,273 households, which wind along the St. Johns River on the east side and the Atlantic Ocean on its western side.

Jacksonville Real Estate

The real estate market in the city of Jacksonville is one that is fluid because of its large naval and civilian ports, along with its attractiveness to corporations moving to Florida to take advantage of tax benefits. The average listing price is $211,821 in the city, with a median sales price of $133,000, and homes sell for anaverage price per square foot of $83. The most popular neighborhoods in the city of Jacksonville are: Mandarin, Riverside, Chimney Lakes, Avondale, and Golden Glades/The Woods. Other popular areas include: Paxon,Oak Haven, Edgewood, San Jose, and Colony Cove.

Architecture

Like most of the state, there are several popular homes styles in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. Ranch style homes can be found through the area, as well as Colonial and Colonial Revival. Tudor homes and Victorian styles are present, with many other types of property styles, which include condos and townhomes.

Climate

The climate in Jacksonville is located within a humid subtropical climate, making for hot summers and mild winters. During the summer months of June, July and August, daytime highs reach into the low to mid nineties, with overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid seventies. Winters are pleasant, with daytime temperatures averaging in the mid sixties, and overnight lows falling into the mid to low forties.

Demographics

The demographic makeup of the city of Jacksonville, according to the latest figures available from the US Census Bureau, are 59.4 percent white, 30.7 percent black, Hispanic or Latino represent 7.7 percent, while those from some other race constitute 5.2 percent. The Asian demographic is 4.3 percent, those of two or more races make up 2.9 percent, while 0.4 percent are Native American or Native Alaskan and Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian are 0.1 percent.

Main Attractions

The most popular attractions and landmarks in Jacksonville are: the beaches (of course), Riverside District, which features 5,000 historic buildings, the Riverside Arts Market, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, and the shopping are known as Five Points. Other destinations include: Museum of Contemporary Arts, Museum of Science and History, Friendship Fountain, Jacksonville Landing on St. John's River, Downtown Art Walk, and, Fort Caroline National Memorial.

Transportation

Jacksonville is served by the Jacksonville Skyway, an elevated train, seaports, and the Jacksonville International Airport. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority supplies buses, however, the majority of commuters rely on private passenger cars.

Economy

Jacksonville has a gross domestic product of $60.72 billion and its region ranked 47th out of 366 metropolitan areas in gross domestic product growth. Four Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in teh city: CSX Corporation, Fidelity National Financial, Fidelity National Information Services and Winn-Dixie Stores. However, the biggest employer is the US military, with an economic impact of approximately $6.1 billion annually. The largest industries are services such as banking, insurance, healthcare, and logistics. Other large contributors include tourism, which is bolstered by its golf-centric community and of course, its NFL team, the Jaguars.