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The most populous city in all of Florida, Jacksonville offers a nice mix of big city living with fun in the sun. Here, you’ll find a low cost of living, tons of sports and quick access to gorgeous beaches.

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  • Pay less to live Compared to the rest of the country (and the rest of Florida), Jacksonville is a relatively inexpensive place to live. Median housing prices in 2017 were about $184,000, well below the national median price of $222,000. And the average rental price is $984, far below the national average of $1,405.
  • Go on a quick vacation Jacksonville is within driving distance of some of the country’s most popular vacation destinations. Orlando is a two-hour drive away; Daytona Beach is even closer than that. St. Augustine is a 45-minute jaunt south on Interstate 95 and, if you’re up for a road trip, Miami is just a five-hour trip along the coast.
  • Get in touch with nature If beaches aren’t your thing, no worries. You’ll find tons of parks, trails and outdoor recreational activities, such as the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve or the Castaway Island Preserve. Like lions and tigers? You’ll find plenty at the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Bask in the sun If you hate freezing rain and feet of snow, then you’ll love Jacksonville weather. The winters are mild and even fall can feel like summer. Because the city’s tucked in Florida’s northeast corner, it doesn’t often get hit with hurricanes — so, that’s a plus!
  • Savor the cuisine Jacksonville’s food scene is up-and-coming, meaning it’s the perfect place to sample all kinds of creative culinary fare. Try the smoked fried chicken or roasted, Moroccan-spiced cauliflower on tap at Glibert’s Social, a concept cooked up by former “Top Chef” contestant Kenny Gilbert. Shop for organic lemons at the Riverside Arts Market. Stop by Community Loaves for a slice of quiche, or treat yourself to a macaron at Rue St. Marc.
  • Root for the home team Sports fans of any kind will find a team to get behind. The city is home to a gamut of major and minor league sports teams — from the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball team (yep, that’s the real team name). Do you prefer hockey? Rugby? Basketball? Soccer? Golf? Jacksonville’s got a team for them all.
  • Move to the music Check out the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the second-largest jazz festival in the nation, or Springing the Blues, one of the oldest and largest blues festivals on the East Coast. Not a jazz fan? Find your beat at any of the city’s live music venues — from the indie stylings you’ll find playing at the Burro Bar to the eclectic melodies that blare at the Phoenix Taproom.
  • Take a break at the beach (all five of 'em) Need to get away from all the concrete? Take a ride to the Jacksonville Beaches, a group of towns and communities on unnamed barrier islands disconnected from the main city but accessible via bridges.