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Condos for sale in Duval County, FL

Duval County Condos

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Where To Look For A Condo – Duval County, Florida

Duval County, Florida Introduction
Duval County is co-extensive with the city of Jacksonville Florida, but some of the towns and cities in the county chose to remain semi-autonomous, and provide little islands of their own unique culture in the sprawling sea of Jacksonville neighborhoods. Other parts of Jacksonville have specialized in one way or another, and in the end Duval County provides many different communities, styles of architecture and ways of life to its residents.

In this article we’ll explore Jacksonville and some of its neighborhoods in detail, but we’ll also look at some of the other cities and towns in Duval County, including Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach. We’ll talk about the weather and climate in Duval County, and what the people there do for fun. We’ll make sure you have access to what you need to know before you buy or rent a condo in Duval County, but more importantly we’ll try to give you a sense of whether you’d actually enjoy living there.




The Climate in Duval County
Duval County is set on a coastal plain with a few rolling hills, so the ocean is the source of much of its weather. It gets plenty of rain – an average of 50 inches per year compared to the national average of 38. However, it never snows in Duval County – North Florida is still quite ‘south’.

The high temperatures in July top out at around 91 degrees F, and the average low temperature in January is a relatively comfortable 44 degrees F. You don’t get a lot of ‘beach days’ in January but outdoor activities are not out of the question. Duval County is reasonably sunny, with 221 sunny days per year on average. That is 16 more than the nation’s average.


Things To See And Do In Duval County
Duval County is mostly given over to Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area. However, there is plenty of ‘green land’ left, and both state, county and city parks are abundant.

While searching for a Duval County condo for sale, why not also spend some time exploring the Spanish Pond Trail, the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, Ed Austin Regional Park or the Tree Hill Nature Center? Jacksonville City Hall is certainly worth a visit, as is Morocco Shrine Fort, the George Island Cultural State Park, the Ribault Monument and the Jacksonville Museum of Science And History. The Kingsley Plantation, Yellow Bluff Fort and The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens could fill a day all by themselves.

History of Duval County Florida

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A History of Duval County

The land that would become Duval County in Florida has been occupied for many thousands of years. Most of the coasts of northern Florida had once been the domain of the Mocama people prior to European contact. At the time of contact, the area that would become Duval County was occupied by the Saturiwa tribe of the Mocama.

Alas, the Europeans were not here to buy a condo in Duval County. The French imposed the Fort Caroline colony in the 16th century, and by the 18th century the town of Cowford was founded. Cowford would later be re-named Jacksonville.

When the area passed into the hands of the British and then Americans, it was known as the Florida Territory before becoming the state of Florida. Duval County was created in 1822.

Duval County originally stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Suwannee River east to west and from the mouth of the Suwanee to the St Johns River north to south. Later, its size was reduced by calving off Alachua, Nassau and Clay counties.


Vintage car parked along Ocean Drive in the famous Art Deco district in South Beach, Florida

Duval County Namesake

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How Duval County Got Its Name
Duval County was named after William pope Duval, who governed the Florida Territory for 12 years starting in 1822. Duval was a judge for the East Florida district, and a Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Florida, Free and Accepted Masons.

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Location

Duval County, Florida Introduction
Duval County is co-extensive with the city of Jacksonville Florida, but some of the towns and cities in the county chose to remain semi-autonomous, and provide little islands of their own unique culture in the sprawling sea of Jacksonville neighborhoods. Other parts of Jacksonville have specialized in one way or another, and in the end Duval County provides many different communities, styles of architecture and ways of life to its residents.

In this article we’ll explore Jacksonville and some of its neighborhoods in detail, but we’ll also look at some of the other cities and towns in Duval County, including Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach. We’ll talk about the weather and climate in Duval County, and what the people there do for fun. We’ll make sure you have access to what you need to know before you buy or rent a condo in Duval County, but more importantly we’ll try to give you a sense of whether you’d actually enjoy living there.




The Climate in Duval County
Duval County is set on a coastal plain with a few rolling hills, so the ocean is the source of much of its weather. It gets plenty of rain – an average of 50 inches per year compared to the national average of 38. However, it never snows in Duval County – North Florida is still quite ‘south’.

The high temperatures in July top out at around 91 degrees F, and the average low temperature in January is a relatively comfortable 44 degrees F. You don’t get a lot of ‘beach days’ in January but outdoor activities are not out of the question. Duval County is reasonably sunny, with 221 sunny days per year on average. That is 16 more than the nation’s average.


Things To See And Do In Duval County
Duval County is mostly given over to Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area. However, there is plenty of ‘green land’ left, and both state, county and city parks are abundant.

While searching for a Duval County condo for sale, why not also spend some time exploring the Spanish Pond Trail, the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, Ed Austin Regional Park or the Tree Hill Nature Center? Jacksonville City Hall is certainly worth a visit, as is Morocco Shrine Fort, the George Island Cultural State Park, the Ribault Monument and the Jacksonville Museum of Science And History. The Kingsley Plantation, Yellow Bluff Fort and The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens could fill a day all by themselves.

Duval County, FL Demographics

Duval County Demographics

Population
The 2020 Census lists 995,567 people in Duval County, up from 64,263 in 2010. The population was approximately 51.5% female and 48.5% male at that time.

Duval County had 418,708 housing units in 2019, 57.1% of which were owner-occupied. Just over 9000 building permits were issued in 2020, so you should be able to find plenty of new build Duval County condos, as well as older units.

Household income
As of 2019, the median household income for residents of Duval County was $ 58,415, up 4.63% from the previous year. This is among the lowest in this region of Florida.

Education
About 90.1% of Duval County residents have high school diplomas, and just over 30% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Average salary
As of 2019, the average full-time salary for men in Duval County was $63,131 per year, while women averaged $46,953.

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Why should you buy a condo in Duval County, FL?

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Why Buy A Condo In Duval County?
Why should you buy or rent a condo in Duval County, Florida? There are as many reasons as there are residents, nearly a million. Some people come for the warm, sunny summers and mild winters, Others come for the culture and experiences Jacksonville has to offer. Others come for work or an education. No matter what you are looking for in life, odds are that Duval County can supply it.

Duval County Art and Culture
Many people buying or renting condos in Duval County also rent their places out on Airbnb during the busy tourist season. Of course, the best time to do this is when a local event brings in the tourists.

Some of the most widely attended events in Duval County include the Annual Food Truck Festival, WasabiCon, the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, the Great Atlantic Seafood & Music Festival, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Welcome To Rockville (Florida’s Largest Rock Festival), the Mandarin Art Festival, the Bostwick Blueberry Festival, Jax Beer Week, Callahan Fair / Northeast Florida Fair, the Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular, the Nights of Lights or the St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival.



Top 3 Reasons Buy A Condo In Duval County
Here are 3 of the best reasons for to buy a condo in Duval County, Florida:

Access to wildlife and the great outdoors. Florida’s vibrant natural ecosystems are all on display in state and local parks and nature reserves. Cone for the manatees, stay for the sea turtles.
Sports and healthy exercise. All that nice weather and pleasant countryside make Duval County a paradise for surfing, boating, kayaking, hiking, golf and even baseball.
There is no state income tax. Nothing brightens a potential resident’s outlook like a substantial drop in the cost of living!


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Why Duval County?

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Will A Duval County Condo Be The Home Of Your Dreams? There are plenty of reasons to rent a condo in Duval County, Florida. The pristine nature calls to so, while others seek the thriving industries Jacksonville can provide and others want to be a part of the many vibrant local cultures. It is a great place to live. No, Duval County has many great places to live, and each one is very different. Not all condos in Duval County are the same because no part of Duvall County is really like another. You can find practically anything you are looking for in Jacksonville and its surrounding semi-independent towns. But where would you actually be happy in Duval County? Would you love the life in any of Downtown Jacksonville’s fine neighborhoods, or would you prefer something more distant, like Neptune beach? Do you want a brand new, glitzy ‘downtown Florida’ style building, or a historically significant one that has been repurposed? Are you looking for ‘a cottage by the sea’ or a former farm farther inland? Duval County has it all.

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