Jacksonville, Florida downtown city skyline overlooking bridge on St. Johns River.
Jacksonville, Florida downtown city skyline overlooking bridge on St. Johns River.

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Four Reasons Why You Should Buy Land In Jacksonville

If you love the outdoors and want to be surrounded by breathtaking scenery, you should consider buying land in Jacksonville. The city offers great beaches, excellent outdoor options, top-rated schools, and a safe environment perfect for the family.

History

History

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The Mocama tribe first inhabited the territory of Jacksonville. At the time of encountering Europeans, all Mocama villages were centered around the mouth of St. Johns River. French explorer Jean Ribault Charted and named the St. John River, calling it the River of May because May was the month of his discovery. Philip II of Spain ordered Pedro Menendez de Aviles to attack the French at Fort Caroline. A Spanish force from St. Augustine attacked Fort Caroline in 1565, nearly killing all the French soldiers that defended it. Following the expulsion of the French, the fort was renamed San Mateo. Florida was ceded to the British by Spain in 1763 as part of the Treaty of Paris, which came in the aftermath of the Seven Years' War. The British constructed the King's Road, which connected Georgia to the city. The British also introduced the cultivation of indigo, fruits, and sugarcane and exported lumber. In the aftermath of the American Revolutionary War, Defeat saw Britain return control of the territory to the Spanish in 1783 via the Peace of Paris treaty. The U.S. gained control of the city after Spain ceded it to the U.S. in 1821.

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Things to do in Jacksonville

Things to do in Jacksonville

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Beaches

Easily one of the most notable reasons to buy land in Jacksonville, the city is home to an array of beaches. Known for having the most shoreline of any city in the country, Jacksonville is perfect for you if you love ocean breeze, water, and sand between your toes. No matter what you love doing at a beach, Jacksonville has a beach that caters to it. Build a sandcastle or read a book under the sun at Neptune beach. Put your fish catching skill to test on the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier or learn how to surf at Jacksonville Beach. Love wildlife? Check out Amelia Island, which features 13 miles of sandy beaches, pristine waters, golf courses, and beautiful wildlife.
Recreational Centers

There's more to Jacksonville's recreational scene than its numerous beaches. Engage in the perfect family adventure by visiting the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, which features 1,000 plant varieties and over 2,400 rare and exotic animals. Prefer putting balls in small round holes? Spend your afternoon and evening playing golf at the Top Gold Jacksonville, which features a 65,000 square foot golf center. It also has a full-service restaurant, arcade games, and a bar, all dedicated to ensuring you have a great time.

A fan of hiking? Check out the beautiful Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens, home to gorgeous hiking trails, wildlife, streams, and a lily pond. Take Instagram-worthy pictures while enjoying the facility's peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Have you ever imagined being in close contact with the world's tallest and largest fountain? Well, it's right there in Jacksonville. The Friendship Fountain is situated on the Southbank waterfront between Acosta bridges, and Main Street has over 17,000 gallons of water, and a height of 120 feet.
Culinary Scene

Ranked by Forbes as one of the five surprising food cities in the nation, Jacksonville's food scene has enjoyed tremendous growth in recent times. While its food scene might not be as renowned as many other big cities, you can expect to find famous chefs, bold flavors, and culinary works of art in Jacksonville.

Load up on mac and cheese or pulled pork at The Bearded Pig at San Marco at Jax Beach. Have breakfast at Maple Street Biscuit Company, featuring flaky biscuits that will melt in your mouth or sticky chicken maple biscuit covered in maple syrup. Craving a bit of French and Southern flavor? Order any of the Paris bistro classics at Restaurant Orsay on Park Street.

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Location

Jacksonville is situated along the St. Johns River, close to its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 25 miles south of the Georgia border. Baker County lies to the west, Nassau County to the north, Atlantic Ocean lies to the east, and Clay and St. John counties to the south.

Jacksonville demographics

Jacksonville demographics

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Jacksonville is a city in Florida and the county seat of Duval County. It has a population of 949,611, making it the most populous city in Florida and the 12th most populated city in the United States. The city is the principal city in the Jacksonville metropolitan area, which has a population of 1,733,937, making it Florida's fourth-largest metropolitan region. Jacksonville is home to 349,171 and has a population density of 1,256 people per square mile. Whites make up over half of the city's residents with 51.2%, while Blacks or African Americans and Hispanics or Latino make up 31% and 10%, respectively.

Jacksonville has a balanced economy focused on consumer goods, financial services, biomedical technology, manufacturing, insurance, and many other industries. Jacksonville was ranked 3rd among the top 10 U.S. cities destination for jobs and the 10th fastest growing city in the country by Forbes magazine in 2011. The is home to the headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies, including Fidelity National Financial, Fidelity National Information Services, CSX Corporation, and Southern Grocers. Other notable companies in the city include Interline Brands, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fanatics, Florida Blue and Firehouse Subs.

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Arts in Jacksonville

Arts in Jacksonville

Cummer Art Gallery Saint Johns River Jacksonville Florida

If you move to Jacksonville, it won't take long to discover that art and music are everywhere. Jacksonville is home to a strong jazz and blues tradition, and it is the birthplace of Southern rock. The city's entertainment options are endless, from classical shows to music festivals to museums and operas; Jacksonville has them all. Jacksonville Jazz Festival is one of the state's biggest festivals, and it attracts thousands of tourists from neighboring cities. Spanning 15 blocks in downtown Jacksonville, the festival features local food, live jazz, and a vibrant street atmosphere. And Oh, it's free!!.

Jacksonville Art Walk is another excellent way to get involved in the city's art while also engaging in shopping. The art walk entails a free tour through downtown, featuring marketplaces, food trucks, pop-up galleries, and music. The event, which takes place on the first Wednesday of every month (January exempted) between 5-9 pm, is a great way to immerse yourself in the city's art scene. It is also an excellent way to meet with fellow art enthusiasts as it attracts over 5,000 people monthly.

To learn more about Florida's cultural history, you might need to take a trip to the Museum of Science and History. The museum features an on-site planetarium used to view the stars and several interactive exhibits. Looking to go on a date? Enjoy food, art, and music every Sunday from March to November at the Riverside Arts Market.

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Schools in Jacksonville

Schools in Jacksonville

Ranked by U.S. News as one of the cities with the best school system, Jacksonville prides itself on being home to some of the nation's best public schools. Edward Waters College, opened in 1866, is the oldest college in the city and also the state's oldest historically black college. You can begin your path toward a career in medicine at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville campus of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science or law at the Florida Coastal School of Law. Other higher institutions in the city include the University of North Florida, Trinity Baptist College, and Jones College.

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Why Jacksonville?

Why Jacksonville?

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As you can see, Jacksonville is a great place to buy land or live. Home to over 850 square miles of coastline and clean beaches, the city is filled with natural beauty and wildlife. Thanks to its buoyant economy, endless amounts of entertainment, and affordable cost of living, its population continues to soar.

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