Jacksonville, FL Relocation Resources for Real Estate Buyers & Tenants

JACKSONVILLE, Florida’s largest city, boasts a growing, vibrant arena full of many cultural, professional and academic opportunities with spotlights in climate, outdoor activities and sporting options. If you’ve come to our website then this must mean you are considering moving to, or investing in, this approaching world class city. From all of us here at HomeMarke, we welcome you to Jacksonville and its neighboring areas!


Below are many highlights and reasons why you should consider relocating to Jacksonville, Florida.  Click on each highlight to discover a wealth of information and visit our Greater Jacksonville Area Links page for even more information.

[toggle title=”Jacksonville has a Strong Medical Presence“]Mayo Clinic and UF Shands are world renowned facilities with specialties in a variety of fields.  Wolfsons Children’s Hospital is the area’s leading medical facility for pediatric needs. [/toggle]

[toggle title=”Jacksonville is Home to America’s Largest Park System“]With access to rivers for canoeing, kayaking and fishing as well as trails as hiking, biking and exploring.

Timucuan Preserve
Rails to Trails PDF Map [/toggle]

[toggle title=”Jacksonville has Spectacular  Waterfront Areas“]Fantastic beaches along the Atlantic Ocean such as, Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach and Fernandina Beach.  All of these communities are connected but have their own distinctive culture.

The St, Johns River is Florida’s longest and offers a wide variety of spectacular riverfront properties and communities, especially here in Jacksonville, Floirda.   It is also one of the 3 rivers in the world that flow north.  There are also a number of other smaller rivers, lakes and canals; as well as the intra-coastal waterway which spans three-hundred and fifty miles south.   HomeMarke can help you find a waterfront property to buy in Jacksonville, Florida

 Waterfront Kayak or Boat Launch Area Map PDF


[toggle title=”Jacksonville has a Vibrant and Growing Cultural Scene“]Museums such as the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Museum of Science and History, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Karples Manuscript Museum.  There are also dozens of smaller museums and a growing number of Art Galleries.

First Wednesday Art Walk,  Downtown Jacksonville
Riverside Arts Market
Jacksonville Jazz Festival
The Aisle of 8 Flags (Fernandina) Shrimp Festival[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Jacksonville has a Strong Academic Presence with Great Colleges“] A strong school system in the metro area, and a wide variety private and college prep schools, Jacksonville offers a wide variety of choices for all education needs.  Bolles , Bishop Kenny and Episcopal are a few of the area’s excellent private schools.  Stanton and Paxon are two of the leading college prep schools in the U.S

The University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, Edward Waters College and Florida State College at Jacksonville which is the nation’s 10th largest community college that recently became a State College.

Regional College Information


[toggle title=”Jacksonville has a Low Tax Burden“] Jacksonville has the lowest tax rate of any metro are in Florida and the cost of living is below average on most economic indicators.[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Jacksonvilles has an Expanding Port and Great Logistics“] Jacksonville’s port is growing quickly with the addition of Asian shipping lines and additional trade with many countries.  A new Cruise terminal is in the works, which will allow the largest cruise ships to embark from Jacksonville.  At the intersection of I-10 and I-95, Jacksonville is well conditioned as a logistics hub.  Jacksonville International Airport serves about 5 million passengers a year.

Carnival Cruise Lines[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Jacksonville has become a Shopping Destination“] With shopping options such as the St. Johns Town Center, River City Marketplace, Oak Leaf Town Center and various other malls and shopping districts, Jacksonville has become a shopping destination for North Florida and South Georgia.   There are also a wide variety of restaurants to suit any taste.[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Jacksonville is a City Enriched with History“] The Jacksonville area is full of history with nearby St. Augustine which is America’s oldest city.  There are also many historical sites and venues to explore which is why the area is referred to as The First Coast.[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Jacksonville has a Very Exciting Sports Scene“] Includes the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, as well as the AA baseball team, The Jacksonville Sun’s, The ABA’s Jacksonville Giants and the Arena Football League’s Jacksonville Sharks, who won the title in 2011.  Jacksonville also hosts the Gator Bowl Football Game, which features the SEC versus the BIG 10.  The River Run is the World’s Largest 15k Race that directs runners through downtown and over the bridges of the St. John’s River.  In addition, the 26.2 with Donna is one of the largest nationally recognized marathons organized to put an end to Breast Cancer.   The Players Championship is considered golf’s 5th major.  There are many area golf courses which are open year round.  The PGA tour is also located here.  The annual Florida/Georgia football game in October is one of the nation’s premier football rivalries and is played at EverBank Field.

Cecil Recreation Complex PDF

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Sun’s


[toggle title=”Jacksonville has a Wonderful Climate“] Warms summers and mild winters mean outdoor activities can be enjoyed year round.[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Jacksonville has Distinctive Historical Neighborhoods“] Riverside/Avondale, Springfield and San Marco.  These neighborhood’s include Victorian, Mediterranean, Bungalow and a wide variety of other distinctive housing types.   These areas also have their own unique shopping districts which cater to a wide variety of cultural interest.[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Jacksonville has a Growing Population“] Jacksonville is now the 12th largest city in the U.S. (900,000) according to the U.S. Census bureau with an estimated population of 1.4 million in the metropolitan area.[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Jacksonville is Known for its Hospitality“]Jacksonville is a large city but retains a sense of southern charm with its warm and friendly residents who are welcoming to new-comers and have an obvious sense of pride about the city.[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Jacksonville has a Strong Naval Presence“] With Mayport Naval Station, NAS Jacksonville and nearby Kings Bay Naval Base in SE Georgia, Jacksonville continues to remain one of the nation’s patriotic cities.[/toggle]