Jacksonville Florida...A Great Place To Live!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc)

Beach & Luxury Realty is currently in 9 markets in the state of Florida.  

One of the markets BLR is currently in is Jacksonville Florida...the largest city in all of Florida.  

If you are looking to visit or move to Jacksonville,here are a few facts about the city:  

1. A 2006 Census estimate put its population at more than 794,000, making it the 12th-most-populous city nationwide and first in Florida. In terms of land, sprawling Jacksonville has been the biggest city in the country since a massive annexation in 1968.  

2. It was Hollywood before Hollywood. Once called the "Winter Film Capital of the World,'' Jacksonville hosted 30 film studios from 1908 to the 1920s, when most moved to that other place in California. Since then, films shot partly or completely in the area have included "Creature From the Black Lagoon,'' "GI Jane,'' and "Forces of Nature.''  

3. Jacksonville's biggest annual sports event, Gate River Run, has been the US National Championship 15K since 1994 and largest 15K race in the country. And that's not all! You can fish or cut bait at the annual Kingfish tournament, also the nation's largest.

Here are also some places to visit:

1. Jacksonville Beach, sandwiched between the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, is just 20 minutes from downtown Jacksonville.

2. Jacksonville Landing......Nestled on the north bank of the St. Johns River, this waterfront marketplace features great shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, and live entertainment on the weekends.

3 Jacksonville's Nature Preserves....Jacksonville proudly boasts the largest urban park system in the country. Kayaking is just one of the activities available in the 46,000-acre Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.

4. The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is known for its Old Master and American paintings, beautiful formal gardens, and renowned collection of Meissen porcelain.

5. The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville is the largest modern and contemporary art museum in the Southeast.

6. In the center of the city stands Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, home to the Jacksonville Jaguars and the host of Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005, won by the New England Patriots.

7. The oceanfront Seawalk Pavilion on Jacksonville Beach is home to festivals and entertainment throughout the summer.

8. The Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum tell of the black history in Jacksonville. Theater performances, along with "Apollo Night" are held monthly.

Jacksonville is a Great Place to visit or live!If you are looking to move to Jacksonville....please think of:

 

 

Comments (14)

South Austin Real Estate Blog
Sky Realty South Austin - Austin, TX

Jacksonville certainly sounds like a great place to visit.  Enjoy your day.

Jan 07, 2008 11:26 PM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL
Thanks Gail...I know I have been lost there plenty of times...LOL Itend to gravitate towards the beach when I am there though.
Jan 07, 2008 11:35 PM
Wayne Miller
San Diego, CA

Very interesting, I didn't know that Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida.  I would have though Miami, we learn something new every day. 

Jan 08, 2008 01:05 AM
M A
Boston, MA

BLR - While reading through your most interesting post, I was reminded of something extremely important.....

GO PATS!!!!

Jan 08, 2008 01:45 AM
blreast therealty4u
Beach and Luxury Realty, Inc. - New Smyrna Beach, FL

 

Nice job blrguy...

Maybe the broker needs to get you on Jeopardy!   it'd be great marketing!

 

I also see  now someone  to call for info  ... before calling a travel agent !

(luckily JaX has lost it's smelly paper mills in favor of business & finance.....)

But Mr. Beach.... what's the name of the other popular beach up there? the secluded little stretch?  (brain fog)....

lol sure you've checked them all out.....A beach luver like you wouldn't want to miss one of them...

Jan 08, 2008 02:03 AM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL
I agree Wayne..I would have guessed Miami too...but when I think about it...when I am in Jax..it seems like I am driving and driving....LOL
Jan 08, 2008 04:50 AM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL

Martin...I like your priorities!

I would have to agree...GO

Jan 08, 2008 04:52 AM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL
BLREast...I am gonna get you and your little staff too! Isn't that little beach you are referring to...closer to your house?
Jan 08, 2008 04:53 AM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru
Rick, you must of hit your head. I grew up outside Jacksonville. A great place to visit, but I would not want to live there.
Jan 08, 2008 12:04 PM
Cris Burlew
Beach & Luxury Realty, Inc. - Saint Pete Beach, FL
Broker ~ St Pete Beach FL Real Estate
I too was surprised about the size of Jax, as Miami is always thrust at us and seems to be so large. Great information and you are right about the driving forever!
Jan 08, 2008 02:21 PM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL

Danny...I am in the real estate business...if I am saying such and such a place is a shithole...how many properties do you think we will sell?

I have been through the River Road area,the beaches and sawgrass and they seem pretty nice.

Jan 08, 2008 10:14 PM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL
I agree Cris..I had no idea Jax was so large!
Jan 08, 2008 10:15 PM
blreast therealty4u
Beach and Luxury Realty, Inc. - New Smyrna Beach, FL

 

well, if one does population by "METRO AREA" not actual city limits, Jax, I fear falls by the wayside...

and no, I'm thinking of a beach up just north of Jax....

still cann't think of it...

but you... no doubt  ... found it....  surely....   has any sand and surf  (or is that the  Surf n Turf!  specials...) every  been missed by blrguy... LOL

Jan 09, 2008 07:20 PM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL
You have stumped me there BLReast....guess you will have to go there and let me know...LOL
Jan 09, 2008 09:08 PM