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Relocation Guide to Jacksonville, FL | Property By Ford Team

Real Estate Agent with Re/Max WaterMarke, Property By Ford

Planning on a move to Jacksonville, FL? Check out our complete guide on making the most important decisions in a relocation to Jacksonville!

This guide is intended for families, professionals, and students that are making a move to the Bold City. This relocation guide for Jacksonville, Florida covers Home and Living, Workplace, and Schools in the North Florida area.

The Property by Ford Team with ReMax Watermarke wants make your transition to Jacksonville ~a breeze. Read on to learn more about this booming city, recently named the #2 City Americans Are Moving To by Forbes.com. It's not surprising to those that already live here; Jacksonville is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation in terms of population, and job opportunities!

Home and Living

Jacksonville is 875 square miles making it the largest city (by area) in the United States! That being said, there are plenty of communities in the area, and we're sure you'll find your perfect fit. Check out the communities of Jacksonville on our website >>> www.propertybyford.com/guides

Here are some of our favorite Jacksonville communities (in no particular order):

  • The Beaches
    • Jacksonville Beach
    • Neptune Beach
    • Atlantic Beach
    • Ponte Vedra Beach
  • Intracoastal Waterway
  • Ponte Vedra
  • Ocean Front
  • River Front
  • Saint Johns
  • And many more...

To see more Jacksonville areas and neighborhoods, click here.


In just the last year, many national and leading companies have announced new openings and headquarters here in the great River City. Of all of these, Amazon and IKEA may be the most recognized of all.

Amazon is expecting to hire over 4,000 people for their Jacksonville centers which include two fulfillment centers and a warehouse all located in Jacksonville.

To learn more, read this article coverage from News4Jax here.

IKEA is also looking to bring on board 250 people for the opening of its Jacksonville location off of the I-295 East Beltway and Gate Parkway. This location is expected to open in the Fall of 2017 and includes openings not only in home furnishings and design, but its restaurants and kitchens located inside the building as well.

To learn more, read this article coverage from News4Jax here.


With 197 schools in just Duval County alone, we've looked to other sources to pick which Duval County schools are the highest ranking. Check out the best schools in Duval County at the links below:

Best High Schools in Duval County according to USNews.com >>> www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/duvalcounty

Best Schools in Duval County >>> Click Here


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Written by: Lauren Avalos, PropertyByFord.com

Lee Ford, Broker Associate

RE/MAX WaterMarke

922 3rd St N

Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250