Jacksonville Named No. 2 City Where Everyone Wants to Live in Right Now

Jacksonville Florida-downtownCall us biased, but Jacksonville has always been the perfect place to live with its miles of sandy beaches and year-round beautiful weather. In addition to a blossoming job market, we have the best bars, restaurants, shopping, museums, neighborhoods, hospitals and so much more.

The River City is seeing an influx of newcomers from other cities, and the population is booming. A recent study by realtor.com named Jacksonville as the No. 2 city in the U.S. where “everyone wants to live in right now,” and we couldn’t agree more. Jacksonville’s beach-adjacent location makes it ideal for outdoor fun and the area is filled with sloping golf courses, hiking and camping, lakes for kayaking and fishing. Another reason Jacksonville is one of the most sought after locations is the fast-growing art and music scene, with local artists, both up-and-coming and world-renowned, filling our city with beauty.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Jacksonville as one of the “Best Places to Live in America,” based on job market, value, quality of life, desirability and net migration. Scores for “value,” a blend of annual household income and cost of living, and “quality of life,” which accounts for crime, college readiness, commute, the city’s population and average annual salary.

No matter the reason for moving to Jacksonville—jobs, family, health—most of us can agree that we find countless reasons to love this big city with a small city feel that we call home.