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Many of us have all-in-one printer/scanner/fax machines at home but why not live in a city that offers you an all-in-one lifestyle? Jacksonville, FL offers things to do during the day or night; basically any time you want to go do something, Jacksonville is waiting. This city has something for literally everyone, delivering a truly all-in-one lifestyle.

Being in the south Jacksonville starts off as a great place to find excellent food. In the mood for some Mediterranean-French inspired dishes the try the Onyx Bar in downtown or if you looking for a great place for food and wine visit Bistro Aix in the San Marco area. But not only does the city do food and wine well, it features superb local seafood. One place in particular The Outback Crab Shack on Six Mile Creek. It’s a fun local secret that offers great food and a casual environment. No doubt the area proximity to the Atlantic Ocean to the west and farms to the east help make this area prime location for great food wherever you go in the area. (2)

Jacksonville is a great family friendly city. The city operates the largest urban park system in the U.S. with more than 330 locations for recreation in the area. Also visit the Jacksonville zoo for an up close encounter with the many animals there. The area features many shopping malls and many entertainment theaters and performance halls for locals to enjoy. If you want a taste of the west the area has that too with an equestrian center that features horse shows and bull riding. On top of all that there is always some sort of annual event going on. One event in particular the Jacksonville Film Festival in May features a variety of independent films, and documentaries at historic locations around the city and is an experience not to be missed. Oh and by the way, don’t be worried about the weather. The area has mild winters and many days of sunshine meaning you can get out and enjoy his city all year round. (1)

Those looking for a great nightlife Jacksonville has you covered. The city offers all types of night life too from tend nightclubs to casual beach dives. The Twisted Martini at The Jacksonville Landing is one of the cities best hotspots with some of the best music and martinis around. For a more laid back atmosphere visit Club TSI Discothèque in downtown that features everything from billiards to fine wine. (2)

Locating an apartment in this robust and vibrant city will not be a problem at all. Because of the large military presence there are always rentals available at every price range even if you are not in the armed services. According to citydata.com the cost of living is about 16% below the national average, which will make living here easier on you budget. When it comes to jobs the city is full of opportunities with many major companies like CSX, Fidelity financial, PPS Medical and the military which employs the most number of people in the area. Renters will also enjoy the mass transit options and well built network of roads in he area. The average commuter travel time is only 20 to 30 minuets. Jacksonville is a city that offers renters everything they could ever want in one city with many things for every taste. Go check out Apartments for Rent in Jacksonville, the sooner you do, the sooner you can start enjoying life there. (3)

Want to know more about this “all-in-one” city. Check out the next post for a run down of the cities history, relationship with the military, sports in the area and more!

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacksonville,_Florida
  2. http://www.visitjacksonville.com/to-do/dining-and-nightlife/
  3. http://www.city-data.com/city/Jacksonville-Florida.html


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