Jacksonville has been getting a lot of attention recently—not just for its beautiful beaches or the comeback of the Jacksonville Jaguars. It’s been named one of the top-10 spots in the country that people are moving to by Realtor.com. Combining data from the US Census Bureau with the level of online interest recorded on Realtor.com, Jacksonville is experiencing growth all across the region. Whether you’re seeking out shopping, great schools or life lived at your pace with your family, Jacksonville has what you’re looking for.
Jacksonville has some of the best-rated schools in the area. Parents are proud to send their children to places such as Fruit Cove Middle School, and Bartram Trails High School, which have received accolades from the Florida Department of Education. The Florida Department of Education has also noted that Duval County had an 80.8% high school graduation rate for the 2016–2017 school year, and St. Johns County has a 90.9% high school graduation rate for the 2016–2017 school year.
Jacksonville is known for having not just great medical services, but great jobs as well. Having award-winning hospitals such as Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic, and Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center close by means that these hospitals need to staff professional and intelligent people. In fact, one in every six jobs in Jacksonville is in the health and life sciences sector. Jacksonville is also booming in the business sector—you’ll find “for hire” signs everywhere! Over 20 major banks and investment firms on the Forbes Global 500 list can call Jacksonville home, making it a great place to seek out opportunities and bring big ideas to fruition. Yelp has also noted in 2011 that Jacksonville was one of the most up-and-coming cities in the United States, due to its patronage of small businesses.
Jacksonville is also recognized for having big-town amenities with a small-town vibe. There are multitudes of creative events and programs for residents to enjoy such as the Jacksonville Jazz Festival and Jacksonville World of Nations. Residents often enjoy restaurants at St. Johns Town Center, which offers an eclectic range of both high-end and casual restaurants combined with designer-brand stores. Having received many accolades, this location serves as a social center for the residents of the area. Those who want to get away from it all have their choices of natural parks, including the St. Johns River, where residents can boat, fish, kayak and experience other water sports by the nearby beaches. Whether young or old, the residents here love the clean sand and the cool water. With Jacksonville’s population growing daily, the city is responding with providing all the amenities that you need. From exercise studios to recreational centers where you can spend time with your family, Jacksonville can offer it to you.
One element Jacksonville has that appeals to residents is its low housing prices. The attractive prices, partnered with the perfect combination of high-class amenities in a new hometown atmosphere, draws many individuals to the area. Add in the river, and it’s easy to see why residences get snapped up here so quickly.
Starting in the $200s and having up to 3,760 square feet of space, these residences are easily customizable to match your lifestyle, thanks to the Mattamy Design Studio. When you consider how the calm pace and dedicated schools can produce such a healthy, happy lifestyle for local families, you start to realize that you want to be a part of St. John’s County. Be a part of it at RiverTown, one of St. Johns County’s finest master-planned communities. Join friends to run the miles of natural trails in RiverTown, or get up close and personal with the St. Johns River by kayaking down it. After all, it runs right by the neighborhood. Meet your neighbors to see a show at the outdoor amphitheater, and watch the stars in the night sky while huddling near one of the fire pits. Everyone can enjoy themselves at the newly unveiled amenity center, the RiverClub, where they’ll find all of the best parts of freshwater living. Our Welcome Center, which is open daily, features Sales Associates who are happy to walk you through six designer-decorated models and discuss homebuying with you. Head to https://rivertownflorida.com/contact-form/ or call (904) 337-4856 to start your path to The First Coast’s New Hometown.
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