TIME magazine has highlighted review website Yelp’s innovative algorithm that tracks which cities are the most up-and-coming, by determining how well businesses perform there. This algorithm lets us know how much residents use certain businesses, how many people search for a business on Yelp, and whether a business has been open for the past year. According to their data, Jacksonville has been selected as one of the most up-and-coming cities in America, based on Jacksonville having one of the most active economies in the country! It comes as no surprise to the locals: there’s always a demand for health services, including treatment centers, exercise studios and even healthy living environments. Residences such as RiverTown, which hosts health related amenities such as miles of walking trails and a kayak launch right on the St. Johns River, have been highly requested within the past few years. Jacksonville fosters a culture of health that allows health-related businesses to excel, which can be accounted for by a variety of factors.
Jacksonville’s Driving Force
Jacksonville’s fervent pursuit of health makes this a great area for health-related businesses to take off. Jacksonville’s 880,619 residents are constantly looking to help improve their health, and local businesses have responded to supply their need. The Florida Health Charts County Status Summary showed that, for 2016, not only is Duval County in the first quartile for adults who meet muscle strength recommendations, it is also in the first quartile for adults who meet the aerobic recommendations as well. That status comes with hard work, and you’ll find everything from healthy eating farm-to-table restaurants to unique exercise classes such as yoga and kickball. Many residents patronize these businesses frequently to stay healthy, which provides them the ability to stay in business. This is part of what makes Jacksonville’s economy stable for not just larger health care providers, but also health businesses that are starting out as well—the residents here are looking for a solution that works best for them.
Jacksonville is the perfect place to host a small business. The home real estate market is very competitive—residents will find that the median home value in Jacksonville is roughly $166,100, and in Miami, it’s $312,700. Jacksonville offers residents all of the action that a city holds without the heavy traffic or high housing prices, which draws residents to the area. One element that also helps establish Jacksonville as an up-and-coming city, especially in regard to small businesses, is consistency. As previously noted, residents in Jacksonville have a commitment to their health, and work hard to keep it in optimal shape. Jacksonville also is host to many world-class hospitals, including Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center and St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside. As a result, many of these hospitals are looking for individuals experienced in everything from medical technology to specialized patient care. In fact, according to JaxUSA, one in every six jobs is in the health care and life sciences field! With residents’ search for health treatment, Jacksonville is perfect to integrate yourself into an established health business.
With its fun, vibrant lifestyle that’s close to home, a culture of active living, and tons of health related business opportunities, Jacksonville is the place to fuel your startup, invest in a new idea or expand your ongoing career. You’ll want to be as close as you can be with that—and you can do so in RiverTown. Starting in the $200s, going up to more than $1 million, 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. Johns County. Be a part of it at RiverTown, one of St. Johns County’s finest 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. Families can enjoy themselves at the newly unveiled amenity center, the RiverClub. In RiverTown they’ll find all of the best parts of freshwater living Click here to start your path to The First Coast’s New Hometown™.
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