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Jacksonville – A city for living

Aerial View of Gator Bowl, Jacksonville

Jacksonville is considered one of America’s best places to live for lot of good reasons. The rapidly-growing metropolitan area is heralded for its well-rounded educational system, host of employers and penchant for the arts. With everything from professional sports, beaches and parks to capture residents’ fancy, there’s no shortage of reasons to call Jacksonville home. Add to that a rich history, strong communities and proximity to many Florida attractions and it’s obvious why many consider it to be an ideal place to live, work and play.

Growing up along the banks of the St. Johns River, Jacksonville is a major port city that boasts the designation of being the largest city in the U.S. in land area. It’s also home to two U.S. Naval bases, the NFL’s Jaguars and is Florida’s top insurance and financial center. The city itself is home to about 800,000 residents - the metropolitan area holds more than a million. A consolidated city, Jacksonville and Duval County came together in 1968 to form a single government. In fact, all of Duval, with the exception of three beach communities and Baldwin, are now governed under the consolidated city of Jacksonville. The Jacksonville metropolitan area actually spans outside Duval and takes in neighboring cities, including historic St. Augustine.

Jacksonville hit the primetime in 2005 when it hosted Super Bowl XXXIX between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. Football fans from all over the world visited the city in force, discovering why Jacksonville is considered the jewel of Florida’s First Coast.

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