Jacksonville is located on the east coast of Florida, and wraps around both banks of the St. Johns River - the longest river in Florida and also one of the only two rivers in North America that flows north instead of south.
In the last ten years, the Jacksonville metro area has grown by a whopping 20%. As of today, there are 1.3 million people living in this area and more and more people continue to immigrate to the area every year. In fact, Jacksonville's population is growing steadily at a rate of 2% per year and its workforce is expanding at twice the national average.
There are many factors that explain this growth. First, Jacksonville is the only city in Florida that is home to four Fortune 500 companies. The area also has a world-class healthcare system, with more than 20 hospitals and a growing bioscience community. In addition, 13 companies from the Forbes global list operate in Jacksonville.
With a cost of living below the national average, a wonderful climate and a business-friendly environment, we believe Jacksonville is one of the best real estate markets in the country.
More reasons to love Jacksonville:
- Jacksonville's population has grown by 24.1% since 2000, and is 16.4% higher than Miami's and 19.8% higher than Tampa's.
- The number of jobs is expected to grow in Jacksonville by 39.21% in the next ten years.
- The expansion of the Panama Canal helps bring more jobs to the Jacksonville area ports, which could lead to further population growth.
- Metro Jacksonville has a world-class healthcare system with more than 20 hospitals and a growing bioscience community.