Jacksonville Florida Redux

Jacksonville Florida Redux

I have written about Jacksonville before. See? I really did that, but I like reminding people about some of the more awesome places to live in the United States. There are few places like Jacksonville, Florida. If you need more reason to uproot your whole life and relocate to the Sunshine State, here are a few more reasons.

Beaches Everywhere

It’s what I always like to imagine the rest of Florida is like. No matter where you live in the city you are moments from a beach. Well, I guess depending on traffic moments might be a bit of an overstatement. If you need help not going on a murder-spree during a lengthy commute, we have help for that too. At any rate, moments from the beach from anywhere in the city? Yea. That’s a lifestyle to grow accustomed to.

Low Cost of Living

Jacksonville almost always makes the list for major US cities with low cost of living. From housing to groceries, it tops the list? Bottoms the list? Not sure how a list of cheapest things would work in terms of saying that it ranks well. However the phrasing needs to work, Jacksonville is a cheap city to live. In fact it is not just cheap by city standards, but by Florida standards as well. No excuses if you lived in Florida the whole time now. Save some money and move.

Outdoor Life

You a hunter, fisherman, or general outdoors man? I’m not, but there are tons of things for the more out-door inclined to do in Jacksonville. St. John’s River is veritable who’s who of hunting, fishing, and camping grounds. It also makes for good boating and water skiing grounds when the season is on for that. When the season doesn’t support your hobby, put your stuff into a convenient storage unit. Their amenities include boat storage, RV storage, you could pack a whole three bedroom apartment into a unit if you needed to. Hopefully you wouldn’t need to, but you could.


Not to let the natural segue between outdoor life and the weather slip through my scraggly writer’s fingers, the weather in Jacksonville is stellar. It has all the wonderful parts of being in a tropical zone without all of the scary parts. Nice balmy summer days, and cool but not cold winters. The city hasn’t seen true snowfall in 1989, back in the far flung days ALF and Cheers. Most January’s you don’t even need much more than a light jacket. While Florida has a reputation for hurricanes, one has not made landfall near Jacksonville since Dora in 1964. If ever there is a safe track-record of not being hit with a hurricane while being a beachfront city in Florida, it’s Jacksonville.

Whatever your reason for moving, whatever drives you to succeed or seek opportunity, Jacksonville, Florida is the destination for you. Boundless possibilities and potential await, and with those unbounded possibilities comes the increased chance of a whole lot of stuff. If that sounds like your life, because it is definitely mine, checkout iStorage on Shad. Whatever your storage or moving need, our team members are there to help you succeed. Come on down and let your friends at iStorage lend you a hand.