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Why Move to Jacksonville?
« on: September 16, 2013, 03:08:14 AM »
Why Move to Jacksonville?



Tali Wee of Zillow provides a few reasons for why people should consider relocating to Jacksonville.

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-sep-why-move-to-jacksonville

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Re: Why Move to Jacksonville?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 04:03:25 AM »
From the bottom you can only go up.
We are so LOST. We all need to FIND FIND
Everyone love the new signage behind the school board building and next to the Riverwalk? Please tell me that hasn't always been there.
Love the picture highlighting our St. Johns River our American Heritage River a FEDERAL Initiative.
Tides look good this week Anyone want to kayak and fish at 2013-384 an active piece of legislation that is next to Hogans Creek? Anyone, where is the 24/7 kayak launch in Confederate or Klutho Park?
Our new CEO of Visit Jacksonville Paul Astleford on the job just 9 months identified 32 organizations hindering tourism so Open the "SILOS!"
Move not only to Jacksonville but move Downtown.

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Re: Why Move to Jacksonville?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2013, 09:10:35 AM »
My wife and I finally made the plunge and are moving to Avondale from the SS.  We can't wait to move into town. 

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Re: Why Move to Jacksonville?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2013, 11:15:46 AM »
That's a nice picture of the city, does anyone know where it was taken?

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Re: Why Move to Jacksonville?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2013, 11:21:42 AM »
That's a nice picture of the city, does anyone know where it was taken?

Pretty sure that's Stockton Park in Ortega.

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Re: Why Move to Jacksonville?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2013, 11:24:40 AM »
That's a nice picture of the city, does anyone know where it was taken?

Pretty sure that's Stockton Park in Ortega.

Thanks

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Re: Why Move to Jacksonville?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2013, 12:20:01 PM »
  We can't wait to move into town.

Welcome to the civilized world. : )

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Re: Why Move to Jacksonville?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2013, 02:12:32 PM »
So do you think Jacksonvillians(??) should be paying more local taxes?

It's "Jaxons" just an FYI :) I have nothing to add to the debate.
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Re: Why Move to Jacksonville?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2013, 11:25:12 PM »
Jacksonville should only be compared to other cities or counties in Florida, not the country as a whole. I am sure states like California skew national figures such as property taxes, etc. Compare apples to apples, not apples to a basket of oranges.

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Re: Why Move to Jacksonville?
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2013, 11:10:30 AM »
I know I'm late to this debate, sorry... But I find it surprising that this story lists the Jacksonville public schools as a top 5 reason to move to Jax... and in the same breath, disparages the St. Johns County schools as the lesser preferred option. Really??!!  Before we go crediting "Great Schools" ratings as an accurate indicator of an actual "GREAT" school, let's take a look at the school grades, parent participation/volunteerism, facilities/technology, etc. The Great Schools website is mostly based on parent reviews, correct? Not actual data... (And in fact - I just did a city search on the Great Schools website, and Jacksonville scored 5 out of 10, while St. Augustine scored 7 out of 10... so even IF the website was a reliable indicator, it doesn't support the argument that Jax schools are a legitimate draw.)

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Re: Why Move to Jacksonville?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2013, 02:28:00 PM »
According to Zillow, Jax will be projected to have the 7th 'hottest housing market' for 2014.

www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/blog/morning-edition/2013/12/jacksonville-among-hottest-housing.html

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Re: Why Move to Jacksonville?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2013, 03:53:01 PM »
It might be a hot market since prices dropped so low, if you did not lose it all.

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Re: Why Move to Jacksonville?
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2013, 04:00:44 PM »
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It might be a hot market since prices dropped so low, if you did not lose it all.

There are still a lot of properties that were purchased in the height of the market, 2005, 2006, 2007, with people under water. But there are a number of people coming to Jax to buy properties. We entertained some Miami buyers who tell us that REO properties in Miami have 3-5 buyers submitting offers there BEFORE it hits the market. Our homes selling for 20k are a minimum of 150k. we are a deal compared to other cities in Florida.
And, that $115 will save Jacksonville from financial ruin. - Mayor John Peyton

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Re: Why Move to Jacksonville?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2013, 03:21:01 PM »
This is another reason why I love it here. Up north is great to visit during the summer.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NW0Nne0zrw

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Re: Why Move to Jacksonville?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2013, 04:12:22 PM »
This is another reason why I love it here. Up north is great to visit during the summer.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NW0Nne0zrw

wow. that sucks! youtube comments say one person died.