Welcome to Northeast Florida!
Northeast Florida offers a unique character that is a fusion of old and new that beckons those who appreciate a vigorous, vibrant metropolitan region set against a backdrop of beautiful natural resources, exceptional climate, and small-town southern charm. This rare combination of amenities offers residents an unparalleled quality of life and lures thousands of newcomers annually.
Jacksonville is an exciting place to be and proved itself a "Super City" when it met the challenge of being NFL's smallest city to host the monumental Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005. The milestone event brought to the region a heightened awareness, 130,000 guests, and a skyline decked with cruise ships. Jacksonville welcomed the influx of people, parties and celebrities with open arms and a spectacular fireworks display that illuminated the city’s unique bridges.
Having been ranked as one of the top three cities for corporate expansion and relocation by Expansion Management magazine, Jacksonville attracts the attention of numerous companies who value its location, workforce, transportation opportunities and economic incentives. The city is home to three Fortune 500 Companies headquarters – Winn Dixie, CSX Corporation and Fidelity National Financial -- as well as a host of other companies in the financial, medical, healthcare, and service industries.
Jacksonville is continually evolving and many attribute that to a strong economic development partnership between city and county governments and a changing industry base.
“Jacksonville is a changed city – it’s a renaissance place for business,” said corporate relocation expert John M. Rhodes, president of Atlanta-based Moran, Stahl & Boyer. “It’s in a unique position of being highly attractive to corporate headquarters.”
Jacksonville’s renaissance includes a well-rounded, vibrant downtown. Residential growth is one of the major driving forces as well as new infrastructure and sports venues through the $2.2 billion Better Jacksonville Plan, the new library and the relocation of the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art to Laura Street.
Jacksonville offers whatever you seek. From downtown vistas to beach horizons, there’s a myriad of entertainment, housing, and recreational venues to match virtually any taste. Bed and breakfast inns, hotels and resorts, performing arts centers and business centers, sports complexes, a 78,500 square-foot plus exhibit hall and the unique international golf resort, World Golf Village, are some of the diverse and numerous options.
Jacksonville’s other “pluses” include its educational opportunities and military installations, clean industries including the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars football team, major sporting events such as The Players Championship, international headquarters for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Men’s Pro Tour, “seasonality,” and affordable entertainment.
In terms of healthcare, residents of Northeast Florida benefit from a system that rivals those of larger cities. Jacksonville is home to over 2,500 physicians and 20 hospitals including The Mayo Clinic..
Why so many choose Northeast Florida as their home.
Great Year-round Climate
Low Cost of Living
Abundant Recreational Opportunities