If you are looking for good weather all year round, beaches, water sports and golf, then as an expat in Jacksonville you will be in your element. The city is home to the third largest seaport in Florida and offers expatriates and their family’s access to a number of universities and schools. Jacksonville also has a huge commercial center and the city’s riverside district contains the Five Points commercial district. This area boasts an eclectic collection of shops, bars and restaurants; the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. St. John’s River also offers the opportunity to enjoy the amazing views from Memorial Park and the chance for expats living in Jacksonville to catch up on their fishing. For more information about life in Jacksonville - the best places to live, the best beaches, access to golf buddies - join the InterNations’ community and take advantage of the opportunity to talk to expatriates that have made the move before you and are now already living in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida and is perfectly set up for family living; you are never more than an hour’s drive away from one of the states’ long sandy beaches. Expatriates moving to Jacksonville will find that there is also an air of culture with the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and the city’s Riverside District, home to the Riverside Art Market during the spring. The cost of living in North West Florida is lower than the rest of the state, however, it is expected to catch up as more people relocate to the area. Any expatriate considering a move to Jacksonville will have many questions that need answering regarding accommodation, crime rates, education and health care. Get answers to these queries from expatriates already based in the city. InterNations’ website offers you the opportunity to contact local expats and ask them any specific questions you may have through forums, discussion groups and a direct messaging service.
“The River City” offers many opportunities for expatriates looking to set up a life there. From financial services, health care and logistics to education and tourism, there are a number of industries and job opportunities open to expats in Jacksonville. The city is also home to a number of naval stations so there may be the opportunity for employment with the US Navy. Why not build a network of local contacts before you make your move to the city? Get in touch with local expats using InterNations’ direct messaging services and forums. The InterNations community and website with its Expat Magazine, a collection of expatriation relevant articles, can provide you with general advice and guides on making a successful move to another country.