Pristine beaches, upscale resorts and spas, a rich cultural and historical scene, and an abundance of delicious restaurants and shopping…Jacksonville, Florida is an exciting city to call home. With six Taylor Morrison communities to choose from in and around Jacksonville, you can enjoy a fun lifestyle and a beautiful new home near work and play. If coastal living and a vibrant city atmosphere are on your must-have lists, keep reading to see our top reasons to live in Jacksonville, Florida.
Beautiful Year-Round Weather
Sunny and 75 the majority of the time, Jacksonville has warm, balmy coastal weather that’ll make you love going outside no matter the season. Imagine lounging by the pool with a tropical drink in hand in February or taking a walk in near-perfect weather through the U.S.’s largest urban park system in December. And of course, it’s perfect for beach going and getting out in nature during the summer, too. Whatever you like to do, Jacksonville boasts a wonderful climate to make it enjoyable all year long.
There are nearly limitless things to see and do in Jacksonville. Positioned among the top 25 arts destinations in the U.S., you can find amazing places and events for cultural enlightenment, like the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, spanning 15 blocks downtown and held every Memorial Day weekend, or at the Jacksonville Art Walk, which has pop-up galleries and markets every first Wednesday of the month from 5 – 9 p.m.
If you’re more of a theater person, you won’t want to miss the Alhambra Theatre & Dining experience. It’s the nation’s oldest-operating professional dinner theater. For a special treat, catch a live performance at the Florida Theatre—a 1920s high-style Movie Palace that now hosts more than 200 annual shows in music, dance, theater, and more.
And the Museum of Science and History is a must-see, showcasing Northeast Florida’s cultural history with interactive exhibits. Plus, it also houses the largest single-lens planetarium in the world, the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. Or, take a stroll through the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, where beauty and nature are on full display.
For the sports fanatics, Jacksonville has plenty of opportunities to be a spectator and cheer for a local team. Football fans can root for the Jacksonville Jaguars, or you can catch a Jacksonville Suns’ game if baseball’s more your style.
If you prefer spending the day swinging a golf club, it’s worth a visit to TPC Sawgrass—the headquarters of the PGA Tour—to experience 36 holes of championship course just down the road in Ponte Vedra.
Shopping and dining venues are plentiful in and around Jacksonville, from everyday convenience shopping to luxury establishments with top brands. Spend a day walking around the lavish St. Johns Town Center, which boasts over 1.2 million square feet of open-air shopping, including more than 150 retailers and restaurants.
And of course, we can’t talk about Jacksonville without mentioning the beach! Enjoy surf and sand at Jacksonville Beach, or travel to nearby Fernandina Beach or Amelia island to enjoy a relaxing day soaking up the sun or getting an adrenaline rush with thrilling water sports. Also in Fernandina, history buffs and nature lovers will appreciate a Saturday spent at Fort Clinch State Park, an important Fort for Union soldiers during the Civil War. It’s especially exciting on the first weekend of each month as a live cannon firing demonstration takes place. Also known for its gopher tortoises, this 1,400-acre park is a beautiful place for hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and hunting down an elusive shark tooth or the perfect shell.
A Foodie’s Favorite City
With a variety of unique flavors and internationally renowned chefs, it’s no wonder Jacksonville landed a spot on Forbes’ list of five surprising foodie cities. Whether you’re searching to fill your belly at a kid-friendly eatery or celebrate at an upscale establishment, you won’t lack for places to dig in. Some of the top spots? Try:
- Maple Street Biscuit Company for a delicious brunch menu.
- Orsay or Black Sheep Restaurant for elegant, locally sourced farm-to-table cuisine
- Green Erth Bistro for Middle Eastern fare
- Clark’s Fish Camp for casual fish camp experience or Bistro AIX for a more upscale seafood option
Booming Job Market
With a lower than national average cost of living and low unemployment rate combined with healthy job growth (second in the state, just behind the Orlando metro area), if you’re searching for a job, you won’t find a shortage in Jacksonville. Home to four Fortune 1,000 companies and three Fortune 500 companies, there are attractive opportunities in finance, logistics, hospitality, and more. Plus, Jacksonville has the third largest military presence in the country, with NAS Jacksonville nearby, which employs more than 30,000 active-duty personnel and nearly 20,000 civilians.
New Homes with Stunning Curb Appeal & Sophisticated Design
Like all Taylor Morrison homes, the houses in our six Jacksonville area communities feature both form and function with dozens of included features designed to add comfort, convenience, and upscale coastal flair to your everyday life. Stunning designs speak to the Florida lifestyle with breezy open concept layouts, designer island kitchens fit for a gourmet chef, lavish owner’s suites with spa-inspired bathrooms, and ample spaces for fun and relaxation, including flex rooms per plan, sprawling outdoor living with lanais and porches for enjoying the beautiful Jacksonville weather, and convenient features like mud rooms, ample storage, bonus rooms, and more. And with the wealth of personalizing options available inside and out, you’ll be able to create the perfect-for-you home that you’ve always dreamed of.
Designed for both entertaining and everyday living, our single-family homes for sale in Jacksonville will help you live your dream life by the beach.
Discover Your Dream Coastal Life
Experience the Sunshine State like never before with a new home in Jacksonville, where you’ll be in the midst of a bustling city with plentiful job opportunities, exciting world-class attractions and entertainment options, incredible culinary delights, miles of beautiful beaches to enjoy, and plenty of outdoor recreation. Come explore Jacksonville, Florida and see why it should be your next move.